Tag: Disaster Recovery

Early detection systems for earthquakes needs IT industry support

Early detection systems for earthquakes needs IT industry support

There’s nothing like an earthquake to provide the literal jolt often required to motivate businesses and IT leaders to think more about disaster preparedness. A recent series of powerful earthquakes in Southern California has reminded everyone just how vulnerable businesses...

/ July 16, 2019
National Hurricane Preparedness Week is upon us

National Hurricane Preparedness Week is upon us

Welcome to National Hurricane Preparedness Week. Declared by the National Weather Service in the United States, the goal is to encourage individuals and businesses alike to develop evacuation plans before major hurricanes hit this season. The Weather Company, an arm...

/ May 7, 2019
How to keep your clients going should disaster strike

How to keep your clients going should disaster strike

We all know that bad stuff can happen to good clients. It could involve a massive weather event closing down offices, or perhaps a cyber security incident that takes down a network. Perhaps there could even be war or political...

/ January 11, 2019
As the 911 outage proved, anything can go down

As the 911 outage proved, anything can go down

As we embark upon a new year, perhaps with some optimism, it’s always a good idea to understand that there are some things that you can control and some you can’t. Sometimes, in spite of your best efforts, there are...

/ January 4, 2019
DRaaS emerges as a red-hot opportunity for MSPs

DRaaS emerges as a red-hot opportunity for MSPs

Thanks to concerns about cybersecurity and increased complexity with the data environment itself, a report published today by Future Market Insights predicts the Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) market will grow in the U.S. from $2.45 billion to $8.4 billion by 2021.

/ December 11, 2018
Most organizations are planning to fail when it comes to disaster recovery

Most organizations are planning to fail when it comes to disaster recovery

A survey of 700 IT professionals published this week by Spiceworks, a provider of IT tools distributed via an online IT community, finds that 95 percent of IT organizations have a disaster recovery (DR) plan. However, the survey data also...

/ October 25, 2018
Ask an MSP Expert: How can we proactively plan for the next storm?

Ask an MSP Expert: How can we proactively plan for the next storm?

Q: Luckily, our area wasn’t affected by Hurricane Florence — but we might not be so lucky next time. What are some steps we can take to ensure that our SMBs have foolproof disaster recovery plans in place?  Natural disasters...

/ September 24, 2018
Time to apply an application resiliency calculus to data protection

Time to apply an application resiliency calculus to data protection

A research report published this week by CAST Software, a provider of tools for analyzing software, uncovers an interesting correlation between how old an application is and the potential impact it can have on the business should it become unavailable....

/ June 28, 2018
Ask an Expert: How can I get more customers to come on board with DRaaS?

Ask an Expert: How can I get more customers to come on board with DRaaS?

Q: I’m currently transitioning my business from a VAR to an MSP, and I’m having a hard time convincing my customers to jump on board with Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service. What are some approaches I can use to highlight the value of...

/ November 27, 2017