Why Local-Only or Cloud-Only Backups are Risky Business

When it comes to protecting and managing your data (and your business), it’s important to think in terms of business continuity — not just data backups. It’s true, however, that data backups are a necessary aspect of protecting your business’s data — it’s how and where you back it up that matters. Understanding Business Continuity […]

4 Common Problems Companies Face + How to Combat Them

There are mountains of challenges that come along with operating a business, but there are four common business problems, in particular, that just about every business or business owner will face: uncertainty about the future, changing regulations and compliance, reputation management, and maintaining technology and data. Keep reading as we cover each of these business […]

The Key Benefits of Data Vault Services

To avoid getting lost in a sea of technological jargon right off the bat, let’s try to understand data vault services by comparing it to something many of us know — personal property protection. In this scenario, let’s say the so-called data is now an important item, such as an expensive jewel or irreplaceable document. […]

Why a Business Continuity Plan is More Than Just Data Backups

Your business’ data is important — so important that losing it could be the end of your business itself. You can protect against data loss with data backups (especially highly effective ones like hybrid cloud-based data backup systems), but have you thought about what happens to your business’ finances and reputation during the time in […]

Business Continuity Checklist: How to Reduce the Effects of IT Downtime

Business continuity solutions help a business quickly resume operations after downtime, effectively reducing breaks in business, lost data, and other associated consequences. A backup and disaster recovery (BDR) vendor can help you set up and manage this IT strategy, just make sure they offer the following business continuity features: Learn more about business continuity solutions […]

5 Ways to Add Value to Your IT Strategy

You already know that having a robust IT strategy is imperative for safeguarding your company’s most important data and assets. You’ve pushed all of your information to the Cloud, you’ve secured your network, and you have a plan in place in case of an emergency — now what? If you’re interested in taking your already […]

10 Smart Government IT Trends

In a recent symposium on smart government, Gartner Research analysts suggested that social, mobile, cloud and information are converging and driving innovation that will help establish and develop smart governments. Gartner offers 10 related IT trends that will play a key role in the coming years (see Gartner Newsroom). What is smart government? It might […]

Extending Your Data Center into the Cloud

Computerworld ran a thoughtful article about several organizations that have moved some and/or most of their applications into the cloud.[1] These groups have enjoyed tremendous savings, reduced internal workloads, and enjoyed faster deployments. As any company considers expanding to the web, it is important to process the opportunities and challenges associated with such a move. […]

Planning for Disasters

How prepared is your business for a hurricane, flooding, power outages, a tornado? According to The Institute for Business & Home Safety an estimated 25% of business never reopen after a major disaster.  Those who do reopen may still face such surmounting obstacles that they end up closing. 75% of the companies who fail to […]