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Maintaining continuity is vital for every business, but perhaps no other industry faces the same level of urgency as healthcare.
What exactly is corporate data backup? Well, it has come a long way over the last two decades. New technologies, combined with the increased power of cloud computing, have dramatically improved all aspects of the backup process.
A sudden loss of data can derail the operations of any business. But the impact can be especially devastating for smaller companies and startups, which often can’t recover from the high costs of extended downtime.
Fire, flooding, ransomware – disasters can strike at any moment, in many different forms. When companies aren’t prepared, their operations come to a screeching halt—and in many cases, they never recover. By implementing a comprehensive disaster management plan, your organization can help reduce the risk of disasters and recover quickly when they do occur.
Preparing for disaster is one of the best things a business can do to avoid downtime when disruptive events occur. But for smaller companies, it’s not always clear how to approach that planning.
We’ve created this business continuity plan template to guide you in creating the single most important resource in your disaster-planning toolbox: the business continuity plan (BCP).
In today’s business world, data is everything. From critical application data to sensitive customer files, companies today are literally powered by their data. Without an adequate corporate data backup system in place, a business stands to lose everything.
People often use the terms disaster recovery and business continuity planning interchangeably, but while these two terms are similar, they describe two different approaches businesses take to bounce back in the event of a disaster.
In this post, we look at the most common causes of data loss in Salesforce (it happens way more often than you might think) to underscore why an independent Salesforce backup solution is so critical.
A massive Office 365 outage last week left users without access to email and other services for several days. The event affected users across the globe.
As with any software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform, there are inherent risks to using Office 365. But with the right SaaS backup solution in place, you can ensure your cloud data is always protected.
G Suite has become an indispensable resource for millions of businesses. But when companies fail to back up the data in those applications, they leave their operations at risk.
There’s a pretty simple reason why some companies don’t back up their SaaS data: They just don’t understand the risks. In this post, we debunk the most common myths and misconceptions about SaaS that are leaving businesses like yours vulnerable to data loss.
Losing data from a SaaS application can create a headache for your IT teams, not to mention a drain on the company’s bottom line. If the loss is great enough, it can cause business-threatening downtime, potentially disrupting your operations.
When it comes to backing up your critical data, your SaaS applications cannot be an afterthought. With 3 out of 4 companies saying they expect to run almost entirely on SaaS by 2020, it’s vital that the data within these applications is protected against the risk of disaster (just as your on-site data should be). That is the role of Backupify.
SaaS backup has become an essential component of business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR). But not all SaaS backup solutions are made equal.
It’s no secret that we believe in the importance of disaster preparedness at every organization. But what does that planning actually look like when it’s put to the test in a real-world scenario? Today, we look at 4 business continuity examples to show how organizations have worked to minimize downtime (or not) after critical events.
73% of organizations say that most of their apps will be SaaS by 2020, according to a recent survey. But only a fraction of those businesses plan to deploy a SaaS backup solution. Why?
Ransomware continued to wreak havoc on businesses in 2018, according to a new report from Datto. And while there are signs that attacks have slowed down, the report shows there’s still plenty to be concerned about.
There are local and off-site elements of a disaster recovery management plan that need to be considered. Find out everything you need to know here.
One of the biggest challenges in cybersecurity is foreseeing the next new threat. Because, unlike other disaster scenarios, cyberattacks are constantly evolving.
Your next big cybersecurity breach could happen at any moment. If you don’t have the right technology in place, then your business is a sitting duck.
One of the most intriguing cybersecurity trends of the last year has been the sudden decline in ransomware. The file-encrypting attacks have accounted for only 5% of malware payloads in recent months, down from 60% in early 2017. That’s a huge shift in direction for hackers. But just as quickly as ransomware has declined, a new threat has skyrocketed: cryptojacking.
Buckle up. This one’s going to hurt. In the world of business continuity, so much attention is paid to the destruction of natural disasters, like severe storms and flooding. But the reality is: cybersecurity breaches can be just as destructive. And they happen far more frequently.
We often point to statistics showing that human error is a business’s greatest cybersecurity vulnerability. Cybersecurity training is absolutely vital to preventing those mistakes. But what, exactly, should that training consist of?
Investing in cybersecurity technology is critical for every business. From anti-malware to data backup, these systems are essential for surviving cyberattacks and keeping your business running. But unfortunately, even the most iron-clad defenses aren’t 100% fool-proof. Often, the worst cybersecurity breaches are caused by little more than human error.
Right at this moment, your cybersecurity defenses are actively protecting against an onslaught of attempted attacks: Malware …Viruses …Spam email …Infected attachments …Bad links …Malvertising …
Warning: Ransomware has infected your server and your operations have come to a screeching halt. What do you do? To prevent the staggering costs of downtime, you need to be able to recover your data as rapidly as possible. But depending on what kind of data backup system you’re using, this might not be as easy as it sounds.
Cybercriminals staged a successful ransomware attack against the Port of San Diego earlier this month, though critical operations were largely undisrupted. The attack infected several computer systems at the port, locking some employees out of their computers for days.
Deploying a data backup system is essential. But which provides the most protection without costing a fortune? For many businesses, the answer is DRaaS.
Hybrid cloud virtualization is changing the way we think about data recovery. In the old days, you had limited options for recovering data after a major disaster. A full restore could take hours or even days—and frankly, it still can. But thankfully, faster cloud computing has ushered in new recovery options that can virtually eliminate your operational downtime.