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Published: 20 Oct 2012

As Microsoft's collaboration app gains popularity, it will hold more and more corporate data; however, protecting that data isn't so easy. In my last column (see "Are backups a waste of time?," Storage, March 2007), I suggested that, given the range of data protection options available today, it's necessary to develop a more unified view of how various data protection components are deployed in an environment. To accomplish that, one must adopt a view of data protection from the application perspective. This generally involves sitting down with a team, including members from applications, database, storage and backup, to piece together the various data protection activities each group performs. From there, one might hope to identify duplicate or overlapping activities to improve efficiency or identify/fix holes in the data protection plan. Less common is the opportunity to design a comprehensive data protection strategy from scratch for a new app. Rarer still is the opportunity to do that for a new class of application. With the release of Microsoft Office ... Access >>>

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