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Don’t Let IT Challenges Distract Your Business

Posted by Brad Watson on Nov 23, 2020 12:28:00 PM
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Topics: Security, Business Continuity, Managed Services

Ransomware in Healthcare Organizations [is your patient data safe]

Posted by Brad Watson on Apr 28, 2017 11:57:31 AM

 

In the 2nd quarter of 2016, 88% of all ransomware attacks targeted healthcare entities.  In one high-profile case, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center in Los Angeles paid $17, 000 in bitcoin to restore their files

So what makes healthcare organizations such an attractive target?  There are several contributing factors.

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Topics: Security, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity

Lessons in Disaster: 5 Excuses That Will Kill Your Business

Posted by Joe Kipp on Feb 6, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Disasters, we all want to avoid them, but sometimes it is impossible. The best we can do is have a solid plan to recover, rebuild and limit the damage when disaster strikes.

We do this in our personal lives, but when it comes to our business, we tend to procrastinate and make excuses. No one seems to think it can happen to them, then a tornado, hurricane, fire or other catastrophic event wipes out their company.

Most business cannot survive if their systems are down for a few hours, not to mention days, weeks or months.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity

Disaster Recovery - 5 Ways OMS Will Save Your Bacon

Posted by Joe Kipp on Feb 2, 2017 4:42:23 PM

As the technology demands of today's business environments expand, protecting both virtual and physical assets becomes an increasingly complex matter.  As such, multiple disaster recovery solutions are often required to address the entire technology infrastructure. 

However, this added complexity adds cost and creates doubt as to whether the DR solutions will actually work as intended when everything "hits the fan."

Microsoft's Operations Management Suite (OMS) eliminates the complexity and offers a comprehensive disaster recovery solution for VMware, Hyper-V, and physical servers to analyze, manage, and protect your business. 

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Topics: Azure, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, Microsoft Operations Management Suite

What Does Active Active Really Mean for Exchange 2016?

Posted by Mark McIntosh on Aug 10, 2016 2:52:38 PM

What is an Active/Active datacenter?

An Active/Active datacenter is Microsoft’s Preferred Architecture (PA) for both Exchange 2016 and 2013.

So what does Active Active really mean?

An Active/Active datacenter within Exchange is when you have Exchange servers deployed to multiple sites with an equal number of servers in each site. The Exchange servers from both sites are added as members of a Database Availability Group (DAG), each holding active databases. (see Figure 1).

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity, Exchange Server

7 Questions Regarding Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) You Should Answer

Posted by Joe Kipp on Jul 7, 2016 12:51:41 PM

Are you ready?  Ready for what?

A disaster!

It doesn’t need to be a big disaster, it could be a small fire in your server room, a direct lightning hit to your data center, or another utility company digging up your fiber connection.

It could be a big disaster such as a flood, tornado, earthquake, or something man-made, such a chemical leak or terrorist attack. For some companies, it would not impact them in a big way because they could cease production for a couple of days or even weeks and pick up right where they left off that is if there was anything left.


These tend to be smaller businesses where their IT and management teams physically locate in the same area where operations reside and have a customer base that is somewhat tolerant of a disruption of supply.

Is that your company? 

 

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Topics: Azure, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity