AWS Failure Illustrates The Need For Proper Backups

Reminder: stuff stored in the cloud probably isn't backed up.


Not long ago, we wrote about how cloud services like Office 365 and Google Drive should not be used like backup solutions. Last week, one company experienced exactly the kind of data loss that proves this point.

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UK Businesses Beat European Average For Cloud Adoption


Online services now favoured by an increasing number of organisations.


Cloud computing for business is yet to go mainstream in Europe according to research from Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. While cloud computing might not yet be widespread, the use of cloud services in the EU has still increased compared with statistics in 2014, and an uptake in cloud computing has been most noticeable in the UK.

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Disaster Recovery: What Is It, And Does Your Business Need It?

Backing up is critical, but so is recovery.


If the arrival of GDPR hasn’t driven the message home already, let us remind you: data matters. All businesses rely on data in numerous ways, and it has real value, including financial value. Yet many organisations don’t have a proper backup and disaster recovery (DR) strategy in place. In fact, a lot of business owners don’t even know what the difference is between the two.

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IBM Buys Red Hat In Mega-Deal


$34bn paid for open-source business.


Recently, IBM made a pretty stunning announcement. Tech acquisitions are made all the time, so the fact that IBM was dipping into the penny jar to snap up another company isn’t in itself particularly surprising.

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The Three-Pronged Backup Regime That All Businesses Should Follow


Making backups of important files is vital for businesses of any size. And to be really safe, you shouldn't do it in just one way but three.

Like kale and star jumps, creating backups is one of those things that’s good for you, but not much fun. Indeed, just like those things, they might even seem unpleasant – in the short term at least.

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