Finding the Right Business Continuity Service Provider: Five Questions You Should Ask

You have made the important decision to roll out business continuity within your organization. Your next step is to engage a specialist business continuity service provider to help turn that decision into actionable steps.   By asking the five questions below you should be able make an informed decision. 1. Cost Most organizations are primarily concerned … Read more

First Half of 2019: Business Continuity Trends and Challenges

In a survey conducted by Continuity Central, respondents were asked: “What level of changes do you expect to see in the way your organization manages business continuity during 2019?” From the answers collected, the top five change trends that emerged were the following:  22% of the respondents indicated that they will be making major revisions … Read more

File Archiving as a Service: Save backup costs by moving your data to Stage2Data Cloud Archives

Introducing File Archiving as a Service – FAaaS Most organisations’ data accumulates over time which means much of the data is no longer critical in ongoing business operations. Stage2Data offers a secure archive service where your redundant and irrelevant files are moved from on-premise and safely stored in our private cloud data center. By offloading … Read more

Five of the Biggest Data Breaches of the 21st century

Data breaches have become a daily occurrence. In this post we detail the biggest data breaches of the 21st century focusing specifically on how big the risk or damage was to the organization, insurers and users as opposed to how many records were compromised. What is a data breach? A data breach occurs when unauthorized … Read more

Four Must-Knows About Cloud Hosting

Storing and managing information is critical to an organization’s continuity. “Moving to the cloud” is becoming increasingly attractive to organizations, but how many of these organizations really understand the cloud and what such a move entails? Preparing to move to the cloud requires you to have an informed strategy before embarking on this journey. In … Read more

Three Key Components of a Business Continuity Plan

How quickly you bounce back after a disaster may depend on how well you plan before it. Data is one of, if not the most, important resources for any organization. And, protecting it from disaster, whether intentional or accidental, is no longer optional. As we have mentioned in our previous post, keeping an up to … Read more

Understanding Hacking Strategies (How Hackers Hack)

The techniques employed by hackers are constantly evolving and so are their tools. Data theft is the end goal for numerous attacks, with hackers seeking predominantly personal data, credentials, and credit card information. In order to steal this data, hackers compromise online platforms such as bookings sites, social media sites and e-commerce websites. It is … Read more

Choosing a Cloud Service Provider

In this final instalment of our Cloud Backup article series, we guide you through the process of choosing a cloud service provider. When choosing a cloud service provider, the reliability and capability of the cloud service provider are crucial. A recent study by IT industry association CompTIA found that very few companies conduct a comprehensive … Read more

The difference between Cloud Backup and Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery (BCDR)

Cloud backup has been discussed in detail in a previous post and can succinctly be described as backing up data to a remote, cloud-based server. As a form of cloud storage, cloud backup data is stored in, and accessible from multiple distributed and connected resources that comprise a cloud. Conversely, business continuity and disaster recovery are intertwined … Read more

Five Advantages of moving to Cloud Backup

Businesses are increasingly moving to cloud backup, which makes a cloud backup platform that will ensure the safety and protection of your data non-negotiable. Failing to do so can result in your organization losing critical data through natural disasters or malware. Below we have listed some of the advantages and benefits of using cloud backup: 1. It … Read more