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Published: 17 Oct 2012

You might think your company's data is secured and safely backed up, but there's probably still a lot of crucial data that's out of the reach of your backup systems. By Rich Castagna Your data center storage systems are buttoned up and battened down, and everything has been deduplicated and replicated. But what about all of those laptop computers, smartphones, PDAs, thumb drives -- and even MP3 players -- out there? They might be out of sight, but they shouldn't be out of mind if you're truly serious about safeguarding your company's data. A lot of companies try to keep all user files on network storage where they can be centrally managed, and properly backed up and archived. But remote workers and offices, which often use portable devices, can be disconnected from the corporate local-area network (LAN) for long periods of time. The data those devices create is usually called "edge" data, data that resides on the far reaches of an enterprise's network. But it's really data on the brink. We're talking about an awful lot of stuff that may be falling through ... Access >>>

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      If IT can put itself back into a position of treating every decision from the perspective of the data itself, our effectiveness could be optimized.

    • Where does deduplication belong in backup? (Hot Spots)

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    • Data on the brink

      You might think your company's data is secured and safely backed up, but there's probably still a lot of crucial data that's out of the reach of your backup systems.

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