Ransomware, like the massive WannaCry cyberattacks earlier this year, is likely here to stay. It may not be headline news every week, but it’s out there. Click on the wrong link, download the wrong file and zap — cybercriminals now hold your data hostage. A lot of organizations pay up — which, of course, is […]
On Friday last week, a ransomware cyberattack dubbed WannaCry began infecting thousands of PCs around the world. At last tally, it had locked up an estimated 300,000 computers in 150 countries. It is the latest in a long line of ransomware exploits, which encrypt a users’ data and holds it hostage until you pay up — in this case, the […]
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Most companies we talk to understand why it’s important to implement regular, systematic data backup processes. You don’t have to be an IT expert to acknowledge the value of protecting the data your business relies on. Many even acknowledge the common sense of the 3-2-1 Rule of Backup: Have at least three copies of your data; Store the copies on […]
Everyone knows they should have a disaster recovery plan for their business. Yet, it often gets shunted to the bottom of the To Do list. There are many reasons for this, but one underlying factor is that organizations tend to miscalculate the risk. There are two parts to this: underestimating the likelihood that a significant IT outage […]
A growing number of companies are turning to Microsoft Office 365. Organizations of nearly every size increasingly rely on Office 365 for storing, managing and sharing files and other data. This includes everything from Word docs and Excel spreadsheets to Exchange email, Outlook calendars and SharePoint. It’s easy to see why. As a cloud-based solution, Office 365 is incredibly […]
The Roller Coaster Effect of Downtime Downtime can wreak havoc on your entire business. It doesn’t matter if you are an OEM or a supply chain producer, unexpected disruptions cause you to lose money with idle workers, miss delivery deadlines, lose customer confidence and lose revenue. However, some manufacturing downtime is necessary and should be scheduled to […]