During the formative years of cloud computing technology, it mainly focused on the IT enablement of organizations. But, cloud computing is now playing a critical role in the rise of IT based economies, and offering unprecedented scalability. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) claims that the ease of scalability, customization and access to data anywhere and anytime has resulted in huge cost savings for many businesses. Additionally, the availability of resource pooling to enable software application development has contributed to its increased popularity.Read More
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.Read More
When 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:Read More
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.Read More
In Part I, we discussed common data related mistakes companies make such as: process short-cuts due to budget constraints, an attitude of "it won't happen to us", and poor data integration. In part II, we will discuss some more common mistakes:Read More
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!Read More
In Part I, we mentioned the two ways to backup open file, namely: Locked File Backup (LFB) and Application Program Interface (API); and we discussed in detail about the LFB option. In this Part II post, we will discuss about the API option in detail.Read More
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.Read More
Cloud computing and cloud backup services are burgeoning all around the world. More and more enterprises are using these services to get their data backed up off-site and also set up disaster recovery protocols to guard against possible loss of business. However, can all these mushrooming data centers be easily administered? What kind of administrative control do you have over the data that you store online? Enterprises need to examine the administrative settings that are being implemented by the cloud backup service provider.