Jeff McAllister, Druva's Regional Vice President – Eastern Region, discussed data protection and governance trends during his presentation at the 2014 Chief Information Officer Leadership Forum in Toronto on Sept. 16. In his presentation, McAllister noted making data "unloseable" is key for businesses, particularly in today's increasingly mobile society.
According to McAllister, bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policies and data breaches are two of the biggest concerns for today's businesses. Employees need to access data from any location, at any time, McAllister said, and businesses must find ways to ensure these workers can use their mobile devices to securely access this information: "The explosion of data, the predictability of data [and] the mobility of our workforce is fundamentally changed ... When was the last time you actually were at a desktop PC? That fundamentally is not going to happen anymore."
McAllister pointed out, however, that his company specializes in data protection for mobile devices and end servers. He added Pfizer is one of Druva's biggest customers, and this pharmaceuticals giant is able to manage its data protection challenges because it leverages Druva's solutions. McAllister also noted his company is "more than just about data" and strives to provide complete data protection solutions to organizations of all sizes: "Because we’re more than just about the data, we are about the governance of that data. We back up all of those things that make those PCs and tablets your own so that people become more productive more quickly; less calls to your call center and really become a much more economical way to continue to deploy data and frankly refresh PCs over time."