Gartner Research

How to Develop and Deploy BYOD Backup Policies to Ensure Data Protection Without Compromising User Productivity

Published: 18 March 2013

ID: G00249359

Analyst(s): Pushan Rinnen, Phillip Redman

Summary

Bring your own device is adding complexity to IT departments, including assessing the need for additional endpoint data protection and backup capabilities. IT managers must develop and deploy policies to ensure data security without compromising user productivity.

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  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Sandboxed mobile platforms make it impossible for IT managers to have a single-endpoint backup solution if their organizations are adopting BYOD
  • BYOD requires IT managers to implement user self-service on data recovery to support user productivity
  • Commingled corporate and personal data on endpoints creates security risks and legal exposure for IT managers

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