StorageCraft Technology Corporation https://blog.storagecraft.com Recovery Zone Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:00:06 +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 What is Zero Trust Cybersecurity? https://blog.storagecraft.com/zero-trust-cybersecurity/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/zero-trust-cybersecurity/#respond Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:00:06 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28507 It’s a common belief that most cybersecurity breaches are limited to external threats. However, a large percentage of security issues arise internally, too. One in four breaches involves internal actors according to the Data Breach Investigations Report by Verizon. This is where a Zero Trust approach to cybersecurity comes in handy. What Are the Details?... Read more »

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Cigars, Schnapps, and ShadowXafe https://blog.storagecraft.com/cigars-schnapps-and-shadowxafe/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/cigars-schnapps-and-shadowxafe/#respond Mon, 10 Dec 2018 14:00:56 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28501 So, the family deserted me this evening, and I found myself sitting here enjoying some Enzian with a Partagás cigar. Yes, Dad’s night out at home. Gotta make it worthwhile, right? Now this cigar, liqueur, tech stuff is not all that disjointed as some may initially think. First, let’s talk about Partagás and Enzian. The Partagás... Read more »

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MSPs: Elevating Customer Experiences in 5 Simple Ways https://blog.storagecraft.com/elevating-customer-experiences/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/elevating-customer-experiences/#respond Thu, 06 Dec 2018 14:00:22 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28376 In business, customer experience is a battlefield. Many companies are competing solely on their ability to find customers and keep them satisfied. If they can’t, the end up churning through current customers and burning funds finding new ones. A single bad experience is often enough to make someone leave. Research done by customer strategy firm... Read more »

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How to Spot the Right MSP for Your Needs https://blog.storagecraft.com/right-msp-for-your-needs/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/right-msp-for-your-needs/#respond Mon, 03 Dec 2018 14:00:19 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28273 Managed Service Provider (MSP) has become a bit of a buzz term in business lately, and that makes complete sense. When it comes to IT, companies need to be able to trust that their technology infrastructure is going to hold up through anything. In fact, in most cases, modern organizations rely entirely on the functionality... Read more »

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Three Ways Midsized Firms Can Take Advantage of Big Data https://blog.storagecraft.com/three-ways-midsized-firms-can-take-advantage-big-data/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/three-ways-midsized-firms-can-take-advantage-big-data/#respond Thu, 29 Nov 2018 14:00:00 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28490 Big data is built on combing large amounts of information to uncover actionable insights. While the trend took flight in recent years, the concept itself is nothing new. In fact, companies have been gleaning data for business value since the 1950s. Instead of high-tech computers, they used spreadsheets and processed everything manually. Advanced technology has... Read more »

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Four Free (and a Few Paid) Resources to Amp-Up Your Users’ Tech Knowledge https://blog.storagecraft.com/four-free-and-a-few-paid-resources-to-amp-up-your-users-tech-knowledge/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/four-free-and-a-few-paid-resources-to-amp-up-your-users-tech-knowledge/#respond Mon, 26 Nov 2018 14:00:32 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28482 Whether you’re an IT admin or an MSP managing tech for a bunch of clients, simple user problems can take a huge portion of your time. Maybe someone doesn’t know how to map a network drive, has no clue how to download that “GoToMeeting thing,” or inadvertently downloads ransomware—these issues can make your blood pressure... Read more »

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What’s the Difference Between SaaS and the Cloud? https://blog.storagecraft.com/difference-saas-cloud/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/difference-saas-cloud/#respond Thu, 22 Nov 2018 14:00:28 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28477 Recently, the terms “software as a service (SaaS)” and “cloud computing” have become interchangeable. But are they actually the same? The Cloud Interestingly enough, though cloud computing is now common knowledge, many people only have a superficial understanding of what it actually is. This is due in large part to the lack of consumer-friendly language... Read more »

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Tips for Selecting the Right Cloud Services for Your Business https://blog.storagecraft.com/choose-cloud-services/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/choose-cloud-services/#respond Mon, 19 Nov 2018 14:00:17 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28469 There are significant risks in migrating to the cloud. Think about it: you’re leaning on someone else’s computers, software programs, and network. Your success ultimately hinges on their data center infrastructure. The level of uptime, performance, and security you receive is all in their hands. Choose right, and you could see your productivity and revenue... Read more »

