StorageCraft Technology Corporation https://blog.storagecraft.com Recovery Zone Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:00:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://blog.storagecraft.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/cropped-STC_logo-32x32.jpg StorageCraft Technology Corporation https://blog.storagecraft.com 32 32 Highlights From the Biggest Tech Events of 2018 … So Far https://blog.storagecraft.com/highlights-biggest-tech-events-2018/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/highlights-biggest-tech-events-2018/#respond Fri, 13 Jul 2018 13:00:07 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28084 If there is one word, to sum up, the tech scene in 2018, transformative might be the best fit. This year has been dominated by trends with the sort of transcendent promise that demands attention from savvy business leaders and IT experts alike. On that note, here are some highlights from six of the most... Read more »

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Downtime is More Expensive than You Realize https://blog.storagecraft.com/downtime-more-expensive-realize/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/downtime-more-expensive-realize/#respond Wed, 11 Jul 2018 13:00:12 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28076 Whether your head office location was hit by a hurricane, or your systems are locked by a cyberattack, downtime in all its forms can be incredibly detrimental to the revenue and reputation of a business. Some Scary Numbers Downtime costs a lot. Statistically speaking it is the second largest expense after HR. According to ITIC,... Read more »

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Disaster Recovery Glossary https://blog.storagecraft.com/disaster-recovery-glossary/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/disaster-recovery-glossary/#respond Tue, 10 Jul 2018 13:00:24 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28068 IT speak often comes off as an entirely different language to those who are unfamiliar with all the terminology and jargon. This is especially the case in a highly technical field such as disaster recovery. Never fear! Our disaster recovery glossary will help you keep up when discussing one of today’s fastest moving industries. Backup:... Read more »

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The Importance of Disaster Recovery in GDPR Compliance https://blog.storagecraft.com/gdpr-dr/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/gdpr-dr/#respond Mon, 09 Jul 2018 13:00:31 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28065 On May 25, 2018, the European Union (EU) officially implemented the widely discussed General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The act applies to any business that collects, stores, and processes confidential information belonging to European consumers. This would explain why the collective internet was recently bombarded with emails regarding privacy policy updates from nearly every website... Read more »

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Is Your IT Team Ready to Tackle Any Security Breach? https://blog.storagecraft.com/tackle-any-security-breach/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/tackle-any-security-breach/#respond Thu, 05 Jul 2018 16:20:39 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28058 As the saying goes, a good offense is a great defense. When it comes to cybersecurity, taking the correct measures before a cyber-attack occurs is a necessary first step in securing your data from a breach. Implementing preventative technology to thwart things like ransomware and phishing should be a large focus of your security strategy.... Read more »

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False Beliefs About File-less Attacks https://blog.storagecraft.com/false-beliefs-fileless-attacks/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/false-beliefs-fileless-attacks/#respond Wed, 04 Jul 2018 13:00:20 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28053 When people hear the word “cyberattack,” generally a few of the more popular hacks will come to mind. Ransomware is all over the news these days with some of the most prominent attacks of the last couple years being ransomware attacks, like WannaCry. Trojans are also a virus staple that tech users, from basic to... Read more »

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MSPs: Are You Leaving Money on the Table? https://blog.storagecraft.com/msps-are-you-leaving-money-on-the-table/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/msps-are-you-leaving-money-on-the-table/#respond Tue, 03 Jul 2018 11:00:23 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28039 Over the past year I have met with hundreds of MSPs. Something that strikes me is the varying approach in how they sell disaster recovery products and services. At one end of the spectrum are those who are selling “backup,” and at the other end are those who are delivering disaster recovery (DR). In my... Read more »

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Video: Configuring an SPX Backup Job in ConnectWise Automate https://blog.storagecraft.com/video-configuring-an-spx-backup-job-in-connectwise-automate/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/video-configuring-an-spx-backup-job-in-connectwise-automate/#respond Thu, 28 Jun 2018 13:00:49 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28025 Transcript: Hello, this is Wes Gill from StorageCraft. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to configure a ShadowProtect SPX backup using ConnectWise Automate. Inside control center, select a computer that has SPX installed then click the plug-in icon and then the StorageCraft tile. Click on destinations and then new. Our first step is to... Read more »

