A DIY (do it yourself) data backup plan may be fine for individuals or small businesses, but once you get past five or six employees, this is a bad idea. Many tech consultants define it as a common pitfall.
First, this is a task that takes time. Second, employees aren’t necessarily organized by default and may back up in a way that has redundancies built in. Redundancies clog the network, wasting data and diminishing computational ability. Third, they may not even do it right. Fourth, a lot of backup strategies involve things like USB flash drives, thumb drives, DVDs, CDs, or public cloud applications. Everything is spread everywhere; consolidating it all together is itself a complicated task.
Visibility, in terms of IT, is severely hampered through the DIY approach. Since data is expanding with the market, consolidated and simplified backup becomes an even more prescient consideration. For safety, reliability, and competitiveness, you need non-DIY protocols which provide disaster recovery solutions and reduce redundancy. Add to that the ever-expanding popularity of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) solutions and it becomes apparent you need a managed and consolidated solution.
The right solution provides a better approach which will decrease collateral costs while ensuring compliance in terms of legal requirements. Be careful with the Service Level Agreement (SLA) you sign— there should be reasonable SLAs that will eliminate the greatest level of redundancy and provide a reliable fail-safe in terms of backup.