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Server Management 101: Improving Uptime, Performance, and Security

Posted by Nordic Backup on April 25, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Keeping your servers up and running requires careful planning. In order to provide users with the best experience, avoid downtime, minimize security threats and avoid maintenance issues, you’ll need to implement the right server management best practices.

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Topics: Data Management, Business IT

7 Gold Standard Database Security Best Practices

Posted by Nordic Backup on April 20, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Database security requires extensive experience handling sensitive data and current knowledge of new cyber threats to databases. Your business database contains important information that cybercriminals often target in an attempt to obtain credit card numbers, personal information, and other data they could use to steal money or information. Below we discuss 7 database security best practices to help keep your company database safe and secure from prying cyber criminals looking to compromise your business and your profits.

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Topics: Business Data Security, Business IT

How to Perform Your Own IT Risk Assessment

Posted by Nordic Backup on March 28, 2017 at 7:30 AM

Engaging in annual IT risk assessments allows you to assess the threats within your IT environment. It can serve as a performance review for your department’s ability to prevent and quickly mitigate threats, a reminder of areas that need attention, and a prognosis for the future security of your data should you continue on with your current IT setup.

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Topics: Business Data Security, Business IT

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

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