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Business Continuity

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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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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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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4 Reasons CEOs Should Care About BCDR – Business Continuity And Disaster Recovery

You don’t get to be a CEO without taking some chances, but there is a difference between taking on risk in search of an outsized reward and taking on unnecessary, avoidable risks. In an era when so much of business depends on data and computing, the proactive CEO values a solid business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) plan. After all,…
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How to Keep Your Workforce Equipped Despite Global Microchip Challenges

In the world of technology and IT, one of the most well-documented issues that have arisen during the COVID-19 pandemic has been problems with supply chains—particularly microchip manufacturers. Chip lead times are currently taking over 20 weeks from order placement to delivery, according to a report from Susquehanna Financial Group. This 20+ week wait represents the slowest lead time since…
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The Current Microchip Shortage and its Impact on the IT Supply Chain

Microchips have become an integral part of twenty-first-century technology. Although small in size, these sets of electronic circuits printed on silicon wafers have proved their value to the world of IT. From phone and laptop manufacturers to cars and medical equipment, microchips serve as the processors for these everyday products. They are implanted in our favorite devices to help them…
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Why Cybersecurity Is More Important Than Ever

In light of the recent cyberattacks that have rocked major corporations across the United States, companies need to prepare themselves against the threat of an online hack. From Colonial Pipeline to JBS, organizations nationwide have suffered from these major disruptions in business operations. And as nation-states like China, North Korea, and Russia continue to experiment with bolder and more ambitious…
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How IT Teams in Education Are Handling Remote Work

IT teams in education have played a heroic role across the country during this global health crisis. Schools that moved to remote learning scrambled to switch from in-person education to a virtual environment. Here are some ways that school districts (in partnership with their IT providers) have helped ease the burdens educators, students, and their families experienced with the sudden…
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Why Your Business Should Outsource Its BCDR Plan

By Michael Hensley, Director of Professional Services We all know the detrimental effect that natural disasters, system failures, and other unexpected events can have on business continuity. Organizations need to be proactive to prevent operational shutdowns and insulate themselves from damaging impacts to their supply chains. To keep your business up and running, organizations should invest in business continuity and…
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Top Technology Trends of 2021

By Michael Hensley, Director of Professional Services Like millions of other people in the world, I’m looking forward to ridding my hands of 2020 and starting fresh in the new year. While the pandemic has left an indisputable mark on our planet, recent advancements in technology have provided much-needed hope and optimism for the future. When looking ahead to the…
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