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Roberta J. Witty
Research VP
11 years at Gartner
33 years IT industry

Roberta Witty is a research VP in Gartner Research, where she is part of the Compliance, Risk and Leadership group. Her primary area of focus is business continuity management and disaster recovery. Ms. Witty is the role specialty lead for… Read Full Bio

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What About BYOD, Company-Sponsored Backup and Insurance Policy Considerations? #Sandy #HurricaneSandy #SuperstormSandy

by Roberta J. Witty  |  November 7, 2012  |  2 Comments

With BYOD and telework gaining in adoption in the U.S., the question arises as to how much the employer is willing to provide backup and recovery support for personal devices as well as home-based offices such as generators, backup devices for computers, iPads for easier field-level functioning, dual Internet connections, dual telcom connections et al?

I asked this question on LinkedIn and got only one response – it added the insurance angle. So I’m looking for what your organization is doing in supporting these two initiatives.

Respond with your ideas and feedback.



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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tejas, Tech Consultant   November 8, 2012 at 1:00 am

    A thought – companies can use these BYOD devices as thin clients. All the data can be stored in say a Citrix or cloud environment. A company’s user logs in and performs his/her work. Upon completion, the content is saved on the citrix/cloud environment. This would help alleviate privacy concerns while solving the problem of additional backup costs. The company would probably still have to pay for the user’s internet costs @ home.

  • 2 Tejas, Tech Consultant   November 8, 2012 at 1:10 am

    Using a citrix/cloud environment should make unneccessary the need for backup and recovery.
    In the case in which there is no power and no internet connection for the thin client to connect, the company can tie up with a business centre in the city to provide on demand access for home office users.