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4 Reasons to Update A Hospital Business Continuity Plan

4 Reasons to Update A Hospital Business Continuity Plan

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.

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The 9-Point Checklist for Disaster Recovery Plans

The 9-Point Checklist for Disaster Recovery Plans

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.

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Important Overview of Key Datto Products

Important Overview of Key Datto Products

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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You Can’t Afford to Ignore RTO Business Continuity Requirements

You Can’t Afford to Ignore RTO Business Continuity Requirements

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?

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Know the Objective of a Business Continuity Plan (it’s crucial)

Know the Objective of a Business Continuity Plan (it’s crucial)

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.

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Disaster Recovery Benefits for Your Business (that Don’t Suck)

Disaster Recovery Benefits for Your Business (that Don’t Suck)

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.

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4 Reasons Why Business Continuity in Healthcare is Critical

4 Reasons Why Business Continuity in Healthcare is Critical

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.

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Top 8 Business Continuity Threats That Thwart Productivity

Top 8 Business Continuity Threats That Thwart Productivity

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.

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Keep slashing your company’s cloud budget with 3 more tips

Keep slashing your company’s cloud budget with 3 more tips

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.

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The big takeaway from XChange 2016 (it’s a bit frightening)

The big takeaway from XChange 2016 (it’s a bit frightening)

I always look forward to their conferences. It’s full of industry experts, sharing their thought-provoking insights. And, they also know how to throw a party (but this is a serious post, so we won’t focus on that today). Well, XChange 2016 was no different. In fact, this may have been my best experience to date. There were lots of hot topics covered (and I’m not just saying that because we were in San Antonio) and I was given the opportunity to lead one of the groups at the event.

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Slash Your Company’s Cloud Storage Pricing With These 3 Tips

Slash Your Company’s Cloud Storage Pricing With These 3 Tips

With cloud storage pricing on the rise, your company relies on you to keep data organized, secure, properly retained and maintained. This is no easy feat. Cloud storage can very quickly get out of control, cluttered, seeming to grow exponentially month after month. Fear of removing documents critical to your company can paralyze you, afraid to act, but failure to act can mean gigs of redundancy, obsolete files and general chaos. Enough is enough. Let’s discuss 3 tips to managing cloud data storage to keep costs low.

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