Top Five Epic Fails of Enterprise Endpoint Backup

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Retrofitting existing server backup

Server backup vendors have tried to retrofit their own solutions to capture a share of the booming backup market. But this approach almost never succeeds because it doesn't give organizations what they need; it requires human intervention, is unreliable and doesn't scale appropriately. Backup needs to happen automatically, transparently and frequently. If business users have to manually initiate or manage the backup of their data, it likely won't happen.

Traditionally, "backup" referred to protecting and storing information on a server in an onsite data center. It was a predictable task, and business data lived in a controlled environment that underwent regularly scheduled updates by IT.

Fast forward to today: Enterprises have experienced a major shift in where data lives. Driven by bring your own device (BYOD), the consumerization of IT and a highly mobile workforce, critical enterprise data has moved from the data center to end-user endpoints (and seemingly beyond the reach of IT). The reality is that IT administrators are facing an unpredictable, de-centralized environment in which they have far less control and visibility into what's happening with enterprise data.

Some have made the shift to the edge successfully, while others have not. In this slideshow, endpoint data protection and management provider Code42 outlines five of the most common mistakes and outdated methods associated with protecting endpoint data.


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