Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery – What’s the Difference?

Disaster Recovery vs Business Continuity

Business Continuity vs Disaster Recovery

Planning for the unexpected is essential for all businesses—roughly 40 to 60 percent of small businesses experiencing a disaster never reopen. When planning for these unexpected events, companies typically look to create a business continuity plan and/or a disaster recovery plan. But what is the difference between the two? 

The terms Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery are not interchangeable though many seem to think otherwise. Disaster Recovery (DR) versus Business Continuity (BC) are two entirely different strategies, each of which plays a significant aspect in safeguarding business operations.

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Top Cyber Security Threats facing SMBs today

SMB Cyber Security

Cyber Security Threats to SMBs

Most of the time, when we think about the most public cyber security attacks and data breaches, we generally associate them with large enterprises. The truth is cyber attacks are not limited by company size. 

According to the 2019 Cost of a Data Breach report by the Ponemon Institute, “small businesses face disproportionately higher costs than larger organizations when it comes to breaches.”

Small and Medium Size Businesses (SMBs) can be very profitable targets for bad actors because they have fewer resources and little in-house expertise to plan, implement, and execute a cybersecurity incident response plan. Business drivers and modernization needs make it an even trickier balancing act with the new norm of working from home. While large corporations can afford to spend vast sums of money on cybersecurity, SMBs must make every dollar count by identifying and focusing on top security threats. 

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Cloud Computing 101: Cloudy with a chance of confusion

Understanding Cloud Computing

Understanding Cloud Computing

Cloud Computing continues to grow. Different forums and analyst reports are increasingly calling out the future of businesses as they are gradually moving their workloads to the Cloud. The IDC “expects 2021 to be the year of multi-cloud” as new global work environments reinforce the need for business to be agile.

With Cloud Computing on the rise, different cloud types and services can be very consuming. It’s essential to understand the different types of clouds and the impact cloud solutions can have on your business.

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