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.
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.
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.
The world is a dangerous place, and it’s even more dangerous for your data. How can you be sure that your company’s data will be safe if a disaster strikes, and that your Disaster Recovery (DR) plan will prove effective? There are a lot of misconceptions surrounding the importance and the effectiveness of DR plans and services.
Topics: Disaster Recovery
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.
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.
Over the past several years, physicians and other ancillary healthcare workers have shifted away from paper documentation to the use of electronic medical records (EMRs). The establishment of the Medicare and Medicaid Incentive Programs (now called the Promoting Interoperability Programs) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 2011 has further served to hasten this transition. Under this program, providers and eligible health facilities receive federal payments for their adoption and utilization of electronic health systems.
With this increase in medical data being stored electronically, it is essential to have a disaster recovery plan in place to ensure that your healthcare facility can still function if its data is lost or corrupted. An effective disaster recovery plan lets you restore your medical data and resume normal processes with minimal downtime following any type of data loss. Without a disaster recovery plan, your business may have a delayed recovery or even fail following any type of significant data loss.
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.