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Data Gravity Insights Hub

Measuring the intensity of Data Gravity and its effect on Global 2000 Enterprises

  • Inaugural report on new megatrend
  • 12-month research initiative across 21 metros
  • Implications driving data-centric architecture

Expert Perspective:
What is Data Gravity?

Data Gravity inhibits enterprise workflow performance, raises security concerns, and increases costs, all complicated by regulatory requirements and other artificial constraints. Watch the video for an expert perspective on breaking down the barriers of Data Gravity Intensity.

Data Gravity Index Formula

A methodology to measure the creation, aggregation, and private exchange of enterprise data globally.

Macro Trends Amplifying Data Gravity

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    Enterprise Data Stewardship

    The enterprise is fast becoming the world’s data steward

    By 2025, 80% of data worldwide will reside in enterprises

    Increases the volume of data that needs to be aggregated and stored1

  • 2 Mergers

    Mergers & Acquisitions

    Globalization is driving corporate M&A to achieve scale

    M&A Volumes are expected to return to pre-Covid levels in 2021

    Increases # of data sources participating in data exchange2

  • 3 Digital Enabled

    Digital-Enabled Interactions

    Increasing digitization of enterprise workflows

    Digitally-enabled interactions rank 2x greater importance vs physical interactions

    Increases enterprise data exchange volumes globally3

  • 4 Data Localization

    Data Localization

    Expanding legal and regulatory policies requiring local data storage

    By 2022, 87% of IT leaders will maintain local copies of customer and transaction data for compliance

    Increases # of enterprise locations of data aggregation4

  • 5 Cyber


    Integration of physical and digital security systems to improve enterprise cybersecurity

    By 2023, 70% of security products will integrate IT-OT-IOT systems

    Increases types and volumes of data creation & exchange5

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    Executive Summary: Data Gravity Index DGx™ Key Highlights


    Ask The Experts

    Our team of experts includes Dave McCrory (who invented the Data Gravity concept and spent years developing the formula) and other Data Gravity and IT Infrastructure experts. You have questions, and our team is prepared to provide you with answers. No matter your location around the world, our experts based in NA and EMEA look forward to connecting with you.

    Dave McCrory
    Tony Bishop
    Scott Wallace

    Bill Fenick
    Harm Joosse
    Jan-Pieter Nentwig

    Robert Davidson
    William Heng
    De Zien Ng

    Data Gravity Index Media Kit

    Available for download

    Download Kit

    1 IDC #US44413318, Data Age 2025, The Digitization of the World From Edge to Core, November 2018
    2 Goldman Sachs, BRIEFINGS Newsletter June 16, 2020
    3 McKinsey, B2B Decision Maker Pulse Survey, April 2020
    4 451 Research , Infrastructure Imperative - IT Leader Survey, November 2019
    5 Gartner, Emerging Technology Analysis- Cyber-Physical Security. ID: G00726994

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