The Harding Group to Present at Cloud4SMB Expo 2012 on Cloud-Powered Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery

Oct 1, 2012

AUSTIN, TX – October 1, 2012 - Asigra Inc., a leading Cloud Backup™, recovery and restore (BURR) software provider since 1986, today announced that Yaser Wassef, EVP of The Harding Group, will present at the Cloud4SMB Expo in Austin, Texas on October 2, 2012. In a presentation titled "Cloud-Powered BC/DR: How Will You Handle an Unexpected Disruption?" Wassef will define the value and need for cloud backup as a critical part of business disaster planning.

Statistics show that 43 percent of companies that experience a major loss of data will never re-open and 51 percent will close within two years1. The long term survival rate of businesses that experience such as disaster is a mere 6 percent. How well prepared a business is for a major disruption or data loss event can determine its ability to survive such an event. One way a business can ensure viability is by having a cloud-powered backup and recovery solution in place. This session will address the latest cloud based data protection options and ways to recover from significant data loss events, which, by IDC's estimates, can cost a business as much as $84,000 per hour from downtime.

"Small and medium size businesses face many challenges. One of the most formidable is protecting the vital information on servers, desktops, laptops and mobile devices that is distributed  across the business environment, often in geographically remote offices and other facilities," Said Wassef. "Traditional tape backup schemes can be hit-or-miss propositions. Backup quality depends on local staff and equipment. Because information is crucial to daily operations, as well as legal compliance, protection of this data requires a modern approach that focuses on data recoverability. Cloud-based remote backup and recovery provides that solution."

This presentation will be moderated by Erin Harrison, executive editor of strategic initiatives for TMC and include a panel of data protection professionals, including The Harding Group. To learn more and register for this event please visit http://cloud-computing.tmcnet.com/conference/.

1 Business Continuity Statistics, Where Myth Meets Fact, http://www.continuitycentral.com/feature0660.html

About Cloud4SMB Expo

Cloud4SMB Expo is the first event of its kind focused on the unique needs and challenges of small and medium businesses (SMBs) seeking to leverage the benefits of cloud computing solutions. This conference is dedicated to real-world business strategies and implications for growing businesses utilizing the cloud. Attendees include SMB presidents & CEOs, small business owners, CIOs, CTOs, vice presidents of technology, IT and telecom directors, network and storage managers, network engineers, product and purchasing managers for small and medium size businesses.

About Harding Group

The Harding Group delivers award-winning information technology solutions to meet client needs. The company's solutions include complex network design and integration, remote backup solutions, managed services, consulting, desktop support and technical training. Harding Group excels in storage solutions, collaboration, access/identity management and network infrastructure, including clustering, data backups, remote connectivity, large-scale technology rollouts and the products that support these services. The company has worked to be the best in each of its technology areas as seen through Novell Platinum, Microsoft Gold Managed, Xiotech Premier, VMware Enterprise, Asigra Hybrid Partner and other industry partnerships.

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About Asigra

Asigra is the leading cloud computing software vendor focused on backup, recovery and restoration with more than 550,000 global installations. Asigra Cloud Backup™ transforms the way businesses manage and protect their data by delivering seamless end-to-end data protection that efficiently scales and easily adapts to any IT environment. With more than 26 years of experience as backup/recovery pioneers, Asigra manages one of the largest business-class backup service provider ecosystems in the world who power their cloud backup services using Asigra technology and provide hands-on local service. Asigra is recognized by leading analyst firms as a top cloud storage vendor. Asigra Cloud Backup was recently named "Product of the Year" by Storage Magazine and Asigra was recently awarded a 5-Star rating in the CRN Magazine's 2012 Partner Program Guide, named a CRN 2012 Channel Chief, and also named a Best Channel Partner for 2012 by Business Solutions Magazine. Asigra is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices globally. For more information, visit www.asigra.com

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