Data Protection

Weekly Tech Roundup — April 17

Coffee Blockchain

The good guys had some wins this week, making the digital world a little bit safer. But it seems the world needs balance—new threats popping up in the place of old ones. Luckily, the innovations weren’t all bad (have you heard about a company that is trying to transform the global coffee supply chain with blockchain?) What tech headlines did you miss last week?

It’s not often that one product so completely dominates the rest in a number of important performance measurements. Yet the AV-TEST Institute, an international and independent research lab specializing in IT security and malware research, showed that Acronis True Image is up to 10 times faster than its competition! But before examining those juicy findings, let’s talk about how the institute ranked its ease of use.

OzHosting - Acronis

This year OzHosting.com is celebrating its 20th anniversary of providing cloud hosting solutions on the Australian market.  Established in 1997, it’s one of the original web hosting companies in Australia that made web hosting services easy and affordable for Australian businesses and organizations.

Doug Endersbee, OzHosting.com CEO, told Acronis that understanding the market and responding to customers’ changing needs have been critical to the company’s success over the last two decades. Mr. Endersbee also explained why OzHosting.com selected Acronis Backup Cloud as their new Backup-as-a-Service platform and what has been achieved in the first four months since the system was deployed.

When it comes to data protection, you need a comprehensive backup solution or you’re putting your data at risk. That’s why the AV-Test Institute, an international and independent lab specializing in IT security and malware research, set out to evaluate the effectiveness of popular backup solutions currently available to consumers.

Weekly Tech Roundup — April 10

This week was full of milestones, breakthroughs, and innovations. New malware was uncovered, old records were broken, and new threats emerged. Now more than ever, it’s important that to keep an eye on the technical horizon, because you never know what new ways your data could become vulnerable. What headlines did you miss?

Weekly Tech Roundup — April 3

Tech News

Last Friday was World Backup Day, and good thing it was because cybercriminals weren’t taking any time off. But it wasn’t just cybercriminals putting your data at risk. Software upgrades and even trusted government tools made hacking into your data even easier. What do you have to worry about when it comes to protecting your data this week? Find out in the stories below.

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.