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Backup vs. Replication – What’s the Difference? https://blog.storagecraft.com/backup-vs-replication/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/backup-vs-replication/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:00:34 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28454 It’s common in the tech world to hear people use the terms backup and replication interchangeably. And it’s easy to see why. To backup a file, folder, application, etc., there is some replication involved. But, there are distinct differences between the two in their general definitions and how you can integrate them into your disaster... Read more »

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What Are Predictive Data Analytics? https://blog.storagecraft.com/predictive-analytics/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/predictive-analytics/#respond Mon, 12 Nov 2018 14:00:23 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28448 We’re in the midst of a data revolution. Each day we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data that helps feed a market set to be worth over $203 billion dollar by 2020. Data is the currency of our digital world, and businesses of all sizes are finding ways to use artificial intelligence (AI) and machine... Read more »

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How to Keep Your Mobile Device Secure https://blog.storagecraft.com/keep-mobile-device-secure/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/keep-mobile-device-secure/#respond Thu, 08 Nov 2018 14:00:41 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28439 Smartphones and other connected devices have become the ultimate work accessories. Whether your company is 100 years old or celebrating its first birthday, the majority of your employees likely use these devices at the office and to work remotely. They have revolutionized the workforce in so many ways, and we can all agree that they’re... Read more »

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The Ancient Practice of Tape Backups — Still Relevant? https://blog.storagecraft.com/tape-backups-still-relevant/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/tape-backups-still-relevant/#respond Mon, 05 Nov 2018 14:00:06 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28432 Back in the day, around 15+ years ago, a method of disaster recovery called tape backup was used to protect the average SMB’s data. Just as it sounds, physical tapes held data and were stored offsite and brought back for extraction if an organization experienced a breach or lost their data. Everything old seems to... Read more »

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How to Spot if You’ve Been Hacked https://blog.storagecraft.com/spot-if-been-hacked/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/spot-if-been-hacked/#respond Thu, 01 Nov 2018 13:00:45 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28428 It’s been one of those bad tech days. Your phone that was on its last legs just went dead. You lost the charger for your tablet, and your laptop seems to be running slower than usual. Is that about to break, too? Well, since you bought it a year ago, the chances of it being... Read more »

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How to Ensure Your Data Stays Secure on the Cloud https://blog.storagecraft.com/ensure-secure-data-cloud/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/ensure-secure-data-cloud/#respond Mon, 29 Oct 2018 13:00:28 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28411 Though there are myths about a lack of security in cloud computing, the cloud is oftentimes the safest place you can store your data. The only people who have access to data you store on the cloud are the ones you decide to give access to through password distribution. Plus, it’s a simple way to... Read more »

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What is Shadow IT? https://blog.storagecraft.com/shadow-it/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/shadow-it/#respond Mon, 22 Oct 2018 13:00:06 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28421 Shadow IT is one of the more exciting buzzwords to come around in recent years. Sounds somewhat scary, but what does it really entail? Well, in a nutshell, shadow IT refers to using devices, apps, and other resources without the control or approval of senior management. Sounds simple enough, but we’ll delve a bit deeper... Read more »

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What is a Pen Test and How Often Should You Be Doing One? https://blog.storagecraft.com/pen-test/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/pen-test/#respond Thu, 18 Oct 2018 13:00:40 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28400 Are you confident that your IT team is ready to handle a security breach? Though you may have up-to-date firewalls, cybersecurity training programs, data back-ups, file encryptions, and all the other bells and whistles, there is always a chance for holes in your infrastructure to go unnoticed. Don’t worry though, there’s a test for that.... Read more »

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How to Stay Secure While Using Ride-Sharing Apps https://blog.storagecraft.com/stay-secure-ride-sharing-apps/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/stay-secure-ride-sharing-apps/#respond Mon, 15 Oct 2018 13:00:41 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28408 Employees are routinely cautioned not to leave their work laptops unattended or use unsecured Wi-Fi networks when they travel for business, but a new threat is cropping up where employees may least expect it: ride-sharing applications. Specifically, a Kaspersky Lab security review finds that of 13 international ride-sharing apps, all revealed several security problems. Researchers... Read more »

