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Protecting Your Data During A Hurricane

It’s probably the last thing you’re thinking of as you prepare for the worst during a Hurricane: protecting your data! With Hurricane season upon us, and Hurricane Florence heading towards the East Coast, think to yourself: when is the last time I backed-up my files on my computer to make sure they are safe? In a survey conducted by BackBlaze [1] it was concluded that 24% of computer owners have never backed-up their files and data! This is discerning because […]

HIPAA Data Breach & Security

Creating a Security-Minded Culture in Your Medical Practice

A HIPAA Data Breach Infographic Worth a Thousand Words

Click on the HIPAA data breach infographic to view a larger image.
Despite the emphasis and priority of patient information security, medical organization staff situations change, leaving gaps for potential information breaches for those that are not trained. Professional data recovery companies are also aware that new employees in the critical IT departments may not be informed and educated on the specifics of their systems or disaster recovery procedures.
The 2003 HIPAA Privacy Rule was […]

Even Google Is Vulnerable to Data Loss

As much as we power human intellect and ingenuity, it appears that Mother Nature can outsmart even the best of us. An example of this occurred during a storm in Belgium when there were four lightning strikes on the power grid that supports one of the data centers for Google, causing data loss for some customers. The good news is that through a variety of backup technologies, customers were able to recover a percentage of the lost data. This […]

DDRescue: Free Tool for Data Recovery

While there are quite a few free or shareware programs designed to assist in data recovery, ddrescue has been a well-founded and preferred tool with a number of years of tried and true use. Not to be confused with dd_rescue, which is a totally different software and not related, ddrescue is allows the user to copy data from one file or block device (cdrom, hard disk, etc.) to another.
The benefits of ddrescue is that it does allow the user […]

Who Makes the Most Reliable Enterprise Hard Drives?

In this article we’ll dive into who makes the most reliable enterprise hard drives. Hard drives are the heart blood of the computer and as such, reliability is the critical key. As the ‘engine’ of our technologies, manufacturers are constantly reassuring that theirs is the best. In the business world, enterprise hard drives are not just the mainstay of the business, they often are the business. Failure of any sort involvesenterprise hard drive recovery and, depending upon the downtime, can […]

What’s all the rave about RAID Recovery?

What’s all the rave about RAID Recovery?
If you are at all familiar with data recovery or operating systems, you may have heard the buzz term RAID Recovery referenced on more than one occasion. For Data Recovery Specialists, RAID Recovery, the most difficult of all Data Recovery due to its complex nature. In truth, RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) technology plays a hugely important role in our lives because without it, storing large amounts of data without redundancy, would not […]

Disaster Strikes: Is Your Business Prepared to Recover From Data Recovery Loss?

Imagine this: It’s a typical Monday at your office. The ambient glow of computer screens and upbeat typing of business emails sets the tone for what seems to be a great start to the week. Until…BOOM. A crack of thunder followed by a violent bolt of lightning send you and your company into a tailspin.
The office goes completely dark and, with it, everyone’s computer. Employees are trying to reboot their devices as you hear the haunting question of, “What […]

Imposing Safeguards To Uphold the “Security” in “Data Security”

It has been a momentous few months for data breaches. It seems most any time you check the news there is some breaking Hollywood scandal centered meticulously around an intrusive hack and threat to personal information. And, for the general public, this can create an intense sense of vulnerability—especially when discussing data security.
While any industry has their pain points, Data Recovery is one that can be a personal and sensitive matter. When a client solicits the help of a […]

Is Data Recovery Covered Under My Personal or Business Insurance Policy?

Will insurance Pay for Data Recovery Service?
The purpose of this article is to educate anyone who needs data recovered whether or not insurance will pay for data recovery service. We encourage everyone to read the article in its entirety in order to know what steps to take if you are looking to file an insurance claim for data recovery.
Whether you’re a business, or individual there is a good chance that you may be eligible to file a claim with […]

Is Another HDD Resurgence on the Horizon?

You’ve got to respect the endurance of the hard disk drive data storage device, first introduced by IBM in 1953 for commercial use before becoming the crucial technology for accommodating ever-expanding data stores accumulating on commercial and personal computer. Despite its imperfections (“click of death,c” anyone?) the HDD and its ability to quickly store and retrieve digital information using rapidly rotating disks (platters) has defined storage technology for more than 50 years.
Today, storage technology has taken to the cloud, […]