Why business continuity plans fail

Even the best managed IT services provider (MSP) can overlook certain business continuity plan (BCP) details. This is why businesses should always be on the lookout for the following pitfalls of BCP to ensure that the plan works as it should.
Over-optimistic testing
The initial testing attempt is usually the most important, because it's when MSPs can pinpoint potential pain points in the recovery plan.

Here’s how to protect your VoIP system

September 25th, 2020 VoIP

Companies that rely heavily on customer service and sales need a reliable, efficient, and effective telecommunications system. If that system breaks down even for just a day, the resulting losses can be significant. This is why you would do well to protect the company’s Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony system.

Ignore these outdated disaster recovery myths

Disaster recovery (DR) used to be an expensive solution that relied predominantly on tape backups. Today, cloud computing has dramatically changed the DR landscape, affording even small- and medium-sized businesses cheaper and more reliable DR solutions.

Use data analytics to manage backups

The amount of data that the average business manages is unprecedented. And with that shift comes an unavoidable challenge: Deciding which files and records are most important to business continuity. However, with a little creative thinking and implementation, you can ensure the security of your most critical data.

Flood-proof your business technology now

In 2018, eight hurricanes left a trail of devastation that destroyed homes and businesses. Things aren’t looking bright in 2019, as experts have warned that major hurricanes will likely occur this year, too. Businesses looking to avoid the effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma from years past must build a solid disaster recovery (DR) plan — now.