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The impact of GDPR on Data Protection

Posted by Jim Chadbourne on 13-Apr-2018 14:02:57

Topics: Disaster Recovery, Spectrum Protect, Compliance, legal, ransomware, GDPR

Wikipedia defines GDPR as “The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. It addresses the export of personal data outside the EU. The GDPR aims primarily to give control back to citizens and residents over their personal data and to simplify the regulatory environment for international business by unifying the regulation within the EU. When the GDPR takes effect, it will replace the 1995 Data Protection Directive (Directive 95/46/EC).”

GDPR becomes enforceable from 25th May 2018.

Many organisations traditionally have retained data for long periods in backup form as a cheap alternate to using content based archives. Under the new GDPR, fines may be levied if Personally Identifiable Information (PII) cannot be tracked and controlled effectively.

GDPR effects Data Protection in many ways:

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The Real Value of Recovery Testing

Posted by Jim Chadbourne on 09-Mar-2018 12:10:20

Topics: Spectrum Protect, Recovery Testing

In 30 years in the industry, it still surprises me when customers focus purely on backup success as a metric for business recovery. Businesses that fail to test recovery of IT systems have been found to lose significant revenue and market share when disaster strikes.

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Why and where are you Encrypting?

Posted by Steve Miller on 15-Dec-2017 17:12:06

Topics: Spectrum Protect, Encryption, GDPR

I was at a customer site recently, discussing their current data protection strategy, when their lead architect stuck his head around the door and asked whether they were encrypting data at rest, and if not, why not?

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Next Gen VM Backup – IBM shows its hand

Posted by Steve Miller on 23-Aug-2017 13:55:02

Topics: VMware, Spectrum Protect, virtual machine backup, Spectrum Protect Plus, Hyper-V, Snapshot

IBM have been dropping hints for some time now that they have a new product, specifically aimed at recapturing some of that virtual machine backup market. Sure, with Spectrum Protect for Virtual Environments, IBM have a compelling product with state of the art support for virtualised environments, particularly those using vSphere.

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How changes to IR35 affect your data protection

Posted by Thomas Cowley on 08-Aug-2017 10:50:33

Topics: Spectrum Protect, Predatar, Managed Support, Managed Service, IR35

One of the news items that’s been bubbling around for a some time is the impact of incoming changes to the interpretation of IR35 legislation. 

This has been billed as an attack on ‘White Van Man’ but the impact of a tightening of the interpretation of IR35 legislation in the UK is having a significant effect on the IT sector.  Although there was a U-turn on some of the assault on self-employed people from the government, it has left behind a change in the approach and interpretation of IR35.

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Wannacrypt

Posted by Thomas Cowley on 01-Jun-2017 12:19:14

Topics: Spectrum Protect, Wannacrypt, ransomware, viruses, airgap

A single word headline from which everyone in the IT industry in 2017 should know what we’re going to talk about instantly.

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10+ Ways to License Spectrum Protect (TSM)

Posted by Stephen Allison on 27-Jan-2017 13:58:14

Topics: Spectrum Protect, licensing, ASL

We’ve talked about licensing on the blog before, but that was way back in 2013, so it’s about time we revisited it. Why are there 10+ ways to license Spectrum Protect and what are the benefits and pitfalls of each?

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Our Silverstring Journey

Posted by Rebecca Barry on 06-Jan-2017 17:00:03

Topics: Cloud, hybrid cloud, cloud backup sevice,

Further to my recent article “So, you’ve been thinking about the Cloud…”, I thought it would be a good idea to let you all know about the digital transformation journey Silverstring took just over a year ago.

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Spectrum Protect 8.1 gets VMware tagging

Posted by Steve Miller on 23-Dec-2016 14:40:06

Topics: VMware, Spectrum Protect, tagging, 8.1

Server virtualisation has disrupted the traditional models of data protection by allowing new vendors to challenge the traditional dominance of IBM, EMC and Veritas. The role of data backup and recovery is increasingly been performed directly by the VMware administrator, using point solutions which have been designed around them, for ease of use and performance.

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Predatar enables global law firm to transition to the cloud

Posted by Chloe Craughan on 16-Dec-2016 16:54:21

Topics: Data Protection, Predatar, legal, case study

Nabarro is a leading international law firm with offices in London, Sheffield, Manchester, Brussels, Dubai and Singapore. The company has over 100 partners leading 300 lawyers focused on delivering practical, business-savvy advice. 

From the most successful companies in the world to fast growth startups, Nabarro works with a diverse range of clients.

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