How to plan for IT disasters

How to plan for IT disasters

Disasters, whether man-made or natural, can happen to anyone. While most people will admit this, a lot of us still have the mindset of “it won’t happen to me.” However, according to one study, storms and extreme weather alone have personally affected one-third of small business owners.

What are online backup solutions?

What are online backup solutions?

With a Disaster Recovery Plan and Business Continuity Plan, businesses need to ensure that a proper data and system backup solution is in place. There are many different ways to implement a backup solution, with one of the most common being online or cloud-based backup.

5 Real-world DR tips

5 Real-world DR tips

Regardless of your business’s location and industry, there is always a chance that you may experience a disaster at any time. Be it man-made, or natural, any disaster, if not properly prepared for, could spell trouble for your company. That’s why a Disaster Recovery Plan is essential.

Disasters Come In All Shapes and Sizes. Some You Can Prepare for and Some…

How Quickly Could Your Business Be Back Up and Running After A Natural Disaster, Server Crash, Virus Attack, Or Other Data-Erasing Catastrophe? Let's face it... no one likes to think about bad things happening to them, much less planning for them - it IS one of those "important, not urgent" action items that (unfortunately) gets pushed to the back.

When to upgrade BCP technology

When to upgrade BCP technology

Business continuity plans are an important part of any business, especially if owners and managers want to see a business through any disaster. In order to have an effective plan, it is important that businesses integrates technology that can support a plan.

How continuity plans can fail

How continuity plans can fail

When it comes to business continuity, many business owners are aware of the fact that a disaster can happen at any time, and therefore take steps to prepare for this, usually by implementing a continuity plan. However, the reality is that many businesses implement plans that could lead to business failure.

Successful business impact analysis

Successful business impact analysis

Business operators know that when it comes to business continuity, everything is about time. It doesn’t matter if you can recover your business activities if this isn’t achieved in reasonable time. But what is considered “reasonable”? This is what the business impact analysis (BIA) determines.

Backing up your data – 8 tips – Part 2

Backing up your data – 8 tips – Part 2

Most IT experts will agree that in order for a business to survive, they need some sort of recovery or continuity plan in place. Regardless of the type of plan, or systems integrated, all systems need to have a back up mechanism. In the last article, we took a look at four tips to help improve your data backups, and continue this article with the final four.

Backing up your data – 8 tips – Part 1

Backing up your data – 8 tips – Part 1

While there are many different and important tasks a business needs to do, one of the most important is to back up data. Your data is important, and it really is a matter of when, not if, you will face a crisis where data will be lost. Most business owners realize this and do back up their data, but it can be a challenge to find a complete solution.