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Dirty data hurts businesses; other news

Dirty data costs big bucks; snags Cisco exec to head sales; more headlines.

IT channel news in brief for August 26, 2009

Dirty data costs big bucks

Although many large companies now use software to clean up their internal data, they still lose a ton of money because of inaccurate data, according to a recent Gartner Research Inc. survey.

The average business surveyed said it loses $8.2 million annually because of poor data quality. And, of the 140 companies surveyed, 22% estimated their annual losses resulting from bad data at $20 million. Four percent put that figure as high as $100 million. snags Cisco exec to head sales this week named Doug Dennerline as its new executive vice president of enterprise sales for the Americas. Dennerline came aboard from Cisco Systems where he was senior vice president and general manager of the Collaboration Software Group, including WebEx. Dennerline spent nearly ten years at Cisco.

EMC tweaks disk arrays

EMC Corp. recently updated its Clariion CX4 disk arrays, RecoverPoint and Replication Manager continuous data protection products so that they can be managed by individual guest machines instead of physical hosts, volumes or logical unit numbers, according to

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