Mirror, mirror on the wall. Is my cloud the safest of them all? 5 Reasons why your public cloud disaster recovery plan will fail in real life

Don’t be lulled into a false sense of security that hosting your data in the public cloud makes it infallible. The public cloud has certainly helped businesses to grow but there are still data security and privacy concerns you would be well-advised to heed. If all your data is stored in the public cloud and … 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

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

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

Case Study: Onboarding Cohesity Improves Stage2Data’s Top and Bottom Lines

Enterprises are increasingly turning to managed service providers (MSPs) to accelerate cloud adoption and offer best of breed innovative solutions. We recently onboarded Cohesity’s comprehensive data management platform that includes multitenant features and robust security to grow our as-a-service offering. We realised that a new technology partner needed to come on board to ensure rapid … Read more

Case Study: St. Mary’s General Hospital selects Stage2Data and Cohesity for their backup and recovery needs

Located in the heart of Kitchener, Ontario, St. Mary’s General Hospital is the second-largest acute care hospital in the St. Joseph’s Health System and a Regional Cardiac Care Centre. The hospital proudly serves the residents of Waterloo, Wellington County with an extended reach to Dufferin, Grey-Bruce and beyond.  With its nearly 2 000 staff, physicians … Read more

Remote Work Challenges: Failure to implement, regulate or adhere to security policies

Remote work presents unique information security challenges since remote work environments don’t usually have the same or comparable safeguards to the office. When employees are at the office, they are working behind layers of preventive security controls. While not perfect, it is harder to make a security mistake while at the office. However, when devices … Read more

Remote Work Challenges: IT and cybersecurity risks

According to SHRM’s COVID-19 Business Index, almost three-quarters of US employees are currently working from home and globally, 25 to 30% of the workforce are estimated to continue working from home by the end of 2021 and post-COVID-19 according to Global Workplace Analytics. In fact, according to Gallup Research, more than half of the office … Read more

Case Study: Stage2Data rises to the challenge; provides a holistic backup and disaster recovery solution to Ennis Fabrics

James Ennis founded Ennis Fabrics in 1972 knowing that there was a better way to service customers in the textiles and supplies industry. He knew there was a better way to provide customers with what they needed when they needed it. Today, Ennis Fabrics have over 9,000 products that are distributed throughout North America and … Read more

3 Tips for SMB IT departments to strengthen their IT security strategy amidst COVID-19

A recent cybersecurity survey of more than 3000 small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) owners, conducted by Bullguard, showed that not many business owners are prepared to face a security breach and 60% of those surveyed believed they won’t fall victim to cybercrime. This combined with the impact of COVID-19 makes for a cybersecurity disaster.  For … Read more