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Tip of the Week: Stay Positive When Disaster Strikes

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In uncertain times, one of the most important things for any business to do is to stay the course—albeit in an adjusted fashion. To help, we've put together a few key practices to work positively to achieve this end.Involve Your TeamIn a crisis event, you need to have your team at your side (even if they must physically stay home) and supporting yo...
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Six Things You Need from Your IT Service Provider Right Now

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While managed services have made more sense for businesses to utilize for some time now, current events have made it even more apparent that this model of IT support is the only feasible option for businesses going forward. However, it has also never been clearer that you need to be selective in who you choose to provide this support.To help you ou...
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Keep Your Business Going with Strong Continuity Planning

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Much is made about business continuity planning, but there is a knowledge deficit about what exactly business continuity planning entails. Today, we will talk about the basics of the business continuity plan (BCP) and how today's most successful businesses go about reading their contingency plans. A BCP is a plan that will be enacted in any situati...
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How is Your Business Going to React to a Crisis?

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Everyone from Wall Street to Main Street is feeling the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. As a result, many businesses have had to enact their disaster recovery strategy to ensure that their business remains on solid footing during this dark time.As more and more people are dealing with the virus and its effects on commerce, supply chains are faili...
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Backup System is a Crucial Tool when Disaster Strikes

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Each March 31st, we like to observe World Backup Day, where we educate people about the benefits of having a comprehensive backup plan in place. This year, with tens of thousands of people being affected by Coronavirus, business has ground to a halt in large portions of the world. Today, we are going to look at the business continuity strategy and ...
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Coronavirus: A Threat to Your Staff, Cyberthreat to Your Operations

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 COVID-19, or coronavirus, has been a major global health concern over the past couple of months. At this point, it is clear that this disease could have serious impacts on the workplace. We wanted to provide a brief rundown of good workplace and network health practices, as well as a few pointers on how you can handle health-based employee ab...
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Tip of the Week: Prepare for These Disaster Recovery Challenges?

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While it would be nice, not all troubles concerning your data are resolved once a disaster has passed - even if you have a strategy in place. There’s still the matter of having the right strategy, and having it configured correctly. Here, we’ve listed a few considerations you should take regarding your backup (preferably before you need...
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How to Ensure Your Business is Hurricane-Ready

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As headlines shout about Hurricane Florence approaching the East Coast later this week, with Helene and Isaac also stirring in the Atlantic Ocean, it seems as good a time as any to discuss preparing your business for hurricane season; and, really any adverse weather effects that could negatively influence your business. Preparing your business for ...
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Is a Data Backup Really That Necessary? In a Word: Yes

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Does your business have a dedicated data backup and disaster recovery system? It’s one of the most critical parts of managing a business, yet some don’t have a plan in the event of the worst. If your organization were to suddenly lose a significant portion of its data, would it be able to continue functioning as needed? With a data back...
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3 Reasons Why BDR is the Best Way to Backup Your Company’s Data

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If we asked you how you back up your data, would you be able to respond with enough knowledge to seriously talk about the topic? Many small organizations are under the impression that data backup is only necessary if your business suffers from a data breach or data loss incident. However, the truth is that if you want to ensure the future of your b...
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How to Protect Your Data From These 3 Common Disasters

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Thankfully, natural disasters like floods and tornadoes are rare. However, there are plenty of other threats that are much more prominent, and they can strike at any time. This makes it dangerous to be complacent about your company’s business continuity plan, especially since you have no way of predicting these events ahead of time. This forc...
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4 Options for Backing Up Your Data. Which is Best?

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It’s every business owner’s worst nightmare; they wake up to find out that their entire data infrastructure has been wiped out by some unexpected natural disaster or hacking attack. The only way to guarantee that your business’s future remains intact is to have some sort of data backup and recovery system, just in case of the wors...
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3 Myths of Data Backup That Need to Be Busted

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Data backup is foundational to every business continuity plan. Despite this, many businesses don’t realize that data backup and disaster recovery are two very different solutions. This oversight could leave a company high and dry in the face of a disaster causing data loss.To help clear things up, let’s dispel three myths that many have...
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4 Instances You’ll Be Glad You Had Disaster Recovery

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Disasters are commonplace in the business environment, especially when you work in a technology-heavy office. It’s not a question of if you’ll ever experience a hardware failure; it’s a question of when you will. Regardless of how your business functions or what sector you fall into, there will always be disasters that you should ...
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Do Memes Have a Place in the Professional Business Environment?

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Whether we like it or not, memes have had a profound effect on how the world’s population views current events and popular culture. In part, this is thanks to the prevalence of the Internet, which has fostered these absurd images and provided them an outlet to flourish. Due to how viral they are, it would be foolish to dismiss them as inconse...
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3 Features Every Business Needs From Their Data Recovery Solution

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As well-prepared as you might believe your business may be against disasters, the reality is that this is not always the case. In truth, you have no idea when you could fall victim to a data loss incident. As a business owner, you need to understand that it’s not a question of if you’ll experience a data breach, but when, and you need t...
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Alert: Smartphones Getting Bombarded By Ransomware

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Ransomware is as unpleasant a malware as they come, and can ruin your day by encrypting your files until a ransom is paid. Unfortunately, the threat is getting worse, seeing as it’s now capable of infecting smartphones, too.Mobile-based ransomware has been on the rise this year, so much that its presence has nearly quadrupled. Software securi...
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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Go Hand in Hand

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Businesses are volatile entities that can change drastically at any given moment. All it takes to eliminate data and cause disaster is an unexpected natural disaster, like a flood or fire, or a hardware failure that wipes out mission-critical data. The fact remains that your organization could face significant downtime from data loss, and the futur...
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How NOT to Maintain a Backup

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A data loss incident is considered a major disaster scenario, especially for small and medium-sized businesses. All it takes is one moment to lose your business’s entire data infrastructure. We’ll walk you through a story that should serve as a cautionary tale, one that hopefully teaches you to adhere to data backup and disaster recover...
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What’s the Best Way to Store Your Company’s Data? Find Out!

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March 31st is World Backup Day! This occasion begs the question, “How much thought have you put into where your data is stored?” If you haven’t thought through your data storage options, then your files may be located in several different places. This could make accessing your data difficult, as well as jeopardize your network&rsq...
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