Testing: APC’s BR700G UPS

Above: APC’s BR700G UPS, charged and ready for duty. Photo by Mark Lyndersay. An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) has been a part of my life for almost as long as I’ve owned a computer system. I don’t think I had one for the first Mac Classic I ever owned, but by the time I had […]

The Backup Sermon

Above: People imagine similar to this when they hear “cloud backup,” an admittedly celestial sounding notion. Like the bald child in The Matrix, I must warn, “There is no cloud,” there are only servers in other countries that you rent space on. Image by Oleksiy Mark/DepositPhotos. BitDepth#1034 for March 29, 2016 It seems oddly relevant, on […]

Digicel launches Disaster Recovery as a Service

With the hurricane season fast approaching, Digicel launched its new Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) product to boost the resilience of small and medium size companies’ data security in the event of a physical loss of information.  The DRaaS product is a cost-effective cloud-based business continuity product that enables customers to secure their most […]

Data wrangling for dummies

BitDepth#936 for May 13 By the time you read this I’ll be hip deep in hard drives, wading my way through terabytes of data again, searching for that mythical grail, the perfect digital backup. I’ve written before about the importance of backing up your digital files (type backup in the field that appears), which largely […]