CBL Pictures: Burnt Bytes and Backups


16 November 2017

Recently, we received this laptop for recovery. The fire had ravaged the client’s home, destroying the laptop, and the backup device sitting nearby.

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Heads and Tales: Rescuing Data for Environmentalists Rescuing the Rainforest


21 April 2016

Through the research efforts of the individuals who make the Durika Reserve home as well as the visitors to the community each year, a vast array of previously unknown or recorded findings has been collected for five years on the flora and fauna which also make Durika their home.

While a self-sustainable community that uses alternative energy sources, its members do leverage select modern technologies including a laptop computer upon which are stored the images of the flora and fauna captured by researchers and visitors. When Eugenio García López, biologist and ecologist with Fundación Durika, could not access the files on his laptop’s hard drive, he felt despair.

“The photographs contained on the damaged external hard drive represented hundreds of hours and research of biologists in the rainforest or photographs taken while hiking through dense, virgin jungle where no one probably has ever been before.”

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Have You Seen My Data?


19 March 2013

This is more like ‘lost devices’, not quite the kind of data loss we deal with, but at CBL we feel concerned customers’ pain every day in recovery inquiries like these.

Feel the pain of lost data - Full version after the jump

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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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Just How Reliable Is Your Laptop?


18 November 2009

About 30% of laptop owners are asking themselves the same question. According to SquareTrade research, 1 in 3 users should expect to encounter problems with their laptop within 3 years.

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Bits, Bytes and Blush


15 May 2009

Can data live to see another day after a laptop crashes to the ground?

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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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Humpty Couldn't, But Your Data Can Survive A Crash


20 November 2008

If Humpty Dumpty had been working on his laptop while he was sitting on the wall when he had his great fall, we know that all the King’s horses and all the King’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again. But what about data on his laptop? Could...

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Back to School Advice for Parents (and Students with Laptops, too)


20 August 2008

In today’s world of e-gadgets, a new or used laptop or personal computer may also be on the Back-to-School shopping list.

Here’s some advice for parents.

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Avoid Hazards Both On and Off the Course


8 August 2008

Without a good drive, your business could be handicapped, too. Your data could be held captive.

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Compute While You Commute


7 February 2008

Laptops continue to populate our IT-landscape in growing numbers. The convenience that laptops afford us, the choice of applications available, and declining price are compelling reasons individuals and organizations are embracing laptops rather than their more sedimentary PC cousins. And, we cannot dismiss the growing trend of the...

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Heads and Tales: Rescuing Data for Environmentalists Rescuing the Rainforest


31 January 2008

For individuals who have had the good fortune of traveling to one of the most bio-diverse and less explored regions which still remains on the planet, the Durika Biological Reserve of Costa Rica represents 8500 hectares (21,000 acres) of pristine and beautiful tropical cloud forest managed by The Pro Conservation Foundation of the Durika Biological Reserve, a.k.a. the ‘Durika Foundation’. The Foundation, located near Buenos Aires, is a self-sustaining eco-community comprised of approximately 30 individuals who live permanently 1,650 meters (5,413 feet) above sea level to help conserve, protect and explore the land as well as to reverse the negative impact of modern agricultural practices on the mountainous landscape that the indigenous people—the Cabécar and Bribri—farm which is so vital to their existence, environment and heritage.

For many individuals, the opportunity to travel to such remote parts of the world is not feasible. However cyber-travelers can venture to such exotic places via the internet and arrive at their destinations where photos may entice adventurers to one day visit. The Durika Biological Reserve is one such destination where images of its beauty have been captured to share with others.

Through the research efforts of the individuals who make the Durika Reserve home as well as the visitors to the community each year, a vast array of previously unknown or recorded findings has been collected for five years on the flora and fauna which also make Durika their home.

While a self-sustainable community that uses alternative energy sources, its members do leverage select modern technologies including a laptop computer upon which are stored the images of the flora and fauna captured by researchers and visitors. When Eugenio García López, biologist and ecologist with Fundación Durika, could not access the files on his laptop’s hard drive, he felt despair.

“The photographs contained on the damaged external hard drive represented hundreds of hours and research of biologists in the rainforest or photographs taken while hiking through dense, virgin jungle where no one probably has ever been before.”

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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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Digital Photos Could be Lost in a Flash


13 June 2007

Summer is a busy time of the year. Graduation events. Weddings. Anniversary parties. Birthday celebrations. Family barbeques. Vacations overseas. Weekend get-a-ways.

Just as we continue to adopt technology into our professional lives, we continue to embrace technology in our personal lives. At many social events, one...

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