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How Worried is Your Database Administrator?

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on February 9, 2016

If your database administrator is having sleepless nights, chances are, they may not have the right backup and data security solutions. Business leadership can sometimes be lulled into a false sense of security in thinking that their employees won’t steal or provide unauthorized access to company data. However, many studies show that most data loss can be attributed to authorized system users who unintentionally opened the system to a breach. Given this fact and the challenges of keeping IT systems up-to-date, many IT Administrators live with a constant consciousness of the risks and impending blame of data loss.

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Topics: data loss, online backup, cloud backup, online backup service, cloud backup service, cloud backup providers, data security

The Consequences of Not Backing Up Laptops

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on November 5, 2015

Every day, thousands of laptops are either lost or stolen. Often, the pain of the loss isn’t about the physical hardware, but the data that is stored on it. The lost laptop might have years of research information or GBs of important data that cannot be replaced. The desperation over the lost data can even drive some to posting rewards on the Internet in hopes of retrieving the invaluable information. It is a terrible situation so, if you’ve not experienced this problem, you should be grateful because it could happen when you least expect it. To help protect yourself against the pain and agony of a lost or stolen laptop, the best solution is to backup your data and sensitive information to another device like a removable media disk drive, and/or securely stored the data somewhere else to an offsite location using cloud backup and recovery services over the Internet.

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Topics: data backup, data loss, backing up laptops, cloud backup solutions, Data Recovery, laptop data, cloud backup

5 Steps to Developing a Simple Disaster Recovery Plan

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on June 15, 2015

Has your company experienced any server downtime or data loss in the last year? In the last few months? Do you know how much money that cost your bottom line? In 2014, global data loss and the resulting downtime caused $1.7 trillion in lost profit (as stated by eWeek).

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Topics: disaster recovery, data loss

A Letter From the CEO - Industry Trends: Data Backup in 2014

Posted by Gayle Rose on June 13, 2014

A Letter From the CEO

In the ever-changing world of technology, it is comforting to know that EVS, your partner in Backup and Disaster Recovery (BDR) is staying abreast of the latest trends. As we continue to evolve and expand our portfolio of BDR solutions, we strive to offer the best-in-breed solutions to meet the changing needs of our client’s business recovery strategies. 

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Topics: managed services, data backup, disaster recovery, data loss, storage professional services, data breach, cloud storage strategy

"Heartbleed Bug" Encryption Flaw

Posted by Alisa Alvich on April 16, 2014

You've likely heard of the "Heartbleed bug," recently making national headlines. The "Heartbleed bug" is a vulnerability found in OpenSSL, a widely used encryption mechanism for connectivity to Internet applications such as web sites, email, and virtual private networks (VPNs).

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Topics: data backup, data loss, encryption

10-Point Disaster Recovery Planning Checklist

Posted by Alisa Alvich on April 9, 2014

When It Rains - It Pours.

Every year, AccuWeather.com issues a U.S. forecast, highlighting predictions of temperature and precipitation trends. For businesses, severe rain and/or storms can result in power outages and flooding. Additionally, tornado season typically starts in March and can last well into July, depending on the region. 

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Topics: managed services, data backup, disaster recovery, data loss, data lifecycle

Disaster Recovery Starts With Disaster Preparedness

Posted by Alisa Alvich on April 3, 2014

 

Charles City, Iowa Tornado

"I founded EVS nearly seven years ago because I witnessed my father struggle to rebuild his medical practice after a tornado blew all his medical records and his building off the map. The tools and technology that exist today are affordable and would have decreased his recovery time from nearly a year to a couple of days."

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Topics: managed backup, data backup, disaster recovery, data loss, storage professional services, intelligent backup

World Backup Day: March 31

Posted by Alisa Alvich on March 21, 2014

Did You Know...

World Backup Day is March 31! 

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Topics: managed backup, data backup, disaster recovery, data loss, intelligent backup, cloud storage

Data Disasters Happen Every Day—Is Your Data Protected?

Posted by Layna Shuppert on August 26, 2011

Tornadoes. Earthquakes. Hurricanes. While these events remind business leaders about the importance of continuity plans, most CEOs may not realize that data disasters occur every day, and the repercussions can be devastating.

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Topics: data backup, disaster recovery, data loss

Backup to Tape—Why Risk It?

Posted by Layna Shuppert on August 12, 2011

Costly to transport, vulnerable to loss, and often unencrypted, tapes are increasingly becoming a relic in the data backup world. Those who have been using backup tapes for years may swear by their reliability, but if they were to experience a disaster, they might learn their true cost.

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Topics: data loss, data breach, tape backup

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