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Disaster Recovery – Stats, ROI, and Your Business' Exposure

on Aug 16, 2017 12:15:06 PM By | Monique Phalen | 0 Comments | Data Backup Managed IT Services Disaster Recovery
Disaster recovery often seems like a remote possibility for businesses relative to the day-to-day work of keeping the business running. Partly I think that's because many SMBs think “disaster” and they think flood, fire, tornado, hurricane, etc. They then look around and think, “My odds are pretty good for missing most of those issues, I'm good.” However, when you define “disaster” as anything that causes disruption to your business, those odds change dramatically. Laptops and PCs get old and crash. Networks can be penetrated. Your users could fall for a phishing attack and expose your business to ransomware . In fact,human errors remain the top cause of downtime . Let's take a look at recent research about disaster recovery and consider what the numbers mean for your business.
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7 Hidden Costs of a Data Breach

on Jul 19, 2017 11:06:25 AM By | Monique Phalen | 0 Comments | Security Data Backup Managed IT Services
It's easy to forget that there are costs of a data breach beyond the financial costs of repairing the damage, which could include fines for compliance breaches with various regulations. Understanding the direct financial impact of losing customer data, for example, is important of course. Too much focus on direct costs and easily accessible data can blind you to other, hard-to-quantify costs that are easier to ignore because they're harder to identify. These intangible costs can impact a business weeks, months, and even years after the initial breach. Ignore them at your own risk. In a recent research report, Beneath the Surface of a Cyberattack – A Deeper Look at Business Impacts, Deloitte points out seven under-the-radar costs of a successful cyberattack.  Here are the seven hidden costs of a cyberattack.
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Backup, Disaster Recovery, Whatever – It's About Keeping Your Business Alive

on Jul 13, 2017 11:59:22 AM By | Monique Phalen | 0 Comments | Security Data Backup Managed IT Services
I've had conversations with business owners about how important it is to backup their company information. There's been a lot of yawning. And, OK, fine – if you're not an IT professional (and even when you are an IT professional) it's hard to get excited about backing up data. It even sounds boring – unlike big data or Internet of Everything.   If your business is run all on paper, stop reading (though I hope there's never a fire or flood in your office). If you're like nearly every other business today, your business relies on a network infrastructure, email communications, and digital documents; you need to back up all of that digital data. No data. No business. Do I have your attention now?
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