Back up your data with these solutions

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 […]

Analytics are critical for effective data backups

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 […]

Virtual DR Solutions can Prevent Ransomware

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.

Worry About the Patient, Not Their Data with an MSP

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.

Don’t Be That Guy: Lessons from a Failed DRP Audit

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.

Reasons to back up your mobile devices

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 […]

Disaster recovery myths you can dismiss

Technology changes so rapidly. With disaster recovery (DR), we see business owners clinging to ideas that no longer apply. What kind of DR myths are still widely accepted by the masses? Here are three that need to be retired immediately.  Tape backups are the best DR solution Backup tapes are physical objects that deteriorate over […]

The pitfalls of business continuity planning

Your service provider, tasked with looking after your company’s IT, has kept your business up and running for the past 10 years. Unfortunately, that kind of longevity in developing continuity plans can result in some providers overlooking or underestimating certain issues. Here are some of them. Over-optimistic testing The initial testing attempt is usually the […]

How to minimize risks after a data breach

Despite efforts to protect your data, some breaches are beyond your control. When an online company with your personal details gets hacked, you have no choice but to manage your risks on your own. These practical tips can help you reduce risks of identity theft and other threats. Determine what was breached Whether its names, […]