One of the most often stated goals of a system administrator is Reducing backup times.
While file server storage continues to grow and grow, eventually one day the backups won’t run or won’t finish in time. As a result you try to find free space on servers. But what files can you delete? It’s tough going to your boss to justify new hardware when you have no facts or evidence (from true insight on your data) of what happened to all the storage space.
New compliance regulation changes are coming next year. Especially relevant is how email information is stored and for how long. Meanwhile the penalties for non-compliance are potentially company closing.
We quite often have queries come through to us in Waterford Technologies, looking for point to point comparison on cost versus “freemium” offerings – why charge a price at all when there are “free” or cheap alternatives on the Market?
Well first things first – There are no offerings that are 100% free.
Redundant is a harsh word. These days, we mostly associate it with human resources in the job market but it has a wider meaning and also applies to useless files sitting unnecessarily on your server taking up costly storage space, adversely affecting performance. Typically, up to 80% of your server is comprised of redundant data.
The English had an amusing common phrase to describe the shunning of a person for a variety of sins against their fellow man. Being “sent to Coventry” implied a total ignorance of the victim’s existence and it may be what happens to some of your email correspondence every single day.
Big data is a hot issue in today’s business world. The massive increase in the amount of data collected and stored by organization’s around the world over the past few decades is undeniable and the ability to access and analyze this data is quickly becoming more and more important.
Regulatory compliance is an increasingly important concern for businesses across the world, especially those who deal with the private data of European citizens no matter where they are headquartered or operational. The GDPR, which “goes live” on 25th May 2018, will enshrine this compliance in a uniform manner. Meanwhile the amount of data collected, processed and stored by businesses has increased exponentially over the past decade, legal requirements regarding how this data should be treated have also increased.
At some point or another, almost all of us have felt the pang of regret after hitting the send button. Maybe you have sent the mail to the wrong John Smith, accidentally cc’d in the client you are discussing or just realised that the email was a bad idea in the first place.
Luckily, Microsoft Outlook includes a feature which can help you avoid these situations. The delay email feature adds a delay between clicking the send button and actually delivering the mail, allowing you enough time to cancel the message.