Winner of High Tech Awards Chooses DataLock
"To a large degree, my professional life takes place on my laptop," says Diane Holland, CEO of Massive Software. "Until we found DataLock, we never had an affordable, effective solution for our corporate team's laptops."
Massive is the Academy Award-winning software responsible for epic crowd scenes in major feature films, from Lord of the Rings to the upcoming film 2012.
"We always had good automated systems for backing up the work of our software developers," says Holland. "But until DataLock we were manually backing up the vital information on our laptops with external hard drives. That can be dangerous because people forget, or they don't have time."
Thanks to DataLock's partnerships with New Zealand's Internet providers, Massive doesn't pay for the normally expensive broadband to back up large files online.
"On behalf of the admin team at Massive," says Holland, "I can say it's a huge relief to not worry anymore, and we thank DataLock for that."
DataLock Saves Our Schools
The classroom is are a safe place for our students, and now DataLock ensures that school is safe for their data, too. Educational organizations across New Zealand rely on DataLock as part of the EduVault™ data protection system offered by IT support company New Era IT. A partner of DataLock, New Era IT works closely with the Ministry of Education and serves nearly half of all the nation's schools.
When one of these schools accidentally lost its student records and timetables, the backup tapes and other traditional methods they normally relied on were incapable of recovering all the files. Knowing that traditional methods can fail in this way, New Era IT had the foresight to supplement them using DataLock. Sure enough, online backup was the only solution capable of completely restoring the information.
"DataLock has outstanding product knowledge, fast response times and great rapport with our staff," says Conrad Horne, National Marketing Manager of New Era IT. "Their support thus far has been exceptional at all levels."
The peace of mind that comes with DataLock is much needed by senior management in the education sector, who are responsible for implementing data security as part of corporate governance requirements. Because DataLock requires zero effort from users, schools can ensure data security without disrupting staff and students, and save themselves the hardship, frustration and costly time of rebuilding lost data.
In an environment where massive amounts of information are changing hourly, these automatic backups are crucial. Even more so, in fact, when mission-critical data is at stake, such as confidential student records and financial information. EduVault™ empowers schools to handle the exponential data growth that has occurred since all this information went digital.
"Our senior management, sales and marketing, engineering and technical teams are all impressed with both the people we work alongside at DataLock, and the robust technology incorporated into the product," says Mr. Horne.
New Era IT's confidence in supplying EduVault™ to its extensive client base is a great testament to DataLock's reliability. The greatest testament of all, however, is the fact that New Era IT trusts DataLock to protect its own critical data. "DataLock has been so effective for our clients," says Mr. Horne, "that our engineering team decided to use it ourselves."
To find out more about EduVault™, please visit www.newerait.co.nz
Small Business Security Is No Small Matter
Through a partnership with Computer Worx, a leading IT management provider, DataLock protects mission-critical data for small businesses in numerous industries.
Computer Worx has supplied DataLock as its primary backup solution since DataLock's first months in business. The company switched from its local backup service in Tauranga because DataLock's nationwide support was faster and more reliable than anything the local provider could offer.
"DataLock's support is fantastic," says Christine Wellington, business support manager at Computer Worx. "The support system online is so responsive and answers are received within minutes most of the time."
When one of her clients lost vital spreadsheet data, Ms. Wellington recalls that the information was fully restored on the client's server within 5 minutes. DataLock has also enabled Computer Worx to recover entire email accounts.
"With DataLock you always know where your data is," says Wellington. "It's a real bonus that DataLock is New Zealand based and not offshore."
For most small businesses, DataLock has replaced time-consuming manual backups such as external hard drives, DVDs and tapes. Computer Worx recommends DataLock's automated online backup because it is effortless, reliable and cost-efficient. "Backup can cost less than a cup of coffee a day," confirms Wellington.
"Knowing we have the backup of a specialist is paramount," she continues. "It's the integrity of DataLock's people that means the most to us."