CPR for Healthcare SMBs when Disruption and Disaster Strikes

  • March 14, 2017
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Business disruptions and disasters come in many forms and usually are unpredictable and unavoidable. Even something as small and seemingly common as a 30-minute power outage could cost a business of any size or type $15,000 within the first few minutes. The situation is exacerbated for the growing number of

How Business in the Healthcare Space Can Vaccinate Against Ransomware

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  • February 28, 2017
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A 2016 survey by Malewarebytes and Osterman Research suggests that an average of 4000 ransomware attacks occurred each day last year, an increase of 300% over 2015. “From a business perspective, the threat of ransomware will be the most disruptive cyber threat in the year ahead (2017),” Thomas Fischer, a

Avoid a Business Continuity “Disconnect” in 2017

  • January 25, 2017
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A recent study of more than 500 C-suite and IT professionals featured in Baseline magazine highlights a disturbing disconnect at the highest levels when it comes to business continuity. Almost 7 of 10 execs say their organization is “very prepared” for disaster recovery, but less than half of IT pros

4 Factors Sparking Renewed Interest in Disaster Recovery

  • September 6, 2016
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In the last couple of decades, high-profile superstorms, wildfires and other destructive natural events have inspired many disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity planning (BCP) initiatives by illuminating business’ vulnerability to sudden IT-infrastructure damage and critical data loss. But, as revealed in an ITBusinessEdge (ITBE) article on the subject, the

4 Disaster Recovery Best Practices That Could Help Save Your Bacon

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  • July 20, 2016
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A small enterprise and rock-solid techs by no means guarantee a speedy bounce-back when unplanned IT failures or other outages occur. Believing they are is a recipe for, well, disaster. Instead, smaller enterprises should take to heart Disaster Recovery (DR) / Business Continuity Planning (BCP) best practices posted on TechTarget’s

3 Convenient Un-Truths About Disaster Recovery

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  • June 2, 2016
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To most SMBs, DR is the familiar acronym for Disaster Recovery, an area of security planning in which companies document the processes and procedures they will take to protect (and quickly restore) IT infrastructure following a catastrophic natural or human-induced event, such as employee malice or neglect, and yes, even

Business Continuity — Avoid These 3 Blind Spots

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  • March 15, 2016
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By definition, Business Continuity (BC) and Disaster Recovery (DR) planning addresses “business interruptions,” which the Disaster Recovery Journal (DRJ) glossary calls “any event, whether anticipated (i.e., public service strike) or unanticipated (i.e., blackout) which disrupts the normal course of business operations at an organization’s location.” And understandably, natural disasters –

Are Your Hard Drives Failing? Look – and Listen – for Warning Signs

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  • October 6, 2015
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In the realm of Business Continuity, natural disasters grab all the attention. No surprise, given the cost and effort of Disaster Recovery after a fire, flood, hurricane or other calamity can put many small to mid-size firms (SMBs) out of business for days, weeks, months – or forever. But little

Business Continuity Basics: 8 Good Habits for Road Warriors

  • August 25, 2015
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Every time you or one of your employees slings a laptop bag over a shoulder and hits the road for a business trip or remote working session, your company tempts disruption. Why? Because study after study confirms the human element continues as one of the largest risk factors involved in

Business Continuity Basics: Calculating Your Downtime Cost

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  • August 11, 2015
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Research into the cost of systems downtime for small to mid-size businesses (SMBs) varies analyst to analyst, but one conclusion is certain: Losing your systems for any significant reason – regardless of the cause – can cost your company thousands of dollars per hour – or even per minute, depending
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