Date Added: Jun 2009
Data is widely considered to be one of an organization's greatest assets, but in recent years, the need to access data at nearly any time of the day or night has grown from a wish-list item to a must-have reality. In fact, the health of the businesses depends on it. It's not just internal users who demand constant access to data. Many organizations place a large percentage of their data in customer- and partner-facing line-of business applications. As a result, when a server goes down, it may not affect just the organization, but customer and partner organizations as well, with the potential result of both lost revenue and a diminished reputation.