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Posts by Lori Steuart

The Full Story on Ransomware

With the threat of ransomware always looming, you need to have a plan. Thankfully, we’ve got you covered. This toolkit of articles will help you get informed and get ready to deal with ransomware. The problem with being down Application downtime – from ransomware or not – affects many parts of the business – this article…

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Are You Compliant with New Data Privacy Regulations?

If you have customers or employees residing in areas such as California or the European Union, you are on the hook to comply with some of the toughest new data privacy regulations introduced in recent years. Individual privacy and access to information has always been a highly regulated area of business, particularly for health care…Read More

Are You Ready for Ransomware? Some Common-Sense Suggestions

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Do you know the signs, exploits, or attacks that could bring down your organization’s systems? Most IT professionals feel confident in being able to recognize an attack, but your users may not know all the signs – or the ways to avoid them! So here are a few common-sense tips for you – and your…

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The Scary Truth about Backups and Data Loss

75 percent of IT managers unable to restore
In spite of how common backup products and practices are, one in five companies won’t be able to recover all their data when suffering from a data loss incident – ransomware or otherwise. Are you protected? Do you know the best practices? Our latest infographic shares the latest stats and best practices for handling data…Read More

Are You (Un)Prepared for the GDPR?

Today we released the results of our latest survey finding out how prepared companies are for the GDPR – it turns out, they aren’t! The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR for short) is legislation that covers the processing, storage, and use of private EU citizens’ data. The catch is, no matter where your company…

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Say What? All The Software-Defined Storage Jargon, Defined

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or you’re new to the world of storage, you’ve no doubt encountered terminology, acronyms, and jargon that made your head spin. Here’s an A-Z list of the most common jargon you’ll encounter in the software-defined storage space (and yes, we’ll define that, too!), so you can do more than just…

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Millennials – You Should Work for a Startup

As a generation, Millennials are uniquely positioned to take risks – because we have less to lose. In the wake of the 2008 crash, those of us graduating from school were now competing with highly experienced workers. Career-oriented positions became coveted, and, with thousands of applicants competing for an entry-level marketing position, we turned to…

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ioFABRIC Survey Finds Canada’s Medium-size IT Departments Overstretched, Underfunded

Originally published on Cantech Letter Consistent with other studies of the state of IT spending in Canada, Toronto’s ioFABRIC has released its own survey, providing something of a wake-up call for small-to-medium businesses and the state of their IT departments, typified by shrinking budgets, stagnant salaries and a lack of commitment for anything other than urgent…

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The 10 Coolest Storage Startups of 2015

Originally posted on CRN Storage Startups: Taking Storage Where No Bits Have Gone Before Every year brings the IT industry a new bumper crop of storage startups. Some will disappear quickly, some will disappear painfully, some will get acquired and see their technology’s future out of their control. And a lucky few will survive to…

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Start-Up Profile: ioFABRIC

Originally published on StorageNewsletter In software to discover, profile and unify DRAM, flash, and HDDs across DAS, SAN, NAS and cloud storage Company ioFABRIC Inc. HQs Toronto, ON, Canada Date founded October 2013 Financial funding From Real Ventures and private investors, amount not disclosed Founders and main executives Steven Lamb, co-founder and CEO, forged himself…

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