Technology is changing at a rapid rate, and with the advancement of this technology businesses are facing new demands to keep up. Many in-house IT teams are struggling with the demands of upgrading to new technologies and keeping meeting customers’ needs at the same time. When managing IT resources gets in the way of day-to-day tasks, many companies can save time by hiring the right managed services provider. According to MarketsandMarkets the global Managed Services market size is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 7.9% during the forecast period, to reach USD 354.8 billion by 2026 from USD 242.9 billion in 2021
Regardless of the software that you use to back up and restore your system, you will likely experience failed jobs. Every error has the risk of resulting in data loss, which can have a severe impact on your business. Backups fail for many reasons, two being from hardware and software failures. According to a recent survey by ComputerWeekly.com, the failure rate for backups is an astonishing 37%, which is why investing in professional cloud backups is crucial to your organization.
Disasters happen in all kinds of ways, and every disaster can have a catastrophic impact on a business if they are not prepared. Natural disasters like tornadoes, hurricanes and fires can destroy critical data and files. But not all disasters come from mother nature; accidental deletion and human error can also occur, on top of various cyberattacks like ransomware, phishing, malvertising and more. According to a report from Business Insider, 1 in 4 Small or Mid-size businesses won’t recover from a disaster, and according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), there were 14 natural disasters in the U.S. in 2018 and 2019 that resulted in losses exceeding $1 billion. Disasters can affect a business in many ways, from flooding to cyberattacks on servers, and much more. Below are five different types of disasters facing businesses today, and how to protect your data from them.
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:
The holiday season may be the most wonderful time of the year for revenue boosts, however, it is also the most wonderful time of the year for hackers, credit card theft and company data breaches.
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.
But taking on the difficult task is far better than waking up one morning to discover a disaster has struck and you were unprepared.
One of the most important considerations for a business these days is disaster recovery. With a proper disaster recovery solution in place, businesses can ensure continuity and restore any data that is either lost or corrupted with minimal interruption of normal business operations. Businesses that fail to have a disaster recovery plan in place may be at risk at of significant data loss.
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Human error isn't a rare occurrence. In 2017 Amazon experienced an outage of its S3 servers due to a typo by an Amazon employee. Also in 2017, a British Airways engineer caused a data center outage resulting in the cancellation of 400+ flights. The Uptime Institute claims that 70% of data center outages are caused by human error. In fact, it has become the leading cause of data breaches for companies worldwide. While human error is the most common culprit of data center downtime, it's also the most preventable.
What is a Business Impact Analysis (BIA)?
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.