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Technology changes so rapidly. With disaster recovery (DR), we see business owners clinging to ideas that no longer apply. What kind of DR myths are still widely accepted by the masses? Here are three that need to be retired immediately.
Tape backups are the best DR solution
Backup tapes are physical objects that deteriorate over time.
Though your business might have enjoyed smooth sailing for some time now, all sorts of disasters loom: power outages, floods, earthquakes, tornadoes, fires and beyond can compromise your operations. According to FEMA, about half of all small businesses fail to reopen after a disaster.
Your service provider, tasked with looking after your company’s IT, has kept your business up and running for the past 10 years. Unfortunately, that kind of longevity in developing continuity plans can result in some providers overlooking or underestimating certain issues.
Every business needs to prioritize its cybersecurity strategy to safeguard confidential and proprietary information. Many businesses underestimate their vulnerability and the impact a business disaster can have on their ability to stay in operation. Research has shown that hackers target businesses of all sizes, so every business needs a plan to prevent and respond to all possible attacks.
When it comes to your business cybersecurity strategy, you need a multi-pronged approach to deal with all the possible threats facing the security of your data. Data breaches are not just caused by viruses; they can also be as a result of improper handling by someone on your team or by a stranger accessing data from a lost mobile device connected to your network.
Despite efforts to protect your data, some breaches are beyond your control. When an online company with your personal details gets hacked, you have no choice but to manage your risks on your own. These practical tips can help you reduce risks of identity theft and other threats.
It is always better to be safe than sorry. And given the fact that files can disappear or be corrupted in an instant, small businesses need robust data backup systems in place. Without one, you could very well lose lots of money and have your hard-earned reputation irrevocably damaged.
Ransomware takes your data hostage and demands a payment for its recovery. While it may seem like there’s no other choice but to pay the ransom, you should never give in to the hacker’s demands. Before the next wave of ransomware comes around, it’s important to protect your business with virtual disaster recovery solutions.
Modern IT systems are generating more data than ever before, and humans can’t keep up. Thankfully, certain tasks have already been offloaded to machines. Even better, Cisco may have a long-term solution to IT management complexities.
Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are extremely useful in helping us sift through massive amounts of information, and networking behemoth Cisco recently announced that they will be incorporating these technologies with two of their services.
In late August 2017, Hurricane Harvey caused widespread power outages and floods across Texas and certain parts of Louisiana. Weeks later, Hurricane Irma hit the coast, affecting Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina businesses. Now, experts are saying there are more storms to come, which is why you need a good disaster recovery (DR) plan that has you prepared for the worst.