Communications with customers, clients, colleagues, and vendors is the lifeblood of most organizations. When there is an outage in your communication system, acute problems may occur. Today, many IT professionals and business leaders are finding that the best way to build reliability and flexibility into their phone systems is to bundle key business collaboration tools into one unified communications platform.
If you suspect that now is a good time to migrate your email to the cloud, you are probably correct. Sixty million organizations have already made that decision, and cloud email adoption continues to accelerate. Email is business-critical in most organizations, and there are many good reasons to migrate the lifeblood of your communications system to the cloud.
Cyberattacks are coming at every organization from all directions, and the numbers are astounding. There were 2.5 billion malware attacks and 2.5 trillion intrusion attempts in the first half of 2021 alone. Among the most common cyberattacks, ransomware has been daily headline news for a good reason. According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), from January to July 31, 2021, 2,084 ransomware complaints were received, reflecting more than $16.8M in losses, a 20 percent increase in reported losses compared to the same time frame in 2020.
The vast majority of CEOs already know cybercriminals are lurking in every digital space. From ransomware to social engineering schemes, cyber-attacks are impossible to ignore when they make the headlines almost every day. In a global PwC survey, 71 percent of U.S. CEOs say they are “extremely concerned” about cybersecurity threats. Forty-three percent of those same respondents said they plan to increase their cybersecurity and data privacy investment by double digits to prevent business impacts as much as possible.
A disaster recovery plan empowers your business with clear, actionable steps to implement when an unexpected crisis occurs. When it comes to protecting your data, the right plan takes a proactive approach that establishes smart safeguards well in advance of an incident.
Wildfires, earthquakes, hurricanes, and massive cyberattacks—when we think of natural or man-made disasters, we often imagine major catastrophes. As we are reminded too often, these things really do happen, which is one reason I hope your organization has a Disaster Recovery preparedness plan