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What’s Hot in 2019 – Data Privacy

Data privacy came sharply into view in 2018 when in May the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect. The data protection components of the regulation are challenging enough, but GDPR added a new wrinkle, “the

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What’s Hot in 2019 – Developing a File Management Strategy

Everyone knows unstructured data is growing at an alarming rate, but there is a subcomponent of that data to which IT Planners need to pay careful attention;, files. While today the vast majority of unstructured data, regarding capacity, is created

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Designing a File Storage Infrastructure – CTERA Briefing Note

The combined value of files that an organization creates and stores is higher than its most mission-critical applications. The ability to collaborate, share and retain files both within and outside the organization dictates how competitive that organization is in its

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What are the Best Use Cases for Object Storage?

As part of our “2019 Strategies Series”, Storage Switzerland is hosting a live panel discussion “What’s Your Plan for Object Storage”, to help organizations create and implement an object storage strategy. Experts from Caringo, Cloudian and Scality will join Storage

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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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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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Enterprises, You Want Object Storage But Not For Objects

The industry has been espousing the merits of object storage for years now and cloud providers have been quick to adopt the technology. The enterprise, on the other hand, is more cautious, partly because the object storage alternative, Network Attached

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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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How do MSPs Stay Relevant in the Cloud Era? – Datto Briefing Note

The SaaS backup market went from almost non-existent to very crowded in a few short years. Managed Service Providers (MSPs) quickly tried to reposition themselves from selling on-premises solutions to the cloud-based solutions their customers were demanding. Several companies emerged

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Enterprise File Sync and Share Comes of Age – FileCloud Briefing Note

File sync and share is one of those IT initiatives that administrators would rather avoid and there are what seems to be viable alternatives in the consumer cloud. The challenge with letting users take matters into their own hands is

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