Prevent Vital Business Data from Walking Out the Door
Staff come and go. But data, like diamonds, can last forever. People shuffle desktops, laptops, smartphones and tablets around, and within each device can be a treasure trove of so-called dark data, defined as data that is unmanaged and untracked by an organization.
When this type of data is left on notebooks, phones and other mobile devices and isn’t backed up, it can easily be lost when hard drives crash or employees leave. No one wants to discover that crucial data was accidentally given away, left on a hard drive in a long-departed laptop or inadvertently sold online. Here are some tips for preventing dark data loss.
Build infrastructure that encourages managed data storage When a solid and speedy infrastructure is in place for users to store documents, local copies aren’t necessary. Old-school file servers are not flexible enough for mobile workers, but newer technologies — including enterprise file sync and share products, such as Citrix ShareFile, or cloud-based services, such as Dropbox and Microsoft Office 365 OneDrive — provide ways for users to share and store documents without leaving them vulnerable on their own devices.
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