Category: Managed Services

Key Elements for a Successful Drupal Migration

From leveraging the advanced features of the latest Drupal version to needing to switch from WordPress or another content management system (CMS), migrating content to Drupal makes sense for any number of reasons. However, content managers should take into account a few factors that will ensure the process runs smoothly. Here are a few key… Read more »

Ramping Up System Audits for HIPAA Compliance

The healthcare industry is more complicated than ever. If you’re a healthcare provider, a business associated with healthcare, or even a patient, changes in healthcare IT are important to you – especially in regard to the security and storage of confidential data. In recent years, one major focus of healthcare IT has been compliance. As you… Read more »

Five Technical Benefits of Managed Hosting

To be competitive, a business or organization must prioritize its mission – providing products or services to its clients or supporters. With today’s technology-centric business environment, these groups attempt to manage their IT infrastructure themselves. Unfortunately, too many get bogged down in the mundane, technical components, which can displace resources and efforts that could be… Read more »

5 Biggest Enterprise Cloud Trends of 2018

While the cloud and its role in enterprise technology has evolved significantly in recent years, Forrester analysts predict 2018 will be the year tech leadership works towards locking-in cloud computing for the future. Analysis published in Forbes states that enterprises are no longer questioning whether the cloud is the best choice, “they now scramble to… 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 »

Diving Deeper into what “CASP” Really Means

In the last article, I focused on how traditional hosting and MSPs were a thing of the past, while introducing the new concept of a Cloud Application Service Provider or “CASP”.  In this piece, I want to focus a little more on what really defines a CASP and why we at Contegix believe it truly… Read more »

Why is Contegix an “Atlassian Expert”?

“DIY” is a great way to save money, but any cost savings come at the price of your lost time. Instead of dealing with your business, you are hammering away at system issues and the 3am support calls. Managed hosting is a good way to save time and money on your end, that is, if… 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 »

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 »