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In 2013, Adobe and Target lost over 260 million records combined. These companies thought they had taken all the right precautions. They had planned for this, had systems and strategies in place, and were sure they couldn’t be hacked. But, their organizations had vulnerabilities that hackers were able to find and those precious systems and strategies weren’t enough to batten down the hatches.
No one likes the thought of data loss. Many business owners have taken the steps to invest in business continuity solutions to keep their data secure. Yet, according to analysis by IBM, many businesses are still left exposed.
More than half of businesses are playing roulette with their futures. A 2013 IBM study estimated that nearly 55% of businesses operate without a Business Continuity plan. Maybe these folks are gamblers, but we’d put our money on a lack of information. Many business owners are simply uninformed of the real dangers they face from data loss.
Data disasters have emptied the coffers at many a large business. For those able to survive an incident, it’s likely to set them back years. More likely, though, a data loss disaster will spell demise within just a year.
Insurance companies have made billions calculating risk, mitigating harm, and essentially planning for disaster. But, that doesn’t mean planning for disaster has to always feel like working with an insurance company. In the land of technology, risk management and disaster planning are more than risk pools and actuarial tables. No, in the tech world managing risk is about proactive care, timely service, tangible results, and real relationships.
As your dedicated partner in IT, we strive to provide you with information and solutions. Please read below for the latest security advisory from Golden Tech in regards to a recommendation by The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (USA Today story here).
In the event of hardware failure, file loss, theft or even natural disaster, it’s imperative that your business is able to resume without delay, in order to sustain productivity, revenue, customer satisfaction and success. A Recovery Time Objective (RTO) plus business continuity and backup plans can make downtime a thing of the past.
Cloud services could not only help businesses lower IT costs, but also increase innovation a recent study suggests --- yet another reason for businesses to make the move. Over the last few years, cloud computing has become one of the most widely used technological innovations for businesses and tech-enthusiasts alike. And why not? Cloud services give users access to their information anywhere and everywhere they happen to be, lowering costs and increasing productivity for many of the more tech-savvy companies today. However, the study suggests that lower costs aren’t the sole highlight of what cloud computing can do for you: it could also increase your innovation.
The internet boom that brought us Google, Amazon, and a thousand long-forgotten flops, is primed and ready for the next big peak. Business guru’s and financial analysts have anxiously anticipated the day they can finally yell this generation’s F-word on the trading floor. But, the threat of new entrants to the market, diminishing long-term growth, and being piloted by shareholders rather than the Zuck could mean the end of “The Facebook” and should be plenty of reason for investors to be wary.