Do companies still need to back up laptops?

Cloud storage and computing have changed the landscape of how the workforce manages its data and collaborates across the organization. Increasingly, end user data lives in SaaS applications rather than on local devices. This has gained even more traction with more and more technology workers working remotely.

W. Curtis Preston and Stephen Manley discuss the idea that because so many people are starting with a cloud-centric philosophy that laptops don’t need to be backed up anymore. We strongly disagree with this idea, and talk about why that’s the case for most people. We also discuss what conditions would need to exist for us to change our minds on this issue. In short, the way most people use their laptops and the cloud, they are creating data on that laptop that needs to be protected.

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