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Countdown to the incredible DattoCon 2016 is officially on!

This is my 3rd Datto Conference and I cannot wait. Something tells me this is going to be the best one yet! This year, DattoCon 2016 is in Nashville, yeehaw! In addition to some, what will likely be overindulgence in: barbecue, beer and some bad @ss honky tonk, there are a ton of great speakers from Datto and their partners scheduled to tell us what the future of business continuity has in store. I’m really looking forward to the Executive Download, where you can ask the C-Levels of Datto anything you want and nothing is off limits. Ian’s Disaster Demo is always a good time as well.

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How to choose the best Business Continuity Professional

You’re successfully running your business. Everything is great, and nothing is running better than your top-notch IT department. But there are hidden threats lurking behind the scenes. Cybersecurity breaches, natural disasters, or simple human error can all damage – or even destroy – your business, simply through loss of data. That’s why you need a business continuity professional that can help you before the damage is done.

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Devastating CA fires can teach us a lot

By now, we have all heard about the fire that ravaged the hills of Calabasas that prompted large-scale evacuations and burned more than 500 acres. The good news is the fire was contained within 48 hours and no major incidents have been reported. Hundreds of firefighters fought the fast-moving fire and were successful in part because of favorable weather conditions.

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Amazing reason business continuity standards never get a break

Summer is here. And, while there are certain industries that may let a little loose with the warmer weather–IT isn’t one of them. Clients do not lower their expectations when the temperatures rise, which means that business continuity standards do not change. IT professionals around the globe must fight the urge to unplug and hit the beach in order to keep businesses up and running.

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Did You Catch that impressive Datto Save of the Day?

If you were watching NBC on Saturday, you may have noticed the “Datto save of the day.” While Datto saves the day for businesses of all sizes, around the world, every day, this time we are talking sports–specifically beach volleyball. Datto, the innovative provider of comprehensive data backup, recovery and business continuity solutions, was an official sponsor of the AVP/FIVB Cincinnati Open at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, OH. The AVP/FIVB is the only Olympic Qualifier for Professional Beach Volleyball in the United States before the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (check out the full press release here).

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Why it’s useful to know about Corporate Data Backup

In today’s business world, data is everything. Information is kept on things such as customers, transactions, marketing plans, strategies, assets, and employees. With more businesses using software for their day-to-day operations, it’s important to have contingencies in place when there is a disruption. These disruptions aren’t limited to the hackers or servers going down. Natural disasters, human error, and other factors contribute to data being compromised and potentially lost. This lost data is also lost time and money. This is where corporate data backup comes into play.

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Restore Datto backup to VMWare VSphere made easy

This article provides a step-by-step tutorial to restore Datto backup to VMWare VSphere using image export. We will walk you through the steps where you will export a backup as a VMDK, and move it back to a permanent storage location within the VMware vSphere environment. This method does not provide thin or sparse provisioning for the image file that is written to your VMWare storage.

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Adorable newborn with side of Datto and business continuity

Everything! And, my wife and I just learned this the hard way when we welcomed our first child into the world on April 12th. You see, when you have a baby, you need a backup plan, and a backup plan for that plan—especially if you want to leave the house! Ok, as a belated, shameless tribute for mother’s day (and my son), here are three ways having a newborn is related to Datto and business continuity:

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Introducing the amazing Datto Drive for file sync and share

There is high customer demand for file sync and share applications, especially as companies and their employees are working more away from the office–either due to increased work flexibility via telecommuting or the increased demand of being “always on”. And, in order to remain productive an effective file sync and share is a must. Sure “solutions” like Box and Dropbox exist, but they are either expensive or don’t offer the support that is needed for a business.

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