IT managers and business professionals are increasingly drawn to the cost effectiveness of online services to back up and recover corporate data distributed throughout their business on desktops, laptops, and mobile devices. They face the challenge of demonstrating the return on investment (ROI) of making the change from the current methods for protecting data, managing risk, and keeping a distributed workforce productive.

This White Paper helps managers build a compelling business case for deploying online data protection services rather than continuing current methods of backup and recovery—or implementing other onsite alternatives. The paper also highlights additional soft benefits; these are difficult to quantify yet have very real value to the corporation in evaluating any data protection strategy. And the paper includes a checklist of cost categories for comparing current methods of savings for adopting an online data protection service.