Data Prep Tips for Back-to-School/Work


30 August 2018

As temperatures start to slowly drop, students and employees are emerging from a summer daze, hunkering down for the school year and getting get business in shape for the fall season. Here’s 3 ways you can get data-ready for back-to-school & back-to-work.

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Protect those Olympic Moments at Pyeongchang Winter Games


20 February 2018

Whether you’re an athlete, tourist or journalist – you don’t want to be unable to access those golden moments from the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang.

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The Bits and Bytes of Backups: Why You Should Prepare for Data Loss


17 March 2017

Feeling lucky?

Everyone feels lucky until they aren’t. Most people have a false sense of security and hold tightly to the belief that catastrophe “can’t happen to me”. Unfortunately, it can.

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Here's a flowchart to help you decide if you should back up


31 March 2016

World Backup Day is on March 31st! CBL supports the mission to increase awareness and decrease the incidents of data loss through avid worldwide data backup. It’s a good annual reminder about the importance of protecting your data. Check out the full chart after the jump.

Flowchart: Should you back up your data? - CLICK FOR FULL

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Don’t Forget to Back-up Your Data on World Backup Day, March 31st


31 March 2015

CBL would like to remind everyone to back up their data on World Backup Day, which is this week – March 31st!

CBL Data Recovery supports World Backup Day’s mission to increase awareness and decrease the incidents of data loss through avid worldwide data backup. Find out some ways to back up after the jump.

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Critical Business Data Remains Vulnerable to Attack, Natural Disaster


3 April 2012

It’s Spring! Time to review & renew your business continuity plan. According to a recent survey of small and medium business owners and IT decision makers, businesses are leaving themselves increasingly vulnerable to the loss of data and the potential for a privacy breach.

The revelations come from a recent survey commissioned by Primus Business Services, which shows nearly two-thirds (60 per cent) of participating small and medium businesses invest less than 10 per cent of their budgets in data security…

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Even Above the Clouds Computer Disaster Happens


18 July 2011

Astronauts aboard the much talked about and followed final Space Shuttle mission experienced a computer glitch and were found scrambling early Friday morning.

As the unexpected computer failure alert was signaled, the crew got down to finding out what was wrong and taking action to get business back to normal in the middle of the night.

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Your Backup: How Safe Is Your Data? (Part 2)


25 October 2010

One day I’ll back up my data. One day.

“One Day” is here, mostly.

A variety of online backup services offer desktop-syncing programs to provide automatic backups of specific folders or files.

(Part 2 of our series on Data Safety)

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Your Backup: How Safe Is Your Data?


21 October 2010

Data Safety Series If data safety was a coin, data protection would be one of the sides (the other being data destruction). For most of us, backing up is an arduous process we know we need to do, but it’s historically been such a headache that it goes onto the “one of these days” list.

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Surviving Little Human Errors this Spring Break


12 March 2010

While hardware failures are usually stigmatized for being the main culprit of data loss there is another big factor: human error. Heads up this March Break if you’ve got kids home: school’s out and they’ll be logging more computer time than usual. Take a little precaution for any little human errors and prevent data loss from any little “Spring Breaks”.

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Don't Lose Those Olympic Gold Moments


17 February 2010

There’s no doubt that a few of you lucky readers are enjoying the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games at this very moment. Over the next few days as you enjoy the sights and sounds of beautiful British Columbia be sure to take care of those precious digital photos.

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Are Your Archives Safe?


9 February 2010

Most companies with any sort of important historical data have archives. Years of old data packed away in the basement collecting dust. However it is important to note that even they can be at risk for disasters.

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Is Your Mobile Data Backed Up?


13 July 2009

It’s not something we often think about. We make calls on our cell phones, play games on our Sony and Nintendo devices, and send emails from our netbooks and laptops. We take important data with us everywhere we go, but do we ever plan for those mobile devices to...

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Recovery in the Recession


8 June 2009

It was noted on itbusiness.ca that “Recent Gartner survey data of 475 IT decision makers in global enterprises with 1,000 or more employees found that more companies are actually postponing or scaling back computing projects rather than canceling them outright.”

“That might be so,” states Kalle Almer, Director of Business...

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Backup Computers Before School's Out


4 June 2009

Summer is almost here. School will be out. The kids will be home and looking for things to do. There’s a good chance you will find them sitting in front of a computer(s).

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Saving Bits Can Earn You Bucks


2 February 2009

If you now find yourself back on the job market, here is an opportunity to earn money while you continue your search for a new job —The “CBL Data Recovery Advantage Partner Program”

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Holiday Travelers Beware: Tips for travelers who put critical information at risk during the holidays


9 December 2008

Will you be heading home with your notebook for the holidays later this month? Will you be staying home and continue to commute and compute with your laptop daily? Regardless, be vigilant and protect your data.

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His Day Without Data Was A Dark, Dark Day


20 November 2008

Data loss occurs more often than you would think. In fact, even individuals who pride themselves in their backup regimen can incur data loss. That external hard drive that they use for backups can be susceptible to data loss.