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IoT is Being Abused, Here’s How to Stop it https://blog.storagecraft.com/stop-iot-abuse/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/stop-iot-abuse/#respond Thu, 11 Oct 2018 13:00:06 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28404 By the end of 2017, over 29 million homes in the US had some form of smart technology, and that number was growing at around 31% a year, according to a report from McKinsey. Devices like the Ring and Nest Thermostat help homeowners supervise their homes, often while they are away and are two of... Read more »

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Is Your Smart Home/ IoT Device the Weak Link in Your Security? https://blog.storagecraft.com/iot-device-security-weak-link/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/iot-device-security-weak-link/#respond Mon, 08 Oct 2018 13:00:51 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28395 The ideal scenario of a smart home and other IoT devices actually sounds quite Utopian. Imagine coming home after a long day and being recognized by your front door. Your smart hub knows how to switch on the heat or AC, start boiling the water in your kettle for tea, and to flick the radio on... Read more »

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Cybersecurity in the Age of Artificial Intelligence https://blog.storagecraft.com/cybersecurity-artificial-intelligence/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/cybersecurity-artificial-intelligence/#respond Thu, 04 Oct 2018 13:00:15 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28318 If you attend any cybersecurity conference, expect to receive a plethora of information from companies promoting their latest solutions for security and protection. These new solutions are have begun to be marketed with their innovative use of artificial intelligence at the forefront. According to ESG research, 29 percent of security professionals surveyed hope to use... Read more »

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Guarding Your Small Business Against Phishing Attacks https://blog.storagecraft.com/guarding-smb-phishing-attacks/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/guarding-smb-phishing-attacks/#respond Mon, 01 Oct 2018 13:00:28 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28343 According to IBM, the volume of spam emails increased 4x in 2016. They also estimate that over half of all email is now spam, much of which includes malicious attachments and/or phishing links. Phishing is the attempt to obtain usernames, passwords, credit card number and other sensitive information by posing as a legitimate company or... Read more »

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The 5 Most Common Types of Cyberattacks in 2018 https://blog.storagecraft.com/common-types-cyberattacks-2018/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/common-types-cyberattacks-2018/#respond Thu, 27 Sep 2018 13:00:48 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28362 Security experts continue to fight cyber-threats that compromise both individuals and companies. As quickly as experts can shut down one threat, another one appears to take its place. Criminals have learned to evolve their tactics in an attempt to stay one step ahead of the experts. It can be helpful to educate your users on... Read more »

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How Edge Computing Will Affect IT Business https://blog.storagecraft.com/edge-computing-affect-business/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/edge-computing-affect-business/#respond Mon, 24 Sep 2018 13:00:00 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28337 Businesses see the value in their data, but need ways to turn their raw information into actions that accelerate growth. In our everything-connected world, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data a day. It’s a massive amount of information to make sense of, and the servers and desktops that power a traditional business don’t typically... Read more »

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Cyber-Warfare: How Big is the Risk? https://blog.storagecraft.com/cyberwarfare-risk/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/cyberwarfare-risk/#respond Wed, 19 Sep 2018 13:00:11 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28383 Russian election meddling. North Korean hacking. Malicious malware pointed at nuclear programs. Cyber-warfare once seemed like science fiction, though it’s now becoming the modern battlefront. We’ve seen all the scary headlines, but how do we know what’s hype, what’s a genuine threat, and how to defend ourselves (and our clients) from the digital wars of... Read more »

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What are OKRs and How Can They Benefit Your IT Firm? https://blog.storagecraft.com/okrs-benefit-your-it-firm/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/okrs-benefit-your-it-firm/#respond Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:00:42 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28324 There are dozens of ways for your organization to grow and become more efficient. You can simplify your product and service offerings so employees can focus efforts on a smaller number of things. You can adopt the latest technologies (such as hyper-converged infrastructures) to save time managing systems. But outside of re-thinking how you provide... Read more »

