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Category Archives: Data Backup & Recovery

Business Continuity in Houston: 2 Ways Your Company Can Prepare During Hurricane Season

Your business may have weathered the latest storm but don’t breathe a sigh of relief just yet—hurricane season is in full swing and doesn’t end until November 30. Your organization should be prepared for disaster, but you don’t have to wait for your company’s next IT audit to fine tune the plans already in place. Now is the time to reevaluate your communication strategy and establish or revise your business…
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4 Ways Your Business Can Prepare for Hurricane Season: The Importance of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Strategies

Hurricane season doesn't end until November 30th, which means your business is still at risk for data loss, facility damages, downtime, and the many other inconveniences that accompany a natural disaster. Your organization should do a thorough examination of its processes and data to develop a Business Continuity Plan that can support operations when a disaster occurs. How will your employees continue working if your work site is inaccessible? If…
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Business Continuity for Engineering Firms: Why Your Firm Should Care About More Than Data Backup

Data continuity, disaster recovery, and business continuity are related, but not the same. Designing business continuity for engineering firms can be difficult if the firm has an incomplete understanding of the differences between data continuity, disaster recovery, and business continuity. Does your firm back up its critical files? Where is your firm's business-critical data stored? How will your employees access the information they need to do their jobs in the event…
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The Difference Between Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

Disaster recovery (DR) and business continuity (BC) are often confused by businesses as being the same. However, it's important companies understand the difference between disaster recovery and business continuity to ensure they are well prepared if a disaster occurs. Essentially, both preventive strategies cover how employees will communicate, where they will work, and how they will continue working in the event of an emergency. According to the U.S. Small Business…
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Data After Deletion

Previously, we wrote a blog called Data after death that asks the question: Where does all your personal and professional data go after you’re gone?  But what about the everyday disappearance of data? We sometimes treat our delete button like a magic wand, uncertain of the back story but sure that our words are gone forever once we click the X. But where does it really go and is it…
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Data After Death

What happens to your data when you die? Learn more about data after death right here. Four years ago, Domo, a leader in data aggregation, created a telling infographic  on how much data is generated every minute.  Since then, they’ve updated the infographic three times to display the most accurate information.  Here are just a few statistics from Domo’s August 2015 edition of Data Never Sleeps: Every Minute – Amazon…
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Disaster Recovery: 8 Questions to Ask Yourself

One of the most dangerous yet common mistakes business owners make is assuming “it will never happen to me”. However, there are only two types of people: those who have had a data loss and those who are about to. What would happen to your business if you had a major data loss? The possibility is definitely there; this can’t be denied. Data loss disasters come in many forms, ranging…
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Have You Done a Test Restore Lately?

A lot of businesses make it a habit to back up their data, and leave it at that. But many do not realize that there is another half to an effective backup system – regularly testing it. One of the most basic actions a company takes – big or small – with its data is back it up. It’s become a mantra in this age in which information is more…
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