To the uninitiated, business continuity and disaster recovery are often used interchangeably. Unfortunately, this common misconception can lead to serious problems when it comes to recovering systems after an incident and ensuring the continuity of business operations.
As business leaders face increasing pressure to innovate, the need to build a scalable and adaptable IT infrastructure is greater than ever. While large enterprises can often achieve that by relying primarily on fully staffed technology departments, smaller organizations rarely have that luxury.
Rarely does a week go by without a major data breach making headlines, but it’s actually the countless attacks against individuals and smaller organizations that are the most concerning. All too often, leaders of small businesses think they’re not attractive enough targets.
Understanding technical security terms and concepts is one of the most consistent complaints we hear from clients. That’s why we strive to deliver service explanations and benefits in plain English. Unfortunately, some of the jargon is unavoidable, which is why we’ve compiled a list to help you understand some of the more common terms.
No matter the industry, you’ll be hard pressed to find any modern business that isn’t investing in digital technology such as cloud computing, artificial intelligence, or managed services. But there’s an alarming truth about digital transformation: according to Forbes, 84% of companies are failing to achieve their goals.
Organizations are investing more into information security every year and with good reason. As the costs of data breaches continue to skyrocket and hackers take advantage of an ever wider range of attack methods, business leaders are facing a constant battle to regain control and stay one step ahead of the threats.
Hiring a managed services provider (MSP) is a wise business decision. If you’ve already partnered with an MSP, that means you have the foresight that not a lot of companies have. You’re likely benefiting from lower IT costs, less downtime, better systems, and data security.
Technology makes business collaboration and communication easier than ever. With virtualization, your employees no longer have to be at the office to do their tasks and interact with colleagues. All they need is a trusty device and a stable internet connection, and they can work anytime, anywhere.
Natural disasters and cyberattacks are always lurking around the corner, waiting to jeopardize your business continuity. Without an effective disaster recovery plan (DRP) in place, you’re risking the safety of your software and data, which can be dangerous for your enterprise.
2018 saw over 600 data breaches and 22 million exposed records, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. You might be surprised by how many of those breaches could have affected you. This is why you must take your business’s cybersecurity to the next level and follow these six tips to develop a more efficient cybersecurity plan in 2019.
#1 Start with understanding your risks
Cybersecurity tools are used to reduce or eliminate risks and to identify cyberthreats early so you can continue with your work while keeping your IT systems safe and sound.