Jonathan Levine and Bojan Dusevic: February 24, 2016

Do Businesses Even Need Backup Anymore?

The World’s Brightest Discuss Information Security at the RSA Conference – February 29th – March 4th 2016



Jonathan Levine

Chief Technology Officer, Intermedia

Bojan Dusevic

Bojan Dusevic

General Manager of Intermedia’s File Management Group

Data is a big deal, and as this year’s RSA Conference approaches, the question of where the safest place to store all of it is at top of mind. Moving away from the traditional on premise file storage, the cloud is becoming more and more important.

Here are some major benefits to following the trend in moving online:

·         ScalabilityOne of the hardest challenges facing enterprises is how to cope with the peaks and valleys of demand.  Relying on a cloud-based infrastructure means that organizations are able to cope with these changes with greater flexibility and agility

·         Affordability – Space in the cloud is significantly cheaper than buying physical backup space and can lower costs in both small and large organizations.

·         Access – The cloud is accessible anywhere that there is an internet connection and cloud-based solutions can give multi-device access (smartphone, tablet) to entire workgroups, even groups that are in different companies and/or organizations.

·         Automation – As you are connected to the cloud through the internet, backups are done automatically whenever you are connected. This eliminates the possibility of accidentally forgetting to hit save.

Though there have been large improvements in cloud storage, data loss is one of the largest threats that organizations face. Sixty six percent of organizations that have lost cloud-based data have experienced failed recovery, and even if it is recovered it can take up to 3 days.  Can your company afford to be out of commission for days or even weeks at a time? Of course you can back up your files, but when it comes to disaster recovery, studies show that most businesses get a failing grade.  So, what can you do to make sure your data is safe and secure and, if tragedy should strike, you can get it all back?

Jonathan Levine is the Chief Technology Officer for Intermedia, a leading provider of business applications in the cloud.  Jonathan is an expert in computer security and is here to provide some tips on data backup and help you stay ahead of the technology curve.

More About Jonathan Levine:

The CTO (Chief Technology Officer) of Intermedia, Levine has more than 25 years of experience in information technology, cloud operations, data analytics, software development and corporate strategy. Levine holds five patents on his innovations in online marketing and database technology, is the co-author of two books on e-commerce and Java technology, and is a popular speaker and interviewee on cloud, virtualization, and database consolidation.

More About Bojan Dusevic:

The General Manager of Intermedia’s File Management group, Dusevic has more than 13 years of experience in information technology, product management & strategy and cloud services. Dusevic has his finger on the pulse of the cloud backup and file sync and share markets, and business user’s needs today ranging across file usage, collaboration and productivity, as well as file management and protection.


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