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What Do We Mean; Hybrid Backup?

The CloudPockets backup service can be a Hybrid Backup.

What does that mean? What’s the difference between a Cloud Backup and a Hybrid Backup, and does it make any difference to you? Read More

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Are You Keeping Your Data In Canada Yet?

We heard a lot about President Trump’s executive order shutting out foreign nationals from certain countries from the US and causing panic and disruption at airports.

However did you know that the executive order also included a section on privacy policies that affects us directly here in Canada? Read More

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The Ransomware Solution

Yet another news story this morning about a school hit with Ransomware and paying the $28,000 extortion fee. It’s not a matter of pay the ransom or lose files. A ransomware solution exists, right now, that will protect you and cost less than paying the extortion. Read More

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The 3-2-1 Backup Rule – How To Implement It

Do you know the 3-2-1 backup rule? It is a fundamental principle for protecting your data. Following the 3-2-1 backup rule will ensure you have good copies of your data to go to when a failure occurs in your organization.
Learn it and plan for it up front and you will be protected when disaster strikes. Read More

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How To Organize Files And Folders For Backup

If you organize files and folders it not only helps the company more easily find their files, it makes backups easier. How will you know what important files need to be backed up? You need a plan, a method to ensure your business files are backed up. Here’s what we have found works.
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Ransomware Story: Recovered Without Paying

It’s the phone call you don’t want to get. It’s something that companies and organizations say; “We’re careful, that won’t happen to us”. You don’t really plan for it but it’s more and more likely to occur: Ransomware.

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95% of Companies have used their Disaster Recovery plan

A June 2016 survey reveals that a whopping 95% of respondents had to use their Disaster Recovery Plan in the past twelve months! The survey reached out to 250 UK decision makers to see how they approach and leverage their DR plans. Read More

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What Is A Seed Load And Why You Need One

You’ve decided to start backing up to the cloud, good for you! However your company has been around for a while and you have a lot of data to backup. How do you get 500Gb or more up to the cloud backup server using your current Internet bandwidth restrictions?

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Non Profit Cloud Backup Guide

This Non Profit Cloud Backup guide is for Canadian organizations thinking about backing up to the cloud.

We answer the questions you may have about cloud backups and explain the features.
We explain the 3-2-1 rule and why you need it.
We will show you why cloud backup is the most effective way to protect your data and get it offsite.

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Should You Backup Everything?

You would automatically think you should backup everything, but should you? Just as you should think and plan what it is you want to backup, you also need to give thought to what you don’t need to backup. Backing up what you don’t need wastes time and backup disk space on your backup server and won’t help you recover from a disaster. So what don’t you need? Read More