Unilever rolls out automated back-up service for laptops

Unilever has reached the halfway point in the global roll-out of an automated back-up service for 30,000 laptops in Europe and America.

Unilever has reached the halfway point in the global roll-out of an automated back-up service for 30,000 laptops in Europe and America.

The company, whose brands include Persil, Hellmann’s and Marmite, is using Connected Backup/PC, a service from Iron Mountain that backs up laptop data to a central location.

Unilever has timed the roll-out to coincide with a worldwide desktop and laptop refresh programme.The system replaces a range of different back-up approaches used across the regions.

“One of the biggest challenges in protecting corporate data held by our laptop community was the fact that we couldn’t rely on users to undertake back-ups,” said Nigel Orchard, the firm’s vice-president of global solutions.

“We needed a solution that would bring data protection back into the realm of the IT department.”

 

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