Services - Data Management & Recovery
As IT systems have become increasingly critical to the smooth operation of a company and arguably the economy as a whole, the importance of ensuring the continued operation of those systems, or the rapid recovery is business critical
It is estimated that most companies spend between 2%~4% of their IT budget on disaster recovery planning. Based on a recent survey it was found that when a business suffers a major loss of data 43% never reopen, 51% close within 2 years and only 6% will survive long term.
AAG systems have in-depth specialism in the preparation of disaster recovery. We hold accreditations with all the major vendors and with many years of experience within our in house team we aim to provide solutions that will minimise your downtime whilst maximising your budget.
Backups have two distinct purposes. The primary purpose is to recover data after it is lost, be it by data deletion or corruption. Data loss is a very common experience of computer users. 67% of Internet users have suffered serious data loss. The secondary purpose of backups is to recover data from an earlier time, according to a user-defined data retention policy, typically configured within a backup application for how long copies of data are required.
Although backups popularly represent a simple form of disaster recovery, and should be part of a disaster recovery process, we do not recommend this as your sole disaster recovery solution.
Continuous Data Protection
Continuous data protection (CDP), also called continuous backup or real-time backup, refers to backup of computer data by automatically saving a copy of every change made to that data, essentially capturing every version of the data that the user saves. It allows the user or administrator to restore data to any point in time.
CDP is a service that captures changes to data to a separate storage location. There are multiple methods for capturing the continuous changes involving different technologies that serve different needs. CDP-based solutions can provide fine granularities of restorable objects ranging from crash-consistent images to logical objects such as files, mail boxes, messages, and database files and logs.
At AAG we are happy to work with you to provide a tailored business continuity plan.
'Symphony Coatings have been a support customer of AAG Systems for a number of years. We receive technical support of the highest calibre, delivered by extensively trained AAG engineers. This allows us as a company to rest assured that our IT equipment and day to day running is in safe hands. The staff at AAG Systems are always friendly and efficient at dealing with any IT problems we encounter and I would have no hesitation in recommending them'
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BBC News - Technology
>> Man lists 12,000 call menu options <<
An IT manager who grew frustrated with call centre menus has catalogued shortcuts to thousands of phone services
>> US questions Google on Glass privacy <<
US politicians are seeking reassurances from Google that its smart spectacles will respect personal privacy.
>> EA stops making games for Wii U <<
Games giant EA has revealed that it currently has no games in development for Nintendo's Wii U console.
>> GPS 'improves early tsunami alerts' <<
GPS data could provide faster and more accurate early warning systems for tsunamis, a German team of scientists suggest.
>> Single-pixel camera makes 3D image <<
Scientists in Glasgow have discovered a low-cost way to create 3D images, capable of sensing frequencies beyond visible light.
>> Jail sentences for Lulzsec hackers <<
British hackers who were behind a series of high profile cyber-attacks in 2011 have been sentenced at a hearing in London.
>> 'Kickstarter for gigs' is launched <<
A service allowing fans to club together to pay bands to play gigs at their request has been launched.
>> Nintendo to profit from user videos <<
Fan anger after Nintendo confirms it will profit from advertisements placed on gameplay videos uploaded by gamers.
>> YouTube and Microsoft clash over app <<
YouTube is demanding Microsoft removes a Windows Phone 8 YouTube app, saying it violates its terms of service.
>> Dell posts 79% fall in profits <<
Dell reports a 79% fall in quarterly profits to $130m (£85m) amid falling computer sales and a takeover battle.
>> EA drops online pass for used games <<
Publisher Electronic Arts has decided to end a controversial program that stifled trade in second-hand games.
>> MPs challenge Google over UK tax <<
The internet giant Google has been challenged by MPs over the way it reports its income for tax.
>> EU warns China over telecom payments <<
The EU warns it may investigate claims that Chinese telecom firms have been paid subsidies, allowing them to flood markets with cheap equipment.
>> Google Maps revamp set to aid ads <<
Google's Maps revamp adds new advertising icons and aims to tailor the results to each user's interests.
>> Nasa buys into 'quantum' computer <<
A $15m computer that uses "quantum physics" effects to boost its speed is to be installed at a Nasa facility.
>> Google launches music subscriptions <<
Google unveils a streaming music service and details plans to upgrade its other existing services at its developers conference in San Francisco.
>> Nvidia details Shield console launch <<
Nvidia prices its Shield handheld console at a significant premium to Sony's PlayStation Vita and Nintendo's 3DS XL.
>> Seven million Brits 'never used net' <<
More than seven million adults in the UK have never been online, official figures say, with the elderly remaining the least connected.
>> Phones 'used like digital dummies' <<
Computers and smartphones have become a "digital dummy" used by parents to pacify their children, says a head teachers' leader.
>> Saudi virtue police condemn Twitter <<
The head of Saudi Arabia's religious police warns Saudis against using Twitter, amid fears it is being used to challenge political taboos.
>> VIDEO: Read Klingon on your computer screen <<
Microsoft's Bing offers page translations into Klingon, Google launches a music subscription service plus other tech news.
>> VIDEO: Webscape: Apollo 11 mission site <<
Kate Russell looks at a site which celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, plus other sites and apps reviewed.
>> VIDEO: 'Internet is world devoid of empathy' <<
Former LulzSec hacker Jake Davis, who has received a 24 month sentence for computer hacking, talks to Newsnight's Susan Watts about his time as part of the group.
>> VIDEO: Intel reveals tech innovations <<
From 'perceptual computing' to smarter car headlights, chip maker Intel reveals what it thinks is the technology of tomorrow.
>> VIDEO: Google Glass: For and against <<
Technology developers and privacy campaigners give their views on the Google Glass smart headset.
>> VIDEO: First US drone launch from carrier <<
The US Navy successfully launched an unmanned drone from the deck of an aircraft carrier for the first time on Tuesday, in what officials called a breakthrough for robotic aviation.
>> VIDEO: Quieter by design <<
Lara Lewington looks at how manufacturers are focusing their attention on technology to make their products quieter.
>> VIDEO: 'Screaming' cones could save lives <<
"Intelligent" traffic cones are being unveiled on the M6 in the West Midlands in a bid to improve road safety.
>> VIDEO: Astronaut's pictures from space <<
The amazing photographs tweeted by Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield have been seen by more than 750,000 Twitter followers.
>> VIDEO: Teenager constructs 'DNA photocopier' <<
A 17-year-old scientist from Yorkshire has built his own DNA testing machine and is using it to conduct experiments in his home laboratory.
>> VIDEO: Inside the human robot factory <<
Inside the factory making robots we can relate to
>> Bringing Lebanon's designers online <<
Selling online where internet speeds are painfully slow
>> Former Lulzsec hacker on motivations <<
Former hacker on creating chaos online
>> Google Glass - cool or creepy? <<
The BBC's tech correspondent considers if Google's smart glasses are cool or creepy
>> Are screens rotting our brains? <<
The neuroscientist worried about the side-effects of new tech
>> 350 years of technology goes on sale <<
Remarkable relics from computing's past go on sale
>> How Estonia became E-stonia <<
How Estonia was converted into E-stonia
>> Can computer games change the world? <<
Can playing computer games really change the world?