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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 […]

All I Want for Christmas is the Right Data Recovery Plan (and you.)

If you think about it, there’s no time like the holidays to help your customers simplify their data recovery and backup plans. The holiday season is perhaps the most hectic time of the year; from the shopping and gift wrapping, to meal planning and execution, to spending time with family and friends, few people have any spare resources to cope with an unexpected data loss event.
In recent years, more organizations are evaluating their business continuity plans to make sure […]

Can Data Be Recovered from a Water or Fire Damaged Hard Drive?

We already know that natural disasters can happen, bringing floods and fires that can wipe out our hardware. But natural disasters aren’t the only threat. Ask anyone who has had a pipe burst over the weekend or an electrical fire that spread quickly—water and fire damage present some real challenges when it comes to recovering your important data. If your hardware is totally (or even partially) destroyed, this is the time to be thankful you stored your backups offsite. […]

How Data Recovery is Changing With the Adoption of Solid-State Drives

More and more computers, tablets and smartphones are built today with solid-state drives (SSDs)  because they’re smaller, quieter, reliable, and faster than traditional storage drives. Unlike hard disk drives, solid-state storage devices have no moving parts, which creates a misleading impression that data is much safer on SSDs, but that’s not really the case.
SSDs have a higher vulnerability to some defects that aren’t an issue with traditional hard drives, such as abrupt power loss with no forewarning, magnetic fields […]

When it Comes to Data Recovery Partner Programs, One Size Does Not Fit All

Proven Data Recovery has been operating and steadily growing, and we’ve learned a lot about our clients over the years. Like anyone who is immersed in their work for a decade or more, not much can surprise us anymore. We’ve been called to intervene in thousands of data loss situations to help consultants and IT service providers retrieve data lost from storms, fire, flood, human error, vandalism —you name it, we’ve helped to undo the damage.
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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 […]

What to Do When Losing Important Data?

If you have ever been the unfortunate victim of data loss, you probably know what a nerve-wrecking experience it is. Having your important files, photos and documents missing is among the worst things that can happen to you, especially if your routine work is highly dependent on the data. However, if faced with a data loss problem, it is important to keep a cool mind and not take any hasty data recovery measures. So, what exactly should you do […]