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A Datto Certified Advanced Technician (or DCAT for short) can make all the difference in the quality of support you receive. If you are fortunate enough to have Datto technology protecting your business, you know it is awesome. That said, we won’t spend a lot of time touting the :06 recovery or the peace of mind that comes with its proprietary screenshot verification.
As attorneys, you’re committed to providing your clients with the best legal advice and service possible. In order to do so, you recognize that in the world of law, time stops for no one. Court dates are appointed, not chosen. Contracts have deadlines. Client meetings are a must. Any type of power outage, therefore, is a huge threat. As a lawyer, you have a finite amount of time to build your case, gather materials, research, etc. Should an outage strike your firm as a result of a natural (or most likely man made) disaster during your last few days before court, it could be detrimental to the outcome of a case.
The cloud database is becoming common in modern business. Running on the cloud, they can solve a number of problems. More and more businesses are finding solutions in a cloud database, because they are simple, but versatile. Let’s talk a little about what a cloud database is, and how it can be used.
We’ve seen it happen to United. We wouldn’t be surprised to learn American Airlines has an archaic computer system, but JetBlue computers? Come on, we expected better. I guess this confirms that all American airlines are created equal–equally bad. Although, now that I think about it, this isn’t the first time JetBlue has had their computers go south for the winter. In March (yes, less than a year ago), they experienced another “system-wide outage” that left thousands stranded. But, I digress.
Disaster planning isn’t easy, but it’s better than experiencing a disaster and being unprepared. Use these tips for a disaster recovery solution plan.
Does your company have an information security policy? If not, it’s definitely something to explore. Perhaps you’re already working on it. Either way, it’s very important for your information security policy to be complete and well written. Here are a few tips to develop a sound plan for your business.
Cloud storage has been praised a lot lately for its efficiency and ease of use. Businesses all over the world are turning to cloud storage solutions for daily operations and backup. With additional security features, encrypted cloud storage can be the perfect online storage solution for any size business.
Organizing media materials online is a challenge with distributed teams of people working on projects. Versions of campaign items, ranging from mailings or posters, are often shared via e-mail and in long lists of folders. This causes headaches when not managed carefully. We’ve created a brief list of tips for better organizing marketing materials across groups of employees:
There once was a time that Santa used traditional backup, but Datto saved the day. People may think Santa has it made. I mean, he only works one day a year, everyone is happy to see him and he gets all the milk and cookies one could want. While all that is true,...
Having trouble finding the best tech gifts for the holidays? Look no further. While we are fascinated with all things business continuity, we try not to discriminate. . .we like all toys. That said, here is our top five list of best tech gifts for the technology lover...
The best partner must be transparent and make you aware of issues that might affect the initial and agreed upon time frame. Here are four tips of what you should look for when it comes to choosing the best cloud service.
The NAS device is born out of data catastrophe, and the dissatisfaction of users who rely too much on hard-drive backup or the cloud. It is also a story about a business that has to share large quantities of data among distant branches.
Have a colleague who could benefit from “intelligent” Business Continuity? Like working with us? Could use some extra cash this holiday season? Then, spread the word and Invenio IT Rewards You.
In yesterday’s post, we covered some of the added “challenges” the holiday season brings to our IT staff. You know, like the extra non-work-related traffic overloading the network or the scores of people who will be “working remotely” and suddenly need you assistance. However, let’s put that aside for a minute as there is a bright side to being in IT during the holidays.
Start preparing IT for holidays - now. While everyone else appears to be taking vacations and winding down for the holiday break, it is time for the IT department to kick it into high gear to ensure a smooth and stress-free holiday break for the company. That said,...
Online server backup may cost less than you think. Every business needs a system for backing up their data. Most businesses realize that from the beginning and implement their own backup system. However, many don't realize how much this type of system costs them. You...
Let me start off by saying we love Datto. We really, truly do. We love the technology, the people, its culture and their commitment to lead in the evolving market of business continuity. That said, today it was announced that Datto raised $75 million in a Series B investment round led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), a leading provider of capital to growth-stage private and public companies in the technology industry. According to Datto founder and CEO, Austin McChord, a TCV partnership will bring experience and expertise that will help Datto continue to be at the forefront of innovation as well as grow both domestically and abroad.
A cloud VPS provides you with full control over the operating system of your service. You can not only install and configure the OS of your choice, you can install the applications you need as well. A cloud VPS is the ideal choice for businesses that need guaranteed hardware and performance. If you have outgrown shared servers, a cloud VPS guarantees RAM, hard drive space and processing power. It is essentially a server that has been shared among several clients, with each client having their own guaranteed hardware on the server. A cloud VPS is the only way to run a unique OS and have full administrative access without renting an entire server.
There are instances when your backups are failing due to the server’s VSS writers being in a failed state. Learn how to restart VSS writers for your Datto.
HIPAA compliance is no joke. Of late, there has been increased auditing and steeper fines. That said, businesses need to get up to speed quickly.
What was learned from Superstorm Sandy: how should we be preparing businesses for natural disaster? Today marks the third anniversary of when Sandy wreaked havoc on the northeast. The storm that flooded towns and forever changed our shoreline wasn't even a hurricane....
Early on in the Game 1, 14-inning battle between the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals Fox Sports lost power. It was the fourth inning and the teams were tied at 1-1 right when an electronics failure cut the power to the primary and backup generators inside Fox Sports’ production compound.
After an incredibly informative, productive and fun DattoCon last June in New Orleans, I was wondering how, will or even can the 2016 conference compare? As a quick recap, there was huge product news like the launch of the image-based Linux Agent, Office 365 backup as well as the announcement of the ownCloud partnership and last, but certainly not least, the exciting DNA router that miraculously eliminates downtime, even when the other technology around you fails (learn more about the Datto DNA). And, as the cherry on the sundae, we were escorted down the streets of New Orleans to our VIP party by a full-on marching band (see pics below). From what I remember, it was a very good time 😉
There are many things to consider, when determining the proper bandwidth. For example, when backing up your data, it is important to keep in mind the transfer rate at which the data is being saved to your backup device. Even if you have a device with plenty of storage space, your data won’t transfer quickly unless your bandwidth is set to the appropriate transfer rate.
If you own a business, you may be thinking about using the cloud to store your data. This is generally a good direction to go, but if you’re used to using the cloud from home, you should know that business cloud storage is a little different. Here are a few of the differences between consumer and business cloud storage.
While more and more people are familiar with Datto, many do not know the full Datto portfolio of products. Here is a crash course, with more coming soon.
We know you would prefer not to have to update backup and recovery solutions, but sometimes it is just necessary if you’re looking for real business continuity. That said, Invenio IT can make the switch to Datto an effortless process.
Today’s businesses require a backup solution that delivers much more than a traditional, local-only strategy. Given the constant risks to its data, from all directions, it’s important for businesses to ensure 1) that their data is protected and 2) they can remain operational in lieu of a system disruption. That’s where a hybrid cloud server backup solution comes in.
As you likely already know, the Hillary Clinton email fire is now a blazin’. Just when we thought things may pass, we learn the FBI investigation has expanded to include another tech company. And, not just any tech company, but the leader in backup and disaster recovery, the company that doesn’t believe in downed servers or lost data (or email files, for that matter)—Datto Inc.
Starbucks, a self-proclaimed technology company that happens to sell coffee, announced a new leader for its global technology team yesterday—and we think this is brilliant for two reasons.