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Virtualization Has A Place Everywhere In Your Business

Virtualization Has A Place Everywhere In Your Business

Virtualization is a key player in today’s efficient workplace. Businesses of all kinds are looking to expand and enhance the way that they function on a fundamental level, and virtualization offers never before seen opportunities to cut down redundancies and implement new methods to improve operations.

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No Business Should Be “Happy” to Lose 24 Hours’ Worth of Data

No Business Should Be “Happy” to Lose 24 Hours’ Worth of Data

A new study by Disaster Recovery on the state of data backup for enterprises yields some rather disappointing results, particularly when it comes to the percentage of companies not enacting data backup best practices. Companies that fail to continuously backup their data, or fail to even back it up at all, are gambling with their future.

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20% of Customers and Revenue are a Lot to Lose From a Single Data Breach

20% of Customers and Revenue are a Lot to Lose From a Single Data Breach

Data breaches are common problems for businesses of all shapes and sizes. In fact, they often have huge repercussions that aren’t initially seen in the heat of the moment. How can you make sure that a data breach won’t negatively impact your business, even well after you’ve fixed the initial problem?

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Tip of the Week: How to Know if You’ve Experienced a Data Breach

Tip of the Week: How to Know if You’ve Experienced a Data Breach

Your data is vital to the success of your business, and as such, it needs to be protected. Can you identify the warning signs that someone has managed to get past your protections to access your data?

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Can an Algorithm Predict the Next Bestselling Novel?

Can an Algorithm Predict the Next Bestselling Novel?

It’s not always easy to identify what will be hip and trendy years from now, but big data is attempting to bridge this gap. In general, due to the unpredictability of human behavior, it can be difficult to spot cultural anomalies before they happen. Despite these challenges, algorithms are being applied to various practices in both the business world and elsewhere. One innovative way in which it’s being used is by attempting to predict the next bestselling novel.

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3 Lessons We’ve Learned for a Successful Cloud Migration

3 Lessons We’ve Learned for a Successful Cloud Migration

If you’ve recently decided to implement cloud computing for your business, then we commend you. You’ve chosen to use a powerful and dynamic solution for your computing needs. However, choosing to use the cloud and actually implementing the cloud are two entirely different monsters. Now that you have your sights set on the cloud, what do you have to do to get your infrastructure ready for migration?

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Find Out What REALLY Happens When You Delete Your Data

b2ap3_thumbnail_lost_deleted_data_400.jpgYou understand that the Recycle Bin is the place where deleted files go, and you know that emptying the Recycle Bin is how you dispose of files that you no longer need. What you might not know is that emptying your Recycle Bin does not guarantee that your files are gone at all, and that they’re probably still available on your PC.

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736 Million Records Were Exposed to Data Theft in 2015

b2ap3_thumbnail_stolen_data_problems_400.jpg2015 saw a significant increase in high-profile hacking attacks in organizations of all disciplines: healthcare, government, and even large entertainment companies all fell victim to data breaches. In light of these attacks, valuable lessons can be learned through analyzing the types of records that were stolen. In 2015, over half of all records exposed to hackers were passwords and email addresses.

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Why the Cloud is the Best Option For Your Data’s Backup Policy

b2ap3_thumbnail_cloud_backup_and_security_400.jpgThe cloud is a great tool that can help your business fully leverage its technology solutions, but one of the most common problems that people associate with the cloud is that they believe it’s not nearly as secure as a private in-house IT network. However, contrary to popular belief, the cloud is a very secure medium for your data storage and deployment, particularly for your data backup needs.

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80 Million Medical Records Compromised: 4 Ways to Protect Yourself

b2ap3_thumbnail_anthem_hack_400.jpgThis month saw one of the largest recorded data breaches ever, when healthcare-provider Anthem experienced a hack causing data belonging to more than 80 million of its patients to be exposed. This includes sensitive information like Social Security numbers, dates of birth, email addresses, and more. How can you protect yourself from a hack like this?

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You Can Lose Your Data as Easily as You Can Forget a “Eureka!” Moment

b2ap3_thumbnail_eureka_moments_400.jpgDo you get some of your best ideas somewhere other than at your desk? Ever get a brilliant game-changing idea while walking the dog, driving home from work, when out at a restaurant, or even in the shower? If you do, then you’ve experienced the frustration of forgetting your life-changing idea before you get a chance to write it down.

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Objection: Data Backup is Not the Same As Disaster Recovery

b2ap3_thumbnail_disaster_recovey_not_just_backup_400.jpgA thorough data backup is important for your business continuity plan, and so is a fast and efficient disaster recovery solution. What's that? Aren't those the same thing? Unfortunately, the two concepts are far from the same thing, but many business owners are still under the impression that their data backup is also a disaster recovery solution.

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Increasing Data Demands Set to Cause an Environmental Crisis

b2ap3_thumbnail_big_data_causing_problems_400.jpgData centers are truly modern marvels. These warehouses full of servers are responsible for harboring most of the Internet, and these facilities are popping up all over the place. As great as data centers are, according to a new study by the National Resources Defense Council, the increasing demand for data doesn't bode well for the environment.

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4 Essential Forms of Data Your Business Can’t Operate Without

b2ap3_thumbnail_datdata400.jpgYour company's data is debatably your most valuable resource. When companies accidentally lose their data, their future in business is not a favorable fight. In fact, if any given small business is unable to access their data for ten days or more, statistically they likely will not survive the following fiscal year. Learn how to defend your data.

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IBM CEO Explains the Importance of Data Management

b2ap3_thumbnail_data400.jpgAs doing business becomes more complex and competitive, having access to accurate data is becoming increasingly important. This is the assessment of IBM chair, president and CEO Ginni Rometty from her speech on October 2nd at the IBM InterConnect 2013 event. According to Rometty, businesses that successfully use data will share these three characteristics.

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Take the Time to Safely Remove Your Device

b2ap3_thumbnail_USB400.jpgIt is the end of the day and you have been stressed from the days workload. You're ready to just go home and spend some time with your family. As you're leaving, you remember you left your USB drive connected to your computer. Do you just disconnect it and stuff it in your bag or do you spend the time to safely remove it?

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Who's Your IT Hero?

b2ap3_thumbnail_Super400.jpgGrowing up, we didn't dream of servicing computers. Long ago, when RAM was the animal used to represent the letter "R," and not random access memory, our aspirations tended to be draped with capes. While none of us today are superhero crime fighters, we can be an IT hero to your business!

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Feedly Pinch-Hits for Google Reader

b2ap3_thumbnail_feedly1---400.jpgIf you are a user of the popular Google Reader, then you have by now received the memo from Google about their plans to discontinue this service on July 1, 2013. Google’s reasoning for jettisoning their reader is so they can focus on fewer products. What’s a Google Reader user to do? Feedly is a great alternative that’s worth checking out.

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Don't Be An April Fool, Back Up your Data!

worldbackupday15.jpgYour data is critical.  Backup is extremely important for businesses of all sizes, from sprawling corporations to one-man shops.  March 31st is World Backup Day, reminding us all that deploying a bullet-proof backup solution is vital for business continuity.  If you don't have a backup solution, now is the time to consider it, and if you do have a backup solution, there's no time like the present to have it tested to make sure it's working!  Check out the infographic about data backup!

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Forgot to Save? How to Recover an Unsaved Document

RecoverDoc400.jpgHave you ever closed an application and accidently hit 'Don't Save'? Poof. In one forgetful moment all of your progress is gone and your stomach turns into a giant knot. Before you go out and do something crazy, like forsake technology and modern civilization, you will first want to see if Windows was nice and automatically saved you a copy.

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