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Managing the data lifecycle

In addition to the operational and functional aspect of the control of the daily data lifecycle, it is the responsibility of companies to implement a strategy that meets regulatory requirements so that they ensure data compliance. Here we provide some ideas on how a small enterprise should carry this out. The data lifecycle relates to its entire life, from its inception until its destruction, recycling or retrieval, as the case …Read More

What is the data lifecycle?

Data has a lifespan: it is created; it lives; it is retired. It is rarely all retired at the same time. This is the advantage of digital technology, which knows how to recycle it. However, it doesn’t do this any old way: it does this with a sense of organisation. It comes full circle, which is what we’re going to talk about here: the data lifecycle. It is unimaginable not …Read More

What are the benefits of cloud resilience and what can it not guarantee?

The Cloud has the distinct ability that it is capable of resilience, meaning that it can rebuild or “bounce back” depending on the events which affect it. So let’s take a look at the benefits of cloud resilience and what it cannot guarantee. Cloud resilience is understood as a way to readapt to a “crisis situation”. This applies to the infrastructure and the data. The infrastructure, which is comprised of …Read More

SME Cloud: Migrating your Backup

Without being completely over, the era of tape-backup is looking a little older each day for SMEs. Interest is growing in regards to hybrid HDD/cloud alternatives. For small- and medium-sized businesses, it’s time to migrate your backup! Recently, there are obviously still tape backups in SMEs, since the costs of hard drives were quite high. It was therefore necessary to outsource it one way or another, whether or not the …Read More

What will be the effects when Windows XP is retired on 8 April 2014?

On 8 April 2014, Microsoft will conclude its technical support of Windows XP, a historical milestone in computer technology. What are the effects for personal and enterprise users? What are the effects of the conclusion of Windows XP support on computers that already have it? First of all, we need to take into account that Windows XP was launched in 2001 and the last “big” update, or “service pack” in …Read More