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Make Backup a Key Component of Your Disaster Recovery Plan

Make Backup a Key Component of Your Disaster Recovery Plan

With so many potential hazards–natural and man-made–that can disrupt your business, now is the right time to develop and implement a disaster recovery and business continuity plan. Not only can floods, fires or earthquakes disrupt daily life, they can interrupt your business for  extended periods of time. Also, data can be lost and compromised due to cyberattacks or human error. Businesses that suffer a data loss run the risk of going out of business. A key component of disaster preparedness and recovery is backup– making sure your company’s data is stored and accessible. Read on to learn about the role of backup in keeping your business in business.

A Partner Can Help Fill Your Cloud Skills Gap

Written by Joe Kozlowicz on Tuesday, March 7th 2017 If you’re like many modern organizations, you’re looking towards a “cloud-first” IT strategy, where new workloads are architected with cloud deployment in mind, and older infrastructure is redesigned for the cloud as time and requirements allow. But you may also face a common obstacle to these goals: a cloud skills gap among your IT staff. One Gartner survey found that 59% of IT professionals thought their organization was not prepared to transition to a digital business approach. Another study from the Center for Cyber Safety and Education found that there will be a deficit of 1.8 million cybersecurity professionals by the year 2022. Rackspace and LinkedIn found that AWS, Azure, and DevOps job vacancies have increased significantly in the past year, while Docker vacancies increased a whopping 341%. An ISACA report claims that it takes three months months to fill 55% of information security vacancies, and six months or longer for an additional 32%. Meanwhile, Intel security discovered that 36% of organizations lack cloud skills, but are still continuing on their adoption path. Only 15% of the 2,000 surveyed IT professionals claimed they had no cloud skill shortage. It’s clear that many enterprises and midsize businesses may require help managing these new cloud environments — especially when departments are adopting shadow cloud and shadow IT services at an increasing rate, as the Intel report corroborates. A managed cloud partner can help fill in virtually any skill gap on your team, while allowing your crew more time to attend to other tasks related to your core business. While the additional expense...
Creating A Culture of Security

Creating A Culture of Security

With more data than ever being collected, analyzed, managed, and stored, keeping the data as well as the business’s systems secure is a priority leading into 2018, and beyond. According to statistics, more than 50% of cyber breaches are due to human rather than technical error. Read on to learn more about creating a culture of cybersecurity by educating and training your staff.

How To Stay in Business with a Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan

How To Stay in Business with a Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan

With technology growing by leaps and bounds, and regulations assigned to protect the data generated by this technology, you need a business continuity and disaster recovery plan in place to determine how that data is collected, protected, analyzed and stored. Read on to find out how to protect your company from data loss and its consequences.

Is Patch Policy Part of Your Data Protection Plan?

Is Patch Policy Part of Your Data Protection Plan?

Data security needs to operate on more than one front. Not only does your network need to keep data secure, it needs to respond to threats both inside and outside the business. There are numerous protections, including current anti-malware and anti-virus software and operating system patches, to keep your network stable and secure. Read on to find out how operating system patch policy can be part of your data-protection plan.

The Human Side of Network Security

The Human Side of Network Security

As Technology grows, so does the complexity of threats to your network–hackers infiltrating your network and stealing passwords, infection of your network with malware, phishing schemes, and even cybercriminals masquerading as your own IT staff, all these pose risks to your network’s security. Your network is only as strong as its weakest link. And sometimes, that weak link is your human capital.

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