Disaster

How Effective is Your Data Center’s Disaster Recovery Plan?

Disaster Recovery is an essential component of every business plan that provides a framework that plans for the worst in the event of a natural or man-made disaster. Within Information Technology: Disaster recovery (DR) is an area of infrastructure and security planning to minimize the imact of significant negative events within your organization. A disaster recovery …

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10 Key Ingredients of an Effective Disaster Recovery Plan

Floods, tornadoes, severe storms, earthquakes and hail were among the natural disasters hitting the United States in 2016. Some regions of the country, of course, are better than others when it comes to the damaging effects of Mother Nature. But companies globally have to deal with the increasing threats caused by cyber attacks. No one …

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Cyber Attacks Emerge as a Top Threat Feared by Businesses

What keeps you up at night? Or sweating during the day? More than likely, you have plenty of work-related issues that keep you stressed, including profitability, efficiency, staffing, and the company’s overall viability. But it appears that there’s a larger nightmare that has emerged as the No. 1 threat business officials fear. A recent survey …

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5 Features to Look for in a Top-Performing Colocation Center

As is the case with many company IT departments, your team is likely exploring colocation centers as an alternative to expanding your onsite data center solutions. It’s a significant move — one that requires research to determine the best fit. Colocation facilities can clearly address the need to quickly expand capacity at a reduced cost. …

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Comatose Data Center Servers may be Costing More Than you Realize

It’s been a couple years since research revealed a startling discovery: Across the board, in various industries, more data centers were sitting comatose than realized. The study, which was conducted by Stanford University and Anthesis, found that about 30 percent of servers were what they described as “comatose” — not providing computing services for at …

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How to Protect Your Company Against Growing Ransomware Threats

With about 4,000 ransomware attacks crippling companies daily in 2016, it’s apparent that this is among the top cyber threats companies will need to guard against in coming years. According to IBM Security, that number — four times the number in 2015 — reveals the alarming rate at which ransomware events are occurring. In spite …

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More Company Executives Need to get on Board with Cybersecurity

With 2016 wrapping up as one of the worst years for cyber attacks, it would be hard not to notice the widespread damage cyber criminals have had on companies, institutions, government entities and, of course, billions of individuals. Some headlines this year even revealed data breaches that occurred years ago, as with LinkedIn and Yahoo! …

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What Companies Need to Look for in a Colocation Center

With the demand for colocation centers increasing, companies face the challenge of choosing from among vendors that best accommodate their needs. In 2015, colocation services climbed to $27 billion — a record for the industry, said 451 Research. The trend can be traced to the increasing demand on data centers and the cost-savings that result …

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American Companies Vulnerable to Cyberattacks Traced to Human Error

According to a recent study, businesses operating in North America are more likely to be vulnerable to cyberattacks than their counterparts globally. And, even more disturbing, a significant number of those data breaches can be traced to problems related to human error, according to Kaspersky Lab. The study revealed that 44 percent of companies in …

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Green Trends Driving the Data Center Industry

With the demands on data centers increasing, fueled in part by the rise of Internet of Things (IoT) technology, expectations are rising for uptime to remain consistent — at 100 percent 24/7. Yet, there is also an increasing expectation that data centers will address the equally rising demand for power. The U.S. Department of Energy, …

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