Disasters and Your Data: How to Prepare for This Year’s Hurricane Season

Posted by Manas Parthasarathy on Apr 23, 2019 8:00:00 AM

The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season is quickly approaching, beginning on June 1st and lasting through the end of November. AccuWeather predicts up to 14 tropical storms, of which seven storms could have the potential to develop to hurricane strength. The devastation from these storms is staggering; storms such as Hurricane Sandy in the Northeast, Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, and Hurricane Harvey in the Southeast and Gulf regions have caused over $260 billion worth of damage between them within the past ten years.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, Disaster Recovery Plan, BDR, Data Protection, Hurricane Preparedness

How Insurance Agencies can Leverage the Cloud

Posted by Matthew Fall on Oct 2, 2018 9:57:00 AM

Regulations, technology and customer engagement are 3 huge issues concerning businesses in the insurance industry in 2018 and into the future. Insurance agencies, now more than ever, need to be leveraging the cloud in order to quickly adapt to changing customer expectations, emerge into new markets, and ensure data compliance, among many other reasons. According to a study done by Novarica, 70% of insurers are now using cloud computing in some shape or form. With the cloud computing market exploding, insurance agencies will continue to demand these services. Here are some of the following areas where insurance agencies can benefit from the cloud:

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Topics: Compliance, Compliant backup, Data Protection, Cloud Solutions, cloud backup

5 Steps to Fire Preparedness in the Workplace

Posted by Matthew Fall on Sep 4, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Wildfires have been torching California and the west this summer. It goes to show that there’s no better time to think about a Fire Preparedness Plan that involves the Cloud. In fact, fire/drought account for the largest portion of natural disaster-related deaths in the United States, according to the PRB (Population Reference Bureau). Fires can be spontaneous; electric fires, wildfires, kitchen fires, and flammables can pose serious threats to your family, home and business. For your business’ vital data, the Cloud is a safe, secure, and compliant response to any disaster threat including a fire. Here’s how to prepare your workplace for a fire:

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, Data Protection, cloud backup solutions

7 Ways to Prevent Data Leaks in the Cloud

Posted by Sydney Boman on May 1, 2018 10:48:00 AM

High profile data breaches and leaks have brought a lot of attention to cyber security of late. With so much information now stored in the cloud, many people are naturally concerned about how to prevent data leaks. Although, in many ways, cloud storage is more secure than traditional on-site storage, there are still concerns. Here are seven good ways to make sure that your cloud data is secure:

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Topics: Cloud Security, Cyber Security, Cloud Service Providers, Data Protection, Cloud Solutions

5 Best Practices for Protecting Your Data

Posted by Sydney Boman on Jul 20, 2017 10:02:00 AM

The most important asset of any business is its data. And protecting that data is the priority of each and every CIO. With the onslaught of Ransomware on the IT world, protecting mission critical data has become a major challenge. Cyber security solutions alone are no longer enough to keep data safe, companies need to educate their employees on the best practices of data security and protection. 

If Ransomware and other cyber threats are not a concern in your organization, they should be. The incidence of Ransomware is up to the highest of all time and shows no sign of decline. To get an idea of how you can reduce the impact of Ransomware on your business, check out these best practices on data protection:

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Topics: Ransomware, Cyber Security, Data Protection

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