Category: Cloud Computing

Giving unlikely thanks? How about your auditor?

When you create a list of who you’re thankful for, your auditor may not jump to the top of your list. After all, isn’t that who asks for all those mountains of documents and relentlessly asks those probing questions? Let’s … Continue reading

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Major retail data breaches continue; do consumers care?

News of major retail data breaches are becoming commonplace – Home Depot being the latest in a long line – but consumers don’t appear to be changing their behaviors in response. A report by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of … Continue reading

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Are the odds of data recovery ever in your favor?

Way back in 2011 — when Prince William was getting married and Jennifer Lawrence was just getting cast as Katniss in the Hunger Games — Gartner predicted that 30 percent of midsize companies would have adopted recovery-as-a-service (RaaS) to support … Continue reading

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Join Online Tech at cloud-focused TechEx in Detroit on Wednesday

Considering a move to a cloud-based infrastructure? You’ll want to join Online Tech at TechEx | Fall 2014 on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at Ford Field in downtown Detroit. One of Michigan’s premier technology events, TechEx is hosted by Data Strategy, … Continue reading

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We spent HOW much time to restore that backup file? Significantly less with file-level restoration

Offsite backup: a necessary evil that can be unreliable, hard to track and expensive to support. We know; it’s not what you got into technology for. Nonetheless, the business depends on putting mission-critical data offsite for those just-in-case moments of … Continue reading

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7 questions to keep your offsite backup and recovery out of the outhouse

For many in the Midwest, fall is hunting season, and it wouldn’t be official without an outhouse reference. “Bear” with me; many companies are choosing the outhouse option needlessly as a regular course of their offsite backup and recovery planning. … Continue reading

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5 tools to protect patient data

As HIPAA regulations increase and cybersecurity threats advance, the healthcare industry’s effort to protect patient data gets more complex. Online Tech recently contributed to a story posted on BlogHIPAA.com that covers five tools to help protect patient information and ease … Continue reading

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Bringing secure, compliant hosting to Indianapolis

It’s official!  Our newest data center in Indianapolis is open for business. We’re very excited to bring secure, compliant, enterprise class cloud, colocation and offsite backup and disaster recovery to Indianapolis. It’s a great pleasure to have the opportunity to … Continue reading

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7 business drivers for your backup and recovery strategy

In a previous post, I laid out the first three questions your CIO should answer before you start your backup and recovery research. The CIO should provide direction around the value of the data, the Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and … Continue reading

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3 questions your CIO needs to answer to set your offsite backup strategy

There are a number of options for offsite backup, including tape backup shipped offsite, backing up to a simple cloud storage like Amazon, or an enterprise-grade offsite backup and recovery solution. Before any detailed conversation takes place around the technical … Continue reading

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