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How Quickly Can You Recover from an I.T. Disaster?

Aug 22, 2017 8:00:00 AM / by Peter Reynolds posted in Disaster Preparedness & Recovery

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How long can your business afford to be without its information infrastructure? Can your business survive a complete loss of data? Do you have an I.T. disaster recovery plan in place for the following scenarios and has it been tested?

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WannaCry Ransomware: What is it? What can I do?

May 16, 2017 10:55:00 AM / by Michael LaFond posted in Security, Disaster Preparedness & Recovery, Best Practices, Managed Services, Network, News & Events

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The WannaCry ransomware outbreak made big news this past weekend - it is said to have affected thousands of computers in more than 150 countries. It is important to understand what this outbreak is and ways you can prevent outbreaks such as these from having a catastrophic impact on your own network.
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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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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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4 Data Loss Causing Disasters that You Must Be Prepared For

Apr 4, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Emily Holehouse posted in Best Practices, Small Business, Disaster Preparedness & Recovery

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September 30th is Disaster Preparedness Day. This gives us a great reason to go over some of the most common catastrophes that can potentially affect your businesses. There are dozens of potential emergencies to choose from, but since we’re an IT company, we’re going to focus on the top four data loss causing calamities that you must be prepared for.

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How to Implement a Data Loss Prevention Strategy

Mar 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Emily Holehouse posted in How To, Security, Disaster Preparedness & Recovery

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The workplace is becoming increasingly mobile with users accessing corporate data from anywhere at any time. While this trend offers organizations significant productivity benefits, it also increases the risk of data loss that could cause irreparable harm.

Implementing security has traditionally been a clear cut decision. Because viruses were bad, anti-virus software often was deployed without user buy-in. However, since data loss prevention (DLP) deals with user privacy, user acceptance is imperative. Here are som e best practices that you can use to achieve buy in as you figure out how to implement a data loss prevention strategy:

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3-2-1 Process for Choosing A Backup Solution

Mar 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Michael LaFond posted in Managed Services, Cloud, Small Business, Disaster Preparedness & Recovery

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When it comes to your business' backup, you have a ton of options, but how much thought have you honestly put into it?

It’s naturally one of the most imperative parts of your entire IT infrastructure, so you want to pay particularly close attention to how you are storing and receiving your data in the event of a disaster. Most companies simply don't have a process for choosing a backup solution. Here is a simple way to figure out the most important aspects of a proper backup system. 

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Is Your Business Prepared for the Next Disaster?

Mar 8, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Emily Holehouse posted in Small Business, Disaster Preparedness & Recovery, Security

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California may be one of the most desirable places to live in the U.S., but we also have a plethora of natural catastrophes that we must live with and be prepared for.  Earthquakes, fires, floods, mud slides and tsunamis can and do affect us here on the Central Coast.  Unfortunately, most businesses are not ready to cope with these types of natural calamities.

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Top Three Ways Your Employees Can Expose You to a Computer Hack

Feb 16, 2017 9:00:00 AM / by Wendy Ballard posted in Wireless, Security, Disaster Preparedness & Recovery

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Hacking is often in the headlines – the Russians leaking Hillary’s emails, the St. Louis cardinals snooping on rival Houston Astros’ scouting reports, the $65 million Bitcoin theft, just to name a few recent computer hacks. You may not think your company has data of interest to foreign governments or major league sport teams, but hackers are a threat to businesses of all sizes and shapes.

Here are the top three ways your employees can expose you to a computer hack:

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