Author: bsietz

Laptop theft a crisis for Rutgers student

A Rutgers University student is in dire straits for a common foible — failing to back up stuff on the computer. Five years of the student’s doctoral research disappeared last week. It had been kept on a laptop that was

Professionally managed online backup providers help firms avoid a digital disaster – CPA Practice Advisor

The majority of small to mid sized practices are vulnerable to unexpected data loss. As an accountant or attorney you have an ethical duty to ensure that your clients’ electronic information is not lost, destroyed or inadvertently disclosed. Everyone in

Celebrate World Backup Day!

Don’t be an April Fool  Remember to ensure all your important files are backed up on March 31st. THE WORLD BACKUP DAY PLEDGE I solemnly swear to backup my important documents and precious memories on March 31st.I will also tell my

Studio Survival: How A.L.L. Digital Mastering Came All the Way Back from Disaster

Next month, on January 1st, 2013, my mastering studio A.L.L. Digital will turn 20 years old. I had envisioned a party, perhaps a night out with my clients, or at least some sort of commemoration of the event. I mean

How Pixar Nearly Lost Toy Story 2 to a Bad Backup

You’ve heard us tell you time and time again that you need multiple backups. Onsite, offsite, cloud based and non-cloud based; however you choose to backup your files just make sure that there is more than one copy of it

International Verify Your Backups Day

I’m not a superstitious sort, though I admit to preferring a particular jersey and shorts when I’m racing. But for many people, Friday the 13th is an inauspicious day, long reputed to be unlucky. So I propose that we fight

Online Backup Merits Attention – The Progressive Accountant

Ten years ago if I’d have presented this idea to a group of practicing accountants I’d have been run out of the room: “Let’s take your most sensitive client data, including social security numbers, bank account numbers, financial statements, tax

Online Backup: Why It’s an Important Tool – CPA Practice Advisor

Online backup is becoming more and more popular for business critical data. In the case of my client, business critical data included pictures that were important for their business. In tax and accounting firms, business critical data might be the

For Backup, You’ve Got a Friend – Wall Street Journal

Nothing elicits such a strong case of technology guilt as asking other people if they back up their computers. Eyes dart toward the ground. Excuses are made. The subject is quickly changed. As many people know or quickly find out,

Remote Backup Service – Wikipedia

Remote Backup Service – Wikipedia A remote, online, or managed backup service, sometimes marketed as cloud backup, is a service that provides users with a system for the backup and storage of computer files. Online backup providers are companies that