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What’s Hot in 2019 – Object Storage

Object Storage is a storage technology that IT planners should include in their plans for 2019. The headline feature of object storage is incredibly low-cost storage that scales to meet almost any capacity demand. It’s true that object storage is

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Is File Sync and Share OK for Endpoint Backup?

A surprising number of organizations and users consider their file sync and share (FSS) solution to be a suitable replacement for backup. With an FSS solution if a user accidentally deletes a file the FSS service can provide the user

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The ROI of a Flash and Object Storage Architecture

The flash+object storage architecture creates a cost effective, two tier storage architecture in the data center. It enables IT to better meet performance demands of applications and the retention demands of unstructured data. Ideally the organization can reduce the size

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How to Prevent Data Leaks in a Collaborative World – MyWorkDrive Version 5 Briefing Note

Collaboration and Data Leak Prevention (DLP) seem to be at odds with each other. Collaboration requires sharing data and it seems like copying that data to a sharing service is the only viable alternative. The only way IT can protect

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Object Storage or Cloud for Enterprise File Sync and Share

Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) is a “must deliver” for IT since most users perceive the capability to be a “must have”. In our last blog we discussed what to look for in an EFSS and explained the advantages

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Object Storage or NAS for File Sync and Share

The primary motivation behind using file sync and share used to be the “sync” component. Now, however, it is sharing. In an era where devices are almost always connected to the internet, syncing is less of a priority, although ubiquitous

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Refining Your GDPR Strategy – Addressing User Data

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline for implementation has come and gone. Many organizations have achieved a basic level of compliance, so now is the time to dig deeper, tie up loose ends and try to simplify

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What Went Wrong with Enterprise File Sync and Share – MyWorkDrive Briefing Note

Sometimes IT vendors are guilty of answering questions that no one is asking. Such is the case with enterprise file sync and share (EFSS). For the most part, users just want to share office files with other colleagues and occasionally

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The Big Fail – Why is Enterprise File Sync and Share STILL Failing?

A recent Forrester survey indicated that 56% of enterprise respondents either have implemented an Enterprise File Sync and Share (EFSS) solution or are in the process of installing one. At first glance, that looks good for EFSS vendors. However, on

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StorageShort: Developing a Storage Consolidation Strategy that Lasts

At some point every IT team ventures out on a mission to consolidate its storage assets. Over the years the organization probably has created a collection of systems that do a variety of tasks ranging from systems for high-performance storage

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