When your network and data are housed in a central server room, either onsite or offsite, there is a range of disasters that can cause them to go offline. It could be fire, flood or any range of environmental factors disconnect your business systems, would you be able to continue operations? That is why disaster recovery is so critical to businesses of all sizes, so you can minimise your downtime and continue to service your customer and client base.
Data backups are vital for any business, to ensure that downtime is minimised and information is protected and restored in a rapid timeframe. Read more
Cyber security laws have changed recently in Australia, with emphasis placed on reporting breaches or facing hefty penalties. No matter what size your company, from micro to medium or large businesses, you need to have a plan in place in the instance of a security attack.
Following is a checklist of what SME’s need to know in order to protect their businesses from cyber attack.
Cybercrime is a real threat to small business in Australia today, with 516,380 businesses falling victim to attacks in 2017 alone.
Despite this, more than half of SMBs in our country are unprepared for a cyber attack.
This makes small businesses extremely vulnerable to attack, and the consequences of not being prepared can be devastating.
A natural disaster can be devastating for business, especially if it means downtime or the loss of critical information. In Australia and New Zealand, we are subject to a raft of natural disasters that include cyclones, earthquakes, fires and severe storms and flooding.
These disasters can deal out heavy damage to business premises and the server and IT technology housed within. How would you respond if a natural disaster impacted you? How long would you be out of business for? And would some—or all—of your data be lost forever?
Last year, global-leading research and advisory company, Gartner Inc, released a report predicting by 2020, 90% of organisations will adopt hybrid infrastructure services. “As the demand for agility and flexibility grows, organisations will shift toward more industrialised, less tailored options,” said DD Mishra, research director at Gartner in a statement.
When you are setting up or upgrading existing IT operations in small business, there are many new technologies and considerations to factor in.
Here is your ultimate checklist to ensure all your IT needs are met and that your data and business operations are secure and available to access by all staff members.
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