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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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Getting Your Feet Wet: Steps to Cloud Migration

According to the Verizon State of the Market Enterprise Cloud Report, 65% of today’s businesses are using the cloud. If your business is contemplating a move to the cloud, keep in mind that it’s sometimes best to dip your toes in the water first instead of diving in. Successful migration to the cloud requires advance…
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Don’t Gamble with Your IT Security

Threats to your company’s data come in many forms. Natural disasters like earthquakes, tornados, and floods can strike without warning. Cyber-attacks, particularly on companies in the retail and healthcare industries, are also on the rise, such as the data breaches at Target and the healthcare insurer, Anthem. The question is not whether your company will be…
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