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Have You Heard of Jackware? https://blog.storagecraft.com/jackware/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/jackware/#respond Wed, 27 Jun 2018 13:00:56 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28021 The IT world is no longer a stranger to ransomware. All of us are aware of the vast amount of damage it can do, only having to look so far as last year’s WannaCry virus for an example of its destructive capabilities. But what happens when ransomware is used on platforms other than computers and smartphones, like connected... Read more »

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5 Most Dangerous Ransomware Strains https://blog.storagecraft.com/dangerous-ransomware-strains/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/dangerous-ransomware-strains/#respond Tue, 26 Jun 2018 13:00:17 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28005 Ransomware has gone from being unknown to one of the biggest threats in cybersecurity. By encrypting critical system files, it renders conventional security mechanisms virtually powerless and in many cases, leaves the victim with no choice but to pay up. While they all share the same malicious goal, not all ransomware strains are created equal. In fact,... Read more »

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Video: Activating an SPX License Using ConnectWise Automate https://blog.storagecraft.com/video-activating-spx-connectwise-automate/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/video-activating-spx-connectwise-automate/#respond Mon, 25 Jun 2018 13:00:39 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28010 Transcript: Hello this is Wes Gill from StorageCraft. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to activate a license of ShadowProtect SPX using the ConnectWise Automate control center. From the computer management screen, click on plug-ins and then on StorageCraft. Then click on the view link next to the license status below the SPX logo.... Read more »

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Is Anti-Virus Software Enough to Keep Your Data Safe? https://blog.storagecraft.com/anti-virus-software-enough/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/anti-virus-software-enough/#respond Thu, 21 Jun 2018 13:00:08 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27985 Since the release of the first anti-virus software in 1987, cybersecurity has become a well-known staple for all computer users. Whether you use Apple, Microsoft, or Linux, your PC or laptop will come pre-installed with the proper tools to keep you safe. Otherwise, you’re told to visit the website of a trusted anti-virus company to... Read more »

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Video: Creating ConnectWise Automate Internal Monitoring https://blog.storagecraft.com/video-connectwise-automate-internal-monitoring/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/video-connectwise-automate-internal-monitoring/#respond Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:00:53 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28002 Transcript: Hello. This is Wes Gill from StorageCraft. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to expand the StorageCraft solution for ConnectWise Automate to create some simple but very effective internal monitors to ensure your ShadowProtect SPX backups are up-to-date and you can meet you SLAs. For those not familiar, StorageCraft ShadowProtect SPX is a... Read more »

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How to Back Up Office 365 Accounts https://blog.storagecraft.com/back-up-office-365-accounts/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/back-up-office-365-accounts/#respond Tue, 19 Jun 2018 13:00:10 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27996 So you’ve decided to move on-premises Exchange, SharePoint, and other Microsoft applications into the cloud. This gives you fewer things to manage and worry about, right? But how safe is your data? Sure, Microsoft works to prevent hardware and software failure, but what about accidentally deleted files, emails, and things like that? How can you... Read more »

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MSPs: Here’s When It’s Time to Hire a Disaster Recovery Consultant https://blog.storagecraft.com/msps-hire-dr-consultant/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/msps-hire-dr-consultant/#respond Thu, 14 Jun 2018 13:00:10 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27978 Backups alone are straightforward. But add recovery objectives, on-site and off-site backup options, encryption, and detailed plans for data loss prevention and suddenly there’s a lot to handle. Disaster recovery might not be your specialty as an MSP but that doesn’t mean you can’t provide outstanding backup and disaster recovery services by bringing on a... Read more »

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How to Create and Present Security Trainings for Your End-Users https://blog.storagecraft.com/create-security-trainings-end-users/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/create-security-trainings-end-users/#respond Wed, 13 Jun 2018 13:00:55 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27972 One of the best ways to reduce security risks is to help end users understand how to spot and avoid threats they face. A popular method of amping-up user knowledge (whether it’s for security, company policies, or IT in general) is to host a quarterly or biannual training. This lets you coach users on things... Read more »

