The average information worker uses more than three connected devices—and 75 percent of the workforce regularly works offsite from a connected laptop, tablet or phone. With all these people working outside the firewall, analysts predict that half of enterprise data will live outside the data center by 2018.
Nevertheless, some organizations continue to limit their backup efforts to their central data centers. Only one in five businesses throughout the world regularly backs up more than 80 percent of its users’ laptops.
As enterprises scramble to catch up with evolving technologies, it’s tempting to take a piecemeal approach or attempt to retrofit legacy solutions to a modern problem. But it won’t work.