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Disaster Readiness - How to Choose Data Center Locations

Posted by Douglas Eldridge on Mon, Nov 17, 2014 @ 09:30

You know that you need to be backing up business data, but did you know that data center locations are critical to maintaining the safety and security of your data in a natural or man-made emergency? Protect your data with our picks on how to select a data center location. 

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Topics: BDR, Disaster Planning

Disaster Readiness - Backup Timing: How Often Should You Save Your Data?

Posted by Douglas Eldridge on Wed, Nov 12, 2014 @ 01:55

Disaster readiness is something that so many companies still haven't had paid enough attention to, despite so many warnings around the world. While it can get overwhelming putting together a disaster plan for your business, backing up your data should always be the central point of it all. But sometimes you can get into situations where the service providing your backup doesn't manage to capture everything in time before the power goes out and a natural disaster occurs.

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Topics: Cloud Computing, Disaster Planning

How IT Consulting Can Help You Predict the Future

Posted by Douglas Eldridge on Mon, Nov 10, 2014 @ 08:44

 

Have you thought about how IT consulting can help you predict the future of your business? While that might sound like IT consultants have psychic powers, that isn't the case at all. In better terms, it's everything to do with experience. Or to be more exact, you can call it real world experience.

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Topics: IT Consulting

Three Questions You Should Be Asking Your Cloud Service Provider

Posted by Douglas Eldridge on Wed, Nov 05, 2014 @ 08:26

When choosing a cloud solution, you have 3 serious questions you should be asking your cloud service provider. Those that don't ask questions might risk the possibility of their data being exposed to the wrong individuals, or even the possibility of losing data under particular circumstances.

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Topics: Cloud Computing

5 Things You Should Know About BDR

Posted by Douglas Eldridge on Mon, Nov 03, 2014 @ 09:03

For many businesses of all sizes, losing key pieces of technology all at once would either be fatal, or mean essentially starting over from scratch. They simply would not be able to resume normal operations quickly enough to recoup losses or prevent customers from going elsewhere. That reality has led to the growing importance of backup and disaster recovery (or BDR) planning within the Denver IT Support industry. The following are 5 things you should know about BDR.

1. Having your files saved on a disk is just the first step. A good BDR plan will include regular on-site backups, but also backups to a secure off-site facility, copies of all software your business uses, and a way to get access to replacement hardware. Most importantly, your plan should contain information for getting the company's technology up and running again, and should outline exactly how and when your business technology will be restored. 

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Topics: BDR

Four Reasons to Take Your Company to the Cloud: From Mobile Access to Scalability

Posted by Douglas Eldridge on Wed, Oct 29, 2014 @ 09:43

Can you think of reasons to take your company to the cloud before the end of the year? Perhaps you've been thinking about it, though have been on the fence recently due to misconceptions the media doesn't help remove. After the iCloud controversy not long ago, far too many people have developed fears of the cloud when they shouldn't.

Here's four reasons why you shouldn't be afraid of the cloud, and how it can help your business grow over time.

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Topics: Cloud Computing

Four Little-Known Facts About Disaster Recovery: Business Data That Will Surprise You

Posted by Douglas Eldridge on Mon, Oct 27, 2014 @ 10:24

 

For the safety of your own business in the future, you should know four little-known facts about disaster recovery that will change your mind about getting prepared for the unexpected. It's easy to get complacent about disaster recovery, though, when nothing has happened before. But once it does, you ultimately become a statistic that every other business should learn from. Fortunately, many of those statistics are made available, even if they don't always get paid attention to.

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Topics: Disaster Planning

IT Services Explained: What is Regularly Scheduled On-Site IT Support?

Posted by Douglas Eldridge on Mon, Oct 20, 2014 @ 10:21

How do you know what kind of IT services your business needs? First of all, you need to know what the different types of available services are. If your business relies heavily on its IT systems, regularly scheduled on-site support can give you the most reliable systems and service.

With a contract for regularly scheduled on-site support, your IT provider will visit your location on a regular basis to perform any necessary IT maintenance tasks and to handle user IT issues. Your IT provider can also advise you regarding IT planning in a number of important areas, including scaling your networks, moving to cloud systems, preparing backup and disaster recovery plans, and more.

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Topics: Managed Services

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