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Closing the Data Storage Affordability Gap

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on February 25, 2016

In the past decade, data volumes have been growing exponentially in every sector. Such growth has forced companies to spend substantial amounts of money, sometimes over their approved budget, to protect and manage the data. As a result, IT admins are searching for a way to effectively narrow the data affordability gap and find storage solutions that are cost effective, simple and optimized. 

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Topics: online backup, cloud backup, online backup service, cloud backup providers, storage solutions

Four Backup Technologies You Need to Know

Posted by Stephanie Aldrich on February 23, 2016

cloud-data-backup.jpgWhen considering cloud backup for your business, you will notice that there are thousands of service providers out there. Among those various service providers, there are different backup methodologies; each comes with their advantages and disadvantages. It is helpful to understand these to help you find the solution that will be the best fit for your situation.

 

To get started, here are few simple definitions:

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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

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

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

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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