Data is everywhere today. Data is even more valuable than oil. Think about the phone you have in your hand right now. There are hundreds of applications running on your phone with built-in backup settings to preserve, learn, and monitor your data. You don't even have to think about your personalized data being available to you on every other device you use after you sync everything. You might have even come to expect your data to regularly be available to you no matter where you are or what data format it is in. Many people utilize (and hoard) their stored data for sharing and work purposes every day. However, keeping data persistent, accessible, and most importantly secure, is not a trivial task.
Outsourcing vs. The Distributed Team
In the evolving world of software development and cloud technology, innovation has grown exponentially to keep up with the rate that applications are made and managed, and so does the underbelly of its workforce. As one of the managing partners in CSW Solutions, it is all too common to see daily offers like this one:
Sharing Data in a Secure Way
The companies that do the best job on managing a user’s privacy will be the companies that ultimately are the most successful. – Fred Wilson
One of the most common processes in software development is obtaining a copy of production data to develop new features or troubleshoot an issue. This normally involves creating a database backup by copying the backup files over the Internet to a local development server or the developer’s computer.