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6-Point Checklist for Disaster Recovery with VMWare

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In 2017, there were 1,120 data breaches and 171 million records exposed.

Ensuring that critical data is protected and business operations continue with little or no downtime during a disaster are crucial goals for IT departments. However, when you lack a plan for disaster recovery, it's difficult to safeguard your data and prevent vast stretches of downtime.

Why Manufacturing Disaster Recovery Planning is a Priority & What to Include

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Working in manufacturing is no longer only about acquiring new customers and more inventory. It's about increasing the effectiveness of your supply chain through your channels. But, what happens when one of those channels goes down for a day or two? Maybe even a week?

Across every industry — and especially manufacturing — risk must be measured. Studies have found that 74% of companies have suffered from a supply-chain disruption, with 14% losing more than $1 million as a result. 

What is Business Continuity? Ensuring Your Business Prepares for the Unexpected

When a disaster occurs, any business could cease to operate and experience significant financial losses. A disaster could be a natural event, a cyber attack, or a communication failure. These kinds of disruptive events can cause temporary loss of services to clients and can affect a company's profitability. We want readers to understand what business continuity is so they can plan a strategy for how to respond to different types of disasters while maintaining business availability.

Business Continuity: How to Assure Your Business Survives a Disaster

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Having comprehensive IT management is more critical than ever today for businesses, even if it's become far too comprehensive for one person to take on. It's one reason so many now turn to IT consultants to manage their companies. Because they're consultants, it means they've had extensive experience working for multiple industries and know how to handle one thing at a time.

5 Reasons to Use an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)

Uninterruptible power supplies (UPS’s) are used to prevent damage from power loss and common electric occurrences. UPS units are commonly used by companies that need to ensure minimal downtime to their resources as they ensure that during a brief power outage, a network device may continue to run. In short, business continuity tends to be the main focus...and for good reason.

In this article, some of the additional benefits in running your network with uninterruptible power supplies are discussed.

5 Reasons to Backup Your Data

Whether it’s a power failure or a hacker trying to compromise your data, there are situations that may arise that result in your systems going down temporarily. Often times, during the system crash data is lost that if not properly backed up, may be completely unrecoverable. Losing data can be detrimental to a business. There have been cases where so much data has been lost that a company has gone under from something as simple as a power failure.

Whatever the reason, it’s important to ensure that you backup your data to ensure that if such a situation arises, your personal or company information is safe and secure. Some of the most important reasons for backing up your data will be documented further in this article.

How to Handle Server Crashes

A server crash at best can be a minor inconvenience, but at its worst, a server crash can be detrimental to a business. A server is a computer or computer program that manages access to a centralized resource or service in a network and can be responsible for anything from managing administrative accounts, to handling privacy settings for individual users. When a server goes down, it takes a lot with it, and the best thing you can do is work your best to handle the situation while your server is offline and work your best to get things back up and running.

10 Huge IT Disasters from Recent History

Whether it is related to technology or human error, defective hardware and software has taken its toll on various organizations, reputation-wise and financially.

Here is a list of what we believe to be 10 absolutely huge IT disasters from recent history!

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