Increase Protection and Reduce Costs with Azure for Disaster Recovery and Backups

For many small to mid-size businesses, a natural disaster or a ransomware attack could mean catastrophe. In fact, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), nearly 40% of small businesses never reopen after suffering a natural disaster. Additionally, downtime due to ransomware costs small businesses an average of $100,000 per incident. Building a comprehensive business continuity/disaster recovery strategy, then, is critical to long-term business health. With Azure for disaster recovery and backups, Microsoft provides a flexible, secure solution to protect your organization at a lower cost than traditional backup and recovery methods. Safeguard Both Data and Workloads With Azure,…

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Broken Your New Year’s Resolutions Already? Here’s One You Can Keep: Better Data Security

Resolutions to Keep – Data Security January is almost over, and if you’re anything like us, most of your New Year’s resolutions are already in the rear-view mirror. Go jogging every morning? It didn’t happen. Eat better? Well, mostly. Hey, we’re only human. But if there’s one resolution you absolutely should keep in 2018, it’s the one about better protecting your data. Cyber attacks can happen to anyone—and they can quickly turn your world upside down. To help you out, here’s a quick list of tasks you can check off to ensure your data is secure this year. Keep Your…

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The Game of Thrones Hack: What it Means For You and Your Business

Every Sunday, millions of people tune in to watch the characters on the HBO series Game of Thrones face an evolving series of threats. From poisonings and beheadings, to epic sword fights and naval battles, it seems like we’ve seen it all. Well, now HBO is dealing with serious threat of its own—and no, we’re not talking about dragon fire. The premium network suffered what appears to be a major cyber attack, with hackers threatening to leak over 1.5 terabytes of data (according to Mashable, that’s the equivalent of 303 pirated seasons of Game of Thrones). HBO isn’t the first entertainment…

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Celebrate World Backup Day All Year Long

Pledge to carefully implement and regularly test a comprehensive backup solution that will protect all your important data and allow for easy data recovery. If you lost all the data your business created today, how would it impact your bottom line? What if you lost all your data from the last week, or even the last month? Without a well-functioning backup strategy, your business could soon learn firsthand the catastrophic impact of data loss, not only to revenue but to customer satisfaction and critical business processes. To avoid just such a scenario, an independent initiative launched World Backup Day in…

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