This Week in Data (April 24, 2015)

Posted by Ben Austin on Apr 24, 2015 6:30:00 AM

 

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all things data storage.

This week Google officially announced that it's "experimenting" in the mobile wireless industry, Microsoft is giving Office 365 customers the final say on their data security, and IBM makes a big move toward preventing cybercrimes.

Are you at the edge of your chair yet? Scroll down the page to read all the headlines in the infographic below and then scroll just a little bit further to find links to each full story.

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Spring Cleaning Tips: Returning an Unused License

Posted by Ben Austin on Apr 23, 2015 11:37:00 AM

It's that time of the year again - time to get out the old rake, paintbrush and mop to clean up all the clutter that has accumulated around you over the last few months. For most people this process typically involves the rehabilitation of your house and lawn, but for technical folks it should also include an audit and clean up of the data and infastructure that your company relies on to do business.

In order to help you in your organization's cleaning efforts, we decided to do a short series of blog posts that will provide tips for managing and maintaining an orderly R1Soft environment. While many of these tips may be simple and straight forward, it's important to remember to build them into your schedule on a monthly or quarterly basis, just to alleviate some of the labor when it comes time for next year's spring cleaning.

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Topics: SPLA, How-To, Server Backup Manager, Spring Cleaning

This Week in Data (April 17, 2015)

Posted by Ben Austin on Apr 17, 2015 12:22:21 PM

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all things data storage.

This week we saw a lot of legal action around data and digital information, from the telecom industry taking aim at the FCC to the U.S. Justice Department's fight to get their hands on the data from Megaupload's seized servers. All of that, plus a security flaw on a popular dating website? Gasp! 

Want to read more? Glance through the headlines in the infographic below and click on the links at the bottom of the page get all the gory details for all five stories.

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Google's Mobile-Friendly Algorithm Update & What It Means for Web Hosting Providers

Posted by Mary McCoy on Apr 15, 2015 6:30:00 AM

ATTENTION Web Hosting Providers: Google has announced a new update that is expected to change the way companies do business online. For most companies this is a note-worthy event that could have a serious impact on the organic traffic to their own site. For Web hosting providers, though, there is an added layer of depth to this type of announcement. Because you have such a serious influence on the online presence of your small- and medium-sized clients, this is the perfect time for you to educate your less-technical customers and show them some of the additional value that you bring to the table.

So forgive us for stepping a bit outside our typical backup-centric subject matter, but we wanted to make sure our friends in the Web hosting space - and all of your customers - are well aware of the upcoming changes and how they may impact you following Google's April 21 algorithm update.

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Topics: hosted services, Webhosting, hosting industry

This Week in Data (April 10, 2015)

Posted by Ben Austin on Apr 10, 2015 12:23:00 PM

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all things data storage.

This week, while the Linux Foundation is bringing it's community together to help make the migration to HTTPS as easy as possible, Mozilla's new ecryption feature actually ended up causing some HTTPS security headaches, and Amazon released a platform that could help developers build smart applications that might be able to predict this type of issue in the future.

Want to read more? Glance through the headlines in the infographic below and click on the links at the bottom of the page get all the gory details for all five stories.

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Building Out A Successful BDR Sales and Marketing Strategy

Posted by Ben Austin on Apr 8, 2015 7:58:10 AM

Last week’s observance of World Backup Day got me thinking about the vast amount of data that is being generated across the globe every single day. At each individual company, whether it’s a tech giant or a small e-commerce site, all of this data is the fuel that spurs growth and keeps the lights on week after week. Regardless of its size, protecting the data that is generated online should be of the utmost importance for any business with an online presence.

Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.

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Topics: How-To, backup strategy

This Week in Data (April 3, 2015)

Posted by Ben Austin on Apr 3, 2015 12:20:00 PM

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all things data storage.

This week we saw President Obama take a stand again offshore hackers, we learned that someone in China is responsible for the recent massive DDoS attacks on GitHub, and we saw Comcast make moves to stay competitive with Google Fiber.

Looking for more information? Check out all the headlines in the infographic below and click on the links at the bottom of the page get the full details for each story.

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The Numbers Don’t Lie: Recapping WHD 2015

Posted by Ben M. Thomas on Apr 1, 2015 12:20:00 PM

It’s fitting that my inaugural blog post is coming off the high of a week-long dive into the hosting industry. With an estimated 6,000+ attendees, World Hosting Days 2015 in Rust, Germany is purportedly the greatest hosting industry conference in existence.

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This Week in Data (March 27, 2015)

Posted by Ben Austin on Mar 27, 2015 11:50:37 AM

"This Week in Data" is a weekly infographic that aims to serve as a quick and easy way for our readers to catch up on the latest news about the people and organizations that are shaking up the world of big data, cloud computing, and all things data storage.

This week we found out that one-fifth of websites contain known vulnerabilities, Android user data is once again at risk, and RadioShack is taking its customers' personal data up for sale. 

Wan to read more? Check out the infographic below, then click on the links at the bottom of the page to read all the gritty details about each  and every story.

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Topics: TWID

30% of People Have Never Backed Up; Let's Change That

Posted by Ben Barker on Mar 25, 2015 5:30:00 AM

Backup is important no matter who you are. Of course, some files are more important than others, but nobody likes losing their data. March 31 is World Backup Day, and according to the website, 30% of people have NEVER performed a backup of their data. Pretty staggering statistic, huh?

World Backup Day should serve as a time to backup your data, but also as a time to spread awareness about the importance of data protection. You may understand the risks that come along with expanding backup windows, but do your end clients? I'm willing to bet that web hosting providers don't often play into that 30% of the population that has never performed a backup. With World Backup Day approaching, take some time to make data backup a selling point and emphasize its importance to those who might not realize it.

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Topics: data protection, data recovery, data loss, backup strategy