Business continuity has moved to the cloud. Compared with manual backup systems and conventional disaster recovery methods, a cloud-based business continuity plan (BCP) offers a more efficient and cheaper solution to getting your business up and running quickly while reducing potential liabilities in the event of a data breach or other kinds of disaster.
Cloud technology has made it possible for businesses to be more productive, mobile, and cost-effective. However, some perceive certain disadvantages to using the cloud, particularly in terms of security. For businesses to optimize cloud technology, cloud service providers must create a secure cloud environment for their clients’ data.
Remote monitoring and management (RMM) is one of the most critical services and applications offered by a managed services provider (MSP). RMM is a type of software that tracks, monitors, and manages endpoints to improve efficiencies and increase revenues.
With the increased use of mobile devices for work, businesses can no longer take a relaxed attitude toward personal devices on their network. They need to manage these devices because of the security risks they pose and the amount of company data that they may contain.
When it comes to new technologies that promise greater enterprise productivity and cost-efficiency, there will always be a bit of trepidation and even more questions. The cloud is no exception.
There have been many doubts, misconceptions, and exaggerations about the cloud.
Backing up critical business data is an essential safety measure against system outages, natural calamities, data breaches, and ransomware. But is data backup really enough to secure digital assets against those eventualities?
Why you need more than data backup
Data backup is an automated process of making updated copies of files from your business’s network and servers and storing them in an off-site or cloud-based data center.
January 14, 2020 is an important date for businesses. Also known as Windows 7 end of life (EOL), it’s the date when developer support and updates, including security patches, come to an end for the very popular operating system (OS).
Using Windows 7 past this date will be considerably risky for any business that does so.
When it comes to your company’s IT infrastructure, you can't just work with any random managed services provider (MSP). You must be selective.
Some MSPs will fit closer to your needs than others. First and foremost, the right MSP will not only be able to manage your company’s IT platform, but will help your organization grow faster.
There was a time when passwords, antivirus software, and firewalls were enough to keep businesses and users safe from cyberattacks. But now that data breaches and phishing attacks are a daily occurence, implementing multilayered cybersecurity measures and best practices, including security awareness training, data backup, spam protection, encryption, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessment, are more important than ever.
If you’re like many other businesses, you already have a workload running in the cloud. Cloud migration, however, is a big step. Not everyone can do it on their own. There are scenarios when it makes the most sense to move the cloud, such as when:
Applications are experiencing increased traffic, while it’s becoming difficult to scale resources on the fly to meet increasing customer demand.