A decade or two ago, having a system outage was largely just an inconvenience for most companies. Today’s scenario is far different. Even an hour of downtime has a ripple effect that may take days or weeks to fix. The most understandable measure of downtime is to translate it into currency. After considering the vast… Read More
Disasters happen, often unexpectedly. Many businesses think they are prepared with a disaster recovery plan that will be able to get them by, but recent disastrous events proved otherwise. The earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in 2011 affected 740,000 small businesses and put 80,000 companies out of business. The impact of Superstorm Sandy on… Read More
IT executives and managers both agree on the urgency of a disaster recovery (DR) strategy, but they differ in DR priorities, according to an IDG Research survey. How confident are executives and managers? The IDG survey found that 64% of executives are highly confident in the effectiveness of their DR plans to prevent service disruption,… Read More
Nearly everyone in business has heard of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and what it can do for the organization. Saving money, enhancing productivity, and paving the way for robust features that help companies sell are just a few of the benefits afforded by this great technology. One area that more leaders should consider is… Read More
Regardless of the size of your business, having an effective disaster recovery plan in place is a smart decision. Prepare a clear, detailed, practicable disaster recovery plan to minimize the impact of a disaster on your business and avoid becoming a statistic.
Whether it’s a cyber attack that devastates critical systems, a natural disaster that ends in total outage, or a human error that leaks sensitive information, there is no shortage of damage that businesses suffer when disaster happens unexpectedly. A well-thought out disaster recovery (DR) system is the lifeblood of corporate survival and business continuity. The… Read More
The continuity of your business should be a major priority, especially considering how the livelihood of yourself and your employees is on the line. Believe it or not, there are some organizations out there that don’t give a second thought to the preservation of their data and critical assets. Therefore, it’s clear that you need… Read More
When you mention the term ‘disaster recovery,’ most people think about the big ground-shattering events like earthquakes, fires, floods, tropical storms, etc. While these natural events are certainly disasters and devastating in their own right, smaller things can constitute as a disaster for your business, and they aren’t seasonal. Let’s look at the definition of… Read More