Can you trust your backups? It’s the time of year for a spring clean


As winter turns to spring, many of us feel a need to de-clutter and clean our homes and offices. It’s a timely reminder that data can also accumulate in organisations’ IT systems and archives, making it difficult to manage and expensive to store.

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Data Lost During Disaster Exercise May Have Exposed 800,000 People


A disaster preparedness exercise to ensure California’s child support system could be run remotely went smoothly, except for one casualty: the names, Social Security numbers and other private records of about 800,000 adults and children.

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Data Preservation: Mapping out a Reliable, Secure, and Effective Backup, Recovery & Archival (BURA) Plan for Small Business


In the online-all-the-time world, business literally runs on data. Data – or more specifically information culled from volumes of stored files – is the resource that drives business innovation, expansion, and profits. Absent this information, business can and sometimes does come to an abrupt halt.

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Getting Realistic About Your Data Recovery Goals


A zero-byte recovery point objective system — a system that will lose zero bytes of data in a catastrophe — can be done. It’s just very expensive to put in place, and not all systems are worth the splurge.

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Airport Insecurity: The Case of Lost Laptops


Do you ever worry about losing your laptop computer while rushing to catch a flight at a busy airport?

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How one lost laptop can have a giant impact


“As the CTO of a data protection and encryption company, I hear many a tale of woe as other CTOs and CEOs confess to me the stories of how various laptops within their companies have gone astray and the destruction these lost laptops have caused in their wake.  With this in mind, here is one such tale of woe, albeit fictional, that I have heard time and time again.”

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International: Loss of data and downtime cost key concerns of companies in the UAE


The top two concerns for UAE companies are loss of data (78 per cent) and the actual cost of downtime (48 per cent) in disaster recovery, according to a survey.

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