Data Backup and Business Continuity

10 Tips for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (October 2020)

This month, October 2020, is Cybersecurity Awareness month, co-led by the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA). Its theme, “Do Your Part. #BeCyberSmart.” is designed to empower individuals and organizations to own their role in protecting cyberspace. A key message of this theme is “If You Connect IT, Protect …

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Reopening the Workplace After COVID-19: Technology Considerations

Returning to your establishment doesn’t necessarily mean you will be abandoning all of your Work From Home (WFH) set-ups. In fact, for most of you, your workforce will likely consist of remote workers for some time to come. In addition, workstations in your establishment may have been sitting idle while everyone worked remotely. Your technology …

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How To Implement a Business Continuity Plan

Business continuity recovery plans can help businesses realize the following benefits: Ensure the highest level of data security Enhance business resiliency and maintain reputability Achieve maximum availability of mission-critical data Maintain continuity of business operations even in the harshest scenarios Have processes in place to minimize recovery time after a disaster Considering all these advantages, …

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Business Continuity: Importance of Effective Employee Communication During Disaster

Communication during and following an emergency presents a variety of challenges. So, crafting an employee safety and communication plan that works is absolutely essential. The specifics will vary widely from company to company, but your emergency safety and communication plan must address the following: Address the methods that will ensure employees are safe during a …

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Should Backups Be Mandatory for Every Level of Your Network Operations

Too many businesses are notoriously deficient in their backup plans. Many owners and executives think that a cloud backup or an external drive should be more than enough. Others rely on “we never needed a backup before, why bother now” mentality. But, it’s not just the flood and natural disasters you should be planning ahead …

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Was Your Business Prepared for a Winter Storm? Will you be ready for the next one?

Author Contributions by Chris Brunau, Datto, Inc., and Peter Jacobson, powersolution.com. What would you do if your [geoip_detect2 property=”city”] business was pummeled by a winter storm, causing power outages and prohibiting access from your office and clients? Many people may be facing this very situation as winter storm Grayson hits the Northeastern United States. Disaster recovery planning is an absolute …

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Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, & Maria – Preparedness Reminders for New Jersey Businesses

Hurricane Harvey was a fierce storm impacting millions of people in the coastal areas of Texas and Louisiana. High winds and extensive flooding caused many deaths and injuries while destroying homes, schools, businesses and numerous other facilities and operations.  The storm caused the ordering of mandatory and voluntary evacuations across the region.  A disaster declaration …

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Are you aware of things that could take your computer network down?

If could have a heads-up on every interruptive event, you would still be concerned about your business continuity, because your business is important. Every year, SMBs just like yours stumble and fail because they were not fully prepared for unexpected troubles that destroyed their essential data and applications in a blink of an eye. Sure, …

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Could a system breakdown put your business in crisis?

Ask Delta Airlines: business owners should learn from this experience – your organization may need a better disaster recovery plan. Facing a crisis without a plan can be detrimental to any business. “It can literally destroy your business,” said Timothy Watters, an adviser at Watters Financial Services in Paramus, N.J, to Investment News. “Everything grinds …

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