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7 Predictions for Virtualization in 2014

In 2010, IDC forecasted that by 2014, 70 percent of all servers would become virtual

3 Simple Tips to Prepare for a New Year of Data

It’s time for a new year and a fresh start. In 2014, why not resolve to take better care of your data? As you begin to use any new devices you may have received for the holidays and continue to depend on your old ones, how you store and protect your data is important. Follow these three tips and tricks from Acronis to extend your devices’ lifecycles and get the most out of your technology.

1. Back It Up

A 9-Step New Year’s Data Detox

This time of year, everyone’s starting to think about how to shed the extra baggage incurred by drinking too much eggnog and eating too much pie. But there’s another area prone to bloat that we should all be thinking about targeting: our devices.

While a juice cleanse might leave you glowing, and a personal trainer might help you finally get those six-pack abs, a data detox could help you start the new year organized, secure and at peace with your files. Here’s how to do a 9-step data detox:

1. Put Folders to Good Use

4 Steps Back Up Your Holiday Memories (Before It’s Too Late)

The holiday season is upon us once again! It’s a time for family and friends to gather, exchange presents and laughs and make lasting memories. But it’s easy to forget, as you’re snapping photos and making videos, that all of those precious moments could disappear in a flash. Slipping on ice and dropping your phone onto the pavement, sipping hot cocoa on your laptop, or accidentally placing your digital camera into a bowl of eggnog could lead to disastrous results. But never fear! To help you keep all of those cherished memories safe for years to come, here are a few tips from Acronis:

The Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Data Safe

Every year we create more data than the year before. If you can believe it, 90 percent of the data in the world today was created in the last two years alone. IBM has estimated that our current daily creation rate is 2.5 quintillion bytes of data. IDC projects that the digital universe will reach 40 zettabytes (ZB) by 2020, which is 50 times larger than the digital universe at the beginning of 2010.

4 Steps to Secure the Devices Your Employees Get for Christmas

During the holidays, many people receive tech gifts like laptops, tablets and smartphones. And many of them will want to bring these devices along with them to work in the new year.

BYOD has been a huge trend for 2013, and we expect it to increase in 2014 and beyond. It makes sense from a lot of perspectives. For one, letting employees bring their own devices cuts the cost of purchasing new hardware. It also means that employees are generally familiar and happy with the tech that they’re using. They wind up being more productive and more satisfied with their jobs in general.

A 5-Step Holiday Backup Bootcamp

The holidays can be a perfect time to catch up on tasks you’ve been putting off for a while. For many of us, that includes backing up our data. Of course, this can be a very daunting process in today’s age of nonstop data creation and nearly unlimited storage options.
 

However, with a simple and streamlined plan, you can back up all of your essentials in a matter of hours, freeing up mental energy and time that could be better spent overindulging in eggnog and naps.
 

Below is a simple three-hour “bootcamp”-style plan to get your data safely backed up and under control before the new year comes along. Just remember: the real key is to be realistic and make sure that you set this up so that it runs smoothly and automatically in the future. That way you won’t have to think about it later, especially when you’re trying to work off those holiday pounds.

1. Set Up Your Mobile Devices

Does Everybody Love a Cloud?

A song got stuck in my head the other day.  The old Gary Lewis and the Playboys hit, “Everybody loves a Clown”, except I kept hearing it as “Everybody loves a Cloud”.

 

Many people are talking these days about the way cloud computing is changing our lives. Many new technologies are coming on the stage to make our lives easier, make our work more efficient, reduce expenditures and headaches. So many in fact that it is becoming harder and harder to keep your finger on the pulse and distinguish which could benefit you. I will try to simplify all this mess and explain how to arrange a backup service for your vCloud environment (be it a public cloud or an internal private cloud) by using Acronis Backup and Recovery (ABR) for vCloud. I’ll also go on to briefly describe the benefits from this technology. 

BaaS vs regular backup approach

It’s basically a given that, today, employees are going to bring their own mobile devices to the office and use them for work. But, right now, a lot of companies are struggling with these bring-your-own-device (BYOD) habits. Our 2013 Data Protection Trends Research, which surveyed more than 4,300 IT professionals around the world, found that nearly 60 percent of companies don’t have BYOD policies in place. This can certainly present security issues and risks for data leakage, but BYOD trends also encourage something else: bring-your-own-cloud (BYOC).