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Keeping your Business Relevant in 2017

Posted by Monica DeStefano Thu, Jan 19, 2017

So, you planned out your year, financially, focusing maybe on stabilizing your position in the market or growing your foot print.  You’ve crossed your “T’s” and dotted your “I’s” on your budgets, sales quotas and projected projects for the upcoming year.  You’re ready to start the year out with a bang…or are you?  Did you think to add technology upgrades to plan for increasing revenue and market share? 

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Topics: Business Continuity

The Distinction Between Data Backup and Business Continuity

Posted by Cathie Briggette Mon, Feb 29, 2016

Written by Brandon Garcin on Feb 29, 2016 6:00:00 AM on Continuum MSP Blog

Believe it or not, the first data backups were made on paper. Dating back as early as the 18th century, the “technology” was used in the form of paper tapes constructed from punch cards to control the functions of automated machinery such as textile looms. The concept of these cards was then further developed by IBM in the early days of data processing, where data input, storage and commands were captured using a series of hole punches.

IBM Archives:   https://www-03.ibm.com/ibm/history/exhibits/storage/storage_350.html

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Topics: Cloud Computing, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity

What are Managed IT Services

Posted by Cathie Briggette Tue, Feb 03, 2015

What are Managed IT Services?

IT managed services let you offload specific  IT operations to a service provider, known in tech parlance as IT Managed Services Provider. The IT managed service provider assumes ongoing responsibility for monitoring, managing and/or problem resolution for selected IT systems and functions on your behalf.

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Topics: Managed Services, Business Continuity

Data Breach Resources

Posted by Melissa Cocks Wed, Dec 31, 2014

List of Data Breach Resources

Compilation of External Links

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, Data Security, Business Continuity

Office 365 - Part 3 - Non Profits, Government, Enterprise and Small Business Technology Options

Posted by Davide Palumbo Thu, Sep 25, 2014


Office 365 also offers option plans designed for non-profit organizations and government entities.

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Topics: Cloud Computing, Microsoft, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity

Are Your Employees Surfing the Internet Safely?

Posted by Nick Deluca Wed, Apr 11, 2012


Higher costs, lower productivity, and legal issues are just some of the risks a company can be exposed to by simply surfing the web. Malware, formally known as malicious software, is the most omnipresent agent of chaos when it comes to web-based offensive content. Whether your company is a small, medium, or large sized business, it can be particularly helpful to install software that combats malicious content automatically.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, 201CMR17.00, Data Security, Business Continuity

Why SMB's should use VoIP Telecommunications Technology

Posted by Nick Deluca Fri, Feb 03, 2012

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is an umbrella term used to describe some of the most rapidly budding technology in the telecommunications industry. Juxtaposed to the public switched telephone network (PSTN), VoIP has surpassed the conventional hard-line office telephone systems in practicality and cost. However, some SMB’s are likely reluctant to switch over due to security and congestion concerns. Like cloud computing and storage, protection is the prime concern though it is important to note that as VoIP increases in sophistication, so too does security.

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Topics: Business Continuity

When to Use Mirroring as a Data Recovery Solution

Posted by Lana Tkachenko Wed, Nov 02, 2011

So far we have discussed tape backup, snapshot backup and data replication as examples of data recovery solutions. Each of these methods copy data on a computer in case a disaster recovery is necessary. Mirroring is another type of data recovery solution that is often used to create multiple drives with the same information. It works by linking two systems together that will continually match each other. For example, when “File A” is created on a computer, it will be saved on two separate disks at once. Mirroring is used for a variety of reasons—for data backup, for faster downloads in different geographic locations, and to balance a server load.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity

RAID: Data (Disaster) Recovery Solution

Posted by Elise Drake Wed, Aug 10, 2011

What is RAID?

RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) was first introduced in 1987 by David A. Patterson, Garth A. Gibson and Randy Katz at the University of California. More importantly, RAID is a well known and widely used form of data protection and disaster recovery.

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Topics: Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity

Are You in the Fog? How Cloud Computing Can Help Your Small Business

Posted by Elise Drake Mon, Jun 06, 2011

Cloud computing has become increasingly more prominent in the technology world.  More companies are creating online based applications like GoogleDocs or Microsoft Office 2010 to be used in the cloud.  It’s beginning to create quite the stir and as a small business owner, you may find yourself thinking about it more and more.  But do you know if it can actually help your business? Let’s take a look at the different dimensions of cloud storage and how it may change the way you run your business:

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Topics: Cloud Computing, Business Continuity