Keeping a business safe from data loss during a disaster is essential for any company. So is adopting innovative and useful technology and trends that improve operations. However, some of the latest trends can have disruptive effects on business continuity if not approached properly, resulting in issues for businesses and their customers.
According to Continuity Central, while these trends might be disruptive, with the right approach and awareness of this potential, a business can be ready and still adopt the latest tools it needs to improve operations across the board.
Bring your own device (BYOD) is the first trend the news source mentions. With employees using their personal devices in the workplace and taking their work home with them, data gets spread out far more quickly and becomes more difficult to manage. A business needs to have the right tools to keep track of that data or implement remote access solutions to keep its data collected in a central place where data backup software can be the most effective. Otherwise, this trend could create issues when a disaster occurs.
With wireless needs rapidly changing, partially due to the BYOD trend, many businesses are finding that their wireless capabilities are unsatisfactory. While the 802.11ac standard supplies 1GB/second speeds, many businesses cannot or have not upgraded to it yet, and have no plans to do so, according to the news source. This can slow down data backup software significantly for offices that rely entirely on wireless solutions. However, with directly wired hard drive backup solutions, a company can eliminate this problem and begin backing up its data swiftly. These solutions also improve recovery speed significantly.