Dewpoint’s City of Lansing Team Helps to Connect Lansing Citizens with Local Government The City of Lansing launched the Lansing 3.0 initiative with a vision to make the city function better through the use of technology. Part of this initiative includes Lansing Connect, a more user-friendly website and a mobile app for residents to request…

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Keep Your Passwords Secure

Repeat after me “I resolve to keep my passwords secure”. “I resolve to keep my passwords secure”. I resolve to keep my passwords secure”. etc There is no doubt we conduct our lives online more and more, including shopping, banking, social media, email, chat and games. At last count, I have over 100 apps installed…

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In a time when data protection is becoming increasingly complex, snap shot technology provides businesses with two very important attributes that are largely absent from traditional backup approaches: speed and simplicity. They also offer recovery time objectives and recovery point objectives that are also impossible with a traditional backup system.  Snapshot technology creates a copy…

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The Seven Tiers of BCP

Disaster Recovery and The Seven Tiers of BCP The seven tiers of disaster recovery were developed in the late 1980s by the SHARE Technical Steering Committee and IBM are a still used currently by enterprises as a measurement of priority. Each Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is defined by the Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and the…

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It is an unfortunate reality that disaster can strike at any time. Database corruption, hardware failures, and natural disasters are just a few of the situations that threaten your company’s data on a regular basis. No matter how diligent your organization is with performing on-site backups, your data will always be vulnerable. That is why…

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Most companies and organizations these days are not only generating large amounts of data on a regular basis, they are also managing different types of data that require different storage options in terms of recovery and retention. For example, anything involving near term operations, or data that needs to be accessed at a moment’s notice,…

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The latest version of NetBackup software, Veritas NetBackup (NBU) 7.7, was released by Veritas Technologies in early July 2015, and is designed to simplify data protection and manage relentless data center growth. Its major advances in cloud backup provide customers with new features and capabilities that make 7.7 unique from previous NetBackup products. The video…

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This summer, Symantec released its latest version of its NetBackup data protection software: Veritas NetBackup 7.7 . The new upgrade boasts major advances in cloud backup, as it allows organizations to easily add cloud storage as a backup solution within their data environments. “Today many enterprises are adding cloud storage to their menu of backup storage…

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Over the last several years, more and more IT organizations have turned to virtual machines for their backup and recovery needs. Virtualization technology offers benefits to organizations of all sizes. Although not all organizations plan to become fully virtualized, and although the virtualization use cases do vary somewhat from organization to organization, most have adopted…

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Every company or organization has its own set of backup and recovery requirements. That is why, when considering a backup vendor or appliance, you should pursue an option that suits your company’s needs rather than the most popular one on the market. The wide range of backup techniques and appliances available today may make the decision process…

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