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How to Get Started Selling Managed Security Services https://blog.storagecraft.com/start-selling-security-services/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/start-selling-security-services/#respond Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:00:00 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28310 The cybersecurity market is expected to grow to over $230 billion by 2022 according to a report published by Markets and Markets. That means MSPs have a big opportunity to carve out their piece of the pie if they choose to do so. Several high profile security breaches have helped retain the topic at top... Read more »

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Why MSPs Can Benefit from a Less-Is-More Approach to IT https://blog.storagecraft.com/msps-less-is-more-approach/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/msps-less-is-more-approach/#respond Fri, 14 Sep 2018 13:00:05 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28325 Occam’s razor is a problem-solving principle stating that the simplest solution tends to be the right one. This is a maxim that IT providers can learn from. With technology, processes, systems, and philosophies evolving, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. That simple-but-great solution tends to get tangled up like cables in a messy server closet. As... Read more »

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Keeping Your Data Secure in the Face of Natural Disasters https://blog.storagecraft.com/keep-data-secure-natural-disasters/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/keep-data-secure-natural-disasters/#respond Wed, 12 Sep 2018 13:00:14 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28349 Natural disasters are unpredictable and destructive. They can grow or change course without any warning, turning a simple storm into a life-threating hurricane or keeping fires charged as they roll across state lines. Unfortunately, there is only so much we can control when it comes to such disasters. But preparation is one thing we can... Read more »

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How to Sell DR to Senior Management https://blog.storagecraft.com/sell-dr-senior-management/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/sell-dr-senior-management/#respond Mon, 10 Sep 2018 13:00:39 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28303 As the saying goes, a disaster isn’t a matter of if –— it’s a matter of when. Sure, it may sound like a clever marketing slogan, but ask any IT professional, and they will attest that this statement is as true as the sky is blue. The funny thing about disasters is they don’t discriminate.... Read more »

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The “Don’ts” of Data Recovery https://blog.storagecraft.com/donts-data-recovery/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/donts-data-recovery/#respond Fri, 07 Sep 2018 13:00:00 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28277 At the beginning of this week, we talked about what you should do in case you need to recover data. However, knowing what “not to do” is just as important as knowing a correct and reliable procedure. That’s why today’s article is going to be focused on the things you should do your best to avoid... Read more »

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What is Cryptojacking and How Can You Prevent it? https://blog.storagecraft.com/cryptojacking-prevention/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/cryptojacking-prevention/#respond Wed, 05 Sep 2018 13:00:00 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28281 Engineers at RedLock noticed something unusual while scanning the internet for unsecured cloud servers. As one of the top cloud monitoring and defense firms, RedLock noticed one Kubernetes console (an open source dashboard) was performing crypto-mining on AWS. Further research revealed anyone could access the console because it was not password protected. With access to... Read more »

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5 Top Security Threats in 2018 https://blog.storagecraft.com/5-top-security-threats-2018/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/5-top-security-threats-2018/#respond Tue, 04 Sep 2018 13:00:15 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28298 2017 saw a record number of security breaches. From healthcare organizations to telecommunications giants, cyber villains took no prisoners in striking victims across the industrial landscape. According to the Identity Theft Resources Center (ITRC), the recorded number of security breaches in the U.S. reached 1293 by December 20th — 21 percent higher than the number... Read more »

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The “Dos” of Data Recovery https://blog.storagecraft.com/dos-data-recovery/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/dos-data-recovery/#respond Mon, 03 Sep 2018 13:00:27 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28268 Whether it’s file corruption, hardware failure, or human error, the mere thought of data loss is unsettling. While it’s natural to drift into meltdown mode, impulse decisions only tend to make matters that much worse. There are right ways and wrong ways to approach data recovery. On that note, here are five strategies we recommend... Read more »

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Looking Back at VMworld 2018 https://blog.storagecraft.com/looking-back-vmworld-2018/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/looking-back-vmworld-2018/#respond Fri, 31 Aug 2018 13:00:05 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28291 To those in the tech world, it’s no surprise that August is filled with major events and conventions for MSPs, software companies, IT professionals, and anyone who has an interest in the latest technology. VMworld is no exception and this year, VMworld US was hosted in Las Vegas from August 26th – August 30th. Since... Read more »

