“To Say or Not to Say” in 2015

“Go wash your mouth out with soap!” Thankfully, those are words I never heard my parents say, although I suspect they came close on more than a couple of occasions. Nor have I been tempted (yet) to say them to my own children. However, if you’re like me, … READ MORE

Heidi Biggar February 11th, 2015

How Will Your 2015 IT Budget Compare to Last Year’s?

New year data is starting to trickle in, and it looks like, despite rising revenue and no shortage of IT initiatives ahead, many of us may find ourselves in a “do more with less” situation this year. Spiceworks, whose professional network serves more than six million IT professionals, recently released its 2015 IT Budget Report, with … READ MORE

Heidi Biggar January 28th, 2015

Remove Your Data Center “Beer Goggles” to See the Real Cost of Your Storage

Storage Management Challenges Virtualization has delivered on many promises: massive consolidation, huge cost savings, dynamic scheduling and live migrations of applications and storage. But, with all the simplifications from virtualization, comes the complications of end-to-end visibility and management of the storage infrastructure through the various layers of abstractions. … READ MORE

Heidi Biggar January 27th, 2015

Meet Your Data Protection SLAs for NAS Servers

A Network Attached Storage (NAS) server is a storage system connected to a network providing access to a variety of clients, and optimized for file-level access. It doesn’t seem that long ago when NAS systems were just a few Terabytes, and a traditional full backup could complete in … READ MORE

Heidi Biggar January 21st, 2015

Get Out of the Dark Ages on Data Protection Provisioning

Data Protection Provisioning 2.0 Third platform applications are changing the way organizations manage, consume, deliver and protect storage. They are increasingly cloud-enabled, use sophisticated development frameworks, and are instantly available from any device. However, many existing applications are still in traditional and dedicated storage silos with restricted protection policies … READ MORE

Heidi Biggar January 20th, 2015

There’s No “IT” in Team?

One of the greatest challenges facing companies today is how to continually derive business value out of the tremendous data they’re amassing. One clear way, it appears, is to shift your company’s focus to one that is data-driven, which means adopting a business-led IT strategy. As I’ve mentioned, research … READ MORE

Heidi Biggar October 22nd, 2014

Is Your Business Set to Go the Distance?

Last week, @guychurchward wrote a post here on The Protection Continuum that resonated with many readers, young, older and in-betweens. The blog Walking with Millennials: 10 Things I’ve Learned That Your Business Can’t Ignore takes a close look at the up-and-coming generation of business leaders. In joining in … READ MORE

Heidi Biggar September 29th, 2014

Who Else Will Find Value in Your Data?

  “When someone steals another’s clothes, we call them a thief. Should we not give the same name to one who could clothe the naked and does not? The bread in your cupboard belongs to the hungry; the coat unused in your closet belongs to the one who … READ MORE

Heidi Biggar July 30th, 2014

IT’s New Dirty Little Secret

A colleague of mine recently came across an article I wrote when I was doing some consulting work for a data protection company nearly 10 years ago. While it feels more than a lifetime ago that I wrote that piece, as I read through it, it struck me just … READ MORE

Heidi Biggar July 16th, 2014
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