Since the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on Friday 25 May 2018, EU citizens, or data subjects, have more control over how organisations handle their personal data. The aim of the legislation is to provide greater protection and rights for individuals, ensuring transparency about data use, and the adherence to strict security measures and controls in order to properly protect it.GDPR is not just a legislative exercise and IT teams shouldn’t assume that its implementation can be left to their legal departments. In fact, GDPR clearly specifies the rules and processes that organisations who collect EU residents’ data must put in place, and follow, to be compliant.The GDPR headline changesThe daily gathering, processing, and exchange of personal information provides precious intelligence to businesses and public-sector organisations. While this data becomes increasingly valuable, particularly as more and more is collected, the … [Read more...] about Assessing the impact of GDPR on your data backup and archive
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LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2018-- market research analysts forecast the to grow at a CAGR of more than 27% during 2018-2022. The exponential growth in the volume of data is a key trend which is expected to impact the growth of the market. The exponential increase in the volume of data from smartphones, the Internet, and digital business processes provides businesses with potential assets which can be used for competitive gain. However, most legacy data centers are not built to handle such volumes of data, hence, there is a threat to the data. Therefore, enterprises must securely back up their data in BaaS.This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180521005596/en/Technavio has published a new market research report on the global backup-as-a-service market from 2018-2022. (Graphic: Business Wire)This report is available at a USD 1,000 discount for a limited time only:Save more with Technavio. Buy2 reports and get … [Read more...] about Global Backup-as-a-Service Market to Post a CAGR of Over 27% Through 2022
Nintendo Switch Online is Nintendo's upcoming subscription-based service that offers four major features that non-subscribers won't have access to. Depending on what you do with your Switch, it's either going to be the best $20 per year (or $40 per year for a family plan) you'll spend or not worth a dime. Do you play multiplayer online games? Probably the most important feature of the Nintendo Switch Online subscription service is online access. Right now, you're able to take advantage of this feature for free to play against other people around the globe in games like Super Mario Kart 8 Deluxe and Splatoon 2. However, once Nintendo Switch Online officially launches, you won't be able to play games online without a subscription. So if you're a multiplayer online gamer, the answer is clear. You'll want to put your money where your mouth is if you want to stay on top of the global leaderboards. Do you play games that allow you to chat with others? If you subscribe to Nintendo Switch … [Read more...] about Nintendo Switch Online Service: Is it worth it?
Nintendo has a special service that Switch owners can subscribe to for a small fee, which gives us access to game-specific content within the Nintendo Switch Online app, online gameplay for compatible games, access to downloading classic Nintendo game titles, and special discounts in the eShop. Here's everything you need to know about Nintendo's online subscription service. What's new with Nintendo Switch Online? May 17, 2018: Nintendo announces the addition of cloud saves to the Nintendo Switch online service. Saints of Nintendo be praised! No longer will we have to live life on the razor's edge. No longer will we have to live in fear of losing fifty plus hours of gameplay. Cloud save functionality will be coming to the Nintendo Switch. The feature will only be available to those who subscribe to the Nintendo Switch Online subscriptions service but it's better than what we have right now, which is nothing. In addition, Nintendo announced that the classic NES titles which will be … [Read more...] about Nintendo Switch Online service: Everything you need to know!
Supported by Personal Tech Tech Tip By J. D. BIERSDORFER APRIL 5, 2018 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Continue reading the main story Q. I’ve been backing up my computer to two different external hard drives — one made by Seagate and the other by Western Digital. The backup drives are now six years old. I know hard drives fail after a while, so when should I replace these drives with new ones?A. The life span of hard disk drives, both internal and external, can be difficult to predict. The mechanical state of the drive’s motor, the number of hours the drive has been in use and its environmental conditions are just a few factors that could alter its condition. Manufacturer warranties on the hardware — often two or three years for consumer-focused products — are no guarantee of the drive’s life expectancy, either. Newsletter Sign Up Continue reading the … [Read more...] about Monitoring the Health of a Backup Drive