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Data in the Cloud – What You Need to Know

Everyone’s talking about the cloud – but what exactly is it?  Should you move your data to the cloud? How do you take advantage of the agility that the cloud offers, without putting your data at risk? Make sure you understand the basics of migrating and storing your data in the cloud:  the risks, rewards,…

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Migrating Your Data to Office 365

What do I need to know before moving to Office 365? Moving your company’s data to cloud-based storage is a big job, and we want to make sure you understand what it takes to ensure that your Office 365 data is managed, protected, and accessible. Click here to sign up for a free assessment, where…

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Windows Server 2003 End of Life is Approaching

The support for Windows Server 2003 is slated to end July 14, 2015, so it’s time to start thinking about migrating if you haven’t already. According to one TechNet blogger, the average Windows Server migration takes 200 days! The good news is that you aren’t the only IT department facing this reality. It’s anticipated that…

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Three Things to Be Aware of With Low-Cost Data Backup Services

I’m always a little surprised by the reaction from customers regarding off-site storage services.  It goes something like, “Well, the price is so good, that I don’t really need to know anything else.”  From a pure accounting standpoint, I do see their point. As a company goes down the road of evaluating low-cost backup and…

5 Step SharePoint Migration Plan

Creating SharePoint sites and libraries is pretty simple. Getting the right data to those sites and libraries isn’t that simple, especially if you want to make sure that only the right people have access once it’s there and that data currently lives in file shares and/or in other domains. Which data do you move? What…

Data Retention in the Social Media Era

 A variety of industry research analysts have indicated that 3 of the top 10 priorities for IT in 2013 will be initiatives focusing on BYOD, cloud computing and business analytics obtained via Social Media.  While these initiatives provide clear business benefits, they will challenge data retention and records management policies for most organizations. BYOD, cloud…

4 Secrets for Archiving Stale Data Efficiently

The mandate to every IT department these days seems to be: “do more with less.”  The basic economic concept of scarcity is hitting home for many IT teams, not only in terms of headcount, but storage capacity as well.  Teams are being asked to fit a constantly growing stockpile of data into an often-fixed storage…

Shared folders, like coconuts, don’t migrate by themselves

Our new survey on domain and data migrations shows that 95% of organizations move data at least once a year, for any of several reasons— infrastructure upgrades, mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. For such a common task, very few organizations (4%) find migrations easy—struggling to maintain availability, to figure out what data should be moved and…

Defensible Disposal with Automation

It’s no secret that the data on corporate servers is growing exponentially.  Documents, presentations, media, spreadsheets, and other files are constantly  being created and moved onto servers, and after a while, most of it is rarely used, if at all. However, much of this stale data also must be retained in order to comply with…