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Jon Toigo Jon Toigo
Jon Toigo is the CEO and managing principal of Toigo Partners International and chairman of the Data Management Institute. He is the author of 15 books, including five on the subject of business continuity planning.
When Bad Things Happen to Good Data, Part Two

In part one of this series, we noted that many vendors were promoting data protection strategies that work best in response to only a subset of the causes of downtime, albeit the most common causes of downtime.  These are hardware faults, software glitches, human errors and malware, which together with […]


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When Bad Things Happen to Good Data, Part 1

Truth be told, not all data is the same. At a glance, it might seem to be – each anonymous dataset, file or object is just a collection of 1s and 0s. But the reality of the situation is quite different. Some 1s and 0s may support a mission-critical order […]


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Data Protection Series: Are You Ready for the Zettabyte Apocalypse? (Part 2)

In my last blog, I quickly mentioned that tape will prove the best way to manage the coming zettabyte apocalypse. Before the groaning starts, a few points need to be made. Tape Plays Nice First and foremost, tape is a technology that has been relegated to the history books many […]


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Data Protection Series: Are You Ready for the Zettabyte Apocalypse? (Part 1)

Depending on the analyst you read, the next four years will see the addition of between 40 to 60 zettabytes of new data to the digital information burgeon. Each zettabyte equals 1000 exabytes or one billion terabytes. That’s a lot of bits, and they’ll all be seeking a home that […]


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Data Protection Series: To De-Duplicate or Not?  (Part 2)

In my last blog on de-duplication, I wrote about the complications that data de-duplication can bring to legal proceedings. I’d like to follow up with how, despite this fact, de-duplication can be the right fit for IT teams, if it’s part of a comprehensive data management strategy. De-duplication and compression […]


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