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The state of mobile device backup
This article is part of the Storage magazine issue of August 2013 Vol. 12 No. 6
With the growing bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement, managing mobile device backup is quickly becoming an issue for a majority of data storage administrators. The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement means that in most companies a lot of employees are using their own laptops, smartphones and tablets to do company work when they're on the road or even when they're in the office. People use these devices, particularly tablets, for content creation and content consumption. That means they're not just reading documents, but making notes, editing files and otherwise working with data that must be protected. Employee-owned laptops are being brought into companies, but phones (and increasingly tablets) may represent the bigger data protection challenge for IT because they're more easily lost or stolen, and incorporating them into a traditional backup plan isn't as simple as it may be for other endpoint devices. There are fewer iOS and Android device options available from traditional backup application vendors and non-traditional ...
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