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Choosing the right business continuity providers will ensure that your business can rapidly recover after a critical event. But with so many different companies that provide business continuity services, the choices can be overwhelming.
In the finance industry, disasters are especially dangerous. Disruptions to a single bank’s operations have the power to tarnish the brand and disrupt entire markets. Data losses can compromise the financial information of thousands of customers. To avert these scenarios, a bank business continuity plan must account for every disaster possible, along with the proper protocols.
As a small business owner or manager, you realize that downtime is measured not just in hours and days, but also in lost revenue and lost opportunities. That’s why when a disaster of some kind hits your company and your operations are down, your primary concern (after the safety of employees and any others who might be affected) will be the question: when can we be up and running again? The answer to that question will depend, in large part, on how quickly you planned to be able to resume operations after a disruption. That’s why your disaster recovery plan (DRP) should be based on a disaster recovery RTO that is appropriate for your particular business functions and IT infrastructure.
When disaster strikes a manufacturing operation, production comes screeching to a halt. And with every minute of downtime that goes by, you lose more money. To help you prepare for the unexpected, we’ve put together this Manufacturing Disaster Recovery Plan Template, which outlines the organizational steps you’ll need to take, both before and after an emergency occurs.
There are so many business continuity solutions our there, it can be difficult to keep them all straight. Here is a list of some of the more popular solutions and how they compare against the Datto SIRIS platform.
Email is important to any business, and it’s never more important than when things go badly wrong. Customers and partners want to know what the situation is and how soon things will be back to normal.
A disaster recovery plan needs to set priorities for restoring service. Email needs to be near the top of the list, so that communication isn’t disrupted any longer than necessary. Email disaster recovery has three aspects that you need to know.
You’ve worked hard to build up your business, and it’s growing. The future looks bright. Then you get the news every small business owner or manager dreads – there’s been a fire, or a flood, or perhaps a tornado, or even an earthquake. Whatever the reason, your place of business has been rendered unusable, and for the moment at least, your entire operation has come to a halt. You need to know what makes up a killer business continuity plan.
Two of the most popular services in the hybrid cloud data backup and disaster recovery industry are Datto and Unitrends. A hybrid cloud service is a professional data backup and disaster recovery entity that provides backup services on both hardware and cloud platforms. This allows people to have the convenience of a hardware backup with the security of the virtual cloud. Because there are numerous options for data backup and disaster recovery, business leaders need to consider the qualities of every service before making a decision. Some of the details of Datto vs Unitrends are summarized here.
Preparing for an IT disaster is crucial for every business. But not all disaster recovery providers are made equal. As you compare your options, it’s important to consider the stark differences between various backup recovery technologies: how they work, how rapidly they restore your data and of course: how much they cost.
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.