Mobile access to data, systems can boost corporate resilience to disasters

Mobile access to data, systems can boost corporate resilience to disasters

Stephen Perkins

Enterprise mobility has been one of the more transformative trends in corporate computing to surface in the past several years, and some experts have gone as far as saying the creation of smartphones and tablets was more important than the inception of the personal computer. The business applications of mobility are vast, but companies must ensure that all systems and processes are prepared for the advent of smartphone, tablet and portable computer use. 

One of the more important components of a mobility strategy is end-user secure access to data and systems from virtually any location that has Internet connectivity. Firms can leverage online backup and data storage solutions to simultaneously protect information and systems from threats and grant employees fluid access to the necessary frameworks. 

Mobility drives DR
The Tennessean recently reported that enterprise mobility strategies have been pivotal in a variety of disaster recovery stories that have taken shape in the past year. U.S. businesses in a variety of regions, and regardless of industry, have had to face significant challenges when struck by natural disasters and man-made outages in recent months. 

What many have found is that mobility adds a level of continuity to operations that could not be attained without smartphone and tablet technology. According to the news provider, some firms have started to leverage bring your own device as an everyday productivity driver that essentially pays for itself, especially when the physical office space is inaccessible or nonfunctional. 

The source explained that online backup and hosting have served as the vehicles for mobility's growth in a variety of operational processes, while access to data and systems have become far more feasible since the advent of BYOD. The Tennessean noted that small businesses, which have traditionally lagged furthest behind in continuity performances, have been provided with an opportunity to access effective mobile and DR solutions because the technology has been commoditized. 

Lean storage, stronger performances
When compared to traditional backup and DR technology, online solutions come with far more resilient capabilities and generally have a lower price tag. Studies have indicated that organizations will need to facilitate the launch of mobility strategies to remain competitive in the coming years, and the leanest way to achieve this stature is to integrate various hosting and backup protocols. 

By creating cohesion among mobility, general IT and continuity strategies, the business will be better positioned to spend less on backup.

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