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What is Endpoint Backup and Why Do You Need it?

Whether you experience a ransomware attack, lost or stolen device, or the accidental deletion of a file, a recovery solution is essential. Employee devices, and the network at large, carry critical business information that is often left out of company backup policies.  In these scenarios, an inadequate endpoint (PC's and laptops) backup option can result in lost data, lost time,…
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The Challenges of Attracting and Hiring Tech Talent

The technology hiring market continues to tighten for employers and recruiters while the talent pool shrinks. In 2021, tech job postings nearly doubled while the average number of applicants shrunk by 25 percent. There are 6.5 times more IT job openings than talent available to fill them while 54 percent of IT leaders feel it’s now more difficult to hire…
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Azure Data Protection: Why Cloud Servers Need Backup

A common misconception is that moving to the cloud means no longer having to backup data. This idea encourages businesses to take unnecessary risks with Software as a Service (SaaS) applications like Microsoft 365 and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) clouds like Microsoft Azure. There are many reasons for growing businesses to take advantage of the flexibility, scalability, and other…
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What is Ryuk Ransomware and How Does it Work?

Ryuk is a type of ransomware that encrypts files on an infected system, with ransom typically demanded in bitcoin or other types of cryptocurrency. Ryuk has targeted many large organizations using Microsoft Windows and related systems. First spotted in August 2018, it was initially thought to be a group that operates out of North Korea, but now is believed to…
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Pro Tips: Protecting Against Phishing and Ransomware

Many small and medium businesses (SMBs) who allowed employees to work remotely for the first time in 2020 have decided to continue to support remote work indefinitely, at least for some employees who prefer it and have proven they can work productively in that mode. Even those businesses who summon most employees back to the office now operate in a…
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5 Essential Tips for Azure Data Protection

Businesses are gravitating to Microsoft Azure in ever-greater numbers. Azure offers high degrees of scalability, flexibility, ease of access to Microsoft’s vast app ecosystem, sophisticated automation, and AI readiness. These are all attractive qualities for any business that wants to innovate and grow. Despite these benefits, Azure also has drawbacks common to public cloud platforms. Many businesses overlook the fact…
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What is Maze Ransomware and How Does it Work?

Maze Ransomware has been in the headlines non-stop ever since it was first reported in May 2019, when its authors used “Missed package delivery” and “Your AT&T wireless bill is ready to view” emails to trick recipients into opening messages with malicious payloads. Maze has been used to attack individual companies, governments, and increasingly – and perhaps most worryingly –…
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Creating a Tornado Disaster Plan: What to Consider in Your Business Continuity Planning

Tornados are extreme weather events characterized by funnels of wind that can exceed 100 MPH. They usually travel no more than a few miles before dissipating and are about 250 feet in diameter. They can, however, be much wider and travel much further. Under the right conditions, multiple tornadoes can form in a single given region. The same storm cells…
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Making the Case for Cloud-to-Cloud Backup

Data is collected, stored, and analyzed allowing businesses to gain a new depth of insight into their customers. With an endless amount of possibilities to grow their business in a smarter, more agile way, this data needs to be available around the clock to ensure the operational success of the business. Data that once lived in basements and backrooms is…
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Creating a Flood Disaster Plan: What to Consider in Your Business Continuity Planning

Every business has to prepare for the worst. Those that don’t may never fully recover from a disaster. But not all disasters are created equal. And not all businesses are at risk for every kind of disaster. That’s why we’ve put together this quick disaster survival reference guide to help you ensure that your business can keep operating even if…
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