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The Importance of IT Infrastructure Management

Posted by Nordic Backup on February 21, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Engaging in IT infrastructure management means taking control of your organization’s IT environment and experience. In a digital environment, so many factors are already outside of our control, so the more control you can create, the better off your business and technological stability will be. Below we will discuss the immediate benefits and importance of IT infrastructure management on your organization.

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Topics: Business IT, Information Technology, Data Loss Prevention

8 Ways Managed IT Services Benefit IT Departments

Posted by Nordic Backup on February 13, 2017 at 5:00 PM

As new technologies are developed and accepted, more and more businesses are realizing the benefits of offloading IT operations to a managed IT services provider. Once reserved for Fortune 500 companies, now even small to medium sized business can utilize professionally managed IT services to benefit their IT teams, the bottom line, and so much more.

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Topics: Business IT, Information Technology

7 Steps to Include in your Data Migration Plan

Posted by Nordic Backup on February 10, 2017 at 3:03 PM

 

If you’re preparing to replace or upgrade servers, conduct server maintenance, or relocate to a data center, following a data migration plan can streamline the process. Without one, there’s a high risk that, during the process of transferring your data between systems and formats, you’ll wind up with vast amounts of downtime, corrupted, lost, and misplaced files, compatibility issues and more.

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Topics: Data Management, Data Loss Prevention

How to Achieve a High Availability Architecture for Business Continuity

Posted by Nordic Backup on January 31, 2017 at 8:00 AM

Downtime matters. For Amazon.com, a minute of downtime can equate to $66,000. So while the need for high availability is clear, it also needs to be affordable for smaller businesses. Most companies are not going to buy a Fort Knox system, but something needs to be done to prevent massive access loss.

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Topics: File & Data Recovery, Business IT, Information Technology

12 Simple DLP Security Measures that Keep your Data Safe

Posted by Nordic Backup on January 24, 2017 at 8:00 AM

For organizations relying on computer systems, data loss prevention (or DLP for short) is about keeping important information safe from loss and deletion, and retrievable in the event that the worst cannot be prevented. Misplaced, stolen or damaged information often leads to unwanted and unnecessary consequences for both customers and the company, making it critical that all organization that rely on data to operate take the appropriate DLP security measures.

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Topics: Business Data Security, Data Loss Prevention

The Reason Most Cyber Risk Management Plans Fail

Posted by Nordic Backup on January 16, 2017 at 2:23 PM

While hacks and breaches involving large corporations may be the ones that make headlines, every business is a target for cyber security attacks. Yet, many small and medium sized businesses still treat cyber risk management as an add-on; performing the bare minimum prevention tasks  in fortifying their assets against hacks, malware, and other cyber risks.

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Topics: Business Data Security, Business IT, Data Loss Prevention

The True Cost of Downtime and What it Means for Your Business

Posted by Nordic Backup on January 10, 2017 at 7:05 PM

Calculating the cost of downtime stemming from loss of access to essential company documents and data is a pertinent equation every small business in the competitive marketplace of the modern world must determine. Even a few minutes of downtime, spread across multiple employees, can add up quickly -- and this number only grows as minutes become hours, days or even weeks.

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Topics: File & Data Recovery, Running a Business, Data Loss Prevention

Free Cloud Backup Exists, But is it for Everyone?

Posted by Nordic Backup on January 4, 2017 at 2:26 PM

Increasingly, internet users are expecting online assets to be provided for free. This includes things like news, movies, music, and even some softwares. While cloud backup can be hugely beneficial to individuals, and especially businesses when a data loss event strikes, for those on a budget, it can seem like just another thing you have to pay for. Because of this, some personal and business users are looking to free cloud backup as a possible solution to their data recovery needs -- one that will keep their data recoverable and do so without costing them a dime. But as with anything that sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

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Topics: Cloud Backup Comparisons, Data Loss Prevention

9 Data-Saving Computer Crash Prevention Tips

Posted by Nordic Backup on December 30, 2016 at 1:06 PM

When you have a plate full of work tasks, the possibility of computer failures and making time for preventative maintenance tasks range from afterthought to inconvenience. However, computer crashes can happen to anyone at anytime, and when they do, they can take your critical data with them. Taking good care of your computer by establishing even minimal maintenance habits can save you from a disastrous data-jeopardizing computer crash in the future.

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Topics: File & Data Recovery, Data Loss Prevention

10 Mistakes Companies Make When Choosing Cloud Computing Providers

Posted by Nordic Backup on December 22, 2016 at 12:34 PM

Cloud computing may be all the rage for companies that want to take advantage of scalable resources, efficient IT operations, and access to software enterprise-style tools otherwise not available without an enterprise network infrastructure. While these opportunities are available with the right cloud provider, a lot of what’s understood about the cloud is missed by many firms. Here are 10 mistakes commonly made with cloud computing providers that are also avoidable with good planning:

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Topics: Cloud Backup Comparisons, Backup for Businesses

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