Data Protection

Scuderia Toro Rosso Ben Waterhouse

Enjoying the warm sunshine of an Australian Saturday afternoon, the smell of burnt rubber, the electric atmosphere of anticipation preceding the first Grand Prix of the year, Ben Waterhouse of Scuderia Toro Rosso spoke to Acronis about the value of data in designing the new STR12 car.

Virtual machines keep you on the safe side and protect your Mac. Nevertheless, VMs are very similar to real computers in that they are vulnerable to the same risks: data loss, hard disk corruption, malware, and power outage. Creating VM backups on a regular basis keeps your work and data safe.

World Backup Day

The closer we get to the end of March, the more you’re going to hear about World Backup Day. Falling on the last day of the month, March 31, World Backup Day raises awareness and educates tech users about computer backup and data protection. We hope to continue this education and awareness building by hosting a Twitter Party to prepare more people for what lies ahead when it comes to the future of their data.

Acronis World Backup Day Survey Results

Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection and storage, recently completed a consumer backup survey in the U.S., U.K., Australia, Germany, France, and Japan. The results were revealing, beginning with the finding that most users are completely unaware of the threat posed by ransomware attacks, much less how to prepare for them.

Weekly Tech Roundup — March 27

Weekly Tech Roundup — March 27

Data is everywhere and it’s valuable. Cybercriminals know it, lawmakers know it, and big corporations know it, too. With rising threats putting data in precarious positions, it’s important that you stay up-to-date on the threats that could be eyeing your information.

VMware: "To Quiesce or not to Quiesce?"

Back Up Your Virtual Machine the Right Way! Many articles have been written about making virtual machine snapshots, but most of them are too conceptual and high level. This post discusses the practical side of making virtual machine (VM) snapshots on a VMware vSphere® platform for use as backups.

We will answer the questions:

  • What is a quiesced snapshot?
  • Why use it?
  • What problems can be encountered when you quiesce?

Weekly Tech Roundup — March 20

Weekly Tech Roundup — 20

Don’t get left in the dust — new innovations in the technical sphere could leave your data more vulnerable than before. Whether it’s because of third-party access to your accounts, outdated operating systems, or lax data storage, your information is just waiting to be hacked or leaked. Do you know what’s in store for your data?

Top 5 Tips for Good SharePoint Backup

Top 5 Tips for Good SharePoint Backup

Microsoft SharePoint is a popular online collaboration tool used by many companies around the world. Since its introduction in 2001, the product has captured a large share of the market.

Just like your email, databases, ERP and CRM systems, SharePoint is now a business application that you must include in your data protection strategy in order to ensure maximum business continuity. However, SharePoint’s scalability and multiple deployment options can make backups challenging.

Weekly Tech Roundup — March 13

Weekly Tech Roundup — March 13

The world is adapting to increasing cybersecurity threats, but the impact these changes will have, have only just begun. With vigilante hackers, proposed government bills, and increased rating standards, it seems like the fate of our digital data might be looking up. But with these increases in data protection and security, come sneakier techniques from cybercriminals all their own. What tech headlines did you miss?

How to Avoid Ransomware: A Few Simple Tips

The internet has become an integral part of our lives. Millions of people go online every day, searching for new ways to work, communicate, and belong. While we all have different tastes, interests, and favorite websites, it’s important to stay vigilant every time you go online. Cyber criminals are out there too, analyzing online behavior of every-day users and looking for new opportunities to infect computers. Let common sense (and a few security measures) prevail!

Just by following a few simple tips, you can protect your system from being infected even if ransomware slips through into your computer. Follow these guidelines and spread the word. Together we can make the internet a safer place.