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Author: Alan Earls
Somewhere out there, far beyond the office tower or the headquarters building, important corporate data is sitting on a desktop, laptop, or server waiting to be backed up. It can be a long wait. "Remote backup" is almost always a byword for low-priority, second-string technology and trouble waiting to happen.
However, the good news is that there are more options than ever for keeping data at remote office and branch offices (ROBOs) safe -- perhaps even just as safe as the data at headquarters. While tape seems to falling from favor for remote data backup, or ROBO backup, a wide range of new solutions are emerging -- including cloud-based backup and other disk-based approaches.
Take the example of Medical Management Innovations Inc. (MMI), a company that has tried both approaches for remote office backup. Specializing in providing medical field case management services, MMI's "bread-and-butter" is handling confidential and HIPAA-protected medical information, which a large force of remote workers handle on their laptops.