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911: What is your Emergency?

A comforting phrase when we need help. In many cases it is a matter of life or death. Whether it’s a fire & rescue, police or medical emergency services, precious seconds can seem like hours to those in a crisis situation and rightfully so... Rightfully so. Did You Know? There are approximately 6,100 call centers throughout…
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What You Don’t Know About TSM Retention Can Cost You

I have worked with Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) for many years, way back when it would run on an AS400 using PASE. Even after all these years, retention is a HUGE part of TSM. TSM retention can be somewhat confusing whether you are a seasoned TSM admin or a customer just trying to understand what the TSM…
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Is Your Backup Data Secure?

With all the focus on hackers today it’s easy to forget that backup data can provide much of the information that hackers are after.  It’s very possible to have a large security gap when tapes are shipping off site. Many backup products are nothing more than automated copy. The data on the tape could be…
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Is “SMARTER IT” just a marketing spin?

For some, yes, but I believe it is more. I believe it is the rare occurrence when a shift in technology corresponds with a shift in critical/business thinking. It is the idea that a unified, collaborative and informed effort can make a real and impactful difference globally. Today, we have the ability to move beyond…
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5 Improved Features of Spectrum Protect (TSM)

First some housekeeping, Spectrum Protect is the new name for the artist formerly known as "TSM". This is a part of a major rebranding effort by IBM, click here for more information. Throughout this document, Spectrum Protect and TSM will be used interchangeably. Five New Spectrum Protect Features that will transform your environment and get you…
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Is Data in Your Backup Recoverable? Are You Sure?

Are you actively testing your backup processes against your Restore Time and Restore Point Objectives (RTO/RPO)? How long can you afford to lose access to your data? How much data can you afford to lose? What is the cost to your business if you cannot recover your data or it takes too long? Three Basic Steps to Ensure…
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