Where in the World is your Data?
Date: Jan 8, 2015
Guest Post: Heidi Willbanks, Druva.
The landscape of IT management is changing. Recent studies show that in the next five years, IT departments can expect to see a marked expansion in quantity and types of data, and more employees accessing company data from their personal devices and on networks outside the corporate firewall.
Currently, 57% of the global workforce works from multiple locations in a given week, and 28% of corporate data is stored exclusively on laptops, tablets, and smartphones (Forrester). Company data is moving outside the corporate firewall at a rapid pace, and that trend is only going to continue. IT managers need to maintain control of that data anywhere, and at all times.
Once outside the firewall, IT loses control of corporate data — unless there is an enterprise endpoint backup solution in place. Without IT control, anything could happen to that data. A user’s smartphone could be hacked while connected to a public Wi-Fi network, someone could spill coffee on his company-supplied laptop, or an employee might leave her tablet behind in a public place — just to illustrate a few examples.
These are an IT manager’s nightmares. This infographic shows some of the ways your corporate data can be at risk out in the world.
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