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7 06, 2018

Data Security Strategy

By |2018-06-07T15:06:09+00:00June 7th, 2018|Cyber Security, Disaster Recovery, GDPR, Security, Unleashed|0 Comments

How many businesses have a data security strategy? My guess would be not many. Why? because not many people really understand how to protect their data against the three main data security risks: Security Risks: 1.       Outsider – Malicious threat where someone will try to attack your business, normally to steal data for monetary gain. [...]

12 04, 2016

Unleashed Guide to Virus Attacks

By |2016-10-26T08:45:40+00:00April 12th, 2016|Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, Security, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why is it that computer users are getting virus attacks by cyber criminals? The short answer is because they can and we make it easy for them. In this article I want to concentrate on Malware or Ransomware attacks. The days of simple malware being developed to cause a bit of mischief have long gone. [...]

2 12, 2015

What are the Benefits of a Data Archive?

By |2017-04-07T09:38:39+00:00December 2nd, 2015|Disaster Recovery|0 Comments

We have all heard and probably used the colloquialism “how long is a piece of string,” but in a similar vein we often get asked “how long should we archive data for?” This is a really difficult question and the only answer we can give is “for as long as you're likely to need it.” At [...]

5 11, 2015

Love Data Backup Again with Datto Siris

By |2016-10-26T08:45:48+00:00November 5th, 2015|Big Data, Disaster Recovery|0 Comments

How many times have you heard IT people saying "I hate backup" or "all data backup products are rubbish?" It is probably more common than you think. Backup is something the goes on in the background and everybody hopes they never have to restore from it. Small businesses are the worst; they take backup for granted, saving [...]

2 11, 2015

85% of Data Security Breaches are from Your Own Staff

By |2017-04-07T09:47:50+00:00November 2nd, 2015|Disaster Recovery, IT Consultancy|0 Comments

We're hearing a lot in the news lately about how company websites have been subjected to hacking. We also know that unless you have been subjected to a security breach you are likely to ignore it and not allocate much of a budget to your IT team. One area you may not be aware of [...]

21 09, 2015

How to Create a Data Protection Policy

By |2017-04-07T10:23:32+00:00September 21st, 2015|Big Data, Business Continuity, Business Process, Disaster Recovery|0 Comments

Data protection is high on everyone’s wish list – particularly when we are hearing of the sudden outbreak of data leakages recently. One thing you have to bear in mind is that data security is not the sole responsibility of the IT department; it is a whole business function. You have to marry the value [...]

3 08, 2015

The perils of tape backup

By |2016-10-26T08:46:00+00:00August 3rd, 2015|Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery|0 Comments

Being of a certain age, I have had a relationship with tape most of my life. It started when I was 15, I asked my dad my for a tape recorder for Christmas, I suppose it was my own fault, i should have been more specific! What I really wanted was a tape cassette recorder [...]

11 03, 2013

Backups @£$£%* damn backups!

By |2016-10-26T08:46:27+00:00March 11th, 2013|Disaster Recovery|Comments Off on Backups @£$£%* damn backups!

What if, someone in the world made a piece of backup software that actually worked? The hardened system admins, just said ‘Windows Backup’ – I heard you, and in many respects you’re right. It does a file based backup and it does it well. In some environments that haven’t virtualised, I use it because it [...]

22 01, 2013

Fabric, Virtualisation, Storage, Cloud and Hyperconvergence. Confused?

By |2015-12-03T12:13:46+00:00January 22nd, 2013|Disaster Recovery, Infrastructure, Unleashed|Comments Off on Fabric, Virtualisation, Storage, Cloud and Hyperconvergence. Confused?

I’ve tried to get my head around all these different buzzwords that we’ve been subjected to for some time and I finally think I have the answer… I could be wrong, but they’re all strangely related and mean pretty much the same thing in many respects, so I’ve decided I’m going to try and define them [...]

19 10, 2012

Scale Computing HC3 with 37 pieces of flair!

By |2016-10-26T08:46:37+00:00October 19th, 2012|Disaster Recovery, Infrastructure, Unleashed|Comments Off on Scale Computing HC3 with 37 pieces of flair!

Over the last couple of weeks I have been brought into the fold and made very enthusiastic of this new product from Scale Computing, our American cousins have brought out a product that is very different, so different to the point where the analysts have had to invent a term for it called “hyper-converged computing.” [...]