Online data backup and cloud services are emerging in the small- to midsized business (SMB) data storage market today. Online data backup allows users to send their data to be backed up to a remote site without the associated cost of setting up and managing a remote data center, and can be very beneficial to small-to midsized businesses, especially if they have a small staff. However, there are also many risks involved in using cloud services.
Lauren Whitehouse, an analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group, answers questions about online data backup such as:
- What are the different approaches to cloud backup that vendors are taking?
- What are some of the benefits of using cloud services?
- What are the main risks involved in using online data backup?
- What types of companies should use online data backup? Is this recommended for SMBs?
- What sort of procedures should an IT staff go through to make sure their online backups are secure?
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