Data and Governance
We’re past the age in which ring binders and filing cabinets hold the crown jewels of a company – and certainly those that continue to thrive in the modern era. That’s not to say paper has disappeared entirely as we all know it hasn’t, but it’s become more of a note-taking tool rather than a custodian of a company’s vital data. Data now exists electronically for everything from sales forecasts to employee payroll information to customer data or even future engineering or architectural documents and absolutely for communications both within and external to an organisation. Modern businesses need a data management platform that embraces all of these forms of electronic data and which can keep pace with the company’s day-to-day running as well as your organisations future aspirations upon IT. An effective modern backup strategy is one that is well-thought-out, that looks at business data holistically and organises it by priority, retention requirement and accessibility. There is now clearly a need to comply with increasingly stringent data protection regulations e.g. General Data Protection Regulation (but many other industry regulations exist) which also makes the maintenance of legacy point products cumbersome and costly to maintain. In short, simply doing “backup” as we have done before will no longer cut it and the risks relating to recovery from cyber-attack or a compliance infraction are only getting larger every year.