Acronis Access

Acronis and Williams Martini Racing Form Partnership

Continuing its involvement in one of the most data-driven sports in the world, Acronis recently announced a new strategic technology partnership with Williams Martini Racing – the fifth place finisher in last year’s Formula One Constructors’ Championship.

Announced on Tuesday, February 13, the new agreement means Acronis will deliver innovative data protection solutions, including backup, disaster recovery, software-defined storage, and file sync and share.

In today’s business world, we need to justify every dollar that we spend, lowering costs, and delivering a return on investment on everything we do. Nowhere is this more true than in IT, where Big Data, Mobility and BYOD are changing the way we work across the globe, requiring companies to an IT depratments to invest and change to remain competitive.

Consider the following facts:

  1. More data is being generated, copied, moved, stored and kept for longer periods of time than ever before
     
  2. Demands for storage keep growing dramatically, but in general, budgets don’t follow the same curve, and don’t increase in the same proportion to keep up

Research shows that even during the recession of 2008-2009, businesses experienced an approximately 40-percent annual increase in storage demand. Now, as the economy is back on track, that growth rate is closer to 60%.

Not too long ago (even 5 or 10 years seems an eternity) life was easy. Most of us were tied to our desks. The ones that were not, like sales people, would carry boxes with printed materials and price lists in the trunks of their cars. Remote workers would dial in and connect via VPN to access their file servers.

Things are different now. Mobility is changing the way we do business. We work wherever we are, at the office, at home, on a plane, at a client’s site, out in the field. We are mobile. We use mobile devices. And all companies, large and small, benefit from this new scenario. Competitive organizations empower their users with mobility solutions maximizing their productivity to drive better service, improve customer satisfaction, and ultimately increase revenue and profitability.

Defense Against Cybersecurity Risks

Mobile technology has enabled small businesses to flourish over the past few years, but also generated a new set of cybersecurity risks. As small businesses do more and more business online with cloud services that sorely lack sufficient security protocols, they become ideal targets to hackers. Inc. described the problem thus: “To the hacker, that translates into reams of sensitive data behind a door with an easy lock to pick.”

Acronis provides an answer for secure data mobility for small businesses: Acronis Access 7. With Acronis Access 7, small businesses can grant their team access to important files and documents from any device wherever they are while providing an unparalleled level of security. Key features include: