Your workforce is going mobile, and so is your data. Today, an increasing volume of corporate data resides outside the firewall on end user devices such as laptops, smart phones and tablets, as well as on remote and branch office servers. Backing up this data is business critical, yet todays on-premise backup solutions such as tape drives, external hard drives, and network backups are no match for this shift due to the high rate of errors and inability to scale to large data volumes.

For this reason companies are moving to a cloud-based backup solutions. Backing up your companys data to the cloud can be a great proposition, eliminating the need to purchase, install, and maintain internal infrastructure, while allowing you to reap the benefits of the cloud, including 24/7 data access for users, fast transfer speeds, global reach, and on-demand scalability.

However, choosing the right cloud backup service is essential to ensure adequate protection, security, and availability of enterprise data. When considering enterprise cloud backup for laptops, mobile devices or branch office servers, keep these 5 critical considerations in mind.