Physical damage to a building, destruction of machinery, or even an electrical power outage; what is your plan of action if any of these were to happen to your business? If you hesitated for even a second, it might be time to consider creating a business impact analysis. A business impact analysis, or BIA, helps you understand the effect a disaster can have on your business. With this information you will be able to develop a recovery strategy as well as a mitigation strategy to limit the impact of a disaster. Let us show you how to get started on your own BIA so that you can improve your disaster recovery (DR) plan and improve confidence.
Ransomware has become a keyword that triggers a quiver-like response in most business owners and IT Managers. This is for a good reason, as Ransomware has the ability to encrypt all of your business-critical data, disabling you access to the most important pieces of your enterprise. Cybercrimes, like Ransomware, are the fastest growing causes of data center outages, up 22 percent in 2016, and can cost you upwards of $3M in down-time costs. Don’t let a cyber-criminal ruin your reputation or halt your sales, take initiative to prepare yourself now! The cost to prepare is minuscule, compared to the impact of an attack, and WILL put you in a position where you will never have to negotiate with a criminal. Without further ado, here are four things you will need to protect yourself from those pesky cyber criminals.
There are all kinds of strategies that businesses need to implement to be successful, existing across numerous different business functions. A key one that is commonly overlooked is a mitigation strategy.
Risk mitigation is the process of developing actionable insights that reduce threats to the overall well-being of an organization. Threats come in all shapes and sizes, from natural disasters to cyber-attacks. These threats can cause thousands of dollars in damage that is both physical and virtual. Thus, creating a mitigation plan will help to save you money, as well as improve your business continuity strategy.
With new developments in telecommunications technology, more and more businesses are making the shift to hosted phone systems for the convenience and cost savings they offer.
You have likely heard the VoIP vs. traditional phone lines debate. Just like many business owners, you may have tuned this discussion out, without hearing out both sides of the story. The only problem with this, is that your competition didn’t turn its shoulder to the banter, and now has a tailored solution that gives their phone system the ability to grow with them, all for a lower cost. Don’t let your competition surpass you because of a phone system, and take an in-depth look to help you determine what solution is the best fit for your business.
If you want to determine if VoIP is the right solution for your business, keep reading to see how it compares to traditional phone lines.
The 3-2-1 rule is the guiding principle of data backup and disaster recovery. The rule states that in order to have a reliable, redundant backup and an effective disaster recovery solution, you must have: three copies of your data, on two forms of media, with one copy located offsite.
Risk assessing is the process of identifying potential risks that could harm an organization. A risk assessment template helps you identify the hazards that could negatively impact your business and the extent of that negative impact. Correctly identifying the risks your business could face could help reduce the severity of any potentially damaging event.
Making decisions about business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) can be a CIO’s worst nightmare. Planning, implementing and testing a strategy can take months and sleepless nights. Additionally, some CIOs face the added struggle of small budgets, fewer resources, and a mandate for agility to remain competitive. Add them all up, and you get an extremely difficult task task.
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Topics: Cloud Computing
Cloud computing, a concept that is often misunderstood, is now a trending term in the IT industry. The Cloud is not a bulbous, white figure floating through the atmosphere, but rather a storage facility for all of your data here on the Earth. Those storage facilities are called data centers, and have the ability to revolutionize the way you conduct business.
Topics: Cloud Computing