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10 of the Biggest Information Security Threats and Their Protections

Posted by Nordic Backup on March 21, 2017 at 9:00 AM

2017 looks to be a year where more importance is placed on information security for businesses than ever before. Viruses and data breaches will continue to present themselves as threats, leading to downtime, data loss, and rising expenses, but they won’t be the only ones. Here are 10 information security threats that will challenge IT data management and how they can be addressed:

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Topics: Business Data Security, Malicious Software Protection, Business IT, Information Technology

13 Computer Maintenance Tips to Keep your Device Functioning

Posted by Nordic Backup on March 15, 2017 at 6:00 AM

There are few things worse than taking a computer or laptop and trying to update it after missing a year or two of patches. What seems like it should just take a day can take weeks of frustration trying to get patches to work, operating systems to recognize changes, and for updates to install without glitches. In some cases the disconnect is so bad an administrator may have to effectively nuke a PC and start over fresh with a clean install.

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Topics: Information Technology, Data Loss Prevention

How to Combat Network Threats and Keep Data Secure

Posted by Nordic Backup on March 8, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Combating network threats and keeping important, sensitive data secure is one of our most important tasks in the modern business environment. Below we talk about a few additional ideas you can use to combat network threats and keep your sensitive company and customer data safe from prying, unauthorized eyes.

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Topics: Business Data Security, Malicious Software Protection

The IT Best Practices Checklist for Small Businesses

Posted by Nordic Backup on March 1, 2017 at 7:00 AM

When formulating an IT plan, it’s easy to miss something. And for every vulnerability, there exists a greater possibility for digital threats and human error that can lead to devastating consequences -- from hacks and viruses, to lost and deleted data. Following an IT best practices checklist helps you remember and strengthen each of your vulnerabilities, saves you time, money, and puts you on firmer ground in the digital world.

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Topics: Business IT

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

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