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  • Staples turns backup into a service

    Posted September 24, 2008 - 3:38 pm

    Office-supply company Staples wants small and medium-size businesses that buy paper and scissors at its stores to start going there for their own data, too.
  • Bugs & Fixes: Dealing with CPU overloads, part two

    Posted September 19, 2008 - 3:20 pm

    Last week, I described a situation where the SyncServices process begins eating up so much of the Mac's resources that the Mac's overall performance slows to a crawl. While working on the article, I recalled that I had previously covered a similar issue with a different process: mds, used when Spotlight indexes a drive.
  • STORServer, Inc. announces V-Series Data Protection Appliance at VMworld 2008

    Posted September 17, 2008 - 10:32 am

    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO – September 15, 2008 – [VMworld 2008; Booth #554] STORServer®, manufacturer of the all-in-one suite of Business Continuity Appliances, announces today the STORServer V-Series Data Protection Appliance.
  • Scaling Data and System Backup and Recovery

    Posted September 10, 2008 - 6:12 pm

    Businesses today rely on technologies to keep teams connected to the applications, data and devices they share. Many businesses are experiencing rapid increase in data volumes, resulting in additional challenges for their busy IT departments. In addition, IT administrators are tasked with meeting increasingly strict recovery point objectives (RPOs) and recovery time objectives (RTOs), as well as seeking products to alleviate the workload and allow them to spend more time on strategic initiatives.
  • EMC, Lenovo offer unlimited SMB backup service

    Posted September 3, 2008 - 4:44 pm

    Lenovo and EMC on Wednesday announced an effort to free small businesses from the hassles of data backup by offering an unlimited Mozy storage service for Lenovo's SL series laptops.
  • Twenty tech habits to improve your life

    Posted August 28, 2008 - 12:32 pm

    Technology is supposed to make life easier, but it doesn't seem that way when you're struggling to wrangle 289 new e-mail messages, dealing with a hard-drive crash, or suddenly realizing that you left an important file on the office computer. Thankfully, plenty of tools can help.
  • EMC targets SMBs, branch offices with new low-end storage

    Posted August 26, 2008 - 9:30 pm

    EMC is targeting small businesses and branch offices with a new low-end Celerra storage product.
  • More Online Backup Storage for Less

    Posted August 1, 2008 - 10:26 am

    The two leading consumer oriented online backup leaders, Mozy.com and Carbonite.com, started out with quite similar offerings. Mozy added their MozyPro service to back up servers rather than just workstations, while Carbonite remains focused on the consumer market. When EMC bought Mozy last year, people knew a price increase loomed, and the prices did go up. But good news today, as storage prices for MozyPro have dropped by over two-thirds, from $1.75 per GB down to $.50 per GB.
  • MessageLabs secures e-mail backup

    Posted July 8, 2008 - 1:08 pm

    MessageLabs, best known as a provider of e-mail security services, last week introduced a managed e-mail backup service that has as a selling point the same security features built into the company's other products.
  • Outsourcing infrastructure applications for SMBs

    Posted July 8, 2008 - 9:36 am

    The promise of rapid time-to-market combined with lower total cost of ownership continues to drive the adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS) among small and mid-sized businesses. This on-demand or hosted application model delivers significant benefits through quick adoption, reduced IT costs and increased budget flexibility. Better yet, outsourcing allows staff to focus on business-related initiatives rather than spending valuable energy selecting, implementing, and maintaining complex on-site solutions.
  • Say Bye-Bye to Tape

    Posted June 30, 2008 - 11:20 am

    Let me first say thank you to the nice people in Charlotte who made me feel so welcome when I spoke at the ITEC IT conference there on June 25th and 26th. During the MasterMind Security Panel on the 26th, the issue of tapes came up in two different areas. The result? Time to wave goodbye to tapes of all kinds.
  • Dell adds storage, disaster management services to portfolio

    Posted June 25, 2008 - 4:41 pm

    Dell on Wednesday announced it was adding customizable storage and disaster management services to build out its services portfolio, which it began revamping last year.
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