Benefits of Disaster Recovery As a Service
RecoverySoft / July 14, 2018

In any business, especially in an IT firm, data is one of the key elements used in running daily operations. There are several ways in which a firm can store and protect its data. In the past, disaster preparation would often require IT staff to travel to off-premise data centers and/or copy corporate data onto tapes. However, advances in technology and computing platforms have enabled the creation of better and more scalable data storage mechanisms. These have paved the way for complete Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solutions that can be used instead of internal IT teams. When data is breached or hacked into, uncontrollable losses will occur. To prevent this, many companies opt to have in place disaster response measures and even dedicated teams for managing such situations. Today, you’ll find two main categories of computing: cloud computing and hardware server-based computing. This includes the use of DRaaS or traditional backup methods to protect and store data. With current technology, DRaaS offers several advantages over traditional backup and disaster recovery methods. DRaaS is quite reliable and helps address many challenges, including mobility, portability and high performance, among other features. Traditional disaster recovery does not offer the capabilities that…

Best Methods Of Data Destruction On Computer Hard Disk Drives
RecoverySoft / July 11, 2018

We are constantly reminded of the importance of recycling. In the ICT industry, recycling of computer equipment can be useful for educational or charitable organizations. It can however be detrimental to the previous owner. Charitable establishments such as Computer Aid International will refuse computers for reuse in various sectors including education, health and other non-profit organizations for the benefit of developing countries. It would appear Computer Aid International 'wipe' each hard disk drive, which is good news as it hopefully provides some certyty data that can not be retrieved. However, it is doubtful that the 'average' user realizes the risks involved by selling their old computer on websites such as eBay. They may delete all their files, re-install the operating system (OS) and possibly format their drive, yet the data will probably reside on the disk, typically in unallocated space. Data fragments may be present that could have been used maliciously in the hands of a criminal; indeed data from any source ie any electronic device could be used maliciously. Discarding computer equipment without due care could lead to irreparable, financial, political and personal damage to the owner or organization. A recent study conducted by Glamorgan University (source: Time Online…