What Is Disaster Recovery & When Does It Matter?

Disasters happen all of the time. From fires to floods to cyber-attacks, nature – both human and environmental – can throw many hazards in the path of hard-working businesses. Increasingly, technology is the backbone of organisations. When something goes wrong with IT, companies can find it impossible to recover.

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Is There Room In Your Budget For Disaster?

There are no two ways about it: disasters cost money. The moment IT infrastructure is turned off, business stutters to a halt. It might be due to a malicious attack, or it could be something as simple as a power cut. Money does not discriminate. Knowing how to prepare for what UK government statistics show are inevitable eventualities makes all the difference, but how should you invest? After more than 30 years of providing 24/7 support, TMB has some experienced insight, so read on.

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How To Decide On Your Disaster Recovery Solutions In London

Companies in London enjoy economic benefits, but it comes at a cost. The lucrative postcode creates an automatic target for cyber criminals, whilst the population density means that a neighbouring office’s system upgrade can easily take your business offline. Working in London increases the disaster risk, so having a reliable disaster recovery solution is important. Here are the answers to a few common questions.

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Disaster Recovery: How Much Time Is It Worth?

Whether it is a ransomware attack, equipment failure, or an honest mistake, IT disasters happen all the time. The headlines speak for themselves: “We’re on our knees,” pleaded TSB in 2018, after a network upgrade led to millions of customers being denied access to their accounts. T-Mobile, Google, Facebook, and Quora all faced costly and embarrassing breaches, flouting protocol in a year that was dominated by the strict GDPR rollout. Are you prepared if an IT security disaster were to strike your business? Read on to find out.

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Disaster Recovery: What Is It, And Does Your Business Need It?

Backing up is critical, but so is recovery.

If the arrival of GDPR hasn’t driven the message home already, let us remind you: data matters. All businesses rely on data in numerous ways, and it has real value, including financial value. Yet many organisations don’t have a proper backup and disaster recovery (DR) strategy in place. In fact, a lot of business owners don’t even know what the difference is between the two.

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Are Cloud Backups Safe?

Online storage is handy, but it's not without risks.

The ability to store copies of important data online is something that many individuals and businesses find invaluable. Millions of users sign up to services like Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive, and there’s a huge market for enterprise-grade solutions like Veeam and Unitrends. It’s quick, convenient and cost effective. But are cloud backups safe?

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Does Your Business Delete Data Well Enough?

Recovered files can be a goldmine for criminals and competitors.

How do you completely delete data from hard disks and solid-state drives? Do you simply hit Delete and then empty your computer’s recycle bin? Or do you take things a step further and format your drive? Either way, the information you’re trying to get rid of is likely still retrievable. In fact, it’s almost impossible to ever delete anything entirely, and for businesses and other organisations, that can easily spell trouble.

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Data Recovery For SMEs Is More Than A Luxury

How would data loss affect your business?

Every business, no matter how large or small, should have a data recovery strategy. Like seatbelts in cars, hopefully you’ll never need them, but if the worst does happen, you’ll be glad they’re there.

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Ransomware May Be Down, But Other Types Of Malware Are Thriving

There’s good news, and there’s bad news.

Ransomware – the insidious form of computer malware that locks users’ computers and demands money to unlock them – seems to be on the decline. That’s one of the key findings from the 2018 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report, which recorded a massive 71.2% drop in ransomware attacks in 2017.

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When Bad Updates Attack - And How To Deal With It

Meltdown and Spectre patches show just how wrong patches can go

Bolstered security, new features, performance tweaks, visual improvements – all good reasons to install updates. And whether you’re using a Windows PC, a Mac, a smartphone or a tablet, you’ll find yourself frequently downloading and installing updates to make your software better. Unfortunately, though, it doesn’t always go according to plan…

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