What you should be looking for in endpoint data backup software for your business
Data Backup Software: Enterprise Data Protection Requirements
The data backup software market has experienced significant growth over the past few years due to the obvious requirement for business data loss prevention, intensified legal consequences of lost or mismanaged business data, the prevalence of users working remotely, and the growth in number of organization’s using laptops or other mobile devices as their primary system.
Gartner has reported that at least 28% of all corporate data resides exclusively on its laptops (and increasingly on other endpoint devices). Gartner has also highlighted endpoint user data security as one of the imperative considerations faced by IT today (ID #: G00211731)
The demand for effective endpoint protection, in the form of data backup software, in Enterprise environments has led to a number of products focused on solving this problem. There has also been significant movement in the market from an acquisition and investment perspective, solidifying industry analyst predictions that the endpoint data protection space is growing at a significant rate.
This proliferation of different data backup software solutions has resulted in a smorgasbord of options for IT Managers and CIO’s. How does one distinguish which features are most important, and without spending months on testing, how can IT ensure that their business data is going to be effectively protected?
Quick Fix: The seven key data backup software features
The Problem: User-managed Data Backup solutions don’t work
Any backup solution that requires user involvement isn’t going to work- particularly in an enterprise environment. Attempting to manage and monitor multiple users- ensuring that they are backing up their business critical data to a central server or removable device is a seemingly impossible task that not only effects IT productivity but does not comply with data protection laws and regulations in large organizations (and particularly in industries such as the public sector, healthcare and finance.)