How to Develop a Mitigation Strategy

      Posted by Logan LeClair on May 22, 2019 9:36:16 AM

      There are all kinds of strategies that businesses need to implement to be successful, existing across numerous different business functions. A key strategy that companies commonly overlook 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 cyberattacks. These threats can cause millions of dollars in damages, both physical and virtual. Thus, creating a mitigation plan will help to save your money, as well as improve your business continuity strategy.

      How do you create a risk mitigation strategy? Continue reading to find out.

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      Topics: Cloud Computing, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery

      Defining Proper Crisis Communication in IT Organizations

      Posted by Sydney Boman on May 8, 2019 7:30:00 AM

      With major hacks, hurricanes and other disasters hitting the news lately, disaster recovery planning has become a necessity for every IT organization. We've talked a lot about how to handle a disaster and developing a disaster recovery (DR) plan, but let's take a deeper dive into actually putting a plan into motion.

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      Topics: Disaster Recovery, Crisis Communication

      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

      IT's all in the Test: How to Test your DR Plan

      Posted by Sydney Boman on Feb 13, 2019 6:30:00 AM

      One of the most important things for any business is to ensure the continuity of operations in the event of a disaster. As more companies are investing in disaster recovery techniques, they are becoming overly complacent without implementing a proper test.

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      Topics: Disaster Recovery

      Simple as 3-2-1: Creating a Redundant Backup Solution

      Posted by Logan LeClair on Feb 12, 2019 8:08:00 AM

      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.

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      Topics: Disaster Recovery, Backup

      Building Your Disaster Recovery Plan: 5 Things to Consider

      Posted by Sydney Boman on Jan 17, 2019 7:30:00 AM

      Implementing a disaster recovery plan can often be a daunting task. When it comes to ensuring the security and continuity of your business’s data, there are a lot of factors for companies to consider. Everything, from identifying risk areas to choosing a location to host the disaster recovery site, takes time money and resources that many companies do not have.

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      Topics: Disaster Recovery, Backup

      5 Benefits of Cloud DR Solutions

      Posted by Matthew Fall on Jan 10, 2019 8:30:00 AM

      Cloud DR (disaster recovery), also known as DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service) puts a twist on traditional DR practices so that organizations can achieve greater cost savings while also achieving more security and reliability in the wake of disaster. Traditional site-to-site data replication has inherent expenses that cloud DR solutions bypass, including the upfront costs of building out a geographically redundant data repository some 500 miles away.  

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      Topics: Disaster Recovery, Natural Disaster Preparedness

      How to Maximize the Return of Your DR Plan

      Posted by Matthew Fall on Nov 27, 2018 10:00:00 AM

      At first sight, Disaster Recovery Planning may seem like an expensive and time-consuming undertaking. Especially for small businesses who lack IT expertise and funding for DR, options may seem limited. Skimping on a Disaster Recovery plan, however, can lead to severe consequences when disaster does strike. 

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      Topics: Disaster Recovery

      How to Plan For Disaster Recovery: 5 Benefits for Your Business

      Posted by Sydney Boman on Nov 5, 2018 9:00:00 AM

      What would happen if your office burned down? If there was a flood? If your data was compromised by ransomware, would it survive? Could your company recover? Do you have a plan? CIOs are asked these questions every day and, often, these questions keep them up at night. Knowing that your company is protected in the event of a disaster is priceless. Especially when we know that a majority of companies that do not have disaster recovery plans will be put out of business when disaster strikes. Other than the obvious benefits of peace of mind and business continuity, having a disaster recovery plan in place will help your business immensely and ensure that your data is secure.

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      Topics: Disaster Recovery

      How to Create a Risk Assessment Template

      Posted by Logan LeClair on Oct 23, 2018 8:15:00 AM

      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.

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      Topics: Risk Assessment, Disaster Recovery

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