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4 Best Practices in Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

May 9, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Chris Chirgwin posted in Best Practices, Disaster Preparedness & Recovery, Business Continuity

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Businesses and organizations depend on information to survive and to ensure business continuity. However, in I.T. protecting information from an ever-growing array of potential disasters is an ongoing challenge. It’s not enough to simply have a backup of your data – there are some critical steps that should be taken to effectively prepare your organization for when that disaster happens.  Below are four practical and important areas to address when putting together a Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) plan.

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3 Vital Technologies for Remote Workers

Apr 25, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Michael LaFond posted in Best Practices, Mobility & BYOD, Strategy & Planning, Business Continuity, Small Business, Disaster Preparedness & Recovery

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Remote workers are changing the way that both employees and their employers are viewing their workspace. It’s been proven that businesses can mitigate their overhead costs and increase their employee retention rate by allowing their team to work from home, but without the proper technology, they have no chance of being as productive as they can be if they were in the office.

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Datto: The Swiss Army Knife of Data Protection and Business Continuity

Apr 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Chris Chirgwin posted in Business Continuity, Security

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In the world of technology, there are new products and solutions coming to the market every day.  Every once in a while, a new technology appears that stands out and disrupts the space it is in.  The Datto Siris 3 is such a product - so much so that I’ve started call it the swiss army knife of data protection and business continuity. Not only is it a powerful business continuity solution, but it is one of the most effective tools in the fight against ransomware

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How Long Do Hard Drives Really Last?

Apr 10, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Emily Holehouse posted in Best Practices, Business Continuity, Disaster Preparedness & Recovery

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You know your server won't last forever, but how long do hard disk drives really last?

It's important to understand how long your hard drive will last so you can minimize the risk of data loss from a drive failure. Disk hard drives are made up of tiny parts with platters that rotate at thousands of RPMs, which makes it the most vulnerable component of your PC.

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Warning: A Cisco Failure May Be in Your Future

Mar 2, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Peter Reynolds posted in News & Events, Business Continuity

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We don’t want to sound like Chicken Little, but your Cisco devices may be doomed. "Warning, warning: a Cisco failure may be in your future!" Cisco recently warned that products, mainly in its ISR4300 and ASA product families, may have a clock signal component that degrades over time.

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Tip of the Week: Security Checklist to Prevent a Hack Attack

Jan 26, 2017 9:30:00 AM / by Emily Holehouse posted in Strategy & Planning, Business Continuity, Disaster Preparedness & Recovery, Security, How To

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Network security involves a ton of different procedures, and it can be easy to lose track of what you’ve already implemented - and what still needs to be done.

Instead of worrying about keeping your business’s confidential data safe, use this security checklist to prevent a hack attack and know with certainty that it’s as secure as possible.

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Why Backing Up to the Cloud Makes the Most Sense

Dec 13, 2016 9:30:00 AM / by Michael LaFond posted in Best Practices, Strategy & Planning, Cloud, Business Continuity, Small Business, Disaster Preparedness & Recovery

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The cloud is a fantastic addition to the business environment that can aid your organization in achieving great things with your technology, but some professionals still feel that the cloud isn’t as secure as it needs to be, especially in light of the incredible number of threats loose on the Internet. However, contrary to popular belief, the cloud is a very effective way of storing data, particularly for your business’s data backups.

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How to Stop the CryptoLocker Virus From Deleting All Of Your Data

Sep 15, 2016 9:08:00 AM / by Michael LaFond posted in News & Events, Business Continuity, Small Business, Disaster Preparedness & Recovery, Security

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The CryptoLocker virus is a piece of ransomware that began attacking computers via the Internet starting back in 2013 and has grown to become one of the world's fastest spreading and most dangerous types of malware. If your business isn't prepared for CryptoLocker, then your company's data is at serious risk.

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Six Things Southern California Business Leaders Should Know (and Do) About Technology

Aug 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Chris Chirgwin posted in Best Practices, CIO Blog, Security, Business Continuity, Disaster Preparedness & Recovery, Strategy & Planning, Managed Services

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I have been in the I.T. industry for more than twenty years. It has changed faster than anyone could have predicted. In decades past, business leaders could get by with a basic understanding of computers. Today, millions of business leaders are finding themselves overwhelmed, frustrated, and even scared of technology. 

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Disaster Recovery and Why it Matters to Your Business

Apr 21, 2016 8:42:00 AM / by Emily Holehouse posted in Strategy & Planning, Business Continuity, Small Business, Disaster Preparedness & Recovery

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When you mention the term 'disaster recovery,' most people think about the big ground-shattering events like earthquakes, fires, floods, tropical storms, etc. While these natural events are certainly disasters and devastating in their own right, smaller things can constitute as a disaster for your business, and they aren't seasonal.

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