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How to Devise a Budget for Your Disaster Recovery Plan https://blog.storagecraft.com/budget-disaster-recovery-plan/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/budget-disaster-recovery-plan/#respond Tue, 12 Jun 2018 13:00:23 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27965 Budgeting is one of those tasks few (if any) business continuity managers look forward to completing. After all, it is time-consuming, complicated, and often sobering after tallying up the final bill. Love it or hate it, devising a disaster recovery (DR) budget is a necessary evil which you just can’t avoid. On the bright side,... Read more »

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The Differences Between Converged Infrastructure and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure https://blog.storagecraft.com/converged-infrastructure-hyper-converged/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/converged-infrastructure-hyper-converged/#respond Thu, 07 Jun 2018 13:00:26 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27957 Think back to the birth of your IT management infrastructure. When did a true plan fall into place? Generally, components of infrastructure include computing, data storage, networking, and server virtualization. It’s likely all four of these were originally set up based on the needs of a particular workload. A certain method of storage would have... Read more »

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How to Prioritize Your DR Response Strategy https://blog.storagecraft.com/prioritize-dr-response-strategy/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/prioritize-dr-response-strategy/#respond Wed, 06 Jun 2018 13:00:40 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27945 As a mid-size business owner, you fully understand the importance of disaster recovery planning. You have your backups scheduled like clockwork and stand confident that your data quickly recovers if the unthinkable happens. That sounds good, but are you truly ready to respond? Have you demonstrated that preparedness by ensuring your recovery objectives and business... Read more »

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Don’t Let Personal Cloud Storage Become an IT Nightmare https://blog.storagecraft.com/personal-cloud-storage/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/personal-cloud-storage/#respond Tue, 05 Jun 2018 13:00:36 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27928 Dropbox burst onto the scene just over ten years ago. Millions of people flocked to the service because it offered 2GB of free storage and promised to synchronize your files across all your devices. Like many personal cloud storage companies, Dropbox aimed its products at consumers and priced them accordingly. Only after Dropbox gained traction... Read more »

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All-Flash Converged Storage https://blog.storagecraft.com/all-flash-converged-storage/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/all-flash-converged-storage/#respond Thu, 31 May 2018 13:00:07 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27930 The introduction of the smartphone enabled customers to carry a single device that can run multiple applications, instead of carrying multiple devices that each work for one app (such as a music player, camera, calculator, phone, etc.). Similarly, it is time to collapse the islands of storage that exist in a company by having the... Read more »

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The Basics of GDPR https://blog.storagecraft.com/gdpr-basics/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/gdpr-basics/#respond Wed, 30 May 2018 13:00:33 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27922 On May 25, a new European privacy regulation called the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect. This will change the way businesses are allowed to collect, store, and leverage customer data. If you have not heard of this new legislation, it’s imperative to inform yourself on its specifics and alter your customer relations... Read more »

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Why Cloud Storage? https://blog.storagecraft.com/why-cloud-storage/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/why-cloud-storage/#respond Thu, 24 May 2018 13:00:09 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27907 Protecting your company’s data against threats like ransomware, phishing scams, and the latest cyber-attacks should be at the forefront of your IT strategy. However, what’s the best way to keep your files safe? There are plenty of preventative measures you can take to avoid the costly risk of downtime. Arguably the most important one is... Read more »

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Backup Software or Backup Appliance: What’s the Best Way to Backup Your Data? https://blog.storagecraft.com/backup-software-backup-appliance/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/backup-software-backup-appliance/#respond Wed, 23 May 2018 13:00:41 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27914 The growing importance of data protection has made backup and recovery a fiercely competitive market. According to Markets and Markets, the industry is projected to reach $11.59 billion by 2022, nearly doubling the $6.58 billion value estimated in 2016. In recent years, this fast-growing industry has undergone a dramatic transformation and changed the way we... Read more »

