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At a time when data loss costs small businesses as much as $75 billion a year in downtime alone, it’s never been more important to protect your data. But you can’t obtain true protection without first understanding the threats.read more
Over the past year, we’ve witnessed some of the biggest global companies get hobbled by ransomware: FedEx, Boeing, Merck, Maersk and Mondelez International, just to name a few. The financial losses from these attacks have been staggering. $300 million for FedEx alone. $310 million for Merck. With figures like those, it’s easy to assume that ransomware is mostly a “big business” problem. But in fact, the opposite is true.read more
Remember the days before cloud computing was, well, everywhere? It’s hard to believe that, only a decade or two ago, businesses were way more centralized. IT infrastructure was all on-site. Applications ran only on in-house computers. Email, files and data were all stored on-premise, just steps from the office kitchen.read more
Datto has two great BDR systems that enable small- to medium-sized businesses to obtain enterprise-grade data protection without an enterprise price tag: the Alto 3 and all-Flash SIRIS X series.read more
Hybrid cloud technology has become a must for data backup. But what exactly is it—and can it really protect your organization after a major disaster? In this post, we take a deep dive into the benefits of hybrid cloud technology from Datto and how it differs from other common backup methods.read more
Choosing the right data backup for SMBs is easier than you might think—especially when you know what to look for. Yes, there are plenty of options to choose from, but you can quickly narrow those choices by focusing on the specific needs of your organization.read more
You already know that backing up your data is critical, especially in the age of ransomware. But with so many types of SMB data backup solutions out there, choosing one can be overwhelming.read more
I’m back from DattoCon18 and there’s a lot to discuss. This year’s 3-day convention in Austin, Texas, was packed with product announcements, but there are a few things I’m particularly excited about. So let’s dive right in …read more
Only 6% of companies without a disaster recovery plan will survive a disaster, according to research by Datto. Small businesses today must have a reliable data backup system in place, or they risk losing not just the data, but the entire business.read more
These days, even the smallest data loss—fewer than 100 files—can cost businesses between $18,000 to $35,000, according to Datto. Protecting data has become essential for even the smallest businesses. But since not all data backups for SMBs are the same, it’s important to compare your options carefully.read more
A category-5 hurricane will hit your city in 3 days. Are you sure your company is prepared? Unfortunately, most disasters don’t come with warnings like this. Earthquakes, ransomware attacks, accidentally deleted data, utility outages: such disruptions happen without notice and can be just as devastating on your operations as a hurricane.read more
Traditionally, it begins with a suspicious email in your inbox … maybe an infected file attachment or a link to a malicious website. But over the past year, we’ve seen several other ransomware vulnerabilities that left organizations at risk of a major attack.read more
2018 hurricane season is almost here. And if this season looks anything like last year’s, then it’s only a matter of time before dangerous storms begin forming in the Atlantic. The good news is: it’s not too late to prepare your business.read more
The latest ransomware statistics reveal some encouraging signs that attacks are slowing down a bit. But it’s not time to let your guard down.
The 2017 WannaCry and NotPetya attacks were a wakeup call to businesses around the globe. But while some industries have made great strides toward improving their defenses, countless others remain unprotected.read more
A recent survey found that one in three small to medium-sized businesses were infected with ransomware in the last year.
Ransomware has become a huge challenge for businesses—and a financial boon for the hackers who develop it. It’s a problem that isn’t going away anytime soon. But that doesn’t mean you can’t defend yourself.read more
Planning for disaster is serious business. But that doesn’t mean creating your business continuity plan (BCP) has to be difficult. In this post, you’ll learn how to develop a business continuity plan.read more
Let’s not sugarcoat it. Managing business continuity is burdensome.
It eats up time. It costs money. It gets in the way of your most pressing responsibilities. But without it, the company would be toast in a disaster.read more
Where is business continuity headed in 2018-2019? A quick look at today’s trends provides a glimpse of how companies’ priorities may be changing in the months ahead.read more
Why is one of the most regulated industries—healthcare—also one of the most vulnerable?
In a recent post, we explored the unique regulations that healthcare organizations face. But despite the strict laws of HIPAA (the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act), healthcare vulnerabilities remain rampant, worldwide.read more
Are today’s businesses doing enough to protect themselves from unexpected disasters? Are their business continuity systems secure enough to prevent costly downtime? Are organizations within highly regulated industries following the proper business continuity regulation?read more
Here’s the thing about business continuity: it’s constantly evolving.
Over the last few years alone, newer threats like ransomware have forced organizations to rethink their strategies and deploy new technologies. And in the years ahead, more new risks will come along that will force businesses to shift their continuity resources once again.read more
The Datto Network Switch is changing the way we think about network management.
Designed for zero-touch deployments and automated configuration, these switches enable you to build, monitor and scale a network from anywhere. It’s a game-changer for IT administrators and managed-service providers (MSPs), drastically reducing the time spent on network management and boosting user productivity, too.read more
The Datto SIRIS is considered one of the industry’s best backup and disaster recovery (BDR) solutions. But it’s not a one-size-fits-all device. There are multiple Datto SIRIS models to choose from, allowing you to select the right fit for your infrastructure and business-continuity needs.read more
Which Datto solutions can bring the most value and protection to your infrastructure? It all depends on the unique objectives of your organization.read more
IT departments are increasingly overtaxed. You’ve got a constantly growing list of tasks, support tickets and interruptions—on top of the critical work you’re supposed to be doing. It’s overwhelming! But with a few simple changes to your approach, you can drastically free up time and reduce the headaches. We’ve put together these simple tips for IT professionals to help you manage your day more efficiently.read more
Industry experts predict ransomware attacks will worsen over the next two years. That’s why it’s critical that IT managers have the fundamental ransomware education they need to fend off attacks.read more
So, you’ve decided to deploy one of the best data backup technologies on the market. Better make sure you do it properly! We’ve put together these best practices for the Datto SIRIS 3 to ensure that your business gets the highest level of protection possible. From deployment to daily backups, here’s how to get the most out of your Datto.read more
In 2017, Datto released the newest version of its Datto Windows Agent as a successor to ShadowSnap. CEO Austin McChord said the new agent had been in development for the past five years and he praised it for several new enhancements over previous versions.read more
As we enter 2018, now’s a good time to look back on the 2017 disaster recovery statistics. Spoiler alert: it wasn’t a good year for many businesses.read more
When comparing Datto vs eFolder, who comes out on top? This question has become more common than you might think in the last year or so. After eFolder made some high-profile acquisitions of companies like Axcient and Replibit, many industry experts saw the moves as evidence that eFolder was trying to dethrone Datto from its BDR pedestal.read more