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When planning for disaster, there are a lot of things to consider. Here are 5 items that are needed to create a successful disaster recovery plan for SMBs.
Today, disasters come in all forms and it is important to be prepared. Let’s test your disaster recovery planning IQ with this short quiz.
As you know, ransomware is everywhere. It is constantly evolving and new variants are appearing all the time. That said, there are a few common types of ransomware that you should know. We will continue to monitor malware and inform our readers so keep checking the blog.
The business continuity standard in healthcare is high. As a healthcare company, your patients are in your care. That said, you need to protect all their health-related information. This may include their health history as well as insurance and financial information. If any of this information becomes compromised, it can hinder your ability to deliver healthcare services as well as result in a hefty fine.
I’m excited to be at DattoCon16, which kicked off this week in one of my favorite American cities–NASHVILLE. In addition to whiskey, there is so much energy and excitement with the over 700 technology partners present from around the globe as well as the highly anticipated product announcements.
Today, most companies rely on data generated throughout the day. That said, if there is a system interruption of any kind, the whole business stops until the problem is solved. Medical offices are a prime example of a business that cannot afford to lose their data–even for a short period. Data needs to be backed up and quickly retrievable. But what system should be used?
This is my 3rd Datto Conference and I cannot wait. Something tells me this is going to be the best one yet! This year, DattoCon 2016 is in Nashville, yeehaw! In addition to some, what will likely be overindulgence in: barbecue, beer and some bad @ss honky tonk, there are a ton of great speakers from Datto and their partners scheduled to tell us what the future of business continuity has in store. I’m really looking forward to the Executive Download, where you can ask the C-Levels of Datto anything you want and nothing is off limits. Ian’s Disaster Demo is always a good time as well.
You’re successfully running your business. Everything is great, and nothing is running better than your top-notch IT department. But there are hidden threats lurking behind the scenes. Cybersecurity breaches, natural disasters, or simple human error can all damage – or even destroy – your business, simply through loss of data. That’s why you need a business continuity professional that can help you before the damage is done.
By now, we have all heard about the fire that ravaged the hills of Calabasas that prompted large-scale evacuations and burned more than 500 acres. The good news is the fire was contained within 48 hours and no major incidents have been reported. Hundreds of firefighters fought the fast-moving fire and were successful in part because of favorable weather conditions.
My day at Datto with the new Datto recruits When one of my friends at Datto asked if I wanted to become more ingrained with the company and spend some time with the Datto recruits, I thought “Sounds like fun”. As one of their Elite partners, they wanted Invenio IT to...
While there are many deviations to DR plans, there are 3 things that absolutely must be part of any plan and included on a disaster recovery plan checklist.
Datto’s hybrid cloud backup provides highly reliable continuity for businesses that absolutely need to stay up and running without losing data. The SIRIS device, which sits on the customer site between on-premises systems and the Datto cloud, offers state-of-the-art encryption which even Datto can’t break.
It is the latest IT buzzword, but what exactly does business continuity mean? Your business has been experiencing steady growth now for a few years. Revenues are steadily increasing. The customer base is expanding. The day-to-day operations are on autopilot. Then...
If you’re researching your options and interested in reading a datto backup review or two, look no further. We have compiled a few reviews so you can get a sense for what people are saying about Datto and know whether it is right for your company.
How to prepare a business for hurricane season While many of us are getting ready for Memorial Day barbecues, business owners are (or at least should be) thinking about something else. . .how to prepare a business for hurricane season. Sadly, the start to hurricane...
It’s been about 10 days since the news of the LinkedIn data breach resurfaced and they are finally breaking their silence.
Business continuity assessment is critical for your business. The best time to deal with a business disaster is before it happens. That's when you can consider matters at leisure, make sure you have everything at hand to recover — and hopefully prevent it from...
Datto is a great solution, it may not be right for your business. Here are 3 key questions that may help you determine if Datto backup will work for you.
If you were watching NBC on Saturday, you may have noticed the “Datto save of the day.” While Datto saves the day for businesses of all sizes, around the world, every day, this time we are talking sports–specifically beach volleyball. Datto, the innovative provider of comprehensive data backup, recovery and business continuity solutions, was an official sponsor of the AVP/FIVB Cincinnati Open at the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason, OH. The AVP/FIVB is the only Olympic Qualifier for Professional Beach Volleyball in the United States before the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro (check out the full press release here).
You need the right support for your Datto–and not just any MSP will do. Here is a list of the top things you should be looking for in your Datto support.
Backup and recovery planning for the captain. The parallels to my world and backup and recovery planning seem to be endless or maybe it is just the sleep deprivation that comes with the newborn (see what newborns have to do with backup and recovery here). This week as...
Technology can make or break your business. There are literally two types of businesses: ones that have Datto and ones that do not.
How do you choose the right backup and disaster recovery vendor? If you aren’t totally sure, that’s ok. Here are a few questions to get you started.
This article provides a step-by-step tutorial to restore Datto backup to VMWare VSphere using image export. We will walk you through the steps where you will export a backup as a VMDK, and move it back to a permanent storage location within the VMware vSphere environment. This method does not provide thin or sparse provisioning for the image file that is written to your VMWare storage.
Everything! And, my wife and I just learned this the hard way when we welcomed our first child into the world on April 12th. You see, when you have a baby, you need a backup plan, and a backup plan for that plan—especially if you want to leave the house! Ok, as a belated, shameless tribute for mother’s day (and my son), here are three ways having a newborn is related to Datto and business continuity:
Many people believe their workplace will never be the victim of a disaster. Below are recent statistics on disaster recovery that will make you take action.
The file sync and share market has been turned on its head with the Datto Drive –a secure file syncing and sharing tool made with small businesses in mind.
The reasons for business data backup have never been clearer, or more urgent. Information managers need data replication services that have the most secure and reliable backup technologies built into them. That is why we recommend Datto for data backup as the best choice for business customers.
There is high customer demand for file sync and share applications, especially as companies and their employees are working more away from the office–either due to increased work flexibility via telecommuting or the increased demand of being “always on”. And, in order to remain productive an effective file sync and share is a must. Sure “solutions” like Box and Dropbox exist, but they are either expensive or don’t offer the support that is needed for a business.
Shopping through the aisles of the internet for help with your company’s data recovery options and cloud computing needs, can feel a little like being an ant in a Super Walmart. However, that’s no longer necessary as hybrid cloud computing has proven to be the way to go. Remember, running a small business shouldn’t have to mean running an inadequate one. Just because a company is operating on a smaller scale with limited resources, doesn’t mean it can’t enjoy the privileges and luxuries like the big guns in the game.