Category: Knowledge

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 »

Hardware Failure, Power Loss and Bad Installs, Oh My!

As a business, losing data can be detrimental, but it is more common than you think.  It is important to always be prepared for any disaster that can impact your data.  This infographic will give you some concrete statistics on disasters and data loss.

Is Your E-Commerce Site Ready for the Holidays?

The holiday season presents a great opportunity for e-commerce sellers. As the festive mood rises, people around the world prepare to open their wallets and buy gifts for their family members, co-workers, and friends. To capitalize on this annual spending spree, businesses need to ensure their e-commerce sites are ready for the holiday season. 1.… Read more »

Keep Calm and Back Up Your Data

IT infrastructure is critical to your business. Have you ever thought about what would happen if something catastrophic happened to your infrastructure? The Disaster Recovery Journal defines disaster recovery as “the process, policies and procedures related to preparing for recovery or continuation of technology infrastructure, systems and applications which are vital to an organization after… Read more »

5 Super Spooky Facts About Shadow IT

What you don’t know about your organization’s unauthorized technology could be a major risk to your firm’s security, compliance, and IT performance. The idea of shadow IT is technically defined as “information technology projects that are managed outside of, and without the knowledge of, the IT departments.” By all accounts, shadow IT is growing at… Read more »