Data Protection – Phishing and Ransomware

How do I protect my company from data loss from phishing and ransomware attacks?   It was just an email… James from accounting receives an email from Sue downstairs in payroll. She asks him to “Make sure these financials look okay before submitting. See the file attachment (info_217.zip)”. It looks odd, and something sounded a …

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The Pros and Cons of Cloud Storage

The hype surrounding cloud storage continues to grow, and yet, the actual pros and cons of the technology can get lost in the excitement of added features and functionality. While most organizations are now employing some type of cloud services, cloud offerings continue to expand into the data center infrastructure. Here is a short list …

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Are You Ready for World Backup Day?

March 31 is World Backup Day. Is your company ready to take the pledge? “I solemnly swear to backup my important documents and precious memories on March 31st. I will also tell my friends and family about World Backup Day – friends don’t let friends go without a backup.” Between the complexities of managing exploding data …

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Is Data Encryption Included in Your Backup Solution?

Business owners have become more proactive in making their data as secure as possible. Data leakage and information hacking is a big threat to all businesses, and these events not only lead to huge financial losses, but they also affect customers’ and investors’ perception of the brand. In order to prevent these events from happening, data …

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3 Considerations for Your Company’s Disaster Recovery Plan

As a followup to our previous post on choosing DR solutions I wanted to focus on cloud-based DR. Backing up data in the cloud has become a common theme for businesses who are striving to keep up with the changing times.  Cloud backup or storage, as a whole, has become technically simple and economically viable …

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4 Key Qualities to Look For In a Cloud Service Provider

When it comes to selecting a cloud service provider, business owners are often confused by the features and plans they offer and often end up with the wrong provider and plan. Before selecting a cloud service partner for your business, carry out a thorough background check, and ensure that your cloud service provider has these …

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Why Backup Appliances are the Answer to Your Business’ Data Growth

Companies that succeed in gathering relevant data, along with using it appropriately, now have a big competitive advantage over their competition. McKinsey estimates that a retailer using big data to its fullest capability could increase its operating margin by more than 60%. We know that data is growing at an exponential rate but by how much? Google’s Eric …

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It’s Time To Remove Complexity From Your Data Backup Process

Over time, any successful business will inevitably become more complex as it grows, with multiple and often overlapping processes being created and multiple systems operating at the same time. Generally, the complexity of a data backup system is directly proportional to the complexity of the system for which backup is required. Businesses, however, cannot afford complexity in their …

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