vBlog: You Too Can be a Data Protection Super Hero

The awesome folks in the ESG Video team recently let me sit down and record a few podcasts that I will be releasing over the next few weeks. In this one, I started thinking about the challenges of midsized organizations and ensuring adequate data protection and recovery. While enterprises often have experts that are ready … Read more

New Years Resolution – back up my own stuff better (part 1)

With twenty years of backup experience, you might presume that my own personal backups might be flawless and in triplicate.   And for my professional workstation, it actually is.  But admittedly, for the rest of my data, such as those invaluable family photos, personal data and other stuff – it admittedly isn’t as well or frequently … Read more

Why SMBs need DR more, not less

“All we can afford is tape.” “We’re small – so we can’t afford enterprise stuff” “We only have 40 people. If we have to recreate something, it isn’t too bad“ Respectfully, none of these are reasons — they are all excuses — and they are mostly inaccurate. The US Dept. of Labor once surveyed what … Read more

Microsoft “gets” Small Business

repost from Because It’s Everyone’s Business This week, a new report from Compass Intelligence ranked Microsoft as #1 among the top technology vendors that are effectively serving small businesses. Stephanie Mehta at CNN Money.com published an article this week that listed the top ten vendors, with Microsoft going from #6 last year to #1.   Ms. … Read more