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A destructive ransomware attack on the City of Baltimore is the latest in a series of targeted attacks at government offices recently. From Atlanta to Albany, these attacks have crippled public services—sometimes for weeks at a time—underscoring the dire need for maintaining business continuity in government.
It’s been more than a month since a nasty ransomware infection hobbled the City of Baltimore, disrupting almost every aspect of the city’s operations, including police communications, court systems and the local property market.
How often should you back up data for your business? This is just one of many important questions that organizations must consider when creating a small business backup strategy. And since each business is unique, every organization will have their own specific recovery needs and objectives.
There are lots of terms to describe the various ways businesses prepare for disaster: disaster recovery, business continuity, emergency response, disaster management and numerous others. Learn more here.
Earlier this month researchers discovered two very dangerous, completely unconnected cybersecurity flaws that put millions of computers at risk. And while some patches are already available, analysts say it’s only a matter of time before these vulnerabilities are exploited – possibly on a massive scale (think WannaCry or NotPetya).
A massive Salesforce outage on Friday left thousands of customers unable to access the service for several days.
The incident appeared to be one of the worst Salesforce downtime events in the company’s history, with as many as 3,200 users temporarily losing access to their SaaS data around the world.
When you’re comparing disaster recovery solutions, it’s important to choose the right fit for your organization. There are plenty of excellent data-backup systems out there, but not all of them will be perfectly matched for the needs of your business.
When there’s a break in business continuity in the financial services industry, it doesn’t just disrupt a single business – it can disrupt entire markets.
Every business faces a major data-loss situation at some point. It’s not a question of “if,” but “when.” And when it happens, businesses without a corporate data backup solution face grim prospects for recovery.
Small business backup software is a fundamental piece of any business continuity solution. It’s the brains behind your backups, controlling every aspect of how your data is protected.
Choosing a disaster recovery solution is a big decision. And with so many types of data backup to choose from, comparing them can be overwhelming.
No business is immune to disaster. But with a comprehensive disaster management plan, any business can reduce the risk of an emergency situation and recover quickly when disruptions occur.
What’s the state of ransomware in 2019 so far? Not great, apparently.
Despite signs that some cybercriminal groups are moving away from ransomware to other illegal enterprises, like cryptojacking, a near constant stream of attacks have continued to roil businesses this year.
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?