ROI calculator for online PC backup

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Has anyone built a ROI calculator for online PC backup vs. fileshare? I think the hard part is the enforcement of users backing up important files to teh fileshare, and it they don't... then you are SOL.. byt how do you calculate that cost into the calculator. I would love to see if somebody already tackled this area...

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Restoring files is an added feature which has tape and storage costs associated with it, so I wouldn’t say there is an ROI. You need to instill in your users that if the data is not backed-up they could lose everything.

If you are trying to get the ROI on users saving their data so that they dont have a dataloss, thats a business question. Each company will have a different value to their data. And the value will vary within the company based on the criticality of the data to that business. Eg, payroll data might be most critical to accounting, and sales orders might be most critical to order fulfillment. But, as a company, it might be that orders are more important than payroll. So, in case of limited funds, they may decide that the highest level of protection is needed for orders, and payroll is second to that.

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  • Kevin Beaver
    You simply cannot rely on users to do their own backups. I see this all the time in my security assessments. The policy is that users must perform backups but interestingly during interviews it comes out that no one's doing it. Online backup, tape, fileshares - whatever, you have to automate it and keep it transparent to the user if you want it get done.
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