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  • White Paper

    Avoid the Top 5 Epic Fails of Enterprise Endpoint Backup

    Posted January 20, 2014 - 2:00 am

    With mobile workers, BYOD and IT consumerization, backup is an unpredictable environment that needs to protect the data stored on desktops and laptops while supporting a variety of platforms and user needs.
  • White Paper

    Five Steps to Worry-Free Endpoint Backup and Data Migration

    Posted January 20, 2014 - 2:00 am

    Many companies still rely on a legacy, platform-specific data backup solution. This outdated approach becomes especially risky when IT faces a data migration initiative.
  • Slideshow

    Sher-locked: 12 famous passwords used through the ages

    Posted January 8, 2014 - 3:34 pm

    Passwords seem like a recent thing, but they’ve been in use for a long time. Here are a dozen of the more memorable ones
  • White Paper

    IT Security - Fighting the Silent Threat

    Posted January 7, 2014 - 4:46 pm

    "IT Security - Fighting the Silent Threat" is a global report into business attitudes and opinions on IT security. Download the report now to get quantifiable statistics about perceived versus real cyberattacks.
  • White Paper

    Cutting Complexity - Simplifying Security

    Posted January 7, 2014 - 4:45 pm

    Kaspersky Lab's latest whitepaper, "Cutting Complexity - Simplifying Security" looks at how the latest IT Systems Management solutions can simplify and automate a vast range of routine IT management tasks.
  • White Paper

    Your Data under Siege: Defeating the Enemy of Complexity

    Posted January 7, 2014 - 4:45 pm

    Even if you have adequate antivirus protection, are there still holes in your IT security armor? Is lack of bandwidth to manage the growing list of threats, endpoints, and security systems making your organization vulnerable?
  • White Paper

    Build Your IT Security Business Case

    Posted January 7, 2014 - 4:45 pm

    In this latest whitepaper from Kaspersky Lab, you'll find useful facts, examples and business case arguments to help you get buy-in and commitment from your business.
  • White Paper

    When Disaster Tests Your Business, Cloud Communications Can Save It

    Posted January 2, 2014 - 1:15 pm

    Find out why the survivors of Hurricane Sandy and other recent calamities say they wish they'd had cloud-based business VoIP communications, rather than "the vulnerability and limitations of the premises-based communications we had in place."
  • White Paper

    Surviving the Business Equivalent of the Zombie Apocalypse

    Posted January 2, 2014 - 1:15 pm

    More than 43% of businesses that close following a natural disaster never reopen, and an additional 29% of businesses close down permanently within two years of the event.
  • How to mitigate business risk using SAM and SLM tools

    Posted December 18, 2013 - 1:12 pm

    Most companies understand the risks associated with disaster recovery and business continuity and plan accordingly. Few can say the same thing about the software they own -- or don't own, as the case may be. That's where software asset management and software license management tools can make a difference.
  • Friends don’t let friends code drunk

    Posted December 18, 2013 - 7:00 am

    Drinking and programming often go together, but is that really a good idea?
  • Review

    Dropbox for business can be a lifesaver

    Posted December 13, 2013 - 9:00 am

    Our team relies heavily on Dropbox for all of our projects. A major limitation to the free edition of Dropbox is that multiple users can’t synchronize the same files unless they all use the same credentials. Also it’s limited to 2GB of storage. That’s where Dropbox Pro and Dropbox for Business come in.
  • White Paper

    Five Cloud Backup Case Studies

    Posted December 11, 2013 - 6:15 pm

    Practical IT buyers shopping for cloud backup face the challenge of finding a solution that has the right mix of performance, functionality, security, and cost for their specific environment among hundreds of vendors offering similar solutions.
  • White Paper

    Leveraging Endpoint Backup for Legal Holds & E-Discovery

    Posted December 11, 2013 - 4:00 pm

    Learn how enterprise endpoint backup can satisfy data collection and preservation requirements in a more streamlined and cost-effective manner than traditional e-discovery methods.
  • Cell-phone mishaps and mysteries from the masses

    Posted November 21, 2013 - 1:37 pm

    Real-life smartphone mini-disasters are widespread. They can be maddening and often amusing.
  • How load balancing is playing a bigger role in tech transitions

    Posted November 19, 2013 - 5:37 pm

    Load balancing isn't just for websites that expect surges in traffic any more. Companies of all sizes, and in all verticals, find load balancing an effective way to address disaster recovery, scalability, failover and application virtualization needs.
  • How to create an effective business continuity plan

    Posted November 14, 2013 - 2:15 pm

    Natural and manmade disasters underscore the challenges of seamless disaster recovery in the real world. Having a comprehensive business continuity plan isn't just an IT concern; though. Nothing less than the survival of your company is at stake.
  • Essential reading for choosing a NoSQL database

    Posted November 8, 2013 - 9:00 am

    Like most software engineers, I’ve spent a great deal of time mastering relational databases. Getting started with a distributed database (or NoSQL) can have your head spinning as you try to unlearn your relational ways and adapt to a new style of data storage and access. Here are some helpful resources to get you going and choose the right platform.
  • White Paper

    Building Higher IT Business Continuity in the Face of Disaster

    Posted November 4, 2013 - 1:15 am

    In the past, one- or two-day outages were trouble. Today, a few hours downtime can cripple your organization.
  • White Paper

    Unified Backup: Virtual & Physical

    Posted November 4, 2013 - 1:15 am

    In independent testing, researchers found Dell AppAssure offered advantages in ease-of-use and backup/recovery time.
  • White Paper

    University Prevents Data Loss with Robust Data Protection Solution

    Posted November 4, 2013 - 1:15 am

    In transitioning to VMware®, the University of Miami needed a scalable solution for protecting 213TB of sensitive data.
  • White Paper

    Five Amazing Things in NetVault Backup

    Posted November 4, 2013 - 1:15 am

    Reduce your backup storage footprint by up to 90% with powerful deduplication capabilities from NetVault SmartDisk.
  • Seagate Kinetic - Cloud storage on a disk, no server required

    Posted October 29, 2013 - 12:00 am

    Building your own storage area network (SAN) involves many layers, not the least of which is the server layer communicating with the storage devices. Seagate has recently announced a new storage architecture called Kinetic that builds server-like functionality and ethernet right on the drive itself.
  • ERP comes to the cloud and (finally) smaller businesses

    Posted October 28, 2013 - 11:28 am

    Trek Global claims that its cloud-based ERP service can help midmarket and small businesses leverage ERP to create efficiencies.
  • Masters of disasters: IT survivors of Katrina, Sandy and other natural disasters share their DR tips and tricks

    Posted October 28, 2013 - 10:40 am

    Natural and manmade disasters are facts of life. Smart IT managers prepare for the worst before trouble hits, so that the businesses and government institutions that rely on IT can resume normal operations as soon as possible.
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