Business continuity is often overlooked until it’s too late. But with the cloud on their side, IT departments and business owners can more easily adopt this strategy to help avert the next outage. Here’s how the cloud benefits implementations of business continuity. Better uptime Backing up to an internal drive or an external hard drive […]
Technology is the heartbeat of modern medicine, which is why IT expertise is a skill that’s growing in importance from year to year. With the increasing complexity in data systems, managed services providers (MSPs) are more valuable than ever. Here are some things to look for in a managed services provider before you consider partnering […]
In the event of a disaster, businesses must make sure their servers and data are safe. But simply backing up your data doesn’t guarantee business continuity. Here are the mistakes that companies should avoid when preparing for the worst-case scenario. Mistake #1: Failing to plan for employees Companies that survive unexpected incidents are the ones […]
Today’s businesses rely heavily on data to run their day-to-day operations. They use it for everything from building client relationships to developing marketing strategies and so much more. But without data backups, businesses stand to suffer from major losses and even end up closing up for good should any natural or human-made disaster occur. With […]
Collecting data is vital for keeping records, tracking performance, and delighting customers. With so much on the line, it’s never been more important to have backups of all your files. If your data is growing at a rate that’s hard to keep up with, analytics tools are an awesome way to figure out which backups […]
In 2017, Hurricane Harvey left businesses in Texas and certain parts of Louisiana in ruins. Within the same year, Hurricane Irma devastated companies in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. A disaster recovery (DR) plan is your best line of defense when uncontrollable disaster strikes.
Ransomware can be a terrifying threat to any business owner. Let’s face it: a type of malware that encrypts data and renders it impossible to access (unless a ransom is paid) is enough to keep anyone up at night. And while, giving into a hacker’s demands may sound tempting, hackers should never be paid.
In modern medicine, securing patient data can be just as important as providing the actual patient care. Healthcare is one of the most targeted and vulnerable industries for cyber-attacks. And unfortunately, this risk is only expected to increase. A managed service provider (MSP) is a powerful ally for healthcare providers.
An up-to-date Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) is not only essential to a bulletproof cyber insurance policy, but is a requirement for some businesses. Companies that host certain types of data and manage a government network are required to have a maintained DRP. Businesses that have failed their DRP audits have paid the price.
Companies such as Apple, Samsung, and others have turned mobile phones into mini-computers that can serve as a substitute for your laptop, or as a storage device. If you’re using a smartphone as a communications and storage device, backing up now would be a wise move. Malware on mobile More than two-thirds of the world’s […]