The Labor Day Weekend was great! College football. Fantasy draft. Cubs in the playoff hunt. Hey wait a second…the Cubs are in the play-off hunt! … I digress.

Seasons and things change. The way we work, our processes, locations(s), how what & when we do “things” change. Presentations, proposals, meeting notes, work plans, documentation, and templates. Where we keep them, how and where we access them is different than it was a few short years ago. As technology and work flows change, it is important to assess if you need additional endpoint protection. Backup. Security. Incident response processes (i.e. in the event of a malware attack).

Several industry reports indicate that up to 50% of corporate data resides on endpoints and as much as 28% exclusively on laptops/smartphones/tablets.

Endpoint management has some additional complexities.

Managing updates. Antivirus. Controlling applications and services. Security risks & vulnerabilities. Data Backup. Extension of you network.

Endpoint backup is becoming more important/critical to many types and sizes of business. If endpoint backup is a possible solution for you, the following considerations are important to your solution selection. One of the biggest is to make sure that user impact is minimal and not intrusive. If you have a security/compliance team or a mobile team…work with them. Endpoint backup is fundamentally different than server or data center backup. Focus on some of the critical capabilities such as:

  • Content restore and/or migration
  • Mobile device support
  • User experience
  • Security
  • Data reduction (i.e. de-duplication or compression)
  • Scalability of solution
  • E Discovery

We have seen a fairly significant jump in the numbers of and types of firms using endpoint backup. There are some really robust solutions and a number of options for endpoint backup. Let us know if we can help out in any way.

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