July 2014

28
Jul

How safe is safe? AES 256 encryption and your data.

AES-256 is a key generation method used to securely encrypt your data and prevent unwanted access to your files. But the real question is how safe is AES 256bit encryption really? When referring to AES-256bit encryption, we are actually referring to the key that is generated when encrypting your data. The data itself is secured by the software by creating

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21
Jul

HDD, SDD and the Cloud

While Solid State Drives (SSD) provide a significant improvement over traditional Hard Disk Drives (HDD), there will always be a risk associated with physical data backup. SSD’s operate at faster speeds, wear down slower, and are smaller/lighter/more sleek than a HDD. This being said, their increased durability and design opens up SSD’s to a plethora of issues associated with data

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14
Jul

Mac, Your Business, and the Cloud

The Choice of Computer Should not Affect your Cloud Backup! Historically, Windows has dominated the bulk of a Company’s workstations. Macs gained support in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s with Advertising Agencies and Creative shops, who found Mac to be more suited to their business model. Mac’s acceptance continues to increase. While this may sound like a group of

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7
Jul

CryptoLocker and the Cloud – How to Save Your Business

When many businesses think of disaster recovery, they consider fire, flooding, electrical failure and many other types of natural disasters.  However, Disaster Recovery Plans now must include ‘internal disasters’.  In late 2013, the first of the ‘Crypto-Viruses’ (Crypto-Locker) was introduced and (unsurprisingly) this has generated an increased level of anxiety among businesses. With an intricate way in which this virus

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