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

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

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

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

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

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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Datto SIRIS Cloud Storage #1 in safety and ironclad security

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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Beyond criminal, what is the ransomware definition?

Beyond criminal, what is the ransomware definition?

There are many types of viruses and malware that can invade a computer system. However, there is one that is far more devious that most of these types of invasive software. Many people referred to this type of software as ransomware. The Ransomware definition is a type of malicious software that blocks many parts of a computer’s system. What makes this type of intrusion so unique is that it requires a payment to unblock the computer, often with a countdown timer displayed on the computer. Basically, the intruder infects a computer and then requires a ransom to restore it. If the ransom is not paid, all of the information stored on the computer can be wiped out completely.

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Use these 4 critical steps to CryptoLocker prevention today

Use these 4 critical steps to CryptoLocker prevention today

CryptoLocker is a malware used by criminals to extort money from unsuspecting victims. And it’s one of the greatest concerns for many web users today. Once you become a victim, there’s is usually no easy way out. You are forced to pay or you can kiss your important data and documents goodbye. The most practical solution to this problem is CryptoLocker prevention. The rise of this malware is a genuine threat. Individuals with malicious intentions continue to use all means possible to gain access to personal computers and force the victims to click on Trojans which later leads to infection. Thankfully, there are several ways you can use to put cryptoLocker at bay:

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