How to Save Money Playing
The Data Protection Game
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Does your company play a daily game of risk with its data?
Think of the information sitting on your laptops, PCs, smartphones, and servers - critical data such as employee and customer records, surveillance images, financial reports, and product and service information.
Could you lose it to theft? To malware? To hardware failure . . . power loss . . . or employee error?
New ways to securely store and back up data onsite or online ("in the cloud") are now available within small business budgets.
The cost is lower than for traditional solutions, and much less than the crushing costs of data loss.
Traditional High-Stakes Strategies
Count the costs of previous solutions for data storage and backup:
A Game Changer: An Explosion of Data
With video, audio, photos, X-rays, and other digital images, the quantity of data on business networks is mushrooming. By 2020, the average "digital footprint" per person will be 14 times what it is now, according to IBM. But none of the traditional storage strategies can expand efficiently, so you'll continue to lose the cost game.
The Winning Solution
Now small businesses can find expandable data storage and backup in a single, affordable shared solution.
This smarter storage technology uses the intelligence, performance, and security capabilities of a business-class network to provide onsite data storage, with backup locally (onsite) or online "in the cloud." Here's how it works:
An example is Cisco® NSS300 Series Smart Storage. It includes local backup and offers fully integrated online backup powered by Mozy [LINK http://cisco.mozy.com], the world's most popular online backup service.
Prices of the Cisco solution range from several hundred dollars, if you want to insert your own hard drives into its internal bays, to several thousand dollars for 12 TB of storage arrayed on six drives. Prices for the Mozy online backup, with business-class security and performance, start at $145 a year for 25GB.
Gaining an Advantage
The comprehensive data protection of Cisco NSS300 Series Smart Storage delivers several advantages over similar solutions:
When you play the data protection game, you can also win the money game.
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