|5 Tips for new BCP technology|
Businesses of all sizes should take the time to implement business continuity plans if they want their business to survive a potential disaster. In order to do this, you need technology to support your plans. Even businesses with plans in place need to replace their technology eventually. The issue is how you know when to do this. To help, here are five tips that can signify when new technology is needed.
1. New technology and systems offer increased resilience
When it comes to continuity and the systems supporting it, businesses need to ensure that they are resilient. This means implementing hardened systems that will remain working in adverse environments; systems like UPS (uninterruptible power supplies), etc., so that should a disaster occur services will still be available.
Beyond this, it is a good idea to implement systems that can be switched from one location to another quickly and easily. A good example of this is implementing cloud storage and backup which can be recovered to other systems with minimal fuss.
Technology that increases the resilience of your systems and continuity plans is worth implementing.
2. Enhanced data protection and availability
During and after a disaster, it is vital that businesses have access to their data. If your data is not protected in an efficient manner, or easily accessible once it has been backed up, you could see a decrease in business effectiveness and delays in fully recovering.
Technology or systems that enhance data protection and availability over your existing systems are worth including in an upgrade, so that you can benefit from data being available when you need it most.
3. Systems offering increased communication
Communication during and after a disaster is crucially important if your business is to survive and recover full operations. When a company faces disaster, communication networks need to be strong and available at any time. So, if you can find systems that enhance the ease and effectiveness of your communications then these could be worthwhile upgrading to.
4. New technology is available to simplify plan development and auditing
If you have developed a continuity plan in the past, you know that it can be a time consuming task. While essential, many business owners do not have the necessary time to commit to this. This is where systems and technology can help.
A system that makes the auditing and development of plans easier may be worth including in an update.
5. Technology that decreases costs
With businesses operating on narrower margins, many business owners want systems to keep costs low or at the very least ensure costs don’t rise. If the systems you are looking at have been proven to reduce operating costs, then it may be a good idea to consider them.
It is important however to not integrate technology simply to save money. You should aim for solutions that are affordable, but that will also offer these worthwhile benefits and more.
We recommend talking to us to find out how we can help you find the services and technology your business needs to ensure your business continuity is not only working but will also deliver when you need it.
|5 Online security tips|
Any business with Internet-based systems should be taking the appropriate steps to ensure that their activities and information are secure from the ever-expanding number of online threats. This can be tough, especially for businesses who operate almost exclusively online. To help, here are five tips that can help keep your online activities safe from attacks.
|IMAP or POP email protocols?|
Email is an essential tool for a business’s productivity. While there are a wide variety of email programs out there, almost all of them rely on one of two major protocols: POP or IMAP. As a business owner, it would be a good idea to know what these protocols are and which of the two is better for your business.
|What comes after Windows 8? Windows 10!|
Since the release of Windows 8, Microsoft has noted that they will be releasing an update to Windows nearly every year. This year, in late September, the company announced the next version of Windows – Windows 10. When it is released users will benefit from a number of useful features being introduced. Here is a quick overview of some of the more interesting ones we know about so far.
|Social media content to share|
Social media, for many companies, has become an integral part of their overall marketing strategy. In order to be successful with your social marketing initiatives, you need to develop content that users will share. This is easier said than done though, especially when it comes to selecting the type of content to develop. Here are five types of popular content that should be shared.