Such was the case for one CBL customer…

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Protect Your Digital Assets If Hanna, Hurricane Ike or Josephine Are Headed Your Way


3 September 2008

As residents along the Atlantic coast stay alert and keep careful watch on weather reports and the progress of Tropical Storms Hanna, Hurricane Ike and Josephine, CBL Data Recovery reminds individuals to protect their digital assets.

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A Day Without Data is Like a Day Without Sunshine


22 August 2008

Floridians would agree that Fay’s departure is long overdue. Her visit to the Sunshine State has been accompanied by horrific gale-force winds and record rainfall. In fact, Bloomberg News reported in an article that Fay has dumped almost 30 inches (76 centimeters) of...

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The Computer Mechanics talk Backup and Data Loss


13 August 2008

You Can’t Use it if you Lose It: A prequel episode of The Computer Mechanics where they talk data backup and data loss

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Cars vs Computers


8 August 2008

Have you ever pondered how cars and computers are similar?

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Getting Over Data Loss Hurdles in Beijing


9 July 2008

Are you, your colleagues, friends or family members heading to Beijing (formerly known as Peking) next month for the Olympic Games and taking your laptop and digital camera?

If you cannot access the data or photographs on your notebook or memory card of your camera, the devices can be taken to...

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The Need For Data Recovery


24 January 2008

Data recovery is one of those services you will always need. It is one of those services that, despite any preventative measures you take, you will require at some point. You can make countless backups, you can have several UPS power supplies, even have every security software available...

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Don’t leave home without your passport or your backup


14 January 2008

Advice for travelers to avoid data loss

Technology has made it easier to take your office with you. However, efforts to secure borders and make international travel safer in recent years combined with threats to portable data mean business travelers must be more vigilant.

Whether you are...

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Yes, Virginia, Your Holiday Photos can be Rescued


13 December 2007

Don’t let data loss ruin your holidays.

Forty years ago, beaming mothers queued up at local drug or department stores to have their children, dressed in their finest clothing, photographed on Santa Claus’ knee, a memory forever captured on glossy paper and displayed once a year on the coffee table or...

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When a backup drive is not a "backup"


28 November 2007

Many times we get customers who bring in their external drives just after a crash. Often the external drive is referred to as their “backup”.

“I copied all of my data to my backup and it failed …”

Well, what about your original data? You mean this was your only copy?...

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Rare Music Files Rescued from Severely Damaged Hard Drive


5 November 2007

Heads and Tales: Out of the Ashes

When vintage music store, M.C. Productions Vintage Recordings, Penticton, British Columbia, Canada was destroyed in a fire, owner Mickey Clark lost all of the CDs he had compiled from his massive record collection, all of the backup disks from the music files he had digitized, and half of his inventory of 20,000 original recordings dating back to 1902. In addition, both of his hard drives were drowning in two feet of water. To the distraught performer, that meant the possible loss of thousands of music files many of which were Clark’s only copies which he started collecting at the age of eight.

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Don't Ignore The Warning Signs


10 October 2007

Does your PC crash on a regular basis? Do you get an error message before your desktop loads up? Have some of your programs become corrupted? These are some of the early warning signs that your hard drive is in bad health. Your PC might still be functioning but a...

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You can weather the storm, but can you weather data loss?


17 August 2007

You may know them as Andrea, Barry, Chantal, Dean, Erin or Flossie. No, they’re not the finalists on the popular television programs “So You Think You Can Dance” or “American Idol”. They are the tropical storms that have or are threatening to make land fall during the

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The Ten Commandments of Data Loss Prevention


17 August 2007

In the August 16, 2007 edition of The Globe and Mail, columnist Jack Kapica brings to his readers’ attention some interesting research results from California-based Strategic Research Corp. in his article, What if your backup needs backup?

Three main causes of data loss...

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Attention Students: Don't put your data at risk


9 August 2007


Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company stated in a July 23, 2007 press release that “according to recent surveys of college students 97% own a computer, 94% a cell phone and 56% an MP3 player. Moreover, a recent Alloy College Explorer Study found...

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Heads and Tales: Data Loss Demystified for JargonMaster - Part 1


23 July 2007

One Friday afternoon, Simon Sharwood got a lesson in karma.

“I nipped away from my computer to check the cricket score on television,” says the freelance journalist and copywriter and owner of JargonMaster Corporate, a Sydney, Australia-based writing business.

“When I came back, my PC had reverted to DOS mode...

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Filing Returns Can Be Taxing - Part 2


16 June 2007

(Part 1 can be found at Filing Returns Can Be Taxing)

Even the taxman recommends backing up financial documents.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) states in a press release:

“Many people now receive bank statements and documents by e-mail or over the Web. Paper records such as W-2s, tax returns...

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Filing Returns Can Be Taxing


15 June 2007

So, you like to file your taxes online. You’re not alone.

North Americans have embraced electronic filing in record numbers.

The Internal Revenue Service reported the 2007 tax filing season witnessed more than 76 million electronically-filed individual tax returns setting a new electronic record.

According to Revenue Canada, Electronic filing continues...

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Business Continuity = Data


6 June 2007

Many businesses and government agencies have implemented business continuity plans that include data backup to minimize downtime during a disaster or other unforeseen disruptions, but many organizations don’t realize data loss can occur despite having backup technology.

In May 2007, A&T came out with some key finding in its

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