Forty-seven per cent of Canadian organizations have targeted IT storage technology as a key priority this year, according to the results of a survey from CDW Canada, a leading provider of technology products, solutions and services for Canadian organizations in the private and public sectors.

In addition, the survey found that 29 per cent of Canadian businesses expect their storage to increase between 20 per cent and 50 per cent over the course of 2014, while another five per cent anticipate growth between 50 and 75 per cent.

"Canadian organizations are creating greater amounts of digital information year over year," says Daniel Reio, Director of Marketing for CDW Canada. "Whether it's e-commerce transactions, security videos or analytics data, all of this information needs to be stored, and in many cases backed up. As they try to find ways to manage incredible amounts of information, organizations are looking to optimize their existing infrastructure or upgrade from older storage technologies to newer solutions that may be more efficient."

Big Data is another contributor to the growing need for storage, with 20 per cent of respondents saying it will be impactful to their business. "Organizations are realizing they can leverage data to help them better understand their business processes and customers," says Reio.

As one of Canada's leading technology solution providers, CDW Canada recognizes the importance of leveraging storage and data management across organizations. With CDW Canada's storage management and virtualization solutions — and team of technology specialists — organizations can improve efficiencies by lessening administrative overhead, reducing their data storage maintenance needs and expenses and achieving greater stability for future growth.