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5 Fundamentals of Backup & BC Planning https://blog.storagecraft.com/fundamentals-backup-bc-planning/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/fundamentals-backup-bc-planning/#respond Tue, 22 May 2018 13:00:15 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27902 Data is the lifeblood of every business. The inability to access that data could result in damage that takes some organizations years to repair. In some cases, that lack of access may very well spell the end of the road. Your future is only as promising as your business continuity plan, and your backup strategy... Read more »

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StorageCraft’s GDPR Compliance Statement https://blog.storagecraft.com/stc-gdpr-compliance-statement/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/stc-gdpr-compliance-statement/#respond Thu, 17 May 2018 13:00:16 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27861 Data privacy is very important here at StorageCraft and we take protecting that data very seriously. This is one of the many reasons our partners, as well as their customers, feel secure in storing their data with us. We are currently updating our privacy policy to accommodate the new GDPR requirements. Because at StorageCraft, we... Read more »

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Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Storage: The Paradox https://blog.storagecraft.com/ai-machine-learning-data-storage/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/ai-machine-learning-data-storage/#respond Wed, 16 May 2018 13:00:19 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27881 A significant portion of current tech news focuses on artificial intelligence and machine learning and what they can do to help move society forward. From fighting malware to flying a drone, AI and machine learning are already at a stage of development where they can be incredibly impactful in a multitude of industries such as... Read more »

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From Tape Backup to Cloud: Evolution of Iron Mountain https://blog.storagecraft.com/tape-cloud-iron-mountain/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/tape-cloud-iron-mountain/#respond Tue, 15 May 2018 13:00:52 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27866 Tape backup has been around for a long time. Tape data storage is an archive, which is long-term storage of inactive or low-activity data retained for future use. Even though it’s prominent in the archive world, the demise of tape has been an annual prediction since the cloud pushed its way onto the scene. Taking... Read more »

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Is Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) the Best Cloud Flavor for MSPs? https://blog.storagecraft.com/iaas-cloud-flavor-msps/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/iaas-cloud-flavor-msps/#respond Thu, 10 May 2018 13:00:17 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27855 Cloud computing has changed the way we deploy business applications and manage IT environments. While all cloud services share some common ground, not all cloud services are created equal. In this post we’ll take a closer at Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and why it may be the perfect cloud solution for managed service providers. IaaS Overview The... Read more »

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Edge Computing vs. Cloud Computing https://blog.storagecraft.com/edge-computing-cloud-computing/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/edge-computing-cloud-computing/#respond Wed, 09 May 2018 13:00:32 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27850 Of all the IT buzzwords to come around, none have been filled with more hype and promise that “the cloud”. Cloud computing took the world by storm, and in the process, proved that it was far more than hoopla. Though it’s still a big deal, there is talk that the cloud may soon be “edged”... Read more »

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The 8 Top Myths and Realities of Cloud Computing https://blog.storagecraft.com/top-myths-realities-cloud-computing/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/top-myths-realities-cloud-computing/#respond Tue, 08 May 2018 13:00:55 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27841 Whenever we witness the rapid adoption of technology, we also must sift through the hyperbole and misconceptions that follow. Cloud computing is one of those technologies where everyone has an opinion, and yet there is still a lot of confusion when it comes to picking through the facts and myths. One might expect there to... Read more »

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Top 5 Features to Look For In Backup Software https://blog.storagecraft.com/top-features-backup-software/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/top-features-backup-software/#respond Thu, 03 May 2018 13:00:59 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27834 Backing up mission-critical files is an important maintenance task for any IT team. The sting of a failed hard drive or malware infection isn’t as nearly as severe when your data can be quickly recovered. Backup software aims to make that possibility a reality by automating the process of backing up and restoring your data.... Read more »

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Why Scale-Out NAS is the Answer to Your Big Data Problem https://blog.storagecraft.com/scale-out-nas-answer-data-problem/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/scale-out-nas-answer-data-problem/#respond Wed, 02 May 2018 13:00:05 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27816 Big data is a double-edged sword. One edge of that sword shines bright with razor sharp insights and limitless reach. The other edge is rife with challenges and uncertainties. Ever-increasing volumes have many firms struggling to get a handle on their data. And with the influx of information flowing at such great velocity, controlling that... Read more »

