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Data Protection Audit – Systems, Devices and IT Operations

Data Protection Audit – Systems, Devices and IT Operations

Your data protection audit lays out the plan that enables you to sleep at night knowing that data loss couldn’t destroy your business or be a costly and burdensome event. In the previous installment of our three part data protection audit series, we looked at the questions you need to ask regarding your data requirements … Continued

Data Protection Audit Planning

Data Protection Audit Planning

In part one of “How to plan and execute a data protection audit,” we discussed the importance of user participation in the design process of your data audit plan. In this installment, we go into more detail about the questions you need to ask about your business processes to determine what you need to secure. When … Continued

How to Plan and Execute a Data Protection Audit, Part One

How to Plan and Execute a Data Protection Audit, Part One

Embrace the Audit The word “audit” strikes fear in the hearts of most business owners, but a pre-emptive data protection audit should actually be embraced. Taking stock of your data and the many scenarios which could impact its continuity is vital to the livelihood of a business after a disaster or other data loss event. … Continued

Data Retention Policy Checklist

Data Retention Policy Checklist

 In our previous two parts of this series, we examined the history of data retention policies and the business and legal requirements that dictate what underlying issues you face when developing your data retention policy. In part two, we took a look at the challenges that different industries face when considering what data to maintain … Continued

Developing a Data Retention Policy: What to include in your data backup?

Developing a Data Retention Policy: What to include in your data backup?

(The second in three part series on Developing an Effective Data Retention Policy. In our previous article, Developing an Effective Data Retention Policy, we outlined the history of and comparison of tape backup environments to disc backup environments. Understanding how your data is retained is the first and critical step to designing a data retention … Continued

What Causes Disk Drive Failure

What Causes Disk Drive Failure

Global Data Vault is inherently interested in data protection and providing data backup solutions for when disk drives fail. Continuing in our series of weighing the differences between enterprise class disk drives and desktop class disk drives, we are now examining the causes for the inevitable failure of both those drives. In our previous discussion … Continued

The Top 10 Most Costly Natural Disasters of 2011

The Top 10 Most Costly Natural Disasters of 2011

According to the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), the United States has experienced a record number of billion-dollar disasters –and of those, at least 10 are approaching a total of $50 million dollars in costs. Considered the “nation’s scorekeeper,” the NCDC tracks and evaluates climate events in the US and globally that have substantial economic … Continued