Kelly Harriman-Polanski

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IT groups need to be able to consider adopting new backup software for many good reasons. New software might have features and benefits the company needs. The current vendor's maintenance costs may be too high. The company can get cost benefits from standardizing on a single-vendor shop, combining backup and other storage software and even storage systems from the same vendor. The old vendor has acquisition or financing problems or the new vendor is willing to extend pricing breaks to increase the return on investment. However, migrating from one backup software to another is very difficult - so difficult that many enterprises have felt that they can't do it. In fact, IT people running backup operations typically feel it's not worth their time to consider backup migration because of the expense and disruption of migrating the thousands of tape volumes that must be ... (more)