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Developing an Effective Data Storage Plan https://blog.storagecraft.com/developing-data-storage-plan/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/developing-data-storage-plan/#respond Tue, 01 May 2018 13:00:29 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27822 Imagine, forty or fifty years ago, the vast amount of physical space SMB’s would have required to store the many paper documents they accumulated over the years. Pages upon pages of paper had to be housed and often secured under lock and key in an office. Cut to the present, where even small to mid-sized... Read more »

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How Your MSP Firm Can Cash in on the Big Data Bonanza https://blog.storagecraft.com/msp-cash-in-data-bonanza/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/msp-cash-in-data-bonanza/#respond Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:00:13 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27806 Data is exploding at an incredible rate and for many businesses it’s a new gold rush. Competitive advantages, more agility, better downstream planning, and a clearer understanding of customers and products are just a few of the benefits data can provide. But benefits like these are only for businesses that know how to store, protect,... Read more »

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4 Ways to Reduce Your Risk of Server Failure https://blog.storagecraft.com/ways-reduce-server-failure/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/ways-reduce-server-failure/#respond Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:00:02 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27795 Possibly the most unnerving and damaging event that can happen to an MSP is a server failure. If your server goes down, so does your business, until the issue is resolved, and downtime can cost you thousands. There are a variety of reasons your server may crash, including loss of power during an intense storm,... Read more »

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Inside the Data Growth Explosion (And What it Means for Your Business) https://blog.storagecraft.com/inside-data-growth-explosion/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/inside-data-growth-explosion/#respond Tue, 24 Apr 2018 13:00:53 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27789 Data growth is easy to ignore when most of it happens behind the scenes. In fact, until you run out of space on a hard drive or cloud platform, it’s not something you would think about every day. But given the rocket-speed of data growth, it’s wise to take note – you can’t ignore the... Read more »

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Time for Flash to Come Out of the Ivory Tower https://blog.storagecraft.com/flash-come-out/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/flash-come-out/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2018 13:00:53 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27781 The time of year has come when students and their parents anxiously await and receive results from the college of their choice.  In academia, the ivory tower is an exalted place. The thought of your college student getting admitted into a prestigious Ivy League University is an exciting one, even more so when the acceptance... Read more »

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Uncovering the Hidden Cost of Disaster https://blog.storagecraft.com/uncovering-hidden-disaster-cost/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/uncovering-hidden-disaster-cost/#respond Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:00:42 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27772 Disasters have a way of not only coming at the wrong time, but at a price. And as research shows, they become more expensive year after year. 2017 is on record as the costliest year for climate-related disasters in the United States, tipping the scales at a whopping $306 billion in damages. Hurricane Harvey alone... Read more »

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How Machine Learning Will Help Fight Malware https://blog.storagecraft.com/machine-learning-fight-malware/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/machine-learning-fight-malware/#respond Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:00:49 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27757 Few topics have captured the minds of technologists like Machine Learning (ML) has over the past few years. Walk through the booths at CES and you will find many new products and services promising to utilize ML in some innovative way to help distinguish their offering from the next. That has certainly been the case... Read more »

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The Trojan Virus is Evolving, Here’s How… https://blog.storagecraft.com/trojan-virus-evolving-2/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/trojan-virus-evolving-2/#respond Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:00:53 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27734 The Trojan virus can be traced back all the way to the 1980s. Though Trojans have been around for a long time, many people don’t know the first thing about them. This is proved by the fact that so many users around the globe are still fooled by hackers into downloading malware. To understand the... Read more »

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How to Stay Protected Against Phishing Scams https://blog.storagecraft.com/stay-protected-phishing/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/stay-protected-phishing/#respond Wed, 11 Apr 2018 13:00:33 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27713 Over the years, phishing has become more and more popular, evolving in complexity from its conception in the 1990’s. At its core, phishing is a type of cyberattack hackers implement to obtain access to your private or sensitive information. Generally, a hacker will send an email that seems to be from a trustworthy source and... Read more »

