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Talkin’ Tech: Storage

Understanding the terms associated with network storage is the first step to making sure your critical data is protected

Storage may not be top of mind for many small businesses, but it should be. Small businesses are built on data—intellectual property, financial records, marketing materials, and more—and losing that data can cost your company in lost revenue, reputation, and customers. Your company’s continued success depends on protecting that business-critical information.

In this installment of our Talkin’ Tech series, we define key terms to help you understand the basics of network storage so you ensure your data’s protected in the event of a disaster.

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3 Ways to Destroy Your Data

You could be putting your company at risk by disposing of old data and storage media improperly.

At some point, all data must be destroyed. If you’re replacing outdated computers, servers, or storage media, like tapes, then you need to purge all the business data that currently exists on those devices. Also, there’s some data you need to wipe after a certain period of time so your company remains compliant with federal privacy legislation. When you want to destroy data, you need to go beyond simply dragging a folder on your desktop to the trash can.

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Review: Cisco Smart Storage is Network Attached Storage Made Easy

We recently announced our next generation of network attached storage products for small business, Cisco NSS 300 Series Smart Storage.  CRN got their hands on one and has a great review of the product.

Here’s an excerpt:

“Setup is absolutely idiot-proof, and that’s saying a lot about a box that not only serves files to Linux, Mac and Windows clients, but also does performs FTP, HTTP, NFS, iTunes, Twonky media, WordPress and MySQL services by simply checking a box.”

We know how important ease of use is when it comes to technology, and we made that a priority with this product--glad to see it pay off!

Read the entire review at CRN.com.

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Network Storage Solutions: More Than Just A Great Backup Plan

These days, investing in reliable data storage is a necessity for most small businesses. Your electronic data is growing fast, and protecting this data is important to business continuity.  Many of you may also be subject to regulatory requirements for protecting customer and financial information.

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