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  • 1. Next reports Rep or ts.InformationWeek .com June 2012 $99Backing Up AndroidAnd iOS DevicesAs more employees use their own tablets and smartphones forwork, IT teams need to figure out how to back up data createdwhile on the go. The answer: a smart mix of policies, cloudservices and mobile device management. We outline a dataprotection plan that doesnt depend on end users, becauseBYOD shouldnt mean back up your own data.By Ben DuPontReport ID: S5060612
  • 2. Previous Next reports Backing Up Android and iOS Devices CONTENTS 3 Authors Bio ABOUT US 4 Executive Summary 5 Mobile Invasion InformationWeek Reports analysts arm 5 Figure 1: Policy on Personal Mobile Device business technology decision-makers Use? with real-world perspective based on 6 Figure 2: Storage of Corporate Data on qualitative and quantitative research, Mobile Devices business and technology assessment 7 Figure 3: Mobile Device and Data Policies? and planning tools, and adoption best 9 Consider Cloud practices gleaned from experience. To 9 Figure 4: Cloud Storage Concerns contact us, write to managing director 11 Encryption Art Wittmann at awittmann@techweb.com, 11 Figure 5: Importance of Cloud Storage content director Lorna Garey at Features lgarey@techweb.com, editor-at-large Andrew 12 Figure 6: MBM Feature of Interest Conry-Murray at acmurray@techweb.com, and 13 Work in Progress research managing editor Heather Vallis at 15 Related Reports hvallis@techweb.com. Find all of our reports at reports.informationweek.com. TABLE OFreports.informationweek.com June 2012 2
  • 3. Previous Next Table of Contents reports Backing Up Android and iOS Devices Ben DuPont is a software engineer in Green Bay, Wis., and owner of Nebland Software LLC. He can be reached at ben@nebland.com. Ben DuPont InformationWeek ReportsWant More?Never Missa Report! Follow Followreports.informationweek.com 2012 InformationWeek, Reproduction Prohibited June 2012 3
  • 4. Previous Next Table of Contents reports Backing Up Android and iOS Devices SUMMARY Smartphones and tablets present new backup challenges for IT. First, IT has to wrestle with a broad category of products that run on a variety of operating systems, which complicates centralized management and backups. Second, many of these mobile devices are owned by the employee, not the company, which limits ITs control. At the same time, these employee-owned devices access corporate applications and data, and IT has an obligation to protect that data. The result is that IT has to assemble a set of policies and technologies that rely on a variety of products and services, including cloud-based backup, file synchronization and mobile device management. A growing number of cloud backup and file synchronization services offer administrative controls that allow IT to enforce policies, provision and deprovision users, and monitor content such as Office files. At present, backup isnt a significant feature in mobile device management products, but thats likely to change over time as more and more end users bring personal mobile devices into the workplace. At the same time, mobile device management helps ensure that data will be safe from prying eyes in the event that a device gets lost or stolen. EXECUTIVEreports.informationweek.com June 2012 4
  • 5. Previous Next Table of Contents reports Backing Up Android and iOS Devices Mobile Invasion As smartphone and tablet use grows in the corporate applications or data, make sure your issued devices. Thats the wrong approach, enterprise, IT wrestles with how to back up mobile device policy clearly describes the says Michael Finneran, an independent con- sensitive data that might reside on these plat- companys requirements for allowing that sultant and industry analyst. Our job is to forms. This task is complicated by the fact that access. ITs first reaction to the bring-your- make sure mobile users get access to the stuff many mobile devices are the property of the own-device phenomenon may be to write they need securely, regardless of who owns employee, not the employer. In fact, 86% of separate policies for employee- and company- the phone, says Finneran. What level of se- respondents to InformationWeeks 2012 Figure 1 Mobile Security Survey said they allow or plan to allow employee-owned devices (Figure 1). Policy on Personal Mobile Device Use? Does your mobility policy allow employees to use personal mobile devices for work? Unfortunately for IT, the devices users choose arent the ones IT is most ready for. While IT can manage BlackBerry devices with- No, and we have no plans to allow personal device use out much difficulty, users want Apple and 14% Android products. Our survey shows that 46% of respondents allow employee-owned Apple Yes iOS devices to store corporate data, followed 24% 62% No, but were developing a policy by 42% that allow Android 3.x and 4.x devices, and 28% that allow Android 2.x devices (Fig- ure 2). Add BlackBerry at 41% and Windows Phone at 26% to that list and you can see IT has its work cut out