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Taking the pain out of data storage for legal firms

Posted by Jonathan Birch | 10 Aug 2015, 14:49 PM

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Jonathan Birch looks at the daily aggravations organisations and specifically the legal sector are having with data storage. With multiple concerns including reliability of backups, data security and storage as well as the increasing costs along with data growth, Jonathan discusses how organisations can safely manage their data as well as costs.

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Choosing between SQL Server Mirroring and Log Shipping: When to go for either

Posted by Louis Ozougwu | 19 Feb 2015, 14:27 PM

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In this blog, Louis Ozougwu looks at the different SQL Server High Availability solutions currently available to businesses. Covering areas such as the kind of business requirements each solution is built for, this blog aims help you decide which option is most suitable for your business.

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EU Data Protection Reforms: Why you can’t afford to ignore them

Posted by Mark Hall | 16 Feb 2015, 16:13 PM

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Following on from an earlier blog where Mark Hall discussed the upcoming Data Regulation reforms which are due later this year, Mark now looks ahead to see what areas your business should be aware of for when the new regulations come into force and, even more importantly, what the financial penalties could be should these new rules be ignored.

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Are you information assured? What you need to know about the new EU Data Protection Regulation

Posted by Mark Hall | 5 Dec 2014, 15:13 PM

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Following the recently introduced reforms to the EU Data Protection Regulation, Mark Hall looks at what they mean to your data, how the changes will affect both large and small companies and the penalties you could face for non-compliance.

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Business Impact Levels

Posted by Mark Hall | 4 Nov 2014, 11:02 AM

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Mark Hall discusses BIL (Business Impact Levels) security controls, looking at what the levels mean, the type of data classified at each level, and the difficulties faced with the BIL data classification model. As the government moves away from the current BIL system to a new three tiered model for data labeling, Mark discusses how this simplifies data classification and allows SME providers the opportunity to compete for these government contracts.

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What you need to consider when migrating SAP data

Posted by Chris Mcmahon | 4 Jun 2014, 11:54 AM

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In this blog, Chris Mcmahon looks at SAP data migration and discusses five key areas he believes companies should consider to ensure the process runs smoothly.

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Did you know? Interesting data and storage facts

Posted by Stefan Haase | 12 Jun 2013, 14:19 PM

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Stefan Haase shares some of the more interesting data storage and server facts he has uncovered throughout his time with Redcentric. Uncovering the shelf-life of a server, as well as the current rate of data growth, Stefan also offers his opinion on what these statistics mean for the future of IT departments.

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Everyone needs a backup, even NASA

Posted by Stefan Haase | 11 Mar 2013, 16:00 PM

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Stray cosmic rays have led to the Mars Rover having to rely on its backup computer, which will spend weeks retrieving the data the robot has been collecting from the red planet. The story throws into sharp relief the need for organisations to invest in robust backup systems to protect essential data.

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The US Patriot Act and your data – is it safe?

Posted by Stefan Haase | 7 Nov 2012, 17:46 PM

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The US Patriot Act was set up in the aftermath to the horrific 9/11 attacks. The act facilitates the US government in its gathering of foreign intelligence about possible national and international terrorist attacks. There has been a lot of controversy about the implementation of the Patriot Act, with the US government using the act to collect documents and data with remote or highly speculative links to terrorism.

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Data migration: 5 steps to the perfect switch-over

Posted by Stefan Haase | 23 Mar 2012, 16:19 PM

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If you’re thinking of rehoming your data centre infrastructure – either from an in-house facility or from a third party with whom you’re dissatisfied – you shouldn’t let concerns about disruption and downtime put you off doing it. It’s perfectly possible to migrate all your data and equipment from one facility to another with minimal hassle.

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The US Patriot Act: Whos looking at YOUR data?

Posted by Stefan Haase | 7 Sep 2011, 15:48 PM

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Recent data compliance examples from Google and Microsoft have highlighted the significant vulnerabilities with Cloud service providers who data hosting services are based outside the UK. This may not provide sufficient control over where your data is actually stored, it has implications related to data protection, and may expose your data to scrutiny by the US government.

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Data and information – your legal obligations

Posted by Stefan Haase | 25 May 2011, 11:41 AM

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The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“FOIA”) came into force on 1st January 2005 and gave the public new rights of access to recorded information held by public authorities – and email is considered part of that ‘recorded information’.

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