Virtualization is already ubiquitous, with 92 percent of businesses reporting that they used some form of server virtualization according to Spiceworks’ 2020 State of Virtualization Technology report. The same study also found that the most common virtualization use cases are for storage, application virtualization, virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), and software-defined infrastructure (SDI). But there’s one… Read more »Read the Article
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Small to medium-sized businesses find themselves in a tough position when it comes to backup and disaster recovery (BDR). They know how painful it is to lose productivity to downtime. They understand how critical data is to their business. But few have the experience or knowledge to put effective BDR measures in place. Businesses like… Read more »Read the Article
A backup and disaster recovery (BDR) plan can help healthcare providers satisfy many of the data privacy requirements outlined in The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA requires healthcare practices to secure electronic protected health information (ePHI) and requires them to properly assess and manage risk—important parts of any BDR strategy. But because… Read more »Read the Article
Data loss can lead to a closed sign on a small business’s door. Client information, intellectual property, accounting and tax info, and data makes a business tick. If they lose it, they might be out of business. Even though they know their data is critical, few businesses are taking steps to prevent data loss. In… Read more »Read the Article
With the massive number of office closures brought on by COVID-19, millions of employees are now working remotely, creating new backup and recovery challenges for IT admins. While some businesses are already reopening, many will continue having their employees work remotely. Google is one example of the new normal, with plans to have most employees… Read more »Read the Article
If you’re a small MSP, chances are you apply a lean-and-mean philosophy to everything you do. Like any small business, every choice you make impacts your bottom line, your reputation, and your ability to find and keep new customers. For a business whose sole purpose is to put technology to work—and keep it working—no product… Read more »Read the Article
Savvy businesses take steps to protect data and essential IT systems. The problem is that these same businesses put most of their efforts into keeping data safe without considering the impact downtime has on their business. According to Gartner, downtime can cost as much as $5,600 a minute. And, while most businesses have a plan… Read more »Read the Article