Seminar 22nd July 2010 4 p.m. University of Southampton Building 2 Room 3041
[dstl] The Impacts on Data Storage and the Factors for Making Informed Decisions
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- Data Management
- Petrina Butler
(this is a joint CORMSIS/SORG Seminar)
Data forms an essential role in an organisation's existence and its ability to operate. [dstl] activities are underpinned by data and in recent years the type and volume of data being stored has increased. There are overheads associated with storing data and under current economic constraints there is a strengthened argument for data storage forecasting. [dstl] provides scientific advice and the way that it uses data is not "industry standard". Tools exist to conduct forecasting but they are not appropriate for all organisations.
The study explores why there is a requirement to forecast data storage and what influences the data storage requirements of [dstl]. It attempts to measure these influences to assist the data storage managers within [dstl] by using a Systems Dynamics approach. The current tools/methods available to forecast data storage are investigated and what their relevance is to [dstl]. The aim of the study is the creation of a model to measure the impacts on [dstl]'s data storage.
The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory [dstl] is an agency of the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and exists to supply the very best, impartial, scientific and technical research and advice to the MOD and Other Government Departments.
Katarzyna (Kasia) Bijak
School of Management/School of Mathematics
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus, Southampton
Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 8964