Category: Knowledge

More Banking, Less Hacking: Protecting your Financial Data

John Dillinger. Bonnie and Clyde. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid … The most notorious bank robbers are long gone – as are the days when you could actually put a name and face to the person committing the heist. However, robberies are not the only concern for today’s financial institutions or their clients. The… Read more »

Atlassian Plugin Best Practices

Contegix is proud to be an Atlassian Expert Partner and has many customers who rely on our expertise with the Atlassian suite to keep their critical instances of JIRA, Confluence, Bitbucket, etc. running. We make sure your instances are fast, stable, and up-to-date. With the number of Atlassian instances that we host, we have learned… Read more »

Safe and Efficient Application Migration

We do a lot of migrations, some require additional work, but most are fairly routine.  That’s because our extensive experience, has allowed us to develop a solid process that helps get you migrated to Contegix Hosting in a safe and well tested manner. With migrations, we can see diverse problems upon import. It can be anything… Read more »

Once I Declare a Disaster

In my last blog series (part 1/ part 2), we disussed when to declare a disaster and the significance of IT Resilience. Now, let’s walk through what happens once you declare and it’s time to bring your business critical systems back online. By this point, we have created our DR test plan.  The plan contains… Read more »

When to Declare a Disaster: Part 2

Once you have a working and proven DR solution (see the first post in this series), you will need to create and document your procedure for declaring a disaster.  Detail the following procedure in your DR Runbook: Start with who has the authority to declare a disaster.  I always recommend that only members of the… Read more »

When to Declare a Disaster: Part 1

Business impacting disasters are serious and can have long-term effects on a company’s health.  According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), 75% of companies believe their DR plans are inadequate, 40% of businesses do not reopen after a disaster, and another 25% fail within one year. Do I have your attention yet?  What’s the… Read more »

Top Tech Trends Anticipated for 2018

A pile of different mobile devices

Along with a new year, comes a whole new set of tech trends. In 2018, many of the trends we anticipate are not completely unexpected. The vast majority of trends will focus on improving and perfecting the existing areas of focus that were noted in 2017, such as enabling smart objects to sync up with… Read more »

Choosing the Right BDR Partner

A business continuity plan to ensure you can continue business in the event of a disaster is essential. Hiring a backup and disaster recovery(BDR) partner can make this a much easier process, but you must make sure you choose the right partner. Here are 10 questions to ask each vendor to ensure you are making the right choice. 1.… Read more »

RPO & RTO Explained

Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO) are two very important terms when it comes to Disaster Recovery.  Each will help you determine how effective your plan is.  This infographic will help explain the difference between the terms and why they are necessary.

5 Ways a Slow Website Is Hurting Your Business

Slow website loading times can have a big effect on all businesses, but especially on e-commerce sites. Most people know that slow websites are annoying to use, but many online business owners overlook the disastrous effects that slow loading times can have on a brand. Here are five reasons why speeding up a slow website… Read more »