Cloud Data Protection: The Three Factors That Will Ease Your Transition

More data and applications are being moved into the cloud than ever before. If you believe the marketing hype, the cloud will solve all of your problems, for 1/10th the cost, in half the time, and make you a cup of coffee in the process. But what happens when you move data protection (backup, snapshots,… Read More

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday: The Best Test Lab for Internet Weather

Researchers have long been interested in retailers’ ability to cope with online demands of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Less interest, though, has been paid to the impact the surge of e-commerce traffic has on the cloud and the enterprise as whole. For IT managers interested in shifting some or all of their traffic from… Read More

Black Friday and Cyber Monday

The Holiday Internet Weather Forecast

Thursday is Thanksgiving in America, but the subsequent Friday and Monday, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, are increasingly becoming global holidays, the shopping kind. Last year Cyber Monday saw online sales jump 15% over the previous year. Organic traffic spikes of 200% during Black Friday are not unusual, and reports of 800% increases have even… Read More

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Is It Time To Say Goodbye To BOB And Hello To POP?

An issue that is top-of-mind for most enterprise organizations is how to economically and efficiently provide IT functionality in their branch offices. And a top-of-mind issue for many Communications Service Providers (CSPs) is how to compete with Over the Top (OTT) players like Google, Skype and WhatsApp. Is it possible that there is a single… Read More

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Mobile Security Strategy Shift: Wrap The App

With the fast growth in mobile devices being used to access corporate applications and data, board-level GRC (governance, risk & compliance) requirements for mobile security need to be on par with the security demanded of all other devices used to access corporate applications. The GRC process often results in approval bottlenecks on the mobile side,… Read More

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Cloud Data Protection: The Three Factors That Will Ease Your Transition

More data and applications are being moved into the cloud than ever before. If you believe the marketing hype, the cloud will solve all of your problems, for 1/10th the cost, in half the time, and make you a cup of coffee in the process. But what happens when you move data protection (backup, snapshots, and disaster recovery) to the cloud? Moving data protection to the cloud can help reduce costs, and recovery times, but there are three things that you need to pay attention to. Do any of these three wrong and you are going to have a bad time. Backup, Access, Restore BACKUP - The first backup is always a challenge, even it is performed … Read More

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