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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.
We all hear about the basic rules of Ransomware prevention. However, there is nothing about how to survive a ransomware attack.
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.
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.
For almost every business there is a real value of cloud migration. However, sometimes there are concerns with taking the step. Managing cloud storage can be made a lot less stressful if you follow a few simple rules.
Backing up data from a network attached storage (NAS) system poses special challenges. It holds a lot of data, and the backup has to have enough capacity for it.
You may be able to back up to a very large disk drive. If not, tape can handle even the largest storage systems. The drawback is that the backup is local. If a disaster strikes the office, will the backup survive? If malware hits, will attached disk drives be safe?
Can small- and medium-sized businesses use modern technology to improve file and information storage and retrieval systems? Absolutely. In fact, with technology becoming more affordable, there is no reason not to take advantage. Let’s walk you through the benefits of business continuity vs file and folder solutions.
There are many storage services currently available. Since so much of the world has gone digital, people have more and more files on their computers and mobile devices that they need to store. As such, storage providers are competing with one-another to provide the best possible services to those who need to be able to store large volumes of files. One option that recently hit the market is the Datto Drive, and they are showing they have a great deal to offer. Let’s take a look at what Datto vs Dropbox (the incumbent) is doing for today’s post…
Migrating to the cloud can come with a few headaches as well as some unexpected costs. Learn how to manage cloud computing costs with these five tips.
Datto vs Axcient: know which one is right for your business If you're searching for a new business continuity solution, you may be dealing with analysis paralysis as you review specifications and track down reviews to make the best choice. A look...
Commercial backup systems have come a long way from a reliance on tape decks and optical media. Today we require a lot from our backup systems. They maintain data continuity, provide multiple layers of redundancy, backup entire file systems and secure it all behind strong encryption. The Datto SIRIS 3 and Barracuda represent two of the leading backup solutions on the market today.
Learn from those who have survived: an example of a disaster recovery plan We often blog about the importance of a business to develop continuity plans and have even been known for sharing an example of a disaster recovery plan or two. I'm sure as business owners and...
Here is a comparison of Datto vs StorageCraft that will enable you to see what these popular systems have to offer and which one is right for your company.
Datto vs Veeam? Which should you choose? Both the Datto SIRIS 3 and Veeam business continuity solutions were designed to keep your operations running when disaster hits your data network. Both give users competent data backup plans. However, that's where the...