Will the GDPR Affect My US Company?

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Yes. That’s the short answer. But let’s take a step back to explain. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are probably already aware of Europe’s new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), a legal framework to help secure user data and personalization information. As of May 2018 – it …

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Cloud Storage and Backup Data

Backup and Cloud

Flood, fire, natural disaster, malware, spyware, ransomware, hardware failure, theft, disgruntled employee and so on, there are a multitude of ways to lose critical data. But for the record, you can rest assured that the undisputed, heavyweight champion of data loss is, none other than “human error”, that’s right; you, …

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A Case for Encryption

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Does the security of your online cloud-stored data-at-rest keep you awake at night? If it does, you’re not paranoid and you’re not alone. The amount of data being stored online and in the cloud, will continue to grow exponentially. This means that more of our data, whether it is at …

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Own Your Backup Responsibility

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When it comes to a backup and recovery software solution, we all want the “all-inclusive”, “fully-automated”, “lights-out”, “set-it and forget-it”, “heterogeneous” software that makes our life easy, right? But after all the word buzzing has passed and the backup software has been implemented, we still will need to “do-our-job”. Something …

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Build a Relevant Data Retention Policy

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Do you have a well-thought-out policy for the retention of backup data and archiving? Does your current data-retention policy truly address your organization’s needs or was it more of an afterthought? Possibly your data retention was even a process inherited from whenever original backup jobs were created, a time when …

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Reaching Your Maximum Backup Speed

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If I had a dime every time someone asked me why their backup jobs were slow; I’d be writing this essay with my toes in the sand on the beach of some remote island in the south pacific. I’d be a rich man. The movement of data, from a source …

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How to prevent Backup and Restore Disasters

How to prevent Backup & Restore Disasters

Being aware of potential threats within a backup environment is always the first step in getting your infrastructure prepared for a disaster. Today I’d like to outline a few of the possible threats and what options you have in order to keep your companies business critical data as safe as …

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