Demystifying Cloud Series: Do you have a BYOD Data Loss Plan?

Mar 2013
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Demystifying Cloud Series: Do you have a BYOD Data Loss Plan?

Posted by Heather Peters
 

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I recently came across an article by Citeworld that stated that "the number of bring-your-own-device (BYOD) smartphones and tablets used by employees for their jobs will more than double within two years". This made me ponder whether businesses are prepared for the increasing complexity BYOD brings to IT departments regarding the data protection on these devices and do they have a plan to ensure the recoverability of this data? And, if they have a plan, are they testing it? Do you have a BYOD policy?

An explosion of data is being created. Often this data is on laptops, smartphones or tablets. Precautions need to be taken to ensure this new data on BYOD is being protected, is backed up and restorable.

Do you have a plan?

Often we don't know something doesn't work until it is too late. The best way to make sure that your data backup and recovery plan is functional is to test it regularly. If you can't restore your data when you need it, then the data protection procedure you put in place is useless.

Have you tested your plan prior to it being too late?

Asigra realizes the imperativeness of keeping this data safe and wants you to be prepared. We have created a whitepaper to educate individuals on solutions for managing this accumulating data and ensuring that the data being created on these devices can be easily recovered in the event of the device being lost or stolen. Read Cloud Backup for Endpoint Devices  to learn more.

About the Demystifying Cloud Series: Heather Peters, Marketing Communications Coordinator, writes regularly for our blog, The Cloud Backup Blog, and corporate newsletter. Her regular series, Demystifying the Cloud, on current industry topics can be found monthly. Tune in to follow her series and learnings.

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