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

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

What is Network Recovery as a Service (NRaaS) and why do I need it?

Network recovery is the process of recovering and restoring business operations on a computer network. It is similar in scope to disaster recovery to the extent that both services are tailored to prepare organizations for disasters that could disrupt, amongst others, network services. Network recovery as a service, together with an organization’s business continuity plan, … 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

Five Best Practices for Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

In our previous post we defined business continuity and disaster recovery, distinguished between a business continuity plan and a disaster recovery plan, and motivated why you need these. Today’s post deals with best practices when it comes to disaster management and ensuring business continuity. Best practices are those practices that render the best results with … Read more

When Disaster Strikes – Is Your Business Continuity Plan In Order?

Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be delving into business continuity and disaster recovery, what it means (also for your organization), and why you need it. Data loss, whether intentional or accidental, is not only inconvenient, but can have severe financial implications and indeed cost you your business.   Recent statistics … 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