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Mid-Market Companies Leave Tape Backup Behind

Written by  Robert Cramer

If a disaster were to strike your company today, are you confident you could fully restore all of your data? An effective data protection strategy is as critical to ensuring business continuity as any property insurance policy, but unfortunately, many businesses are at risk because they are using outdated back-up methods. Disasters of all forms – from virus attack, to errant keystroke, to power outage – destroy corporate data every day, and businesses need to be fully prepared in case of a data-loss event. Mid-sized businesses – those with between 100 and 1,000 employees – face a particularly daunting task in implementing an effective data protection strategy. These organizations often have remote offices with mission-critical server data, yet their IT resources and budgets are limited. Mid-sized businesses are in a unique position because there are elaborate backup strategies for large enterprises, including mirroring and redundant data centers, as well as more ad hoc solutions