Any IT disaster is now a business disaster. Having a disaster recovery template is a must for every business.
In the event of a disaster, your template and later, your plan, will guide the steps you'll take to recover from a major incident. Where do you start when building a disaster recovery template for your business? Right here:
Before you begin building your template, you need to nail down your Business Priorities. These are the systems, networks, and servers that need to be up and running for your business to operate. For example, you need channels of communication like a phone system, e-mail server, and Internet access. You need access to employee records and customer databases. You need your billing records and transaction records available at all times. Identifying these priorities is essential in building a disaster recovery plan template that addresses how to restore them if disaster occurs.Read More
The line separating business and technology has been shrinking for years. Now, it isn't just razor-thin - it's vanished completely.
Almost every business stores their most important data digitally and relies on Internet access and a computer network for almost all important operations. Not having strong technology support is inviting disaster. But, just because need has risen sharply, that doesn't mean that the budget necessarily reflects it. So now, business owners and decision-makers are in a fix: they need strong, flexible, built-to-scale tech support at a price that fits within their allotted budget.Read More
It should come as no surprise to anyone in the banking industry: IT support for banks comes with higher standards.
After all, banks store some of the most important personal data available. Unfortunately, that makes financial institutions a prime target for cyber crime. Any type of data breach could mean that names, addresses, account numbers, and other vital data could be stolen or lost. To protect the public, the government (agencies like the FDIC) require that banks meet higher-than-usual data security standards.Read More