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We are living in a volatile time when virtually anything could happen. Whether it’s a man-made incident, or a natural disaster, you have to consider your business could shut down for days in worst case scenarios. In the meantime, do you have any method of keeping your business going so you don’t face the severe reality of downtime?
Years ago it was common for hospitals and other HIPAA compliant health care organizations to focus on their daily operations instead of a disaster plan. Now, more leaders want to prepare a disaster recovery plan beforehand that will restore and protect their patient’s data during a natural disaster or system failure. Below are three detailed reasons why you should develop a HIPAA disaster recovery plan.
If you are looking to work with an MSP, you know there are a lot of options. So many options, in fact, that it can seem overwhelming. Which means, finding a technology partner that complements your business is no easy task. Here is a list of 5 tips that you can use to help narrow down the field.
With so many options for data backup and disaster recovery available, it is important to fully flesh out Datto vs Continuum so every business owner can make the proper selection.
When a computer virus infected the IT systems of a UK hospital group in November 2016, the group was forced to halt operations at three hospitals. For five excruciating days, the hospitals turned patients away while they shut down their systems to isolate and remove the virus. According to a report in Computing.co.uk, some experts now speculate there may not have been a hospital business continuity plan in place that would have helped to keep the facilities running during the disaster.
A tornado will strike your office at 8:37 tonight. Will your business be up and running again tomorrow? If you haven’t planned for a worst-case scenario, the answer is no: not tomorrow and possibly not ever. We’ve created this simple checklist for disaster recovery plans to help you plan for how you’ll restore your operations after a disaster.
Last week, we outlined some of the technology that protects your data and business against downtime, ultimately setting Datto apart and leaving any competition in the dust. Now, let’s take a look at the Datto products themselves. Today, we’ll cover the Datto SIRIS, Datto NAS, Backupify as well as the Datto Drive and Datto DNA.
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What does business continuity in higher education look like today? At a time when colleges and universities are more reliant than ever on IT, it’s critical for administrators to place greater focus on securing their schools’ networks and data.
We have all seen the news, heard the stories and even know people who have been hit by ransomware. The number of ransomware attacks is soaring, with over four times the amount of attacks expected in 2016 versus YAG. So, how is intelligent business continuity leader, Datto, combatting ransomware?
Did you know Datto encryption technology offers the same level of security used by the National Security Agency (NSA) to protect top-secret government data? Learn what else makes Datto’s encryption so secure.
Ransomware is an epidemic and security alone is not the answer. Learn to mitigate the impact of an attack as well as how to remove CryptoLocker.
A disaster that puts a business offline can destroy it. A fire, flood, or theft can interrupt its activities so long that it never recovers. To avoid this scenario, it’s necessary to have a disaster recovery plan to maintain business continuity. It needs to specify how the business will keep its data safe and how it will restore it. Besides this, it needs one more “how”: How long will it take to restore functionality?
If your disaster recovery protocols don’t have safeguards for the technology and data that make your company run, then you’re leaving the business at risk. In fact, manufacturing can be even more vulnerable than other types of businesses.
Datto has emerged as a leader in the overcrowded field of backup and recovery, because the innovation Datto technologies offer true business continuity, providing a welcomed alternative to costly downtime. Here is an overview of 4 Datto technologies.
When it comes to business continuity in law firms, it is a no brainer. Law firms are prime examples of businesses that simply cannot afford any amount of downtime.
The Datto SIRIS is an incredible tool to help businesses eliminate downtime. While Datto solutions are fairly user-friendly, there are a few concepts to cover to make sure you are set up for success and have the best Datto performance possible.
Business continuity in financial services has evolved over the last few years. But many institutions have failed to keep up. Learn why BC is so important.
When disaster strikes, people within your organization must know what to do. Their quick responses will directly affect the financial impact of the disaster on your company. There are a series of critical activities that should occur first to safeguard your company’s data. These activities should occur in sequence, but this can only happen if you’ve considered the objective of your business continuity plan. Then, you should write the plan in detail and distribute it to everyone who will have a role to play.
When you’re in the workplace, one thing that’s important to remember is disasters are often very unpredictable. It’s never a good idea to wait until the last minute before backing up your data. For example, what if an unexpected power failure occurred, and all your files were still on the hard drive? Even worse, what if your device became infected with ransomware? With that said, in the case of any disaster, you need to be sure there’s a plan in place for recovering your information. Speaking of which, what are some disaster recovery benefits? Here are a few things to consider.
As more organizations make the transition to digital electronic medical records, business continuity in healthcare has become increasingly vital.
When disaster strikes, medical professionals must be able to regain access to critical patient data immediately. If the data is lost, stolen, corrupted or unrecoverable for an extended period of time, the consequences can be costly, both from a medical and a business standpoint.
In August 2016, Illinois-based Advocate Health Care agreed to pay the largest-ever HIPAA violation fine: $5.55 million for three breaches of electronic health data that occurred over a three-month period in 2013.
There are a lot of business continuity and disaster recovery solutions on the market and as business continuity specialists, we need to know about them all. Lately, we’ve been hearing some rumblings about Zerto. That said, we wanted to do our homework and check out the competition as we’ve had little exposure with the solution to date.
The Datto SIRIS platform is truly the industry benchmark for business continuity and disaster recovery. Since it launched in 2011, Datto has committed to unveiling new technologies at each major release and the Datto SIRIS 3 specs will surely impress you.
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery—it seems like a very simple concept, but there are things you don’t realize. Learn three new things that can help save your business today.
If you are in the market for a new business continuity solution. There are many options out there and it can feel overwhelming. Today, we’re going to take a look at Datto vs Asigra. With anything, there are pros and cons to both solutions.
Managing data within your company can be daunting, but left unmanaged as people and applications continue moving data to cloud, storage costs continue to rise, requiring more space and creating a reduced ability to identify and manage what is already there.
We live in an uncertain world, and there are many threats out there that might disrupt your companies ability to do business. To help mitigate these threats, companies create business continuity plans. According to MIR3 Intelligent Notification, a business continuity plan is a strategy to get a business up and running as soon as possible in the event of some type of disruption. The first step of creating a business continuity plan is conducting a risk assessment. In a risk assessment, you try to think of every possible business continuity threat and attempt to devise a plan to get the business up and running again as soon as possible should one of these threats occur.
It’s logical to clean up unnecessary files after completing a project or task, right? Of course. But some people don’t think like this. Corporate storage space can seem endless to the employee. And many people are afraid of deleting something that they will need. This means your cloud budget goes up and up as your space is filled with redundancy and unneeded files. You develop retention and archive policies, but these are only part of the solution. Educating employees who have write access about what is expected is important. To truly keep the cloud budget down, you must foster a sense of personal responsibility for company resources and understanding of best practices at the user level. Here are 3 tips to do this.