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This article is part of the Vol. 6 No. 8 October 2007 issue of Continuous data protection (CDP) and the future of backup
Shop smart and your small shop could find on-demand backup a great fit. Small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are challenged by many of the same data management issues larger companies face. Mandated reporting requirements and rapid growth, along with remote or mobile locations, mean SMBs struggle with geographically dispersed data and ediscovery requests that can tie up systems and staff. At the same time, many SMBs still depend on tape-based backup systems and often don't have a designated IT staff member who specializes in designing or developing backup and recovery systems. The good news is that many small- to medium-sized businesses are discovering that online--or on-demand--backup and recovery can work for them the same way it does for small office/home offices (SOHOs) and individual consumers. These online backup providers offer more than a place to store data; they automate the transfer of files over a WAN connection to safe storage at a remote site. Technology advancements such as deduplication and bandwidth optimization, combined with the ... Access >>>
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