New Year, New Data Management Project
On January 2nd, most people will be returning back to work after a Christmas project of greatly reducing their food and drink reserves.
But January will also mark the beginning for a lot of organisations of finally tackling the impending GDPR regulation, coming into effect on 25th of May 2018, which will change how companies can process and control the personal data of EU citizens.
According to our recent survey results, just under 50% of companies have an active project to address GDPR concerns, this leaves approximately half of companies to get the ball rolling.
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Fallout of a Data Breach
While the headlines of the Bank of Ireland internal breach loomed out of the newspaper stands over the weekend, no doubt causing huge embarrassment for the staff involved, it provides a perfect example of what will be punished strictly in a few short month’s time, when GDPR is in full effect.
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Avoid Unnecessary Hassle
It is good business (or common) sense to avoid using certain information, terms and content on your business systems. Besides leaving yourself and your organisation open to legal problems if a case were to come up, the daily headlines of massive Data breaches means that what you might think will never be seen outside of your network could be front page tabloid headlines tomorrow!
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File Server Disk Management
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.
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The cost of storage keeps skyrocketing
Your file server storage usage will continue to increase until:
- Backups no longer run or don’t finish in time; or
- You will finally run out of storage space; or
- Use an affordable and easy-to-install file Archiving solution.
Continue reading “File Archiving – Why is the ROI both Huge and Instant?”
The Cost of Analysing Data
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.
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What is Redundant Data?
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.
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Big Data – Are You In Control?
Mark Mulcahy – Waterford Technologies
Big data is a hot issue in today’s business world. The massive increase in the amount of data collected and stored by organizations around the world over the past few decades is undeniable and the ability to access and analyse this data is quickly becoming more and more important.
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2017 – Preparing for Massive Change
As 2017 kicks off, we look at the anticipated Top 7 Data Challenges companies will face this year.
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