Data Backup & Archiving

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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Don’t Compromise Security When Backing Up Your Data

Whether your organisation is backing up data locally, or working with an external provider, security must be an integral part of the backup process. Most organisations go to great lengths to protect their data. Creating a backup process that is potentially insecure could completely undermine such an organisation’s security efforts. There […]


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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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Mergers and Acquisitions: What to Do With Those Legacy Tapes

Recently, I met with a customer whose business model incorporated an aggressive M&A strategy. This company had the integration process down to a science. As a result, they showed consistently strong growth from this part of their business; however, they frequently faced a challenge accessing and maintaining backup data from […]


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