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Business continuity standard in healthcare is extremely high

The business continuity standard in healthcare is high. As a healthcare company, your patients are in your care. That said, you need to protect all their health-related information. This may include their health history as well as insurance and financial information. If any of this information becomes compromised, it can hinder your ability to deliver healthcare services as well as result in a hefty fine.

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Small business marketing is found critical for growth

For some, marketing is fun. It represents the chance to be creative and embrace your inner Don Draper. For others, marketing is an unfamiliar territory and can be overwhelming. That’s especially true among small business owners. Believe me–we get it. As technology people, marketing isn’t an innate skill. That said, it is imperative that every small business learn the nuts and bolts to ensure healthy growth and long-term success.

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Datto SIRIS 2 Review: A Smarter Data Recovery System

Today, most companies rely on data generated throughout the day. That said, if there is a system interruption of any kind, the whole business stops until the problem is solved. Medical offices are a prime example of a business that cannot afford to lose their data–even for a short period. Data needs to be backed up and quickly retrievable. But what system should be used?

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The sad truth behind the Microsoft LinkedIn acquisition

First, let’s address the notion that perhaps Microsoft will help address LinkedIn user experience issues. My guess is that it will not. I’m a Microsoft partner, who is very familiar with their CRM program. I’ve been actively using Microsoft Dynamics CRM since version 3 back in 2006–and every version since, up to and including CRM 2016.

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Countdown to the incredible DattoCon 2016 is officially on!

This is my 3rd Datto Conference and I cannot wait. Something tells me this is going to be the best one yet! This year, DattoCon 2016 is in Nashville, yeehaw! In addition to some, what will likely be overindulgence in: barbecue, beer and some bad @ss honky tonk, there are a ton of great speakers from Datto and their partners scheduled to tell us what the future of business continuity has in store. I’m really looking forward to the Executive Download, where you can ask the C-Levels of Datto anything you want and nothing is off limits. Ian’s Disaster Demo is always a good time as well.

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How to choose the best Business Continuity Professional

You’re successfully running your business. Everything is great, and nothing is running better than your top-notch IT department. But there are hidden threats lurking behind the scenes. Cybersecurity breaches, natural disasters, or simple human error can all damage – or even destroy – your business, simply through loss of data. That’s why you need a business continuity professional that can help you before the damage is done.

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Devastating CA fires can teach us a lot

By now, we have all heard about the fire that ravaged the hills of Calabasas that prompted large-scale evacuations and burned more than 500 acres. The good news is the fire was contained within 48 hours and no major incidents have been reported. Hundreds of firefighters fought the fast-moving fire and were successful in part because of favorable weather conditions.

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Amazing reason business continuity standards never get a break

Summer is here. And, while there are certain industries that may let a little loose with the warmer weather–IT isn’t one of them. Clients do not lower their expectations when the temperatures rise, which means that business continuity standards do not change. IT professionals around the globe must fight the urge to unplug and hit the beach in order to keep businesses up and running.

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Did You Catch that impressive Datto Save of the Day?

If you were watching NBC on Saturday, you may have noticed the “Datto save of the day.” While Datto saves the day for businesses of all sizes, around the world, every day, this time we are talking sports–specifically beach volleyball. Datto, the innovative provider of comprehensive data backup, recovery and business continuity solutions, was an official sponsor of the AVP/FIVB Cincinnati Open at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, OH. The AVP/FIVB is the only Olympic Qualifier for Professional Beach Volleyball in the United States before the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (check out the full press release here).

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Why it’s useful to know about Corporate Data Backup

In today’s business world, data is everything. Information is kept on things such as customers, transactions, marketing plans, strategies, assets, and employees. With more businesses using software for their day-to-day operations, it’s important to have contingencies in place when there is a disruption. These disruptions aren’t limited to the hackers or servers going down. Natural disasters, human error, and other factors contribute to data being compromised and potentially lost. This lost data is also lost time and money. This is where corporate data backup comes into play.

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Restore Datto backup to VMWare VSphere made easy

This article provides a step-by-step tutorial to restore Datto backup to VMWare VSphere using image export. We will walk you through the steps where you will export a backup as a VMDK, and move it back to a permanent storage location within the VMware vSphere environment. This method does not provide thin or sparse provisioning for the image file that is written to your VMWare storage.

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