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Government Personal Data Requests Jump 120%

Monday, April 14th, 2014

What happens when the government wants to know more about someone’s online and computer-based activities? Well, if it is a criminal investigation, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) gives the government the right to request personal information on customers from companies that provide online services, like Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Facebook. “We still believe more […]

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Windows XP Death Watch: Microsoft Support Ends Soon

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

In just a few weeks, Microsoft will stop supporting its Windows XP operating system (OS). The manufacturer will cease security upgrades and support service for XP users on April 8, 2014, making any XP system in the world be more vulnerable to hack attacks and data theft.   “If you continue to use Windows XP after […]

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NVMe: New Standard Interface for Solid State Drives

Tuesday, March 04th, 2014

Solid-state drive (SSD) manufacturers are working with a new standard interface that allows SSDs to work at speeds closer to their full potential. The introduction of this new interface, which is called Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe), is similar in importance to the now-ubiquitous USB connections used to link computers and peripheral devices, like external hard […]

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SSD Grows, HDD Slows

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Solid-state drives (SSDs) continued to outpace hard disk drive (HDD) sales by a wide margin last year and will grow even more popular in 2014, according to industry reports. Infostor, a storage industry publisher, reported shipments of SSDs grew by 82 percent in 2013 to 57 million units. There is a 50 percent increase forecast […]

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Take Sochi Security Seriously

Friday, February 14th, 2014

Anyone attending the Winter Olympics in person, or even following the action online, should take some serious safety precautions regarding cyber-related risks. Federal authorities with the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center  (NCCIC) and the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) prepared a list or recommendations for anyone visiting the games in Sochi, Russia and for […]

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Happy Birthday: The Apple Mac Turns 30

Wednesday, February 05th, 2014

It’s hard to imagine, but the Apple Macintosh has just turned 30 years of age.  The juggernaut of Apple technology we take for granted today was just starting to flow out of Cupertino in 1984 when Apple founder Steve Jobs decided to show the world the future of computing on the Mac.  Remember the Macintosh […]

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Diamond Certified

Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

DriveSavers has earned a “Diamond-Certified” rating from the American Ratings Corporation for excellence in customer service. The award from ARC is given based on positive feedback from customer interviews about their experience in working with DriveSavers. “We survey a large random sample of each company’s customers by telephone to get the most accurate ratings and […]

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On the Road With DriveSavers

Monday, January 13th, 2014

DriveSavers is participating in a number of trade shows, conferences and other technology industry events in the coming weeks. Check details below to see if we’ll be in your area. Photography in Phoenix We’ll have a booth at the Imaging USA Expo at the Phoenix Convention Center January 12-14. Free passes to the trade show […]

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DriveSavers Honored for Visionary Approach

Monday, January 13th, 2014

DriveSavers has won the 2014 Visionary Company Award at the annual Storage Visions Conference in Las Vegas. The Visionary Company Award is given each year to a company that is “advancing the state of the art in storage technologies utilized in consumer electronics and in the media and entertainment industries, and to service firms that support those […]

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Internet Minutes Add Up Quickly

Friday, December 20th, 2013

What happens in an Internet minute? A lot. According to a study released by Intel, there’s an astounding amount of online activity happening on a 24/7 basis. Social media usage over the past few years has helped spur greater use of the Internet and accounts for a large part of the increased load as more […]

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