I had dinner last night with a company that makes backup reporting software. They have great technology, and the discussion made me think about the reporting market.
As my readers know, I believe that data protection is critical. Companies must ensure that backup and recovery operations are completed in a timely and effective manner or they are at risk for an outage. The idea of reporting on the efficacy of backup and recovery operations is a critical component of understanding whether data is protected. Clearly all backup applications embed some level of reporting to provide this information, but is it enough?