Enhanced Two Factor Authentication Update

Storage Made Easy recently rolled out an enhancement to its enterprise-grade security features by updating and enhancing its Two Factor authentication. This enhanced capability now works across  all desktop and mobile applications.

For Personal Cloud Accounts the Two Factor Authentication can be switched on from the Cloud DashBoard. For Team Accounts the Admin user can force the use of Two Factor Authentication from the Security Options tab:

Two Factor options Supported are:

  • Two Factor phrase delivery by email
  • A preset phrase that needs to be entered
  • Google Authenticator

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Governance of your Data is not a strategy it is essential !

Are you wringing your hands about contemplating a data governance strategy. Wondering where it is in your list of projects to accomplish ?

Without a doubt it should be at the top. A companies most important irreplaceable asset is it data, period. This should not be even up for discussion. On this premise protecting that data should be a number one priority for CIO’s, Corporate IT, SMB’s and even sole traders.

In our hyperconnected world the illusion of privacy is over. A data leak can escalate quickly and it can do serious repudatory damage and could lead to fines and worse, depending on the legalities of data compliance in your industry.

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Caught out by the Instapaper outage – easily backup articles to any cloud storage

Instapaper recently had a fairly major outage in which access to data was down and then when the service was back online, access was restricted to a limited number of articles saved before full access was resumed.

Instapaper of course is viewed as a consumer service but it is used by a surprising number of business users, myself included, for archived article access.

In my case; as much as the articles, it is the link to those articles that I do not wish to lose and I used the SME Cloud Migration service to ensure they are backed up, in my case to the Amazon S3 cloud (which I have configured to also backup to Google Nearline).

Let me step you through how easy it is to backup articles stored on Instapaper using the SME hosted service (this is also applicable to the SME enterprise solution).

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