Ten IT Infrastructure and Security Trends for 2012 - Slide 4

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Data explosion, emergence of virtualization, rapid adoption of new applications and 24x7 business needs have broken traditional backup for small businesses to large enterprises. Due to data growth, the traditional 24-hour or weekend backup window is no longer possible for some organizations. The policy of infinite retention of backups will abate in 2012. As companies are forced to deal with the massive volumes of data, new technologies will emerge that help companies eliminate this glut of information. 2012 will see some major failures in the recovery of information if organizations don’t implement a holistic backup platform that addresses both physical and virtual environments and makes recovery of information easier for IT admins.

For many, 2011 will be recalled as the year of the data breach as companies of all sizes made headlines for losing valuable data. Small businesses were no exception as cyber criminals found SMBs as a new favorite target. Looking forward, the threat landscape won’t be getting any better but Symantec foresees 2012 as a year of action for businesses where they’ll start taking tangible steps to protect their businesses from the threats they face.

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