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Ransomware Attack: 3 tips for protecting your business

blog_ransomware“Ransomware damages are predicted to cost the world $11.5 billion in 2019, and $20 billion in 2021” according to ”Cyber Security Ventures 2019 Official Annual Cybercrime Report”. They go on to say that they predict that “a company will fall victim every 14 seconds by 2019, and every 11 seconds by 2021”. What many don’t realize is that these threats aren’t focused solely on large enterprises that can pay big ransoms, but instead take broad aim and seek to collect smaller ransoms from lots of companies. This focus on small to medium sized companies by hackers is often due to the fact that they have fewer security resources than their larger counterparts.

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Prepping for Cyber Disasters: 3 Steps and Custom IT Solutions

blog_img2_0719_2Is your business prepared in the event of a cyber threat? Worse yet, would you know how to react if something catastrophic were to happen to your company’s data. It’s a scary thought, however it’s important to have a plan in place to protect your business’s information. Thankfully, there are specific steps and custom IT solutions that you can implement to ensure your company’s data is as safe as possible. To get started, explore the 3 helpful tips below to better guard your data this year.

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ABCs of Disaster Recovery

Carl Miller on Sep 3, 2019 8:59:00 AM Disaster Recovery, Backup, Cloud

racksquared_blog_img2_0819_2Picture this: you walk into the office on Monday morning after enjoying a great weekend, and login to your company’s computer system. Instantly, you can tell something is wrong. Several of the files you frequently use for your job are gone!

Although it’s normal to feel a sense of panic when this happens, try to remain calm. Data disaster recovery, while overwhelming, doesn’t have to mean the end of the world for your business. In the event of a cyber threat, an internal mishap with your business’s data, or a natural disaster, there are several steps you can take to get your company back on track and operating smoothly again.

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Bringing your data to cloud backup: What does it take and why?

Carl Miller on Aug 31, 2019 9:38:00 AM Disaster Recovery, Veeam, Backup

racksquared_blog_img1_0819_2If your business is ready to take data security more seriously this year, implementing cloud backup is a great place to start. There are several important benefits of cloud services. When you back up your information in the cloud, you’re ensuring that your company’s documents, contracts, spreadsheets and more are protected if the original copy gets misplaced at the office. You’re also protecting yourself if documents are destroyed in the event of a natural disaster such as flooding or a fire.

Moving your data to the cloud doesn’t have to be an overwhelming process. Discover three easy steps to get started today.

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What to look for in a proactive data center partner

Carl Miller on Aug 1, 2019 10:42:00 AM Managed IT Services, Colocation, Cloud

blog_img1_0719If you’re considering outsourcing some of your company’s IT responsibilities, we understand that the process of finding the ideal proactive data center partner can seem a little daunting. You may be wondering which specific elements to look for in a data center partner, or how to get started in your search. The good news is that we can help.

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Colocation: The Who, What, and Why of this Data Security Option

Carl Miller on Jul 8, 2019 10:58:00 AM Security, Colocation, Data Center

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As a business, it can be challenging to predict where a company's infrastructure will be five years down the road. That's why many companies are choosing to partner with a colocation provider.

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Racksquared: A HIPAA Compliant Data Center

Carl Miller on Jul 8, 2019 10:51:00 AM Cloud, HIPAA, Data Center

racksquared_HIPAA_blog_img_0619_2In today’s modern world, digital innovations are enabling healthcare organizations across the globe to reduce cost, boost competitiveness, while also allowing quick access to data in real-time. With the introduction of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, we’ve seen a complete shift in the past decade with more and more healthcare organizations investing in technology and services to protect their company’s data.

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What Recent Ransomware Attacks Have Taught Us

Carl Miller on Jun 24, 2019 12:41:00 PM Security, Managed IT Services, Backup

racksquared_ransomware_blog_img_0619_2IT systems these days are so critical to the success of any business, but even with the conveniences afforded by technological advancements, many companies don’t have a disaster recovery plan in place should they experience unplanned downtime. According to the State of Global Disaster Recovery Preparedness Annual Report, 57% of IT professionals surveyed have had at least one system outage in the past three months and 60% of companies don’t have a fully documented disaster recovery plan. Organizations need to prepare for everything from natural disasters to cyber-attacks.

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Outsourcing to a proactive data center partner

Carl Miller on Apr 15, 2019 1:12:00 PM Managed IT Services, Data Center

racksquared_social_proof_blog_img_0419Historically, cost savings has always been a big factor behind data center outsourcing. Cost reduction will remain a key element driving the choice to outsource to a data center partner, but companies also realize the value of proactive services because of improved uptime, compliance, and reduced risks. According to various market reports, data center outsourcing is the most effective way to manage IT infrastructure, enabling organizations to focus on innovating their business. When you consider this and what others are saying, it’s actually hard to find a reason to keep all data center operations in-house.

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How the AS/400 Server is making an Impact

Carl Miller on Apr 15, 2019 12:48:00 PM IBM Power, Data Center

Racksquared_blog_AS400-SoftwareIf you’re an IT professional, you’ve probably heard of IBM’s AS/400. You might know someone with this in their job title or seen certifications for it. But many of us are wondering whether the platform that was introduced back in the 80s is still relevant today. As we approach the digital age and ground-breaking discoveries in artificial intelligence, we’d like to take a look at the AS/400 and discuss why this server is still making an impact.

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