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Benefits of the Cloud Computing Revolution

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on March 3, 2016

Cloud computing can be succinctly described as an on-demand, anywhere, anytime service where customers are provided software and hardware capabilities which can be accessed independent of geographical location or specific device.

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Topics: disaster recovery, cloud computing, Data Storage, cloud backup, cloud backup service

Advantages of Cloud Backup and Storage

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on March 1, 2016

Data backup is crucial – especially since data is becoming a critical component of business success. Technology for data backup, storage, encryption and recovery is rapidly changing to keep up with the explosion of data. Globally, more organizations are turning to cloud storage services to store their data. If you or your organization is considering using cloud services for data backup and storage, here are some reasons why it would be useful to backup data in the cloud:

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Topics: data backup, cloud storage, Data Recovery, Data Storage

Making the Case for Cloud Backup and Data Storage Budget

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on February 11, 2016

A report by Forrester Research and the National Retail Federation reveals that 97% of the CIOs rank cyber security defense in the top five items on their agenda. However, budgets remain a huge challenge for them. Almost half of the CIOs expect to work with a flat or declining IT budget while about one-third expect to see modest increases of less than 10%. In recent years, the difficulty of pursuing new technology initiatives while operating under a constrained IT budget has become a hot topic.

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Topics: disaster recovery, cloud computing, Data Storage, cloud backup, online backup service, cloud backup service

Electronic Discovery and Legal Mandates on Stored Data

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on February 4, 2016

Cloud storage e-discovery becomes essential when legal jurisdiction demands to provide discoverable data. In such circumstances, enterprises cannot get cloud services that do not support these legal mandates. 

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Topics: disaster recovery, Data Recovery, offsite storage, Data Storage, cloud backup, e-discovery, cloud service, stored data

Understanding Cloud Service Level Agreements

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on February 2, 2016

Businesses can survive in a competitive world by mitigating risks and accepting there will be unpredicted challenges. In order to address those challenges, enterprises develop a set of rules and procedures for how to react when an event occurs. Regardless of whether you’re dealing with different networks, systems and geographies or just your single office, it is important to have a predefined set of expectations for how your business will react to various situations. Part of these expectations includes your Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Since many organizations are utilizing an outsourced partner for cloud-based services, it is critical to understand what SLAs might apply and ensure that both parties are in agreement.

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Topics: Data Recovery, cloud computing, Data Storage, cloud service

Does Public Cloud Storage Meet Your Needs for Data Recovery?

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on January 28, 2016

Cloud service providers, including cloud backup, support a lot of clients, but typically, they do not modify contracts to accomplish individual demands. For such reason, majority of public cloud service providers give almost similar services to all of their customers regardless of their needs. Such types of services might have some kind of associated risks. In order to reduce these risks, it is necessary that service consumers and service providers get agreed on certain targets and expectations. 

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Topics: cloud storage, Data Recovery, Data Storage, public cloud, private cloud, cloud backup, cloud service

Data Breaches and Security Incidents

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on January 7, 2016

If you thought security breaches are something that happens to others and never to your enterprise, you need to think again. Security breaches are more common than you think! It could happen to your company as easily as it can happen to others!

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Topics: data breach, online backup, Data Storage, online backup service, data security, security incidents

Intentional and Unintentional Data Leakage

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on January 5, 2016

According to an InfoWatch report, there were 1,395 cases of data leaks in 2014. The report revealed that due to insiders' actions, 350 million personal data records have been compromised, representing about 73% of the leaks. When you further break these figures by guilty persons, 54% were caused by employees, 26% by intruders, and the rest were by contractors, managers, system administrators, former employees, and other unknown entities.

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Topics: data backup, cloud computing, Data Storage, cloud backup, data leaks, data security

Common Myths about On-Premises Versus Cloud Deployment

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on December 29, 2015

There are many myths and assumptions concerning cloud deployment and on-premises systems. Before selecting the right option for data security, organizations must understand the truth behind these assumptions.

Some of the common myths are as follows:

  • Private cloud is more flexible and meet the basic needs of clients;
  • Private cloud is inexpensive option as compared to public cloud option;
  • Private cloud is more secure and compliant when compared to the public cloud;
  • Reliability and disaster recovery system of a private cloud is better than that of a public cloud;
  • By selecting private cloud, organizations are given adequate scalability that is not possible through public cloud.

Let us discuss in details the reasons why companies choose public cloud

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Topics: disaster recovery, cloud service provider, Data Storage, public cloud, private cloud

The Need for a Strong Authentication - Simple Password is Not Enough

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on December 15, 2015

Authentication is the gatekeeper of a virtual world. Like the gatekeeper at a physical secure facility, authentication stops you at the entry with a request for identification. If you successfully identify yourself, you can proceed to access all areas of the facility that you are authorized to access.

With more and more data being sent online and transactions happening online, strong authentication becomes a necessity. Individuals bank online. Governments exchange documents online. Emails are sent with mission-critical information or business transactions are done using payment gateways. None of these people or organizations can afford to have someone looking over their shoulder or accessing their data without proper authentication and authorization. Strong authentication is the first step in ensuring that security of data is maintained at all times and under all circumstances.

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Topics: online backup, Data Storage, cloud backup, data encryption, authentication, online backup service, cloud backup service

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