5 Questions you should ask when evaluating your Disaster Recovery Provider

Choosing the right disaster recovery partner is a big decision. And with so many DR providers to choose from, it is important to make the right choice seeing that the life of your business might depend on it.  Here are 5 great questions we suggest you ask your DR provider before making a final decision: … 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

How business leaders can manage the security risk of working from home during COVID-19

In a previous post, we discussed how to navigate work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our focus was specifically on business continuity planning and business process automation to reduce the impact on employees and operations. Assuming that organizations have by now settled into the new normal of social distancing and digital rules, meetings, classes … Read more

Cybercrime in the first quarter of 2020 – it’s not a question of if, but when…

“The average time to identify a data breach is 279 days” “More than two-thirds of all DDoS attacks originate from China” “Cybercrime will cost the world $6 trillion a year in 2021” “Year-over-year ransomware downtime costs are up 200%” With the first quarter of 2020 nearing its end, we take a look at the cybercrime … Read more

Case Study: Wood & Associates satisfied with Stage2Data’s full recovery and managed backup services

After more than 30 years in business, Wood & Associates have integrated the best of traditional, new, and emerging media to give clients’ marketing the best of ALL worlds, by using tried and true direct mail techniques that work. Adding a web component allows for accurate real-time data capture and mobile elements that improve access … Read more

Ransomware attack on multi-million dollar Ontario construction firm – make sure you are protected

“A multi-million dollar Ontario construction firm that has worked on major federal and provincial projects including facilities for national defence and police stations has been hit by a ransomware attack.” Serious questions arose when a Canadian construction firm working on both military and federal contracts worth millions of dollars was hit by a ransomware attack. … Read more

The Enterprise’s Guide to IT-as-a-Service

Before discussing IT-as-a-service you first have to understand enterprise IT. In a nutshell, enterprise IT is the secure consumption of services from two or more sources such as private cloud, public cloud and traditional IT. Its goal is to enable the integration of applications, data and services, to compose, orchestrate and manage workloads and to … Read more

Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) for the SME/SMB market – The time is now!

Being cut off from crucial data for a lengthy period of time is every business’s worst nightmare. Something as malicious as ransomware, uncontrollable like severe weather, or innocent such as human error (or ignorant) can trigger a crisis like this. Notwithstanding the reason, the results will still be devastating. Here’s what you need to know: … Read more

Backup versus DRaaS: Why You Need Both

With always-on consumers, unrelenting cyber threats and the cost of downtime, backup and disaster recovery solutions have become essential components of any successful business. However, when deciding on the appropriate solution, decisionmakers are often mistaken about what constitutes disaster recovery and what backup. As often they think backup is a complete or sufficient solution should … Read more

Five Advantages of Moving Disaster Recovery to the Cloud

Until the advent of the cloud, protecting crucial business applications and workloads traditionally required building and maintaining a second on-prem data center which was a costly commitment and a massive operational exercise. Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) solutions can now extend data centers into the cloud at a fraction of the costs. The latest DRaaS report from … Read more