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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, […]

Prevent Data Loss During Power Outages Caused by Severe Winter Storms

From Toronto to North Florida, the winter of 2014 is turning out to be particularly rough, and the spike in winter storm-related power outages pose a heightened risk of data loss to unprotected computers.
With no end in sight to the ice and snow blanketing most of the northeast, if you haven’t already taken measures to protect your home and business computers from power surges and outages, now is the time.
Too many people assume that when power to their computer […]

Next-Generation Data Restore Technologies for 2014

Your data is essential to keeping your business running. It is what drives the need for storage technology that provides agility, lowers your risk of data loss, and lowers the costs of risk mitigation.
Heading into 2014, it’s important to know your system is safe from vital data loss; to protect your data effectively and economically, we’ve put together some guidelines on some of the most important  data storage and recovery technologies available, and a basic explanation of each for […]

Cold Weather Tips for Keeping Laptops, smartphones and iPads Safe

Ever wonder what affect a polar vortex might have on your laptop if you leave it in the car overnight?
Are you guilty of leaving your laptop in the car on a cold winter day, or turning your office heat off to lower utility bills on a long weekend? Leaving your tech devices in cold weather conditions can severely damage your laptop requiring data recovery and other electronic equipment, and permanently destroy data.
Prevent a Laptop & Electronics Data Recovery Scenario
The […]

One Year After the Fact, What IT Lessons Have we Learned from Hurricane Sandy?

One year ago today, Hurricane Sandy had just begun her destructive path up the east coast of the U.S.  In two more days, she will have slammed into the New York’s metro area, making a heart-sinking mess of the IT infrastructure in low-lying portions of New Jersey and New York, particularly southern Manhattan.
For businesses and individuals who weren’t prepared for the massive data loss in the storm’s aftermath, the reality of the loss was devastating. Hurricane Sandy should be the […]