Data is the lifeblood of any business, and it’s growing at lightning speed year-over-year. In fact, it’s estimated that five exabytes of data are created every two days! But, as important as all this data is, could the majority of organizations honestly answer that they feel confident in the protection and constant availability of their mission-critical data? What about the company data employees store on personal devices like smartphones and tablets? Is it safe from security breaches, malware and malicious hacker attacks?
Without a comprehensive data protection strategy in place, the answer is most likely “no,” and it’s time for these organizations to start worrying.
Many companies often make common mistakes that they think are helping protect their precious data, but if they’re relying on only a single form on on-site backup, or implementing rigid bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies that hinder employees’ collaboration and efficiency, they could actually be doing more harm than good. Luckily, there are several techniques companies can implement to protect data from creation to storage, regardless of where it resides.
For instance, with a dual-destination backup solution that offers cloud as well as on-site storage, companies can ensure safe, reliable and constant access to company data, while solving issues around having a single point of failure. By incorporating cloud strategies into physical backup procedures, companies can have a cloud-enabled, dual-destination backup plan with far greater reliability and security. And, to ensure the safety of company data on personal devices, there are tips that can be seamlessly integrated into any IT strategy, including conducting regular security audits, incorporating mobile device management and integrating a central management tool.
With these strategies in place, companies can make sure they have the tools needed to protect their company’s lifeblood, regardless of platform or environment, thereby ensuring unprecedented data availability, accessibility and protection.