When the data backup management of your company is done, are they really completely safe? Few know, but to ensure the protection of corporate information you also need to be concerned about media management.

Recently, it was reported that the Australian Commonwealth Bank lost the data of 12 million customers. The tapes with the clients’ personal financial information between 2004 and 2014 were lost.

Therefore, a well structured backup policy should consider, among other factors, the protection of the media where the data is stored.

Backup management: continuous media control

In addition to considering everything that is important for the company in the data backup policy, such as retention, periodicity, compliance with regulatory standards etc, doing the inventory of media entails some important points.

Here is what you need to know:

  • Identify what types of media are used to store your business data;
  • Know where this media is stored (whether locally, in the cloud or on an external server);
  • Know the durability of the media  and screen it to avoid unpleasant surprises in the future.

Media update

Although few companies do this, the ideal recommendation to leverage the efficiency of data backup management is to migrate media to newer technologies from time to time.

To be sure that your business data is truly protected, seek the support of a partner who has expertise in the matter. Make the right choice and do not risk losing confidential information.

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