Data security: expect the unexpected

Monday, 19 April 2004, 4:04 PM EST

With the proliferation of operating systems, applications and internet access points (both broadband and Wi-Fi), demand for data backup and storage has grown at an unbelievable rate.

Threats to data security also are on the increase; worries over terrorism, utility black-outs, natural disasters and even civil disorder are contributing to the growth of business continuity solutions.

Pressure from insurers - with premiums for business interruption insurance rocketing - legal pressures for improved corporate governance and accountability, and even the government's Civil Contingencies Bill have all pushed the need for a comprehensive business continuity strategy up the corporate agenda. Boardrooms are getting the message, and so should resellers.

By Gavin Smith at vnunet.

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