Business backup trends: Storage Purchasing Intentions fall 2012 survey results

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Endpoint backup strategies

End-user devices are often ignored in IT organizations' backup regimes. More than 40% of survey respondents said they don't back up desktop or laptop PCs, and more than 60% skip backup of tablets and smartphones. 

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Roughly one-fifth rely on users to back up their devices. Among those that do conduct endpoint backup, the largest percentages task their main backup application with the chore. 

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