Veeam Software, the leader in backup solutions for Cloud Data Management shared top tips to help businesses remain productive during the summer break. Over the holiday, the workforce will naturally be reduced due to annual leave. However, there is no holiday for data. Given the importance of data-driven decision making in business across multiple sectors, it is critical that its digital infrastructure remains full available, operational and protected at all times.
Claude Schuck, regional manager at Veeam in the Middle East offers some advice to maintain availability this summer:
- Backup data continuously
Backing up your data is an essential process to power an intelligent business. Reports suggest that less than one third of businesses continuously backup and replicate high priority applications. By integrating backup solutions into a more comprehensive cloud data management strategy, businesses can ensure back up in a highly automated and continuous process. This gives the business peace of mind and ensures data is always available.
- Adopt a data-driven approach when planning resources
Using data analytics, businesses can manage resources more effectively and plan for multiple absences. With 91% of business leaders viewing employees' improving their digital skills as vital for success, they should consider extending IT capabilities to departments beyond IT. This approach can help businesses maintain seasonal productivity.
- Maximize the value of augmented intelligence
According to Veeam, nearly three quarters of businesses have already deployed or plan to deploy Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning in the next 12 months. These technologies can be trained to fill the void left by holidays during the summer period. When deployed, automation can lessen the load for individuals and teams with larger workloads due to the absence of their colleagues.
- Proactive data protection and preventative cybersecurity
Cybercriminals and bugs do not take holidays. In fact, malicious attacks and unplanned outages can happen at any time. Over half of the business leaders agree that outages have an impact on customer confidence therefore they cannot afford to suffer from downtime. Cloud Data Management helps organizations stay on the front food, protecting and managing their digital estates even when IT teams are shorthanded.