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Eliminating Burdens – How One Successful MSP Tackles Disaster Recovery

Infrascale recently launched a series of conversations with our partners and end customers to understand how they’re achieving business outcomes and meeting their KPIs with backup and disaster recovery In our first session, Infrascale Chief Solution Architect Chris Bayne spoke with Cory Ruthardt, Executive Vice President of Technology with Simpatico, a global managed IT …

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Hurricane Season

Batten Down the Hatches –and the Servers– For Hurricane Season

Hurricane Ida recently wreaked havoc on the Southeastern and Northeastern United States. The torrential rainfall totaled more than a foot in some areas and caused the collapse of a highway in Mississippi and widespread flooding in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The Category 4 storm has not only impacted the lives of millions, but unfortunately …

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Managing BYOD

Mobility to the Max: Managing BYOD in a Work-From-Anywhere World

As the pandemic lingers, comprehensive research from McKinsey has found that the rise of remote work in advanced economies is an enduring disruption. Not only can it exist without a loss of productivity, but McKinsey estimates that 20-25% of workforces “could work from home between three and five days a week” and that “this …

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Safeguarding Business Continuity with InfoSec Risk Analysis

The ideas described in this blog also appear in Business Continuity: Where InfoSec and Disaster Recovery Meet, published in the July 2021 edition of Cyber Defense e-Magazine. The frequency and intensity of cyber attacks are finally being recognized widely across media and publicly by governments. Individuals are contemplating the hazards of their personal information …

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Microsoft Environments

Backup and Disaster Recovery for Microsoft Environments: It’s Not One-Size-Fits-All

With Microsoft being one of the major players in the market for both personal and corporate software, their products and services are widely used on a daily basis by millions of people. While the native protection features and options built into Microsoft solutions can provide you some basic assurance and may be sufficient for …

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Protecting your Organization Against Ransomware – 5 Essential Components of a Data Protection Plan

Ransomware attacks continue to be a threat to organizations of all types and sizes. New hits occur on a near daily basis, with the latest incidents including hundreds of touchscreen ticket machines taken offline, and a law firm with dozens of major corporate clients. The Verizon 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) states, “The …

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Cloud Applications Alleviate Headaches – So Should Your SaaS Backup Solution

SaaS applications such as Microsoft 365 and Salesforce bring value to organizations of all sizes. Per-user, per-month license fees eliminate the need to make commitments with big, upfront costs. These SaaS applications are enormously popular, as evidenced by Microsoft 365 being used by over a million companies worldwide. Handing off responsibility for physical data …

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Do You Think Your macOS and iOS Devices Fully Protected? Think Again

The corporate world used to be Windows-centric for its Information Technology (IT) needs, but now we’re well past the point of mixed technology environments. Apple devices now provide IT horsepower for more than 55% employees of small and medium enterprises, driven by Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) and Choose-Your-Own-Device (CYOD) policies. Apple Devices Require Protection and Management …

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File Syncing Has its Place in Modern Workplaces… but Data Protection Requires Backup (and more)

Alexey Turchanikov, VP, Product Management at Infrascale, shared his thoughts on the importance of protecting data in modern work environments – especially the difference between file sync and true data protection technologies such as data backup.  While both can be beneficial for SMB and mid-market customers, the level of data protection they provide is …

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It’s Getting Hot in Here: Cyber Attacks Are Forcing Businesses to Take Their Disaster Recovery ‘Temperature’

Media, business, and IT leaders everywhere are now in the analysis phase of another major cyber-attack. Unsurprisingly, nothing’s new about the ransomware attack method that caused Colonial Pipeline to take its systems offline for about seven days — both its business systems as the target of the attack and its pipeline operations systems as …

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