Why enterprises need automated backup software

When it comes to backing up business data, relying on users doesn’t work. Our Data Loss Survey has revealed that the majority of companies still rely on a data backup policy instructing users to backup to either a file server or an external hard drive. These very same companies have listed the fact that ‘users don’t follow policy’ as their biggest data protection challenge.

Automate your Backups – Users don’t follow data backup policies, some of the reasons being:

  • They don’t know how
  • They don’t feel they have time
  • They don’t believe they will lose their data
  • They don’t want confidential information being accessed by third parties

The result of this then becomes ineffective endpoint data protection, business data being lost and massive costs, reputational and operational consequences.

So how do organizations protect themselves from this, ensure compliance and remove the risk of business data loss?

Implement an automated laptop & desktop data backup solution

The benefits of data backup and recovery that provides complete automation of the backup process is that no longer is the user involved in the data protection process. The user is effectively no longer responsible for backing up business data and can continue working, uninterrupted, without having to select which data is important for backup.

An automated process however is useless if the solution is not centrally managed and backup policies centrally customized, set and enforced.

Central management- the backbone of an automated backup solution

Automation of backups removes the user. But IT must have central control over the backup policy setting to ensure that the automated backups are not simply backing up all user data (effectively wasting bandwidth & storage & resulting in increased costs) but that policies can be centrally customized, controlled and enforced.

While backup automation is an obvious and paramount requirement for any solution – especially an enterprise solution where multiple users are involved – central management is equally as important.

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You can also watch our demo video that illustrates how powerful automated backup software is: Cibecs Data Backup Overview

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