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Back-Up Lessons Learnt From Myspace Data Loss

  • Published on 14 Jun, 2019 in

Social media network Myspace suffered a data loss in February 2018 during a server migration project. The company admits on its website that “…any photos, videos, and audio files you uploaded more than three years ago may no longer be available on or from Myspace. We apologise for the inconvenience.” However, while it’s good of Myspace to offer an apology to its users, the assumption that emerges from this incident – whether true or not - is that the firm didn’t properly back up its data By Gra...

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Back-Up Lessons From Myspace Data Loss

Social media network Myspace suffered a data loss in February 2018 during a server migration project. The company admits on its website that “…any photos, videos, and audio files you uploaded more than three years ago may no longer be available on or from Myspace. We apologise for the inconvenience.” However, while it’s good of Myspace to offer an apology to its users, the assumption that emerges from this incident – whether true or not - is that the firm didn’t properly back up its data. By G...

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Digital times are different times

The market as we know it is changing, with digital developments succeeding each other at breakneck speed. Traditional companies are being overtaken left, right and centre by the digital native start-ups, who are not impacted by legacy, and now superfluous, real estate. However, even if you as a company have gone through a successful digital transformation, it’s quickly becoming apparent that new risks are waiting in the wings. By Gijsbert Janssen van Doorn, Zerto.

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Myspace, migration, and why it pays to pay attention to ‘dull’ data policies

The world runs on data. Everyone has their own data that keeps their world spinning. Personal data and content data (music, photos, files and videos) keep our achievements and our memories alive. And data keeps our business world spinning too, from customer data to online content. So, what happens when all this data is lost, destroyed or otherwise unrecoverable? As Myspace and their users have discovered, it’s not good. When that lost data is integral to your business, it goes from data debac...

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Redefining Your Data Team’s Roles & Responsibilities for Data Prep Success

All data initiatives, whether machine learning, visualisation or reporting, rely on clean data. Which means that data preparation is essential to any data-driven organisation. Increasingly, businesses are adopting new solutions to increase the accessibility of data preparation (and reduce the time involved) in a governed, secure manner—no longer is this process considered a job for only IT or highly-skilled technical teams, but rather one that spans a variety of different users, in particular th...

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Disaster recovery is dead

We live in fast times. So fast in fact that a recent Google study showed that over half of users will abandon a website if it takes longer than 3 seconds to load. Any online business knows if the website goes down, users will simply check out the competition and get the product/service they want elsewhere. By Eran Brown, CTO, EMEA, InfiniDat.

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Clifton College is one of the UK’s leading co-educational independent schools. Cristie Data provides the Bristol-based private school with a fully managed, scalable and reliable cloud backup solution that protects pupil data and can easily scale to meet future data growth.

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