Ransomware Preparedness: 5 Steps to Secure Your Business

      Posted by Jill Sullivan on Jan 9, 2020 11:00:00 AM

      As a business owner, one of the most important things to take into consideration when setting up your network infrastructure is the security of your network. This is because, over the past several years, cybercriminals have intensified their efforts to breach business networks and access their private data for nefarious purposes; with transactions being increasingly conducted online, there is a wealth of personal and proprietary information that can be accessed if a business network is successfully compromised.

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      Topics: Risk Assessment, Backup, Cybersecurity, Security, Ransomware

      5 Cloud Technology Trends in 2020

      Posted by Peter Zeller on Dec 10, 2019 8:00:00 AM

      Top 5 Technology Trends of 2020 Thin

      Every year there is a new list of trending IT solutions that improve efficiencies and processes. IT professionals, in order to keep their organizations lean and agile, will look to this upcoming years' latest technologies and trends. With pressure to cut costs and improve processes, 2019's technologies can help CIOs, CTOs, and CISOs achieve this. Investing in cloud solutions and services will help organizations increase productivity, efficiency, and beat out competition. Here are the top 5 solutions your company should implement in 2019:

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      Topics: Hosted PBX, SD-WAN, Disaster Recovery, Backup, SECaaS, Desktop as a Service

      How to Set Up a Government-Compliant Data Backup Plan

      Posted by Peter Zeller on Oct 23, 2019 7:30:00 AM

      Did you know that, outside of the US government, the healthcare industry holds more personal data about the general public than any other business entity?

      Everything from Social Security numbers to medical records to payment details are held by healthcare providers. If the information stored by these businesses were hacked, it would jeopardize the integrity of the healthcare industry and the livelihood of millions of Americans. As cyberattacks rise in the healthcare industry, this risk has become even greater.

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      Topics: Compliance, Compliant backup, Backup

      The Top 10 Use Cases for Cloud Computing

      Posted by Sydney Diedrich on Aug 19, 2019 11:08:35 AM

      The shift to the cloud has brought about several solutions that make doing business easier. Whether it be cost savings, added flexibility or ease of use, companies are offloading workflows to the cloud and maintaining a competitive advantage. Companies are also using the cloud for computing purposes to protect against cyber-attacks, like ransomware. Watch this On-Demand webinar on Ransomware Preparedness and Recovery.

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      Topics: SD-WAN, Disaster Recovery, Backup, Desktop as a Service

      4 Ways to Protect your Business from Ransomware

      Posted by Logan LeClair on Aug 14, 2019 10:15:00 AM

      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.

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      Topics: Disaster Recovery, Backup, Cyber Threats

      Why Are More Businesses Choosing Cloud Backup?

      Posted by Sydney Diedrich on Jul 26, 2019 11:00:00 AM

      Without a doubt, cloud-based technology is changing the way the modern business world operates. As this technology grows and evolves, small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) are reaping the benefits.

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      Topics: Cloud Computing, Disaster Recovery, Cloud Hosting, Backup, Data Centers

      As a Service: The Top 6 Cloud Services Your Business Should Be Using

      Posted by Peter Zeller on Jul 18, 2019 9:00:00 AM

      The Tech Industry is growing at a break neck pace and shows no sign of stopping. New waves of innovation keep hitting the market, and  IT and Software Development jobs are growing at 2x the rate of national job growth.

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      Topics: Disaster Recovery, Backup, SECaaS, Desktop as a Service

      Air-Gapping your Data: 3-2-1-1

      Posted by Matthew Fall on Jun 6, 2019 9:30:00 AM

      Remember the 3-2-1 data backup rule? It states that it's a best practice to replicate at least three copies of data stored on two different media, with at least one copy off-site or off-premise. IT professionals often use an additional step; the backup rule is now 3-2-1-1. That extra “1” accounts for an air-gapped copy of your data.

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      Topics: Disaster Recovery, Backup

      4 Considerations for Choosing the Right Data Center Location

      Posted by Matthew Fall on Apr 24, 2019 7:30:00 AM

      Choosing the right data center location to house your virtual infrastructure and data can be crucial to avoiding the debilitating costs of unplanned downtime. To the same token, choosing the wrong data center location may lead to serious issues. Here are four things to keep in mind as you evaluate a cloud service provider’s data centers and where they are located.

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      Topics: Disaster Recovery, Backup, Natural Disaster Preparedness, NewCloud Networks

      Top 4 Reasons Financial Institutions are using Cloud Computing

      Posted by Matthew Fall on Mar 13, 2019 8:55:47 AM

      Cloud adoption by financial institutions has been on the rise. According to PwC, by 2020 core financial services like credit scoring, statements management, payments, and billing will use the cloud for processing and computing. From retail banking to asset management and investment banking, the cloud provides many use cases to bring scalability, cost savings, and improved service delivery for financial institutions.   

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      Topics: Cloud Computing, Backup