Mike Matchett

Recent Posts

Shining a Light on Automation Oversight - Part 2 of two part series

The first part of this series explored the need for automation in modern backup solutions. Not just automating existing operations, but seeking out and demanding best practices to protect enterprise...

May 16, 2019

Automation

Be Careful What You Automate - Part 1 of two part series

From breathing to paying bills, from good ideas to great habits — what’s better than automatic? Intelligent automation means never having to miss an opportunity, obligation, or requirement. When...

April 30, 2019

Automation

It’s Not Paranoia If They Really Are Out to Get You

Ask any IT professional about enterprise data security and you can feel the tension in the room rise even before anyone starts speaking. Security is a tense topic, and for good reason. Good data...

March 19, 2019

Cyber Security

The Rocket Science of Data Protection

At its simplest level, data protection isn’t really a hard concept. We start with a bunch of zeros and ones in a certain order and we need to ensure that regardless of disaster, interference,...

February 5, 2019

Smart Data Protection

Modern Data Protection for Work and Profit

If I had to pick the two most popular IT initiatives that I hear most about today they would be automation and modernization. I find these two initiatives holding the top of the list in almost all...

November 6, 2018

Modernization

The Winner’s Problem – Technical Legacies and Legacy Technology

When a business is deemed successful it’s often because of great people doing awesome things with the latest technologies. Yet there is always a built-in problem for long-time winners that follows...

October 23, 2018

Legacy Challenges

Can You Really Afford Reliable Data Protection?

In IT there are well-known (and never 100% avoidable) risks that justify rock solid data protection – component failures, operator mistakes, application bugs, network outages and the like. Yet the...

October 9, 2018

Cost Overruns

Protecting All Data in a Complex World

Are you actually protecting all your important data today? Not “almost,” “just about”, or “we have plans,” but all of it?

October 2, 2018

Operational Complexity