Relocating is said to be one of life’s most stressful experiences. Even with careful preparation and planning it costs time, money and energy. When it comes to moving offices, this is compounded even further. Important documents, files and valuable assets need to be relocated without being damaged, all whilst keeping the business up and running and making sure employees can continue to work as much as possible.
When looking for a Cloud Backup provider it’s essential to understand the security measures, costs, and reliability of their systems. Here at RISC IT Solutions we offer Clunk Click Online Pro, our very own combined Backup and Disaster Recovery (DR) solution. We thought we’d share the 9 most common questions we get asked with our answers and explanations.
Free email services are everywhere these days; they’re a simple, cheap option when you’re just starting out and lots of businesses take advantage of them. However, as your business matures, using consumer-grade email can limit you. When you don’t have the flexibility, productivity and security you need to grow, “free” starts to seem pretty expensive.
Whether you’re working in your office or on the go, you get a familiar, top-of-the-line set of productivity tools. Office applications —always the latest versions—let you create, edit, and share from your PC/Mac or your iOS, Android , or Windows device with anyone in real time.
By understanding the different types of cloud and looking at what circumstances they can be applied to, you will be able to pick and mix according to your business requirements.
There are three main types of cloud computing – namely public, private and hybrid – all working on the basis that you access a combined hardware and software platform through the internet. Being a Cloud Service Provider, If you're unsure about which type best suits you drop us a line and we can help.
As you know, backing up is just one aspect of protecting your data. Being able to recover and then restore your data is equally as important. If your clients are not backing up with you, or you’re not sure of your backup provider, why not set them the Restore Challenge?
All good IT managers understand the importance of protecting business-critical data from both external and internal threats. However, what separates the good IT managers from the great is their ability to employ data protection strategies. This includes backing up and protecting vital data whilst ensuring the performance of your network is not adversely affected by the process.
When looking at your infrastructure and deciding on Cloud vs On Premise Servers (Tin), one thing that’s often overlooked is the cost of potential downtime caused by hardware failures, most commonly disk or RAID failures.
If you have a highly transactional database (like a CRM or stock management system) and if your physical server has a failure, then what does that downtime cost the business while you are waiting for a replacement part and installation?
The NHS was just one of the victims in the major international WannaCry attack that took place in May this year. Close to 600 GP surgeries and over 80 NHS trusts were affected, with many resorting to pen and paper and sending patients away. The attack, which affected upwards of 100,000 organisations worldwide, is thought to have been the biggest online extortion attack in recorded history. However, a recent Government report has revealed that the NHS could have prevented falling victim to the attack if it had followed some basic cybersecurity measures.
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Social media has, without a shadow of a doubt, become central to our way of life. And yet, while millions use these platforms on a daily basis, they are not without their pitfalls. In particular, online privacy and information security constantly come under the spotlight.
There are many causes of data loss: human error, malware and hardware failure are just a few of them. In an event of data loss, backup allows you to restore your data and continue with business as usual. However, one of the most important aspects to consider is the amount of time it will take to get back to business; how long will it take to restore your data and when will that data be from?
The National Cyber Security Centre - part of intelligence agency GCHQ - started work in October 2016 with a £1.9bn five-year vision to make the UK the safest place to live and do business online.
Although this will undoubtedly improve the underlying security of the UK Internet, NCSC chief Ciaran Martin stated: "Government cannot protect business and the general public from the risks of cyber-attack on its own. It has to be a team effort from the public and private sectors. It is only in this way that we can stay one step ahead of the scale and pace of the threat that we face."