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Recover From Disaster Before it Strikes

Having a major incident is something no one looks forward to. But, not looking forward to, and intentionally avoiding discussing it are two entirely different things, and the key to recovering from a disaster is to have the discussions and implement the plans that arise from them today. Everyone hopes that it won’t happen to them, but with climate change, international terrorism, hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, computer error, acts of God, and other disasters happening at an ever-increasing pace in the modern world, it is foolish to think that it won’t happen to you. And the best way to ensure that you can…

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Ensuring Business Continuity During Disaster Recovery Time

Recent news reminds business owners of the need for business continuity in technology when there is a natural disaster or loss of utilities. Preparation for disaster recovery down-time should be made before there is a potential threat, and choosing the right partner in data protection and co-location is vital to creating a safe and positive environment for your business. Naturally Occurring Disasters The top ten naturally occurring disasters in the state of Texas, ranging from tornados to fires to winter storms, make it an at-risk environment for technology services. Companies should consider utilizing an off-site data center to minimize physical risk to…

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Email Security: Five Tips to Protect Yourself

E-mail can be a terrific form of communication for keeping in touch with family, friends, and business associates. However, using it unwisely may make you and your computer susceptible to spam, scams, and viruses. Here are five tips to avoid these problems: Utilize Security Software A decent security program with a firewall should be your first line of defense when using a PC. It should come as no surprise that comprehensive security programs are necessary to protect PCs against spam, viruses, worms, Trojans, etc. Even for email, security software can protect against the malicious software hiding in email attachments. Be Smart…

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Disaster Recovery: Safeguard Company Data

When business technology becomes a competitive asset rather than a burdensome liability, it has also become worthy of protection. Show respect for the information by planning security to protect it from the potential disasters that could destroy it. Disaster recovery is the acknowledgement of possible disasters and the advance planning to continue business as usual. Protect Proprietary Data The company executive who plans for disaster is on the road to disaster recovery before anything happens. Brainstorming with others is helpful during the first steps of planning to protect company information, but it is important to think “in hindsight” instead of…

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Business Continuity Requires Disaster Recovery Planning

Many companies don’t recognize that unprotected software and data can be a significant threat to their future. Data backup protects not just a company’s proprietary information, but also that of its vendors, partners and customers. A Disaster  Recovery Plan will help maintain business continuity in the face of an attack, and help them recover faster from that breach. The recent incidents of international hacking demonstrate how disastrous a digital crime can be. Investing in a digital protection system for both back up and disaster recovery demonstrates corporate comprehension of the risks involved with breaches in data security. Data Backup is Critical Every…

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