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SMBs Enhance Data Security Tactics, IDC Says

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- The days when small and medium businesses (SMBs) were just burning DVDs from time to time to protect their data are over. SMBs are increasingly adopting technologies like replication or disk-to-disk-to-tape backup, previously seen only in enterprise datacenters, a special report from IDC revealed. Of course SMBs are not ready to adopt enterprise-scale products that might be too complicated and expensive, and over-deliver. They look for solutions appropriate to their needs, which wont require significant financial and human resources to acquire, deploy, and manage.

Among key findings of IDC’s special report are the following:

  • SMBs use diverse methods of data protection

    Small businesses (SBs) and medium businesses (MBs) differ in their reasons for selecting data protection solutions

  • SBs and MBs differ regarding their future data protection methods
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