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A Backup, Untested, Is No Backup

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Backups are key to your data’s survival, but even if you have a backup, you are still vulnerable. Some of the biggest reasons are: It’s the first place ransomware encrypts when it infects your systems User error can delete the files or access to them Most backups aren’t complete and recoverable. They have to be…

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How MSPs Have an Edge on Big Cloud Providers

Recently a channel partner told me in no uncertain terms what their customers need. These are: No-hassle customer support Products that don’t need an IT expert to use The fewer products to manage, the better Over the course of the conversation we talked about how MSPs are making the most of these needs – and…

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Making Sense and Dollars of the CCPA and GDPR

If you’re a solution provider, system integrator, reseller, MSP, xSP, et cetera, you already bear great responsibility for helping your customers comply with data protection and security mandates. In fact, you are probably their trusted go-to advisor. Unless your head has been in the sand for the last year, you’re already aware of the GDPR…

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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

In IT, Don’t Be Afraid to “Trust, but Verify”

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So goes the adage, a staple of Russian wisdom brought to the west by former U.S. president Ronald Reagan (and attributed wrongly to many in the tech industry, including Bill Gates and Scott McNeely). More than 30 years later, U.S./Russian relations continue to be a thrilling drama, but data protection should not be. Key to…

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There’s More to Backup than Backup

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Despite the efforts of every storage software company to integrate data protection services, including backup, recent surveys show there is still great cause for alarm. In “The 2018 State of Resilience” report, Syncsort surveyed 5,632 global IT professionals and found almost half of all businesses suffered a failure within the previous year that required “a…

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When Disaster Strikes, Will Your Backup Be Ready?

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Did you know that 140,000 hard drives in the US fail each week? If you’re in charge of protecting valuable business data, this number should scare you – especially if you aren’t certain about the reliability of your backups. Disaster can come in all shapes and sizes, from end-of-life hardware failure to human error to…

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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…

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How to Solve the Problem of Ransomware in a GDPR World

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Lately we have been engaging in a very concerted educational effort in two very important areas: ransomware and GDPR. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), of course, covers protection and privacy of personal data of EU citizens. Ransomware, of course, is a nightmare. (Remember early in this season of “Homeland” when Carrie mistakenly downloads ransomware,…

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What Different Industries Need to Do to Defend Against Ransomware

Several recent articles have identified the industries most frequently hit by ransomware attacks. If you work in one of these fields, you might need to be extra vigilant about protecting data and making sure it is replicated, accessible and immutable. Read on to find out what you can do to fight back! Business/Professional Services ZDnet reports…

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