When asked about backup projects for 2014 there are fewer surprises. In keeping with the main findings of the survey (see slide one), disaster recovery/business continuity and virtual server backup ranked most highly. Also, in parallel with the growing confidence in the cloud for storage (see slide two), the third most popular backup project was cloud backup. In slide one we wondered how highly mobile and laptop backup figured for IT departments. Here we have an answer; it’s the fourth most important backup project in 2014, indicated as such by 20% of those questioned. Finally, data deduplication for backup came in fifth, possibly indicating it is a well-established technology and a feature now present in all enterprise and midrange backup software products.
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