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Consolidated Backup Strategies For Remote Sites

October 30, 2009

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A remote site can be as small as a branch office location with five employees or as large as a regional sales office with 50 employees. Regardless of a company's size, end users are creating and storing critical data at these sites. In some industries such as insurance, financial services, and transportation, the remote sites are mission-critical. But too often, the data stored at these remote sites is not backed up and, even if it is, it's backed up to physical tapes that are transported off site unencrypted by an office manager or IT generalist. Remote sites represent operational, financial, and business risk. A poor or nonexistent backup strategy affects revenue and employee productivity, and transporting unencrypted tapes off site is a legal and public relations nightmare just waiting to happen. Sooner or later, someone in the office will lose track of several backup tapes, and someone will find out about it. For this reason, most companies are opting to centralize remote site backup. There are several approaches to consider, but the time has come for IT professionals to select one and move forward before an unfortunate calamity or security incident occurs.

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