Gaidar Magdanurov

General Manager, Acronis True Image

Gaidar is responsible for Acronis True Image product line and leads online sales and marketing team at Acronis. Before assuming the current role, supported CEO and executed strategic projects as a Business Manager to CEO. Previously an investment director at a venture capital fund Runa Capital, Gaidar was responsible for seed-stage investments, advised and educated entrepreneurs, supported business development of portfolio companies and maintained relationships with startup incubators and accelerators. Before Runa Capital, Gaidar served as Managing Director of Microsoft Seed Fund and as Local Software Economy Initiative Lead at Microsoft in Russia. Earlier he was a technical evangelist at Microsoft, worked as a software engineer and team lead in multiple software projects, and conducted scientific research at A.N. Nesmeyanov Institute of Organoelement Compounds.

Using Blockchain to Protect Against Data Tampering

Do You Back Up Your Facebook? You Should.

Do You Back Up Your Facebook? You Should.

Facebook has woven itself into the fabric of everyday life in ways that seemed unimaginable when the social networking platform launched in 2004. There were 1.13 billion daily active Facebook users in June 2016, with the vast...

Why Don't People Back Up Their Mobile Devices?

Why Don't People Back Up Their Mobile Devices?

At the start of 2016, there were 3.4 billion global smartphone subscriptions, according to this year’s Ericsson Mobility Report. They expect that number to reach 6.3 billion in the next five years. Meanwhile, tablet ownership has...

Preventing Personal Data Disaster: Why Copying Files Isn’t Enough

Preventing Personal Data Disaster: Why Copying Files Isn’t Enough

It happens with a clicking sound, or maybe a grinding from deep within a computer case. The screen may freeze or files stop loading, or the machine may simply refuse to start. For a lot of people, it is quickly followed by a...

Got Your Back: Data Protection for Families

Got Your Back: Data Protection for Families

Imagine an all-too-common scenario. Dana is a college student putting the finishing touches on her senior thesis. Suddenly, her screen goes dark. She tries to restart her laptop and... nothing. In a panic she calls her dad, who...

 Five Productivity Tools Recommended by IT Pros

Five Productivity Tools Recommended by IT Pros

We recently reached out to our customer base of IT professionals to better understand which tools they use and recommend for data protection and privacy. While we were at it, we also asked them about their preferred productivity...

IT Pros Rely on These 5 Data Protection and Privacy Tools (and so should you)

IT Pros Rely on These 5 Data Protection and Privacy Tools (and so should you)

Most people understand the importance of securing their devices and data. But experienced computer and networking professionals – like those who work in IT – must understand both the value of data to their company and the multiple...

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