Let’s face it: explaining why backups are important to your users (or management) can feel like talking to toddlers. Instead of “money doesn’t grow on trees”, you’re just replacing it with “keeping a copy of vital work documents is important because things can happen to them.” Cue the unapologetic crying like they’ve got a scraped knee
One of the more common questions in IT is “What’s the difference between data backup and data archiving?” It’s a common mistake to confuse the two, especially since many professionals use the term interchangeably. Let’s set the record straight: to backup and to archive is not the same thing. In this article, we talk about the
As you go to save your Word Document, you seek out a strangle little symbol in the corner. For millennials, it means ‘Save’, but the box-like shape holds no other meaning. They’ve seen it time and time again, in many different programs, but it’s just a shape. For anyone born a little earlier, the symbol is
Recently, we did an article on how to air gap your backups. One of our readers had an interesting question: how do you get around spending effort and manpower to remove your air-gapped backups and take them offsite? Obviously, with public and private cloud backup, it’s easy to send your data offsite. But with a
Ever heard of air gapping? It’s an important technique to keep your systems secure, and your files and folders free of malware. In other words, you should learn to do it, and implement it in your backup strategy immediately. Here’s why. What is Air Gapping? First, answer this. How do you remotely hack a computer
IBM researchers have discovered a way to store one bit of data on a single atom, the company has announced. This momentous achievement—storing data on the universe’s essential building blocks—could be the first step towards the end game of data storage. And for IBM, the question of if they can put this to practice is an existential
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In a severe lapse of any IT sense, a New York international airport has left its server backups exposed on the open internet—without any password protection—for almost a year. The internet-connected device contained several image backups for the Stewart International Airport, located 60 miles north of Manhattan, a joint civilian and military thoroughfare. Not only that,