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Five Ways to Prepare Your Business for a Ransomware Attack https://blog.storagecraft.com/prepare-ransomware-attack/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/prepare-ransomware-attack/#respond Tue, 10 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27702 Ransomware has become a hacker go-to in the world of cybercrime. Research detailed in the Cisco 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report states that ransomware is growing at a yearly rate of 350 percent. The Ransomware Data Report, published by Cybersecurity Ventures, predicts that by 2019, ransomware will cause more than $11.5 billion in global damages and... Read more »

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Announcing limited support for AWS and Azure VM backups in APAC https://blog.storagecraft.com/support-backups-in-apac/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/support-backups-in-apac/#respond Sun, 08 Apr 2018 21:00:32 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27693 ShadowProtect SPX is an attractive backup solution for VM’s in the Cloud. Today with ransomware risks, it is highly desirable to protect data regularly. The ability to consistently and regularly backup throughout the day offers very good RPO while people work (they won’t even notice) so you don’t risk losing irreplaceable data. StorageCraft Technical Support... Read more »

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MSPs: Here’s How to Get Started with Data Analytics as a Service https://blog.storagecraft.com/data-analytics-as-service/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/data-analytics-as-service/#respond Thu, 05 Apr 2018 13:00:35 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27683 Data storage is so last decade. We’re in the throes of a data revolution and businesses are no longer satisfied with simply storing data. They need new tools and tactics that help them turn raw information into insights that let them out-fox competition, anticipate up-and-coming trends, and move confidently into a profitable future. The key... Read more »

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How Ransomware Impacts Your DR Strategy https://blog.storagecraft.com/ransomware-impacts-dr-strategy/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/ransomware-impacts-dr-strategy/#respond Wed, 04 Apr 2018 13:00:02 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27664 Picture this: You’re browsing a new website, click on an interesting link, and suddenly you’re bombarded with the following warning: “Uhh ohhh! Your files are encrypted!! Your documents, photos, and databases are no longer accessible. Don’t waste time trying to recover them. The only way to get them back is to pay us for the... Read more »

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AI Will Change Data Storage https://blog.storagecraft.com/ai-change-data-storage-2/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/ai-change-data-storage-2/#respond Tue, 03 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27661 The digital landscape has changed in some big ways over the past couple of decades. The first wave brought in the Internet as businesses and consumers came online. A decade later the mobile Internet become the second wave bringing real-time connectivity to billions of people and devices. Today we are amid the third wave and... Read more »

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Where Does Cybersecurity Fit in Your DR Plan? https://blog.storagecraft.com/cybersecurity-fit-dr-plan/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/cybersecurity-fit-dr-plan/#respond Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:00:21 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27570 Disaster recovery and cybersecurity are two of the most important objectives for any organization. In disaster recovery, you have what is arguably the most important aspect of business continuity. However, cybersecurity is the key to protecting your IT assets from the litany of threats that haunt the digital landscape. While they are clearly two fundamentally... Read more »

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Teaching End-Users How to Spot Social Engineering Scams https://blog.storagecraft.com/teaching-end-users-spot-social-engineering-scams/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/teaching-end-users-spot-social-engineering-scams/#respond Wed, 28 Mar 2018 13:00:00 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27611 Let’s say you work in the accounting department of a mid-sized business and receive an email from your CEO. She says she needs $2,000 wire-transferred to account number xxx-xxx-xxx immediately. It seems urgent. The email address is hers, the email signature is correct, and there’s nothing else odd about the email, other than your CEO... Read more »

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Secret Cyber Threats https://blog.storagecraft.com/secret-cyber-threats/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/secret-cyber-threats/#respond Tue, 27 Mar 2018 13:00:24 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=27592 The viruses of the 1990s and early 2000s have evolved into subtler yet progressively more harmful attacks. As we transition to a world in which cyber war is increasingly detrimental to societies, the cyber threats we are encountering are becoming harder to defend against and even more difficult to eradicate. In a recent blog post... Read more »

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