How data analytics helps prioritize backups

The astounding amount of data that businesses create on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis is totally unprecedented. And that number doesn’t show any signs of slowing, most likely reaching 1.7 terabytes per person by the year 2020. For businesses harnessing that data, this creates a major challenge: Current data storage limitations make it nearly […]

What can we learn from Delta’s IT outage?

Companies can pay a hefty sum if they ever experience any downtime. In fact, Delta Air Lines had a bad bout of severe downtime just last month. In just three days, the airline company cancelled 2300 scheduled flights and suffered $150 million in income loss. That doesn’t even account for the considerable reputational damage from […]

WE GOT YOUR BACK…UP, THAT IS by dStringer

We have dedicated many posts to Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning. We have talked about how vital this process is in protecting and saving your business from any disaster, big or small.  Of course, one of the necessary components for a buoyant BCP is data backup.

THE DOMINO AFFECT…by dStringer

I'm sure many of you watched with amazement, and a bit of fear as did I this past weekend, as the snow just kept on falling in New York and other eastern states.  This latest weather phenomenon literally paralyzed most of the eastern seaboard and was severely felt in many surrounding states as well.

GIVE YOUR BUSINESS ITS BEST “SURVIVAL” SHOT…by dStringer

Natural and man made disasters and chaotic events underscore the challenges of  disaster recovery in the real world. Having a comprehensive business continuity plan isn't just an IT concern; though. Nothing less than the survival of your company is at stake.

BUSINESS CONTINUITY…MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS by dStringer

Companies today face an unprecedented number of problematic occurrences. The frequency and severity of weather-related events seem to be increasing and reliance on a complex network of technology and supply chains is expanding. Both trends leave businesses vulnerable to a variety of existing and emerging risks.

THE SKY IS FALLING…by dStringer

When we think about potential disasters that could affect us both personally and professionally, it is common to picture the most dramatic of natural disasters...fire, flood, earthquake, tornadoes.  And absolutely, there is a distinct possibility that you will experience at least one of these natural disasters in your lifetime.

Power outages can derail business continuity

Even a single second of downtime at your business can cause a ripple effect that sees operations become unhinged. While most Business Continuity Plans (BCPs) take into account longer power outages, short ones can be just as dangerous to your company. It is important that you and your employees be prepared should a power outage […]

A guide to interruption insurance

You are protecting your small or medium-sized business with insurance – of course you are. But is that really enough? The recent increase in natural disasters has led savvy business owners to also take out business interruption insurance, which covers many additional scenarios in the event that you are unable to carry on operating. Think […]