Posts Tagged ‘Data protection’

What The GDPR Is, And Why You Should Care

Friday, September 15th, 2017

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If you’re a business with even a single customer in the European Union, or a not-for-profit with supporters there, it’s vital you know about the GDPR. It doesn’t matter whether your organization is actually located in France or Florida, so long as you’re interacting with someone located in the EU.

If you violate the GDPR, you could be fined up to 4% of your annual global revenue, or up to €20 million, whichever is higher. These laws fundamentally change how all organizations, from small operations to massive enterprises like Google, do business inside and with the EU.

If you’re an EU citizen, these new laws are designed to put you in the driver’s seat. So it’s important that you know what your new rights are, and what entitlements organizations now have to provide you with.

In this article, we cover exactly what the GDPR is, how it will affect your interactions with EU citizens, and how you can go about complying with these new regulations.


DNA Data Storage and Computing: The Future of Data?

Friday, August 26th, 2016

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Imagine a world where instead of using a hard drive, you store your data in your own genes: up to 1,000,000,000 TB in a speck on your hand.

Science fiction? Not quite. Big name companies like Microsoft believe DNA data storage is the future, and are investing heavily into it.


Eight Top Features of Microsoft’s SQL Server 2016

Wednesday, June 15th, 2016


With its public launch two weeks ago, Microsoft has made SQL Server 2016 widely available. But like with any product release, the first question is ‘What’s it offer for my data?’

It’s a fair question, especially when you’re forking out anywhere from US $3,717 for a Standard Edition or $14,256 for Enterprise. That’s per-core, in two-core packs. Anyone would want to get their money’s worth. (Thankfully, Microsoft is offering a free 180-day trial, so you’re not forking out upfront capital for the promise of features.)

For those who want a rundown of the features of Microsoft SQL , look no further. We’ve summarized the eight best perks of SQL Server 2016 so you know exactly what it can do for your business and your data.

As of BackupAssist’s v9.4 update, our software fully supports Microsoft SQL Server 2016. 


Why CIOs Are Concerned About Data Protection in 2016

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

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Like all C-Levels, Chief Information Officers (CIOs) have a lot to be concerned about. Upkeep of infrastructure, delivery of new services, innovation and staying current with technological shifts… the list goes on. But there’s one concern that keeps CIOs up at night more than anything else: data protection. This isn’t a new concern by any means  (in fact, Forbes called their article on CIOs 2016 concerns “Deja Vu All Over Again”), but there a some pretty compelling reasons why 2016 is shaping up to be another stressful year for CIOs when it comes to data.

It’s why Oracle CEO Mark Hurd recently described the position of CIO as “the toughest job in corporate America.”


Winter is coming. A Lannister always protects his data.

Friday, January 30th, 2015

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Well, actually Winter’s already here. And no, we’re not going to talk about Game of Thrones.  Sorry about that… But with Juno just passed, snow still piling up outside and winds assaulting the walls of your server room, it’s time to start thinking seriously about data protection. Unfortunately, nobody’s yet worked out how to make servers fly south for the winter.


Encryption Part 2 – BackupAssist encryption

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Our previous article explained the importance of using encryption to protect your backups from unauthorized access. Now let’s look at how you can encrypt your backups using BackupAssist.

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