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The Importance of Mobile Backup and Recovery https://blog.storagecraft.com/importance-mobile-backup-recovery/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/importance-mobile-backup-recovery/#respond Wed, 29 Aug 2018 13:00:42 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28254 In this digital age, more and more people are using their smartphones, tablets, and laptops to get their work done. No longer is it necessary to be shackled to a desk because all the data needed to do your job is stationary. Executives, sales representatives, traveling employees, and even employees on holiday are staying in... Read more »

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SMBs Should Be Tightening Their Cybersecurity https://blog.storagecraft.com/smbs-tightening-cybersecurity/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/smbs-tightening-cybersecurity/#respond Tue, 28 Aug 2018 13:00:23 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28258 It’s easy to assume that cyber-attacks only happen to big businesses because the media makes it seem as such. We’ve all heard about hacks happening to companies and organizations like Britain’s National Health Service, Virgin America, Yahoo, Equifax, and the Central Intelligence Agency. That’s right. Even the organization meant to uncover and destroy viruses and... Read more »

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Best Practices for Preventing and Recovering from a Ransomware Attack https://blog.storagecraft.com/preventing-and-recovering-from-ransomware-attacks/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/preventing-and-recovering-from-ransomware-attacks/#respond Mon, 27 Aug 2018 13:00:55 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28027 Ransomware has been around for a while now, but it was not until the WannaCry attack in May 2017 that the public was made aware of their destructive capabilities. WannaCry infected over 300,000 Windows computers by encrypting data on the machines and then demanding Bitcoin to unlock the data. Ransomware a lucrative endeavor and there... Read more »

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What Your Security Team Needs to Know About Blended Attacks https://blog.storagecraft.com/security-know-blended-attacks/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/security-know-blended-attacks/#respond Fri, 24 Aug 2018 13:00:03 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28244 Han Solo and Luke Skywalker were two of the most skilled fighters in the galaxy. Alone, they were a handful. However, along with the Rebellion’s finest, they teamed up to pose the most significant threat to the Empire’s reign of tyranny. The incredibly complex blended attack follows a similar script. Blended attacks package the elements... Read more »

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Why GDPR Compliance and Security Aren’t Synonymous https://blog.storagecraft.com/gdpr-compliance-security-arent-synonymous/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/gdpr-compliance-security-arent-synonymous/#respond Wed, 22 Aug 2018 13:00:37 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28248 Though the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has inspired many companies to be more careful with their customer’s data, a large majority haven’t become compliant. According to Deloitte, only one-third (34.5%) of businesses surveyed who are working on their GDPR infrastructure say they have reached full compliance. A Problem Businesses Face with GDPR Compliance The... Read more »

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4 Efficiency Hacks MSPs Should Try https://blog.storagecraft.com/efficiency-hacks-msps-should-try/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/efficiency-hacks-msps-should-try/#respond Tue, 21 Aug 2018 13:00:15 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28236 If you’re like many businesses, the strong economic climate is bringing you all kinds of growth opportunities and new business. However, with unemployment rates right around 4 percent, a lot of great people are already happily working. Bringing on new staff isn’t always as simple as posting a few ads in the local classifieds or... Read more »

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We’re Revolutionizing Our Solutions! https://blog.storagecraft.com/were-revolutionizing-our-solutions/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/were-revolutionizing-our-solutions/#respond Mon, 20 Aug 2018 13:00:39 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28234 Get a handle on your big data and prepare for any unexpected disasters with help from StorageCraft. If you’ve kept up-to-date with our latest blog posts, you’ll know that the countdown to our product launch is on. As of August 20, 2018, clients will be able to purchase a platform that ties all their StorageCraft... Read more »

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What to Look for in a DRaaS Solution https://blog.storagecraft.com/look-for-draas-solution/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/look-for-draas-solution/#respond Fri, 17 Aug 2018 13:00:38 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28219 Have your eye on Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS)? You are not the only one. A report from MarketsandMarkets estimates that the global DRaaS industry will reach $12.54 billion in 2022 — up from $2.19 billion in 2017. The increase represents an impressive 17.29 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR). According to the report, the MSP segment of... Read more »

