In the information era, nearly every organization considers data protection a priority. For some, it's a really big concern. For others, it really should be.

Midsize organizations (businesses with between 100 and 999 employees) are even more likely than their larger enterprise counterparts to identify data protection as a top IT priority over the next 12 months, according to research by ESG. In fact, data protection—specifically, improved data backup and recovery processes and business continuity/disaster recovery programs—accounted for the top-two overall most important IT priorities mentioned by midsize organizations in response to ESG's survey.