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Data Digest: Backup in the Cloud, The Future of Data Storage, and Compliance and IoT

Recovering data from the cloud, plus what will data storage look like in 2016 and data compliance in the IoT age.

Think Twice Before Backing Up To the Cloud
(Source: Datamation)

It is critical to have some sort of backup in today’s hacking climate, but is putting your disaster recovery mechanism on the cloud a good idea? This article argues that it is not effective if you do not prioritize what you are backing up and gives good reasons in support of its argument.


Predicting the Immediate Future of Data Storage
(Source: Information Age)

As 2015 draws to a close, it is time to look ahead and try to predict what data storage is going to be like in 2016. All signs say big data will only get bigger, requiring more storage space than ever thought needed. This article predicts what will happen to the enterprise’s data warehousing based on that assumption.


Compliance versus Data Collection with the IoT

(Source: Tech Target)

The rise of the IoT will lead to many more opportunities for the enterprise to collect data. However, compliance with strict data privacy laws will be difficult as the amount of data exponentially increases, this article warns.

About the Author

Quint Turner is an editorial intern at TDWI and an undergraduate English student at Skidmore College. Follow his blog at

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