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IT Security - Fighting the Silent Threat

Kaspersky Lab experts are releasing new research designed to assist you in your cybersecurity business decisions. "IT Security - Fighting the Silent Threat" is a global report into business attitudes and opinions on IT security. Download the report now to get quantifiable statistics about perceived versus real cyberattacks.

Sponsor: Kaspersky


Cutting Complexity - Simplifying Security

With corporate IT becoming increasingly complex, how can IT management boost efficiency...while improving corporate security? This white paper looks at how the latest IT Systems Management solutions can simplify and automate a vast range of routine IT management tasks.

Sponsor: Kaspersky


Your Data under Siege: Defeating the Enemy of Complexity

Complexity is to cybersecurity what kryptonite is to Superman. Even if you have adequate antivirus protection, are there still holes in your IT security armor? Is lack of bandwidth to manage the growing list of threats, endpoints, and security systems making your organization vulnerable? Download this white paper to learn more.

Sponsor: Kaspersky


Build Your IT Security Business Case

The importance of IT security to a business has never been greater. But often, investments are shelved or cutbacks are made. This can result in businesses unknowingly making compromises regarding their IT security. In this paper, you'll find useful facts, examples and business case arguments to help you get buy-in and commitment from your business.

Sponsor: Kaspersky


Surviving the Business Equivalent of the Zombie Apocalypse

You probably won't ever encounter a flesh-eater, but natural disasters can eat into your business in a real way. More than 43% of businesses that close following a natural disaster never reopen, and an additional 29% of businesses close down permanently within two years of the event.

Download this eGuide on disaster planning to learn how not to be one of these doomed businesses, including:
- How to create your own business continuity plans
- How to leverage cloud-based business VoIP service to communicate with employees, customers
- Where to go for additional, authoritative guides

Sponsor: 8x8, Inc


When Disaster Tests Your Business, Cloud Communications Can Save It

Find out why the survivors of Hurricane Sandy and other recent calamities say they wish they'd had cloud-based business VoIP communications, rather than "the vulnerability and limitations of the premises-based communications we had in place."

Download this eGuide to learn how to protect your business by:
- Answering key questions before disaster strikes
- Developing communications plans that work even if your whole region is affected
- Getting the mobile app that keeps workers going when local service can't

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Sponsor: 8x8, Inc


Addressing the Broken State of Backup with a New Category of Disk-Based Backup Solutions

Today, IT organizations are faced with a number of challenges when managing backup processes, including the need for faster backup, restore, tape copy, and recovery times. This report looks at the challenges and best practices in use today, and examines the modern backup solution that will solve these challenges forever.

Sponsor: ExaGrid


Optimizing Approaches to Enterprise Backup and Recovery

IT organizations are faced with ensuring that backups occur in the shortest amount of time and are not operationally disruptive as well as maintaining a timely backup window as data continues to grow. However, because companies are demanding faster backup, restore, and recovery, many are foregoing investments in physical tape infrastructure in favor of general-purpose disk storage systems and/or purpose-built backup appliances (PBBAs).

Sponsor: ExaGrid


How Backup Disk Architecture Impacts the Backup Window

When data grows, backup windows expand. A common tactic today employs disk for backup combined to keep ahead of the backup window. But as Storage Switzerland Senior Analyst Colm Keegan explains, selecting the right disk architecture is critical if you want to meet today's demands and avoid costly bottlenecks - and upgrades - in the future.

Sponsor: ExaGrid


How Data Deduplication Impacts Recovery

Data deduplication has clear benefits when it comes to efficiently retaining backup data on disk and replicating data offsite for disaster recovery - you save both disk space and bandwidth by employing deduplication - however, how you implement data deduplication greatly impacts backup performance as well as restore, tape copy and instant recovery performance.

Sponsor: ExaGrid


Best Practices Series: Key Considerations for Purchasing Disk-based Backup

The impact of a poor deduplication ratio could quickly undermine a new disk-based backup system. This white paper highlights key considerations when purchasing disk-based backup and offers a technical checklist to determine cause of poor deduplication ratios, backup application support, impact on RPOs and RTOs, and system sizing and pricing.

Sponsor: ExaGrid


Best Practices Series: Shortcomings of Tape and the Consequences

Traditional tape backup has been a low-cost method of protecting valuable data for years. However, tape can be extremely cumbersome and time consuming, and can require a considerable amount of manual intervention to successfully perform regular backups. Some form of business impact analysis will help you understand the cost and risks of downtime.

Sponsor: ExaGrid


Straight Talk about the Cloud for Data Backup and Disaster Recovery

Are you looking to understand how feasible the cloud really is to meet your specific requirements for backup and disaster recovery?

Although Gartner has predicted that 30 percent of midsized companies will have adopted cloud-based DR by 2014, many IT professionals are finding that backup to the cloud is not a panacea for all environments.

Learn where the cloud is and is not a good fit by downloading Straight Talk About the Cloud for Data Backup & Disaster Recovery. You'll learn:
- How the cloud can be used for data storage, archiving, backup, and DR
- Major differences between private, public, and hybrid clouds
- Pros and cons for leveraging a range of cloud models and usage scenarios

Sponsor: ExaGrid


Straight Talk About Disk Backup with Deduplication

This eBook is a "must read" if you are considering a move from tape backup to disk-based backup with deduplication. Did you know that depending on the architecture you choose, you could either improve your backup environment or go backwards? You may not be aware of the many considerations that need to be assessed.

A wrong decision could mean:
- Your backup window will continue to expand as data grows
- You'll face expensive forklift upgrades
- You will find productivity impacted due to longer restores and downtime on critical systems.

Get "Straight Talk About Disk Backup with Deduplication" today.

Sponsor: ExaGrid


A Tale of Two Architectures: Why Backup Architecture Matters

If you're looking to solve your backup and recovery challenge you may be unaware of how backup architectures can make a difference. Read why scale-out architecture handles data growth very differently than a scale-up architecture. By adopting a scale-out approach the problems of data growth, processing and movement are eliminated and allow you to fix your backup window forever.

Sponsor: ExaGrid