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.
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.
17 March 2017
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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)
21 October 2010
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.
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”.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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).
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”
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.
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…
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.
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...
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
8 August 2008
Have you ever pondered how cars and computers are similar?
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...
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...
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...
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...
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?...
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.
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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