Why You Should Only Outsource Business Continuity to a Service Provider That You Can Trust
A recent survey conducted by Tech Target provides insight as to how business owners view their business continuity and disaster recovery plans. The following results of the survey show that many firms are now adopting the service to protect their future business operations: 77% of respondents said they have a disaster recovery test plan in place 61% of respondents said their plan covers mission-critical applications 26% of respondents said they have zero tolerance for data loss 30% of respondents said they could forfeit a day’s worth of data According to the article, these numbers are increasing year to year. This shows that businesses are… Read more
Why Should You Consider Using A Data Center To Host Your Servers
The data of your business should be the center of everything. It’s the heart of your business, so this makes it necessary for a business to have secure servers hosting their data. In this technology driven world, a data center could easily be one of the most important parts of your company. Some companies choose to create their own data centers, others choose to use another company to host their servers. Servers are often filled with unique software and programs; and they hold data that is not only important, but often very sensitive as well. Why are some companies letting something… Read more
What Should You Do in the Workplace if You Suspect You’ve Received an Email Scam?
Email scams are some of today’s most insidious threats to every company’s computer systems. And because they can spread viruses as well as compromise private information, it’s a common issue we see here at Global IP Networks that compromises data. It’s one reason why we provide a data center that keeps your information safe, especially as part of a business continuity plan if your network ever shuts down or is compromised. But how can you manage email scams so they don’t become a major threat to your company? The best thing to do is set up a plan to check… Read more
What is Business Continuity and Why is it Vital?
Whether you have 5 employees or 5,000, you want sustained uptime. That means the infrastructure that houses your company’s most critical data and the people who run it are invaluable, regardless of size. Do your employees know what to do in the event of an emergency? No matter how many of them do, a business continuity plan is essential for an unanticipated disaster. Last week we talked about six disasters likely to impact your data center. However, this list is far from exhaustive. Though it’s true that no one plan can protect you from every possible scenario, having a plan… Read more
What are the Benefits of Using a Business Continuity Center for Disaster Recovery?
Thinking about disaster recovery in relation to your business may not be enjoyable, but it simply has to be done – just as individuals must plan for family members having accidents or passing away. Natural disasters can be devastating, especially to a business, if there’s no preparation beforehand. The good news is, with a plan in place, recovery can be accomplished relatively quickly and easily. One of the most essential aspects to disaster recovery is having a dedicated business continuity center. Here at Global IP Networks, we provide such a place where you can go and get your business back… Read more
The Visionary’s Partner for Mobile App Development
Competition is fierce in today’s mobile app market. Those ‘in the know’ recognize the need to excel in every area of development as major corporations, such as Verizon Wireless (in partnership with Samsung), attempt to cull the brilliance of all mobile app designers- including high school students. So how do the visionaries of mobile app development position themselves at the forefront of the market? Strength Even the novice can exhibit the attributes of strength…confidence, aptitude, self-motivated results…all are important factors in gathering prospective clients. When your competition includes tech-savvy youth a strong portfolio of support resources can give you the necessary boost to surpass… Read more
The Role of Business Impact Analysis in Business Continuity
The majority of work concerning business continuity is done in the planning stage. Businesses need to be sure that they have the technology and cooperation from their staff to quickly resume business operations in the event of a disaster. An important element during the planning stage is conducting a business impact analysis (BIA). A business impact analysis allows companies to quantify the financial aspects of business continuity. This helps them to understand what they need to invest in, as some aspects of business continuity have more financial weight than others. This guide provided by Tech Target includes a definition of business impact analysis and explains why… Read more
The Importance of Business Continuity: Surviving a Disaster or Crash
One of the most critical things a business can have in place these days is an emergency disaster plan. While no one likes to think about the possibility of disasters, natural disasters such as floods, storms, and earthquakes happen somewhere every day. The residents of Colorado this year never dreamed such a flood would happen to them. Yet it happened right in their own backyards. It came without warning, washing away miles of terrain, highways, and dreams. As a business owner, you know the importance of business continuity. What can a business do to prepare for such a possibility? Here are… Read more
The Four Most Common Business Continuity Missteps and How to Avoid Them
The importance business continuity can not be overstated, yet many businesses fall short in their planning efforts. That’s why we’ve compiled four of the most common business continuity pitfalls and how to avoid them. Not having a good grasp on the business: A business plan is incredibly important. If it is quickly disregarded or set aside and your objectives are forgotten, you are setting yourself up for failure. To avoid this, stay focused and regularly review your business plan to insure that you’re still on the right track. Improper management: When a management team decides to deviate from their training,… Read more
The Emergence Of Big Data In Marketing
No perfectly straightforward definition of big data exists, and there is plenty of ambiguity over what big data is, but most can agree it is a positive for marketing. Big Data at its core, in a marketing sense, is essentially the mass collection of data about customers and potential customers, and its ongoing analysis. Using Data For A Purpose The truth is that having a purpose behind what you are doing with big data is the smartest way to move forward. Mediapost.com puts it this way, All marketers agree that a robust, crisp definition that aligns an organization’s stakeholders and… Read more