5 THINGS BUSINESSES CAN LEARN FROM FEMA’S 2017 AFTER-ACTION

FEMA Recently Released Their 2017 After-Action Report on Last Year’s Hurricane Season.The report evaluates their recovery operations after the historic hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Since the report is a little long (65 pages) and a little dry (so. many. acronyms.), we wanted to give you the highlights businesses need to know. It’s not very often […]

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IT Disaster Recovery Program

Ransomware is becoming the most frequent form of Cyber Phishing Attack, accounting for over USD $209 million dollars in losses in just the first three months of 2016, and growing to an alarming billion-dollar plus criminal industry by the end of last year.

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Coping with March weather madness

It may be March but it certainly doesn’t feel like it. Once again weather is making the headlines – and the forecasts make grim reading. For businesses, disruption is almost inevitable in these kinds of conditions as employees struggle to make it in to work, find offices closed when they get there, or simply choose […]

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A Dog’s View of Business Resiliency

Dogs teach us many lessons in life (cats do too … however this article favors my canine companions). They teach us patience during their puppyhood, tolerance during their adolescence, leadership during their adulthood, and appreciation during their senior years. Each of these lessons play a vital role in the success we experience in building a […]

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Resilient Infrastructure

Disasters are inevitable, but in today’s complex cloud environments, it’s no longer enough to simply prepare for the worst. In the always-on digital world, organizations cannot afford any downtime, Companies need agility. The focus of IT departments and integrators requires a paradigm shift from one of a mode of operations to a proactive one of […]

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Are Financial Services finally ready to embrace the CLOUD?

Looking to the cloud could help banks and other financial institutions improve their DR testing practices while maintaining regulatory compliance. Whether because of natural disasters, cyberattacks or simple human error, downtime can severely disrupt banking operations, and financial institutions take that threat seriously.According to a study from Peak 10, 96 percent of banks and insurance companies […]

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Information Security Strategy 101 for business owners

Disaster is only a mouse-click away.That’s an inescapable reality in the age of Internet-connected digital business. Unprincipled and criminally smart hackers are continually creating viruses that can do everything from cripple or take over computer systems to steal sensitive data, credit card information and extort cash. This spring, more companies than ever have suffered an […]

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Data breach response: 4 ways the most resilient businesses handle hacks

Data breaches can trigger fines, deflate stock prices, irreparably damage reputations, lose customers and attract more cyberattacks.But they don’t have to.By responding quickly and decisively at the first sign of a data breach, you can limit its impact, preserve trust in your business and keep customers safe.The consequences of a botched data breach responseLarge companies […]

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Small Business Challenges

For many small business owners, formulating a disaster recovery plan is one of those all-important tasks that gets put on the back burner. We know — it sounds just about as fun as going to the dentist or looking into life insurance policies. Sure, there are disaster recovery books and websites you can reference, and […]

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2018 Hurricane Preparedness

After the costliest and most damaging Atlantic hurricane season in history last year, early forecasts from storm prediction analysts at Colorado State University indicate 2018 will be above average for hurricane season.Hurricane season begins June 1 and continues through November. Last year, the U.S. experienced significant damage from three major storms and organizations’ data centers […]

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