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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Why Consider Cloud Disaster Recovery?

Cloud Disaster Recovery (Cloud as a DR target ) is now a fully mature technology. Many organizations are choosing to dial back their use of the cloud as a production environment due to issues with data ownership, regulations, cost, and other factors. However, using cloud storage as a repository for a DR copy of data or …

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Disaster Recovery Using the TSM Disaster Recovery Plan File

Disaster struck! What do I do now? First, don’t worry! STORServer has your back. Each day, your STORServer backup appliance runs an administrative schedule that creates the components that you will need to restore your data in the event of a disaster. These include: A backup copy of your primary storage pools A backup copy …

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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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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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Key Considerations When Choosing Disaster Recovery Systems for Hyper-Critical Facilities

Maintaining 100% uptime is critical for many businesses such as healthcare providers, financial services, aircraft or rail traffic controllers and more. Not only do such facilities generate enormous amounts of data, they need to retrieve it immediately in the event of downtime, and they also have to comply with stringent regulations that pertain to data security …

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How to Choose the Right Backup Appliance Part IV: Deciding on Offsite Backup Copies

Choosing the right backup appliance for your company is easier when you know what elements you need to have. This multi-part series on how to choose the right backup appliance is intended to help you sort out the most important details and help you make the right decision for your organization. As the conclusion to our …

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