Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 34 - Page 102

///////////////////////////////////// FINAL WORD Top tips for Middle East businesses to prevent data downtime when employees are on holiday With employees off on holiday during the summer, how do businesses make sure they stay ‘always on’? Claude Schuck, Regional Manager for Middle East and Central Africa at Veeam Software, gives these top tips. V eeam Software, a leader in Intelligent Data Management for the Hyper-Available Enterprise, has announced its top tips to help business stay ‘always on’ during the summer break. Over the next two months, the workforce will be reduced, but the same can’t be said for data usage. Banking, shopping and healthcare requirements won’t slow down, so businesses must be equipped to deliver digital services, ensure business continuity and reduce risk while managing customer expectations. Here are some top tips to help businesses in the Middle East maintain their availability during the summer: PACK UP TRADITIONAL BACKUP Data is the engine of Digital Transformation, but it is no longer enough to simply collect, store and protect data. The growth in volume and sprawl means the cost of managing, securing and protecting data is becoming more significant. Legacy backup and recovery solutions are not only expensive, but only offer an inflexible infrastructure that doesn’t expand or scale well to ever-changing business needs. 102 INTELLIGENTCIO