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Five Questions You Need To Ask Your IT Department

Posted by Sean McCabe on August 31, 2017 at 3:44 PM

Having state-of-the-art, secure online storage for your company’s data doesn’t mean you can shut off your brain and relax. Sure, a solid file backup system spares you the work of changing and storing backup tapes, burning DVDs, copying your files to external hard drives, etc.

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Topics: Business IT, Data Loss Prevention, data storage

Behind Data Backup

Posted by Sean McCabe on July 24, 2017 at 4:44 PM

 

Data backup is a very common term these days, but we don’t always know or understand what’s behind it all. The major questions you have to ask are: why do we backup our data? And how should you be doing it?

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Topics: Business Data Security, Business IT, data storage

Top 3 Server Monitoring Tools for your Business

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

Years ago only the network administrator on staff for a duty shift would be pumping cups of coffee into himself while watching the data hum of the network on his monitoring screen. As long as things kept running, no massive movements of data were occurring in the middle of the night, and the electricity didn’t go out, things were good.

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Topics: Data Management, Business IT, Data Loss Prevention

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

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

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