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Without a proper business continuity plan in place, business productivity can plummet, and operations can suffer serious downtime in the event of a disaster. Each incident can elicit different consequences, so being prepared for anything gives companies the best shot at survival.
Getting a current and well-tested plan in the hands of a trusted team member that is responsible for executing on any part of the plan is essential. No matter the industry or size of a business, lacking a proven business continuity plan could put you out of business for good.
What is Business a Continuity Plan?
Business continuity planning is the process of creating prevention and recovery tactics to deal with disasters or emergencies. An effective business continuity plan:
Your data loss prevention strategy should not only protect against external threats, but also take into account the power your own employees hold to make or break your security posture. Begin structuring your policies from the inside out with the assistance of this expert checklist.
It’s frequently said that the people are what make an organization. That’s why companies spend countless resources making their workplace the best possible environment for employees to continue returning to. Learn more about how your employees can be assets and threats at the same time, how to mitigate that risk through education and engagement, and also practical security tips to prevent losses or breaches caused by human intervention.
Three out of four companies are failing in cloud disaster preparedness and wait until a cloud disaster strikes to realize the necessity of a disaster recovery plan. The good news is that most cloud disasters don’t simply materialize out of thin air, and there are elements that your company can control in order to significantly reduce your risk of damage from natural disasters, data breaches, cyber-attacks and more.
COVID-19 has turned the world upside down with many businesses expecting a bleak outcome. What we do know is, innovators unafraid of change and businesses making a real impact for those they support can be extremely resilient. Download our guide for an essential pandemic checklist with insight from the Nation’s top experts on how to not only endure a pandemic but emerge even stronger.
No one likes to think about disaster striking their business, but ignoring the risks is the worst possible approach to disaster recovery and business continuity planning. The bad news is that the risk of unplanned business downtime is probably higher than you think—and the costs can be enormous.
If your organization isn’t as secure as it could be, what can you do? The current market for security tools is hard to navigate. Forty-five major vendors offer 85 major security tools from which organizations can choose. Once the tools are purchased, you are left on your own to integrate and layer these tools, which are oftentimes incompatible with each other.
What are the most common types of data breaches? What can you do to prevent a breach and, if a breach occurs, how can you contain the impact? Our whitepaper answers these questions with actionable recommendations and resources to help protect your organization.
Iowa Select Farms was in dire need of an upgraded core infrastructure. Improving where and how this new system would operate was pivotal for the company in order to facilitate the new technology initiatives it had envisioned in all of its member locations.
They needed a complete restructure and redesign of an on-site corporate data center to create an active DR environment that would be compatible with Microsoft Hyper-V. Without the implementation of a solid infrastructure, any new initiatives were guaranteed to be flaky and inflexible.
For almost six decades, Goodwill Central Texas has relentlessly focused on a single goal: empowering people to work. More than 100,000 Central Texans are unable to find stable employment on their own. Our education and job training, retail stores and business services, and community partnerships enable us do whatever it takes to transform lives through the power of work.
David Weekley Homes had two issues with the colocated IT environment they operated out of a data center in Houston, Texas: (1) with an in-house IT staff capable of handling much of their day-to-day IT functions, the fully managed solution they were contracted for was largely under-utilized, causing a greater expense than necessary, and (2) the location of their business and IT environment near the gulf coast presented availability and uptime concerns should this hurricane-prone region be impacted by a disaster.
Due to these concerns, David Weekley Homes was looking for a data center partner located in a geographically stable region that could serve as an extension of their IT department. They were seeking the expertise and flexibility to perform higher level tasks, like virtualization and backups. They did, however, want to maintain control over their environment with hands-on support delivered in a structured format to provide the most cost-effective means to run their operation.
As IBT’s organization continued to grow, they realized they needed a network that would support their business. They were looking to increase network reliability and improve productivity. With locations spread across the country, IBT needed more bandwidth and a solid network that would future-proof them for continued growth to scale and succeed.
LightEdge built roadmaps to completely overhaul their network and core infrastructure and to replace IBT’s current services with AT&T. IBT had found a true technology partner in LightEdge. LightEdge was able to provide IBT with 25X more bandwidth at 20 percent less of the cost of AT&T. This SD-WAN and LTE wireless backup opened up everything as far as improving productivity across all of IBT’s locations.
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