by CIO Staff

Storage Spending: Where Does the Money Go?

May 15, 20021 min

What percentage of your IT budget goes to storage?

17% In 2001
22% In 2002

The Rise of Network Storage

Enterprise applications generate huge amounts of data that need extra storage.

What’s driving your increased demand for storage?

31% Internet applications
32% CRM
33% ERP
44% Business process backup

Although DAS remains popular, close to half of respondents listed SANs as the next storage solution they’d implement.

What’s your primary storage technology?

14% Network attached storage or NAS
24% Storage area networks or SANs
53% Direct attached storage or DAS

Respondents: 100 CIOs and IT executives. The “Managing Storage” exclusive CIO survey was administered online during February 2002. For the full survey, go to