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NetApp urges business to brace up for data explosion

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At the just concluded big data techno logy summit held last week in Lagos, NetApp, how best corporate organizations can properly manage big data to avoid date explosion was the topic of discussion.

The District Manager, West Africa, NetApp, Mr. Rex Mafiana told the gathering that organizations must manage their data to avoid  big date explosion, adding that  organizations must prepare for the challenge ahead in view of explosive increase in big data  which  is putting enormous pressure on existing infrastructure, especially its storage platform.

Speaking to IT Journalists during the event, Mafiana noted that corporate organizations in the technology driven economy must ensure effective management of data generated through their Information Technology systems.

He said that  proper management of data would give a company insight to manage  the business. He said that universally, data had continued to expand rapidly and as time went on,  companies’ data would continue to increase.

Even with  human-generated datasets, including Facebook pictures and Tweets, among others were getting the most attention in the media, the biggest source of data growth, according to him  is machine-generated datasets.

‘’Digital technologies are moving to denser media, photos have all gone digital, video and medical imaging systems are using higher resolutions, and advanced analytics require significantly more storage.” he explained.

We live in a data explosion era all over the world and Nigeria is not different, he said , adding that  organizations double the amount of data stored every 2 years.

According to him, “When speaking about Big Data, organizations point out 4 main challenges: the comlexity of the data, the required speed for data traffic, storage and security. The convention will present solutions for all of the above – showing how to prepeare today’s systmems for the future”.

According to Nir Kunik, CEO, DataGroupIT, “NetApp and DataGroupIT’s conventions have become a tradition for IT experts in Nigeria.

“This year we decided to focus on Big Data due to the rapid pace in which data is multiplied and the extent in which it affects organizations. We are here to show that Big Data created not only challenges, but also big opportunities”. he said.

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