Off-site Backups: a Critical Component for Business Resiliency

  • July 15, 2019

While many of us know that having an off-site backup solution is crucial, there are still individuals who believe that having a local backup is just enough–whether it be a backup for a physical server, an on-premise cloud environment, or even a public or private cloud. Those individuals typically forget the potential for losing that data and having the inability to use it. Whether you’re an IT Administrator, an IT Manager, or CIO, the last discussion you want to have with an executive team is, “the backups we have aren’t useable.” According to Iron Mountain, data loss is up 400% […]

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Business Continuity Plans for Financial Institutions

  • April 20, 2018

Business Continuity Plans for Financial Institutions Disasters rarely strike with advanced notice. That’s especially true in the business world, where there’s no such thing as a business meteorologist to forecast potential threats that may beset a company’s personnel or assets. That’s where a Business Continuity Plan comes into play. What is a Business Continuity Plan? A Business Continuity Plan (BCP) is an operational strategy outlining all significant efforts and actions an organization is expected to take in the event of a disaster, such that they can continue running their business with minimal loss and downtime. All BCPs are centered around […]

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10 Key Elements of a Disaster Recovery Plan

  • February 16, 2018

10 Key Elements of a Disaster Recovery Plan Disasters, whether they be natural or man-made, come in all shapes and sizes. And while it may be impossible to predict if/when one will attack your business, you can certainly preempt extensive loss and downtime by forging a Disaster Recovery (DR) Plan that takes into account your most valuable assets and data to ensure business continuity. Consider this: a medium-sized business can lose $216,000 per hour due to downtime from a disaster, while an enterprise-level business can lose $686,000 during the same time span. That’s why it’s imperative for all businesses, whether […]

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