How ready is your business for hurricanes?

As hurricanes are a common event in many areas of the United States, business owners must take steps to secure their data. In this blog, we provide steps that will help you quickly recover your data and get back to business following a hurricane. Determine recovery hierarchy Certain parts of your IT system are more […]

The pitfalls of business continuity planning

If your managed IT services provider has been using the same business continuity plan (BCP) for years, your organization may be in trouble. BCPs should continuously be updated so you avoid overlooking or underestimating certain issues. Not updating your BCP is just one mistake that can harm your business. Here are a few more you […]

Tips to avoid VoIP downtime

Calamitous events such as wildfires and Category 5 hurricanes can happen at any time. If your company’s tech infrastructure isn’t prepared to weather these, it can put you out of business. One of the most essential technologies today is Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony systems. Should a disaster knock your VoIP system offline, you […]

Don’t believe these disaster recovery myths

Modern technology changes rapidly, but not all businesses can match its pace. When it comes to disaster recovery (DR), we see business owners clinging to ideas that no longer apply. It’s high time you learn the truth about the following DR myths, so you can stop believing them. Myth 1: Tape backups are the best […]

Prioritizing data backups with analytics

Staggering amounts of information is generated every day and many businesses would struggle to operate without their databases. In fact, experts agree that by 2020, there will be 1,700 gigabytes of data generated per person on the planet. If you’re a business that’s worried about protecting its data, analytics tools are a great place to […]

Virtualized business: Costs and benefits

Virtualization addresses many challenges that businesses face when upgrading their hardware and network. That’s because deploying virtualized systems offers an affordable and flexible solution to a typically arduous problem. But before you invest in a virtualized infrastructure, consider the following costs and benefits. The advantages One of the most significant advantages of virtualization is that […]

Disaster recovery during hurricane season

There’s no telling when natural disasters will occur. When they do, certain regions in the country often bear the brunt of their impact, like when Hurricanes Harvey and Irma hit certain states in 2017. With a well-designed disaster recovery (DR) plan, your business can be spared from total devastation. Determine recovery hierarchy Certain parts of […]

The cloud is more secure than you think

Even to this day, many people doubt the cloud’s security.. However, experts argue that it’s almost always better than that of local area networks (LANs). So whether you’re considering a cloud web server or internet-based productivity software, take a minute to learn why the cloud might just be your best option. Hands-on management Unless you […]

End ransomware with virtual DR

Ransomware like CryptoLocker and WannaCry has become more sophisticated over the years. No wonder that more ransomware attacks are expected this year. To fend off these threats, turn to virtualized disaster recovery (DR) solutions. They’re your best defense against ransomware. Virtual DR Virtual DR solutions allow you to create point-in-time copies or “snapshots” of operating […]

Make sure your VoIP phones survive a disaster

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony systems are great for today’s businesses. They’re more mobile with greater functionality and better cost efficiency versus traditional landline phones. But as with any technology, VoIP is vulnerable to disruptions due to equipment failure, disasters, and cyberattacks. Plan ahead and make sure your VoIP can weather any breakdown. Invest […]