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John Sharpe John Sharpe
John Sharpe is Director of Product Management for Iron Mountain’s Data Management business. In this role, he is responsible for developing and implementing strategies for backup, disaster recovery, and archiving. Creating new offerings that will allow our customers to extract more value from their media, whether new or archival, is central to Mr. Sharpe’s work. His primary overall objective is to ensure that Iron Mountain is a trusted information partner for our customers – and much more than a storage vendor. Mr. Sharpe has over 15 years of experience in engineering, corporate strategy, and product management. He holds a BA in computer science from Boston College and an MBA in finance from Yale.
5 Major Differences Between Backup and Archive

Backup and archive. Two words that are often used interchangeably but have very different meanings. While both technologies support primary data storage, there are key differences between them. Let’s celebrate World Backup Day 2016 by exploring the five key differences between these technologies. Definitions: In his write-up a few years […]


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Projects vs. Programmes: What Your eDiscovery Requests Could be Costing You

e-Discovery requests are no joke. You have to ensure you have exactly the right information at exactly the right time—or pay the fines. If you’ve never faced one of these requests before, you may be under the impression that you never will. But recent stats on the subject suggest otherwise: […]


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Data Protection Series: How to Protect Data on Electronic Devices

Many of us buy new devices each year. From cell phones, to tablets, TVs and wearable tech, citizens around the globe can’t stop committing to the latest and next ‘big thing.’ But where do all of our old devices go, and how much of our information do they take with […]


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Data Protection Series: Keeping Data Safe When Moving to the Cloud

Tape as a storage medium is cost-effective and reliable for long-term retention, but managing and recovering the data from those tapes can be labor-intensive for companies overseeing the process themselves. Many businesses have decided to move some of their data to the Cloud for that reason, but best practices for keeping […]


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