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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Working with Amazon S3 IAM User Profiles and SME Enterprise File Share and Sync

Amazon S3 FolderAlthough Storage Made Easy supports sophisticated permissions for Amazon S3, AWS provides the ability to setup specific profiles using Amazon IAM (Identity and Account Management).

If you have  existing users setup using Amazon S3 profiles via IAM, in which they have been set specific permissions to access a bucket, for use with SME EFSS you will need to generate a keypair for each user. Continue reading →

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My Favourite Feature: PDF Annotation Editor

The Storage Made Easy Enterprise File Share and Sync Solution enables the ability to annotate PDF documents directly from the browser and across the desktop and mobile Apps.

My name is Caroline and I am Senior Finance Officer at Storage Made Easy. In my role, I often find myself juggling several different tasks at any given moment, with some requiring me to review and annotate PDF documents.

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