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From cinema to reality – three things every business can learn from disaster movies

  • Published on 02 Aug, 2019 in

We all enjoy thinking about ‘what if’ scenarios: what if the sun stopped shining? Or what if an alien spacecraft landed on Earth? This is probably why disaster movies are so popular. They somehow suspend our disbelief, generate excitement and anticipation, and deliver regular box office dividends. In fact, Titanic is still the second most successful move of all time more than 20 years after it was released. From The Towering Inferno to Jurassic World and the hotly anticipated Godzilla: King of...

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Doubling Down on Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service for Business Continuity and Beyond

The prospect of an IT outage is one of the key issues that keeps IT professionals awake at night. In the past two years, 93% of organisations have experienced tech-related business disruption and, as a result, 1 out of 5 experienced major reputational damage and permanent loss of customers. From natural disasters to malicious cyber-attacks, organizations face an abundance of risks to business continuity that impact productivity, prosperity and reputation. Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS)...

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Four steps to implementing an effective MDM strategy

Mobile device management (MDM) is a common requirement for enterprises. Mathivanan Venkatachalam, Vice President, ManageEngine, shares his top tips for shaping a comprehensive MDM strategy.

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The evolution of backup: ho to avoid managing Frankenstein's monster

  • Published on 26 Jun, 2019 in

There is no doubt that new technological innovations are great for businesses. They streamline processes, create efficiencies, and often make a business more productive (and more profitable). While we have seen backup go through a technological evolution, moving from tape, to virtualization-aware, to cloud, there is something important that many businesses don’t realize—old backup solutions are never completely replaced. In the world of backup, when a new technology comes along, the older techno...

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

  • Published on 21 Jun, 2019 in

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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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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Technical Discussion: Encryption and Security at High Speed over Distance for IP Storage

Why do so many IP replication solutions lack encryption capabilities, and why is performance an issue when you need to encrypt data inflight? Check out Brocade subject matter experts discussing the challenges of maintaining security while replicating data between data centers at high throughput, including how Brocade addresses this architecturally with IP Extension.

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