IDC White Paper: Is Backup Alone Enough?
Paper explains how companies can go “beyond backup” to be more strategic and enable greater organizational productivity
SEATTLE – February 15, 2012 – A newly released white paper sponsored by Mozy® highlights a significant shift in the backup industry: Though online backup is a foundational technology in the protection of business data, it is no longer enough. The paper explains how the need for greater productivity in concert with the increased ability to share, access, and work on information anywhere, at any time, on any device, is driving new services such as file access, file sharing, and file usage and collaboration across a diverse number of access points.
Written by industry analyst firm IDC and sponsored by Mozy, the new white paper, entitled “Make Your Backups a Competitive Advantage for Greater Productivity” shows companies how to make backups more strategic, avoid the downfalls of on-premise backup software, and how to enable greater organizational productivity.
According to the paper: “Service providers are leveraging backup services to enable higher levels of worker productivity to individuals, departments, and organizations. This increased productivity comes from providing functions pertaining to collaboration and data sharing, managing accessibility, reuse and leveraging the value of the data, and improvements in disaster recovery scenarios.”
An example of such a service “leveraging the value of the data” of its customers is the recently launched public beta of Mozy Stash™. Stash is feature that provides Mozy customers with a simple way of keeping their files up to date and available across multiple computers, smartphones and tablets. It gives current customers a combination of Mozy’s industry-leading online backup with the ability to synchronize files across multiple computers (with Stash).
Together, Mozy online backup and Stash ensure that all files are protected and available to you from anywhere and from each of your computers as well as from iPhone, iPad and Android devices. For more information on pricing and availability of Stash, please visit http://mozy.com/stash.
To obtain a copy of the full IDC white paper “Make Your Backups a Competitive Advantage for Greater Productivity,” please visit: http://mozy.com/backup/idc-productivity/.
Mozy is the world’s most trusted provider of data protection and availability for consumers and businesses, with more than three million customers, 70,000 business users and 70 petabytes of information stored at its multiple data centers around the globe. Mozy was acquired by EMC Corporation in 2007 and operates as part of Decho Corporation, an EMC company. More information can be found at www.mozy.com.