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Backup and Recovery 101

Data backup and recovery are blind spots for many CEOs and business leaders. A recent survey of IT decision-makers reported that only 8% of their CEOs track metrics to ensure a complete recovery plan. The same study found that 58% of CEOs just wanted to know that a data recovery plan was in place, ignoring the details. With the average cost of a data breach pegged at $4.24 million, that could be an expensive mistake.

Tim Burke

5 Considerations Before Selecting a Unified Communications Platform

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.

Tim Burke

A Step-by-Step Guide to Email Migration to the Cloud

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.

Tim Burke

The 8 Most Common Cyberattacks You Need to Defend Against

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.

Tim Burke

The 3 cybersecurity questions every CEO should ask their IT team

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.

Tim Burke

How a Disaster Recovery Plan Protects Your Data

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.

Tim Burke

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