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Sometimes one size fits all. And sometimes it doesn’t. With disaster recovery, it never does.

Published August 04, 2016 by

One size does not fit all - especially with disaster recoveryOne key to business success is the ability to manage and exploit masses of data. That’s a given. For companies of any size, this calls for sophisticated IT systems with components that precisely match the organization’s functional requirements in virtually every area. Many of those components must be capable of interacting with each other, seamlessly and reliably. Each element of a well-designed IT system is carefully selected, installed with appropriate customization, and continually monitored in production... From these simplistic perspectives, companies are apt to think of disaster recovery systems as necessary but essentially simple and similar, like basic office supplies. Read More.


 


 

Who needs disaster recovery if you’ve got data backup? They’re the same thing, right? No, they're not.

Published July 19, 2016 by

data back up vs data recoveryData backup is a vital component of a solid disaster recovery plan, but is only one part. Backup software is intended to ensure against data loss, but may not always perform flawlessly and does nothing to protect the operating system environment. Even with the best backup software and the most reliable offsite facility, the overall environment is vulnerable to severe damage unless a thorough disaster recovery plan is in place. Read more about the vital differences between data backup and recovery.


 


 

The Mythology of Data Backup

Published July 05, 2016 by

mythology of data protectionAs ubiquitous as sophisticated data backup has become, misconceptions about it are everywhere. These include widespread and mistaken beliefs about how backup works, what solutions are available, differences between vendors, and the risks companies run when choosing, installing and working with backup solutions. Two main reasons are the fact that backup technology never stops evolving, and the ballooning threat of hacker sabotage.  Read More...


 


 

Pay up or we'll kill your data

Published June 02, 2016 by

Ransomware pay up or we kill your dataA sophisticated new generation of ransomware is rolling across North America.  It doesn’t just steal your information and wreak havoc with your IT systems.  It steals your money.

Several versions of ransomware are at large. They go by different names, such as Crypto locker, Crypto wall and others. They usually propagate as Trojans, entering networks via innocent-looking links in emails or innocuous messages from unknown websites.

Without up-to-date anti-virus and malware protection installed on every PC and laptop connected to your network, you are vulnerable to attack.  Read More.


 


 

Guarding Against Ransomware: Some Essentials

Published May 19, 2016 by

malware essentialsThe objective of ransomware is simple: using invasive encryption to extort money by holding an organization’s network and data hostage. But ransomware technology is far from simple, and it can inflict severe damage on businesses and institutions of any size.

Read "Guarding Against Ransomware: Some Essentials" now.


 


 

Essential Data and Systems Protection for the Modern 3PL & Trucking Companies - as Featured in the Logistics Journal, April 2016

Published May 12, 2016 by

logistics journal 2016Over the last decade, cloud backup and recovery options have emerged as a secure, cost-effective and reliable method of protecting increasing amounts of data a company generates daily.  However, some companies may have lulled themselves into a false sense of security as the measures they have put in place, while a step in the right direction, cannot fully protect all business functions in the event of a disaster or data loss event.  Read More.


 


 

Why does DRaaS matter, and how do you achieve it?

Published April 26, 2016 by

high availabilityThink of the ways your business relies on IT. Manufacturing and inventory, internal and external communications, sales, delivery, marketing, purchasing, HR, supply chain and transactions of every kind – the list goes on. Add to that the IT systems that perform tasks that did not exist before automation, and it goes without saying that virtually all these are connected to the Internet. Learn More about High Availability and how you can achieve it.


 


 

Factors to Consider When Switching From One Cloud Backup Service To Another

Published April 12, 2016 by

switching back up serviceOver time, you may find that your current cloud-storage system is no longer meeting your needs as well as it had in the past. Perhaps you want better pricing or more features or a higher level of service. Whatever it is that is motivating you to shop around, you can take comfort in the knowledge that there are a great many options in today’s marketplace.


 


 

Ransomware: The Growing Threat

Published March 29, 2016 by

ransomwareBack in February, it was reported that Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital had become the latest high-profile victim of a cyber-attack.  Hackers had gained control of the hospital’s network and encrypted all patient records.... In truth, any company can be a victim of a ransomware attack.  All it takes, is a seemingly harmless or everyday email with an attachment.  So, what can corporations and institutions do to safeguard against these kinds of attacks?  Learn More.


 


 

Understanding the costs of downtime

Published March 15, 2016 by

What is downtime?

cost of downtime

Simply put, downtime is an interruption of your business. This interruption can be caused by a multitude of factors, both internal and external. How downtime affects your business is also influenced by the industry you are in, whether you are service-based, product-based, brick-and-mortar or online. Read more...


 


 

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