I’ve Got the Power: Gearing Up for a Stronger, Greener Grid


21 March 2018

Lights out, everybody! A nationwide, permanent power outage could occur.

As our daily live grow more entangled with sophisticated devices and technology, so too does the potential for exploitation of vulnerabilities in those devices and systems.

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Where Is Cloud Data Actually Stored?


25 February 2015

How Cloud Storage Works

With the rise in popularity of cloud-based data storage, more people are asking where and how information is actually stored by cloud providers. More precisely, what exactly is the ‘cloud’, and how secure is storing and sending information through the virtual network? It’s important to have a basic understanding of how your information is being handled–particularly the aspects of a service provider that you should be cognizant of in order to ensure the safety and privacy of your data.

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Five Numbers about Data Loss Business Owners Should Know


20 October 2014

We see a lot of numbers around the lab and business world about data loss and recovery. Here’s data loss stat numbers that have been kicking about.

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Data Disaster Impacts felt across Asia, Recovery confidence not that high [Infographic]


8 May 2012

Infographic: key findings of the EMC Asia Pacific & Japan Disaster Recovery Survey As the amount of data the world is producing and needing to store continues to multiply, its value to corporate business operations is also increasing. In the Asia-Pacific regions, with economic growth and turbulence all the same, the importance of minimizing disruption and maximizing business continuity prospects when problems occur remains.

EMC released the results of a survey on the topic today. Check out the various areas where data loss and the lack of confidence in recovery affects business in AsiaPac regions.

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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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Depending on Data: Downtime and the Domino Effect


12 May 2011

Depending on data is a part of business life in the 21st Century. Our dependency comes from the fact that it is often key to the successful operation of business. When data loss incidents and outages occur, they start a chain of consequences that occur one after another, like a sequence of dominos falling – aptly described as the domino effect of data loss.

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Protecting Backups: How Safe Is Your Data? (Part 4)


1 February 2011

Data Safety Series Configuration of RAID arrays have been greatly simplified over the years. However, as we like to say, It’s Not A Matter of If, but When…. There are important details to remember when storing your data this way: even a RAID can fail.

(Part 4 of our series on Data Safety)

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Protecting Backups: How Safe Is Your Data? (Part 3)


27 January 2011

Data Safety Series Ensuring the protection of your data is just as important as the process of backing up your data in the first place. Making backups is certainly better than not making backups, but there are a few more steps you should consider to make sure that during emergencies your backup will get you up and running quickly.

(Part 3 of our series on Data Safety)

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Downtime vs Recovery time


22 September 2010

Together, downtime and recovery time can add up to a significant headache. What are they really and how do they relate or contradict each other? They are both major factors in making decisions to take action and ultimately in maintaining business continuity.

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Hurricane Earl-y Warning


1 September 2010

Often the strength of tropical storms and hurricanes like Hurricane Earl are underestimated by those that weather them. CBL Data Recovery has extensive experience when dealing with natural disaster data recoveries and being prepared is the key to minimizing the effects on your data.

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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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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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Be Prepared.


2 August 2007

Organizations of any size can and do experience data loss on a daily basis which can severely impact business continuity. Hence, all organizations should include data recovery as part of their disaster recovery plans.

Security Matters, a magazine for small to medium-sized businesses, features a number of articles which address...

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Data: Resilient and Recoverable


26 June 2007

In a press release issued in February 2007, the British Insurance Brokers’ Association reported that “Government figures suggest nearly one in five businesses suffers a major disruption every year. Further research suggests 80% of businesses affected by a major incident close down within 18 months, and 90% of those who...

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