10 Simple Steps to Data Storage Backup

Backing up data may seem like a hassle, but it's important — especially when it comes to recovering data that could otherwise be lost. Thinking about linking a device to a computer or waiting while it syncs with the cloud seems like a productivity killer but, in fact, it could be a productivity saver.

Businesses' adoption of cloud, mobile, virtual and other technologies have complicated IT's data protection task. Changing practices among both businesses and employees won't happen overnight, but, according to Enterprise Storage Forum reporter Drew Robb, there are some steps any employee or company can take to save information and time:

Why Backup Deserves More Than One Day A Year: Weekly Roundup

Backing up your data one day a year just won't cut it. Too many things can go wrong — and fast — and once unprotected data is gone, it's likely gone forever. Solutions such as image backup and deduplication are just two ways that IT pros and average Joes can quickly and efficiently ensure their data is backed up and accessible when they need it. Here are a few data recovery and disaster planning tips and tricks from around the web this week: 

World Backup Day: 24 Hours Just Isn't Enough

Incredible Innovation at Acronis

Usually, I do not write about technology. I much prefer to speak about the application of technology to solve problems. But, let me start April by telling a story about an amazing technological innovation here at Acronis.

Our chief engineer, Sam Stolichnaya, was working hard at improving our deduplication technology. For years, he had been working on a recursive compression technology where you could compress files, and then compress that, and again and again until you had a result thousands of times smaller than the original. While this worked very well, it used up a lot of memory, so it was not a good general solution. Dedupe could be.

Acronis already supplies a dedupe module that seamlessly installs into our platform and saves storage by finding duplicate information and only storing it once. Anyway, Sam and another engineer, Peter Pshenichnaya, were discussing