This Week in Data (December 19, 2014)

Posted by Ben Austin on Dec 19, 2014 5:00:00 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 thing data storage.

This week we saw Microsoft and Google each taking steps to keep communications data private, Sony warned media outlets to do the same with their "stolen information," and a space agency blasted off to the cloud.

Check out this week's infographic the rest of our big headlines of the week, and feel free to share it with your friends and followers. As always, comment below if you have any stories to add.

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Topics: TWID

Using Multiple Backup Systems Costs Companies Millions in Downtime and Data Loss

Posted by Ben Barker on Dec 17, 2014 8:03:34 AM

 

EMC recently published a study that showed the massive amount of money being lost each year on data loss and downtime. The numbers were staggering. The most staggering number in from that study was the $1.7 trillion that data loss costs company's each year, but upon digging deeper an equally disturbing statistic jumped off the page...

Of the more than 3,000 IT decision makers interviewed, 65% reported using more than one vendor for data protection. 

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This Week in Data (December 12, 2014)

Posted by Ben Austin on Dec 12, 2014 6:00:00 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 thing data storage.

This week's top data stories include an upcoming app store focused on keeping your data private, Sony striking back against the hackers that made its data public, and a new department in the U.S. government that aims help the private sector understand the laws that protect our data. 

Did we somehow miss major big data, cloud, or security story this week? Our track record has been squeaky clean so far, but if you've got a scoop on another story feel free to let us know in the comments section below!

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Data Loss is Costing Companies $1.7 TRILLION Per Year

Posted by Ben Barker on Dec 11, 2014 6:00:00 AM


Most companies understand the importance of backing up data: Without a sufficient backup strategy in place, data loss could set a business back days, weeks, or even months.

Despite this apparent understanding, many businesses still aren't taking the necessary measures to ensure that their data is protected from disaster. Well, this metric may help push them toward taking those measures: Data loss and downtime is costing companies $1.7 trillion per year.

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Dark Data: What is it and Why Should I Care?

Posted by Ben Austin on Dec 8, 2014 5:15:00 PM

In this current world of business, organizations are amassing and storing more data than ever before. We truly are in the age of Big Data, which often presents as many challenges for growing companies as it does benefits.

Most of the data being gathered by your organization is going to be used to improve something about the way you do business. Whether it's information about how your users are utilizing your product, results gathered from your marketing efforts, or internal statistics about your development processes, your company's constantly growing data is a major asset that, with the correct analysis, can increase your bottom line.

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This Week in Data (December 5, 2014)

Posted by Ben Austin on Dec 5, 2014 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 thing data storage.

This week saw a malware alert from the FBI that could potentially be related to the Sony Pictures data breach, a slew of huge European deals being signed by Big Blue, and some last-minute storage expansion by Healthcare.gov. 

Looking for more? Check out the links for each story under the infographic, and let us know what stories we missed by leaving a comment at the bottom of the page.

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FAQs Answered: Getting Started with R1Soft

Posted by Ben Austin on Dec 3, 2014 6:30:00 AM

Recently, our team has started collecting a list of questions that come up time and time again with new R1Soft users, or with people who are just looking to find out more about our Server Backup Manager product.

Rather than keeping these questions locked away in a secret folder, hidden away from the rest of the world, we wanted to publish these questions and their respective answers (whether they seem positive or negative) where anyone can easily find them. 

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This Week in Data (November 29, 2014)

Posted by Ben Austin on Nov 29, 2014 7:00:00 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 thing data storage.

This week the United States senate was thankful for server backup, Sony Pictures wasn't so thankful for its costly security breech, and Cloudfare showed how thankful it really is for all of its users on mainland China.

Check out our infographic for all of our big headlines of the week. As always, feel free to share with your friends and followers, or let us know about any major stories we overlooked this week.

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Topics: data recovery, data loss, Industry News, TWID

It’s Time to Move On From Outdated Backup Methods

Posted by Ben Barker on Nov 25, 2014 7:00:00 AM

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If you’re still relying on full, traditional methods of backup, it’s time to get with the program. 

Full backup methods involve copying all data from disk every time you perform an operation. As the your company's data set continues to grow, so does the complexity of the backup process. This can easily turn into a long and strenuous procedure filled with unpredictable backup windows.

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Topics: Bare-Metal Restore, server backup

This Week in Data (November 21, 2014)

Posted by Ben Austin on Nov 21, 2014 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 thing data storage.

We've got an eclectic set of headlines this week that range from the rise of "mega data centers," to an open source security framework, to pair of big wins for Greenpeace and renewable energy.

As always, you can read more about each story by clicking the links under the graphic, or contribute to the cause by submitting any stories we overlooked in the comments section below.

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Topics: cloud services, Industry News, TWID, big data