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Why Improving Disaster Recovery Is Vital to Health Care

Disaster recovery for health care providers is mandated by the federal government. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) requires that organizations that handle electronic personal health information have a disaster recovery plan in place. HHS Security Standards state that health care organizations must “Establish (and implement as needed) procedures to restore any … Read More

Why K-12 Education Needs the Cloud for Data Protection

Today, schools are taking on more technology initiatives. Teachers are increasingly using online resources in the classroom. They also use email, social media, and instant messaging to communicate with students and parents. Most K-12 schools use IT environments to process student records and data. Unfortunately, lack of funds may cause K-12 institutions to neglect backup … Read More

Why Municipal Governments Need Disaster Recovery

Municipal governments are responsible for recovery when a natural disaster hits a community. Because local governments coordinate emergency response and relief efforts, their offices can’t afford to fall victim to the same traumatic incident that affects their constituents. Municipal governments need robust disaster recovery strategies that protect them from major disasters. Cloud-based disaster recovery helps … Read More

3 Reasons Manufacturers Need Disaster Recovery

Manufacturers increasingly rely on technology to produce and distribute goods. Robotics play a key role in the manufacturing and assembly of products in factories. Sensors and beacons in Internet of things (IoT) devices track products as they progress along the supply chain and help monitor inventory in warehouses. Manufacturers leverage artificial intelligence (AI) to make … Read More

What Financial Institutions Need From Disaster Recovery

Financial organizations face unique challenges when developing disaster recovery strategies. Most organizations have an enterprise continuity plan (ECP) that includes disaster recovery. Unlike in other industries, having an effective disaster recovery plan is a requirement in finance. The Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council (FFIEC) issued requirements in 2015 that were influenced by the effect that … Read More

5 Cloud Trends You Shouldn’t Miss Out On

As cloud computing gains acceptance, companies are looking for ways to get more out of the technology. There are plenty of opportunities to expand the use of cloud because it continually evolves to take on new challenges. As your business begins to formulate next year’s IT budget, plan for additional investments in cloud that will help you meet your … Read More

How to Overcome Disaster Recovery Challenges

A formal disaster recovery plan is necessary to ensure your business can survive a crippling outage or breach. In fact, a recent study published by the Ponemon Institute found that companies with effective disaster recovery plans recover faster and lose less money when they are hit by a data breach.  In addition to data breaches, SMBs can also face disruption from weather … Read More