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5 Converged Storage Myths Debunked https://blog.storagecraft.com/5-converged-storage-myths-debunked/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/5-converged-storage-myths-debunked/#respond Wed, 15 Aug 2018 13:00:14 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28209 To maintain a competitive edge, critical infrastructure components must be easy to afford, deploy, and manage — all while eliminating the data and application silos that can prevent an organization from reaching its full potential. An IDC study found that reducing IT complexity resulted in annual cost savings of $3610 per user. Unfortunately, getting there... Read more »

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Converged Infrastructure – The Future of Data Storage https://blog.storagecraft.com/converged-infrast-future-data-storage/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/converged-infrast-future-data-storage/#respond Tue, 14 Aug 2018 13:00:34 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28211 SMBs and other companies are facing many challenges and changes when it comes to present-day data storage. Big data is making it difficult and expensive to manage storage hardware, but the option to harness the cloud is improving storage infrastructures for small and large businesses alike. The solution to the storage crisis lies in infrastructure... Read more »

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Why You Might Consider Implementing a Hyper-Converged Infrastructure https://blog.storagecraft.com/why-you-might-consider-hci/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/why-you-might-consider-hci/#respond Mon, 13 Aug 2018 13:00:38 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28203 Hyper-converged infrastructure systems (HCI) are becoming a new standard for many businesses. Research firm Forrester even predicts that HCI will become a ubiquitous platform for on-premises deployments. If you’re not using it now, there’s a good chance you’ll want to soon. Like converged infrastructure (CI), HCI brings together virtualization, storage, compute power, and even network... Read more »

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How to Sift Through the Big Data Madness https://blog.storagecraft.com/sift-through-big-data-madness/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/sift-through-big-data-madness/#respond Fri, 10 Aug 2018 13:00:09 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28192 One of the tough things about data growth isn’t necessarily turning data into intelligence or finding a way to store all the information a business creates and gathers. Instead, it’s finding smart ways to store data. It’s not that data storage is necessarily expensive, it’s that data loss and poor data retention policies can be... Read more »

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How To Improve IT Efficiency (part 2) https://blog.storagecraft.com/how-to-improve-it-efficiency-2/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/how-to-improve-it-efficiency-2/#respond Wed, 08 Aug 2018 13:00:28 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28173 In our previous post, we talked about the importance of developing an effective process and keeping thorough documentation of client expectations, projects, as well as timetables. We also touched on defining the challenge and keeping a reasonable, realistic budget. This article will continue to showcase some effective policies and practices to help your IT team... Read more »

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Start Scaling Out Your Data Storage https://blog.storagecraft.com/start-scaling-out/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/start-scaling-out/#respond Tue, 07 Aug 2018 13:00:44 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28180 As more and more data is being produced, IT departments are having to deduce the best way to move forward with storage. The server rooms and hard drives of yesterday are proving to be far too bulky to provide the storage companies need to store, sort and protect their data. The future of data storage... Read more »

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4 Reasons to Consider a Cloud Provider Besides the Big Four https://blog.storagecraft.com/consider-cloud-provider-besides-big-four/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/consider-cloud-provider-besides-big-four/#respond Mon, 06 Aug 2018 13:00:16 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28162 Amazon Web Services (AWS) has maintained its grip as the leader in cloud computing with a 33% market share, according to Synergy Research Group. AWS has kept this margin now for 12 quarters while the cloud market has tripled in size. Microsoft, IBM, and Google have also grown their market share, but they have not... Read more »

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How To Improve IT Efficiency (part 1) https://blog.storagecraft.com/how-to-improve-it-efficiency-1/ https://blog.storagecraft.com/how-to-improve-it-efficiency-1/#respond Fri, 03 Aug 2018 13:00:23 +0000 https://blog.storagecraft.com/?p=28155 Are you happy with how you and your team manage projects? Are there ways you could be more efficient? Are you tracking enough even to know whether you’re effective? Certainly, larger IT projects are tough. When there are lots of people and tasks, project timelines deteriorate quickly if there isn’t someone managing the process. Projects... Read more »

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