ROBO or Remote Office/Branch Office are offices in a different geographical location than the main office. These remote offices are mainly used to house sales representatives and to provide personnel a close-by-home work location.
Many ROBOs lack experienced IT personnel, adequate backup software/hardware and/or system backup and recovery capabilities.
IT infrastructure in small and mid-large remote offices are a common and problematic issue in every organization. As a general IT guideline, organization tend to keep the IT infrastructure in the remote office limited and provide ROBO solutions to ease the problem and daily management.