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5 Amazing Tips to Organize with Virtual Storage

Organizing media materials online is a challenge with distributed teams of people working on projects. Versions of campaign items, ranging from mailings or posters, are often shared via e-mail and in long lists of folders. This causes headaches when not managed carefully. We’ve created a brief list of tips for better organizing marketing materials across groups of employees:

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A new backup system can save your business

Have you ever run into a situation where that big presentation you needed to give your client disappeared from your computer? Or how about accidentally deleting a file that you really needed to make the sales pitch? Most businesses have experienced at least one hard drive crash, and anyone can imagine the havoc that is wreaked by such a “small” happening. If your business is worried at all about losing its data and files for any reason, it is time to consider a new backup system. And, not all backup plans are created equal.

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There’s a positive to being in IT during the holidays?

In yesterday’s post, we covered some of the added “challenges” the holiday season brings to our IT staff. You know, like the extra non-work-related traffic overloading the network or the scores of people who will be “working remotely” and suddenly need you assistance. However, let’s put that aside for a minute as there is a bright side to being in IT during the holidays.

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3 Big Reasons Business Online Backup is a Necessity

Every business, no matter the size, keeps sensitive information. There’s some information that is secretive and can’t find its way to competitors. In other cases, the loss of information could be a disaster for the company. Some data even fits into both of these categories. The obvious solution to this problem is to back up your data, but there are several methods of doing this. Here are a few reasons you should consider business online backup.

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The truth about the new Datto and TCV partnership

Let me start off by saying we love Datto. We really, truly do. We love the technology, the people, its culture and their commitment to lead in the evolving market of business continuity. That said, today it was announced that Datto raised $75 million in a Series B investment round led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), a leading provider of capital to growth-stage private and public companies in the technology industry. According to Datto founder and CEO, Austin McChord, a TCV partnership will bring experience and expertise that will help Datto continue to be at the forefront of innovation as well as grow both domestically and abroad.

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Eliminate downtime like a pro with cloud VPS

A cloud VPS provides you with full control over the operating system of your service. You can not only install and configure the OS of your choice, you can install the applications you need as well. A cloud VPS is the ideal choice for businesses that need guaranteed hardware and performance. If you have outgrown shared servers, a cloud VPS guarantees RAM, hard drive space and processing power. It is essentially a server that has been shared among several clients, with each client having their own guaranteed hardware on the server. A cloud VPS is the only way to run a unique OS and have full administrative access without renting an entire server.

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DattoCon 16 is going to be epic . . . just 232 days to go!

After an incredibly informative, productive and fun DattoCon last June in New Orleans, I was wondering how, will or even can the 2016 conference compare? As a quick recap, there was huge product news like the launch of the image-based Linux Agent, Office 365 backup as well as the announcement of the ownCloud partnership and last, but certainly not least, the exciting DNA router that miraculously eliminates downtime, even when the other technology around you fails (learn more about the Datto DNA). And, as the cherry on the sundae, we were escorted down the streets of New Orleans to our VIP party by a full-on marching band (see pics below). From what I remember, it was a very good time 😉

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Understanding the role of bandwidth is critically important

There are many things to consider, when determining the proper bandwidth. For example, when backing up your data, it is important to keep in mind the transfer rate at which the data is being saved to your backup device. Even if you have a device with plenty of storage space, your data won’t transfer quickly unless your bandwidth is set to the appropriate transfer rate.

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