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Monica Girolami | 03 Feb 2012 | 1 comment

Most of you know you should back up your data, but, for some of you, it stays on that to-do list until it’s too late. This is a hard and costly way to learn a lesson. It’s worth asking: what is preventing you from implementing a successful backup strategy?

Something we’ve noticed here at Symantec is that many small businesses are struggling to understand what backup products and strategies will meet their needs. There’s no one-size-fits-all in backup, and what works for one business may not for another. Our strategy for delivering backup to businesses like yours is to provide you with flexible options, so you can pick the right solution that best fits your environment. To help you in your decision-making process, I’ve broken down an initial overview of the different types of backup solutions to help you determine what’s right for your business.

There are three basic types of backup solutions: software, appliance and cloud/...

Monica Girolami | 15 Dec 2011 | 0 comments

While 2010 was largely called the year of the disaster, 2011 actually saw an increase in the number of disasters. The Huffington Post reports that in 2011, thus far, the U.S. has had a record 10 weather catastrophes costing more than a billion dollars. SMBs that have not had to implement their disaster recovery, much less those that don’t have one in place at all, may see their businesses  tested by Mother Nature in 2012 like never before.

Yet 2011 research showed that organizations do not understand the importance of disaster preparedness. Half of SMBs do not have a disaster recovery plan in place, and 41 percent said that it never occurred to them to put together a plan while 40 percent stated that disaster preparedness is not a priority for them.

While larger enterprises have plans in place, disaster recovery is often an area that is shortcut...