Data Storage: Avoiding Data Storage Nightmares: 10 Tips for SMBs
Virtually all large enterprises have storage policies, software and hardware in place to handle corporate and departmental data storage. But small companies with less than about 25 employees and SOHO (small office, home office) businesses often have quite a different outlook on backup and disaster recovery: Sometimes they have no policies at all. More small business owners than one might think believe just having a good desktop or laptop machine along with a cloud-storage service such as SugarSync, DropBox, Mozy or Carbonite running in the background is all they need to be protected. If and when a real disaster happens, this may not be adequate to get the business back up and running in short order. SMBs need to be aware of their business data storage environment at all times even if it only consists of one or two 1TB drives supplied by Iomega or Seagate that may or may not be equipped with encryption and backup software. The main resource for this slide show is Aprigo, which provides an on-demand data management platform called Ninja, which provides control over access to sensitive data.