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The big takeaway from XChange 2016 (it’s a bit frightening)

I always look forward to their conferences. It’s full of industry experts, sharing their thought-provoking insights. And, they also know how to throw a party (but this is a serious post, so we won’t focus on that today). Well, XChange 2016 was no different. In fact, this may have been my best experience to date. There were lots of hot topics covered (and I’m not just saying that because we were in San Antonio) and I was given the opportunity to lead one of the groups at the event.

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Slash Your Company’s Cloud Storage Pricing With These 3 Tips

With cloud storage pricing on the rise, your company relies on you to keep data organized, secure, properly retained and maintained. This is no easy feat. Cloud storage can very quickly get out of control, cluttered, seeming to grow exponentially month after month. Fear of removing documents critical to your company can paralyze you, afraid to act, but failure to act can mean gigs of redundancy, obsolete files and general chaos. Enough is enough. Let’s discuss 3 tips to managing cloud data storage to keep costs low.

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Olympics business continuity plan worked. Awesome job, Rio!

Well, Rio de Janeiro and the entire country of Brazil can exhale now. The 2016 summer games have officially come to a close. And, while there were certainly a fair share of “incidences” leading up to the event as well as dramatic side stories, there weren’t any major power outages or technical disruptions (at least that made the news). That’s certainly a huge accomplishment for the Olympics business continuity planning team in Brazil.

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[Hot IT topics] All roads lead to better business continuity

There are a few hot IT topics this year. And, they all seem to link back to one thing–they are supported by business continuity. Perhaps in and of itself, efficient backup and recovery isn’t all that sexy. However, when you consider where the world is heading, it’s an integral component of all the IT trends. Let’s take a look at the universal trends and the role of business continuity.

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How to master backing up NAS to the Cloud. It’s easy.

Backing up data from a network attached storage (NAS) system poses special challenges. It holds a lot of data, and the backup has to have enough capacity for it.

You may be able to back up to a very large disk drive. If not, tape can handle even the largest storage systems. The drawback is that the backup is local. If a disaster strikes the office, will the backup survive? If malware hits, will attached disk drives be safe?

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Datto vs Dropbox: there’s a clear winner

There are many storage services currently available. Since so much of the world has gone digital, people have more and more files on their computers and mobile devices that they need to store. As such, storage providers are competing with one-another to provide the best possible services to those who need to be able to store large volumes of files. One option that recently hit the market is the Datto Drive, and they are showing they have a great deal to offer. Let’s take a look at what Datto vs Dropbox (the incumbent) is doing for today’s post…

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Datto vs Barracuda for BDR: only one can be the best

Commercial backup systems have come a long way from a reliance on tape decks and optical media. Today we require a lot from our backup systems.  They maintain data continuity, provide multiple layers of redundancy, backup entire file systems and secure it all behind strong encryption. The Datto SIRIS 3 and Barracuda represent two of the leading backup solutions on the market today.

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Define Ransomware – A new stealthy & sneaky technical scam

Is your company’s data important? How would it impact your business if you were to suddenly lose access to critical files you need to function. Things like customer data, accounting records, personnel files. Could your business survive? This is the threat faced each day by businesses, which fail to take the proper precautions to protect their computer systems against ransomware. Before going any further, we should first define ransomware.

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Datto SIRIS Cloud Storage #1 in safety and ironclad security

It’s easy to forget about the importance of business continuity. When your IT systems are working fine, it’s difficult to envision a disaster that shuts everything down. Now, there are more ways than ever for a business to be severely impacted. There seems to be an endless supply of: cybercriminals, natural disasters, hackers, disgruntled former employees, equipment failure, and maybe even unethical competitors. Datto SIRIS Cloud Storage provides a business continuity solution that preempts any disaster that might affect your IT system. When your business is protected by Datto, you can rest easy knowing your business data is protected.

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