Tag Archives: Backup and Recovery

Preparing for Business Continuity in 2015

In 2014, there were 45 major disaster declarations in the United States according to the Federal Emergency Management Association. These ranged from many severe winter storms, floods and mudslides to tornadoes, earthquakes and a wildfire. For each of these disasters, there were probably numerous companies that were brought to their knees as a result of failed IT systems.
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Major Security Breaches in 2014

2014 was the year of the security breach. The work of cybercriminals was all over the news. Powerful companies like Home Depot, Dairy Queen, Kmart, Staples, JP Morgan Chase, and Sony were among those that had valuable data stolen from their information systems. Not only did personally-identifiable information of their customers get exposed, but these data breaches cost these companies millions of dollars in remediation, lost revenue, lost productivity, and often severely damaging their reputations.
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IBM Seminar – The New Rules of Data Security

Is Data Security a concern for your organization?  If it’s not, it should be.  You don’t have to be a Home Depot, Target or JPMorgan to have your data breached.  There are all kinds of data security threats out there that case pose all types of risks to your business.  Protecting your sensitive data is imperative in today’s data-intensive world.
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Fortinet Gets Top Scores from Gartner

The Gartner Magic Quadrant is considered by many as the Holy Grail in the IT world when it comes to ranking hardware, software and services providers. It is a series of market research reports published by industry analyst group, Gartner. The Magic Quadrant ranks companies in two areas: completeness of vision and ability to execute. The vendors are then positioned in the four squares of the quadrant based on their scores. The quadrants include: Leaders, Challengers, Visionaries, and Niche Players.
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Tapeless Backup Strategies for IBM Power Systems

Why are so many businesses looking at tapeless backup solutions to modernize the backup of their mission-critical data?

Tape backup has many shortcomings. It is expensive to store tapes in an off-site facility. Tapes are often vulnerable to obsolescence and can be lost or stolen when being transported off site. They can also deteriorate over time. With companies operating in a 24/7 world they need reliable backup that is easily accessible when systems fail or other problems occur. Read More »