Ransom-war: 5 Hair raising ransomware statistics that will move you to rethink your data protection strategy

As remote/online working has surged over the last few years, so did cybercrime. Ransomware came back with a vengeance in 2021, in the heat of the pandemic, targeting many small and medium businesses (SMBs). This comes as no surprise since 43% of all data breaches involve SMBs. Breaches such as Solar Winds, Colonial Pipeline and … Read more

5 Practical steps to an effective incident response plan

The global increase in ransomware attacks – both in the number of organizations targeted and in the severity of the attacks – is why organizations need a robust business continuity incident response plan. Hacking, malware, and phishing scams are also rife which further underscores the need for organizations to implement a comprehensive business continuity incident … Read more

Hidden charges most cloud storage providers don’t tell you about and how to avoid it

Is there anything more seductive than cloud storage prices? Prices are given as fractions of dollars which makes quantifying the actual costs in real value near impossible. And they do this for good reason. Amazon, for example, charges $0.00000625125 for 128 megabytes of memory to support a Lambda Function while Azure charges a minute $0.01 … Read more

Ransomware in 2022: Smarter, Better, Faster

Over the past few years, we’ve seen ransomware rise in popularity. It has evolved from encrypting data for ransom to hacking backups and data theft to expose it or sell it unlawfully as part of “double extortion” schemes. The cybercriminals perpetrating these attacks have evolved from disorganized splinter groups and individuals to highly sophisticated start-ups … Read more

NRaaS – A failover and recovery solution for your entire network infrastructure

Network Recovery-as-a-Service (NRaaS), Stage2Data’s flagship offering, has taken DR as we know it to the next level. It includes your entire network including protecting and failing over your files, programs and servers.  Network recovery is similar to disaster recovery in that its purpose is to prepare a business for a disruptive event. This disruptive event … Read more

Streamline data backup and recovery with Cohesity’s comprehensive SaaS solution

As organizations globally are embracing digital transformation, Stage2Data continues to find smart and effective ways to manage, access, backup and safeguard business-critical data. Businesses are increasingly considering cloud initiatives and looking for trusted cloud managed service providers to, amongst others, modernize data centres and drive business agility. We have invested in and equipped our Canadian … Read more

The 2 most common causes of real-life DR events

Data is the foundation of almost every organization. Still, protecting data can be a huge challenge for organizations. This is due to among others persistent threats from cybercriminals, employee errors and natural disasters. We’ve all heard horror stories about unexpected business disruptions that adversely impact business operations, revenue, and customer sentiment. Unfortunately, these disruptive events … Read more

What is BCDR and why should North American business leaders take note?

In the current climate, business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) have a higher profile than ever before. Yet it often slips through the cracks of organizations’ day-to-day operations. Organizations of all sizes are increasingly dependent on digital technologies to generate revenue, provide services and support customers. However, to be able to do this, applications and … Read more

Most Innovative Cloud & Hosting Solutions Provider 2022

Stage2Data has been recognized as one of North America’s fastest-growing and most trusted cloud solution providers. The company is working with best of breed technology partners to deliver enterprise-quality services to the market, making a significant impression on the industry, the marketplace, and all its customers. For over a decade, Stage2Data has provided flawless cloud … Read more

4 Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service must-haves. Does your service provider include these?

Last year, a massive 86% of organizations (recorded across 17 countries) fell victim to successful cyberattacks, 69% were compromised by ransomware while lax employee awareness and an overall lack of skilled IT personnel further impeded IT security. And these are only the manmade disasters that organizations have to contend with; there are also natural disasters … Read more