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Information is both the great enabler and the great disabler, depending on how it is managed. Companies that can gain control over the risks and costs associated with protecting their information will enable the adoption of new mobile, social media and cloud technologies. These organizations will leverage their information assets as competitive advantages and attract the best employees.

Companies that fail to control and protect their data will fall victim to it. Their lack of information governance will prevent the adoption of new technologies, and they will spend more on compliance and eDiscovery.

In 2012, vendors will bring together archiving, eDiscovery, encryption, backup, data loss prevention and other security technologies to give organizations better control over their information assets.

For many, 2011 will be recalled as the year of the data breach as companies of all sizes made headlines for losing valuable data. Small businesses were no exception as cyber criminals found SMBs as a new favorite target. Looking forward, the threat landscape won’t be getting any better but Symantec foresees 2012 as a year of action for businesses where they’ll start taking tangible steps to protect their businesses from the threats they face.

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