Data Protection

Acronis GDPR


The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that is coming into effect on May 25, 2018 presents a great opportunity for Acronis value-added resellers (VARs) to offer GDPR-compliant products to companies and organizations affected by the new regulation.

As described in earlier essays on this blog, GDPR is designed to regulate the processing of personal data of European Union residents irrespective of whether the company handling that data is based in Europe or not. If a business captures any personal data in the process of offering goods or services to EU residents, including tracking their browsing behavior with website cookies, it will have to observe these new GDPR regulations.

New Year Resolutions

If your New Year’s Resolutions list includes “reduce stress,” “make smart investments” and “over-deliver,” you’re not alone. Dreaming big at the beginning of the year is easy to do. Certainly those who look to the previous year for key lessons to learn from are probably at an advantage.

Fast Cloud Speed

Today’s internet speeds worldwide are 30 percent faster on average than last year, according to the recently published November 2017 Speedtest Global Index from Ookla, a global broadband speed test company that operates the famous speedtest.net website.

Understanding GDPR

The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into effect on May 25, 2018, and for many companies, the challenges presented by this new regulation may be reminiscent of the USA’s Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) from the early 2000s. Just like GDPR, SOX was designed to increase data transparency, and just like GDPR, it had a global effect, including on many companies outside of U.S. jurisdiction.

GDPR Questions

The European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming into effect on May 25, 2018, and companies are rushing to get ready. GDPR compliance is a vast area: here are just some of the questions that can help you determine your responsibilities.

Acronis Independent Test Ranking


As with many products, users often choose software based on trusted media reviews and reports. Reviews that are based on tests that clearly compare products against each other can be the most insightful when trying to find the best option.

Knowing how we stack-up against the competition is helpful to Acronis as well, so we recently put ourselves in the shoes of a regular user – examining recent tests to identify which backup product stood out from the crowd.

Easy Backup

When we hear that something is easy, we often think it means it’s childish, has reduced functionality, or requires a lot of training to make it easy. Learning a new language, flying an airplane, or creating a mobile app can all be easy tasks, for example, but only for those who spent a lot of time learning and practicing how to do it.

For a long time, data protection was in the same category. If you’ve been in the IT industry for more than ten years, then you’ve likely experienced the nightmare of rebuilding servers and restoring lost data. It was a difficult and time-consuming task, even for seasoned professionals... and that’s when backups were measured in megabytes and businesses could go for hours or even days without data.

Darkhorse Tech

Darkhorse Tech is wrapping up its 5th year as a leader in the dental technology space. Reuben Kamp, Darkhorse Tech’s CEO and founder told Acronis that their customers want a seamless, managed experience with little to no downtime.

Acronis True Image 2018 - Update 2

Fans of Acronis True Image are getting an early holiday gift. That’s because we’ve just released Update 2, which is loaded with enhancements and new features that make the world’s number one personal backup software even better.

With Update 2, Acronis enhances your control and user experience, expands the capabilities when creating boot media, and ensures mobile data is safe and secure.

Pierre Gasly of Scuderia Toro


As the Formula 1 season came to an end, thousands of people made their way to oil-rich Abu Dhabi to see their favorite drivers one more time. And the picturesque Yas Marina didn’t disappoint.

The Mercedes team that already had the contractors’ championship in the pocket displayed another strong performance, with both drivers taking the first two podium positions, followed by Ferraris’ Sebastian Vettel who settled for third while retaining the second spot in the driver standings.