Showing posts from December, 2017

Questions to Ask Yourself Before Signing Up For A Disaster Recovery Plan

Having a disaster recovery plan is the most important step in salvaging your IT infrastructure when catastrophe strikes. If you don’t have an in-house IT department, your next best move is to turn to a managed services provider. However, not all disaster recovery plans are created equal. The advanced level planning may be intimidating, and there are a few questions you should ask yourself (and your provider) before signing up for any disaster recovery plan. What Is My RTO / RPO? RTO and RPO may sound like technology mumbo-jumbo, but they actually stand for: ·          Recovery Time Objective: In simple terms, the amount of downtime and the estimated recovery time. ·          Recovery Point Objective: In simple terms, the amount of data loss you can tolerate. In other words, the point in your system’s history that you can expect to return to. Both terms are related, but have different meanings. Your RTO is basically how long your business can last with a specific s

4 Ways To Do More With the Cloud

  The cloud has opened a world of opportunities for businesses of all sizes. In fact, cloud technology can improve business processes, increase productivity and efficiency, and even save money in the long run. There are several ways that a cloud-based approach can help your business, especially in an increasingly technology-driven and competitive business environment. Here are four ways your business can do more with cloud. Desktop Solutions Cloud desktop solutions are gaining in popularity -- and for good reason. Microsoft’s Office 365 is a suite of programs that both you and your clients are probably using already. From Word and Publisher to Excel and PowerPoint, Office 365 can be accessed from any computer, anywhere, and at any time. Similarly, Adobe’s Creative Cloud is ideally suited for businesses with intense graphic design and document service needs. Teams of all sizes can access programs remotely and collaborate on much needed projects with ease. With a ma