Articles by: Michael Wrightson

Ransomware – Will You Be Held Hostage?

Ransomware – Will You Be Held Hostage?

Despite the best cyber-security measures, many organization find that their IT environments still have gaps that cyber criminals have taken advantage. Many market sectors continue to see high infection rates from ransomware. Once infected, basically an organization is at their mercy! As a result, many organization are held hostage to those who think that encrypting mission critical applications in government,[Read More…]

by February 26, 2021 Comments are Disabled Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery
Continuity Engine 2021 – A New User Experience Global Webinar Replay

Continuity Engine 2021 – A New User Experience Global Webinar Replay

The February 3rd, 2021 global webinar was attended by 170+ people. We thank everyone for attending! However if you didn’t attend, here is the highlights of what was covered: Overview of Neverfail Why Continuity Engine is Different Typical Use Cases Benefits of Using Continuity Engine Continuity Engine 2021 New User Experience Product Walkthrough The link above is the full replay[Read More…]

by February 21, 2021 Comments are Disabled Live Events
Is 2021 The Year of the Disaster Recovery Plan?

Is 2021 The Year of the Disaster Recovery Plan?

It has been a real reality check in 2020 when it comes to disaster preparedness. With a global pandemic raging across the world, it’s hard to see past the fact that a disaster recovery plan (DRP) is the right choice for your business. If you live in the Atlantic and Gulf Coast or California, you better be thinking how a[Read More…]

by January 26, 2021 Comments are Disabled Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery
Are You Susceptible to a Catastrophe?

Are You Susceptible to a Catastrophe?

It was September 9th, 2018 and we found ourselves facing a very dangerous weather situation. There was a category 4 storm coming and this time on the east coast of the United States. This particular season is unique in the fact that more than one storm headed towards United States. The result was a few thousand dead, hundreds of billions[Read More…]

by January 1, 2021 Comments are Disabled Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery
Secondary Storage vs Tape: Which is REALLY Cheaper?

Secondary Storage vs Tape: Which is REALLY Cheaper?

With the cost of operating and managing storage going skyrocketing due to huge growth data, and regulatory requirements driving companies to store data longer and longer, its difficult to understand how you can manage backups that scale. The answer in the past was always to offload data to tape to archive it long term. This allows many organizations to reduce the need[Read More…]

by July 4, 2018 Comments are Disabled Data Deduplication
If You’re in Medicine – Is BCDR Really Required?

If You’re in Medicine – Is BCDR Really Required?

Is BCDR mandatory for any organization in the medical field? The short answer is YES, its a MUST! This includes doctors, dentist, covered entities (like testing labs) and business associates (3rd parties doing business with doctors). Why is this so important? It’s because of HIPAA. For those who don’t know HIPAA is, its referred to as the Health Insurance Portability and[Read More…]

by April 5, 2018 Comments are Disabled Regulatory Requirements
How GDPR will Affect Business Continuity in the US Market

How GDPR will Affect Business Continuity in the US Market

What is GDPR? GDPR stands for the EU General Data Protection Regulation. It is data protection legislation for the European Union that defines privacy practices for our personal data. So, you might ask why are we talking about regulations that is EU based? Well, the ramifications of this regulations have global significance. Traditional data protection regulations are general regulations that[Read More…]

by February 2, 2018 Comments are Disabled Regulatory Requirements
What is Data Deduplication?

What is Data Deduplication?

When you think about disaster recovery and business continuity, you typically think about making sure your server or workstation that has data on them are protected from failure. There are many solutions that give you the ability to backup your data. These applications are countless and work pretty reliably. However, when you do implement some type of data protection technology, you[Read More…]

by December 18, 2017 Comments are Disabled Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery
Extended Power Loss Can Be Catastrophic to Small Businesses

Extended Power Loss Can Be Catastrophic to Small Businesses

I just read an interesting article by Yuki Nogushi (@YukiNogushi) at NPR. In her article she talks about the impact of extended power loss on small businesses. In her interview with Joyce Chastain, she said larger businesses have the resources and staffing to rebuild relatively quickly (during prolonged power loss). However, where small businesses are concerned she states “Smaller businesses,[Read More…]

by December 17, 2017 Comments are Disabled News
California Wildfires Cost Billions in Financial Losses

California Wildfires Cost Billions in Financial Losses

As the 2017 fire season reaches its high point, California and the United States as a whole has paid a dear price for 2 major wildfire disasters. According to a CNBC article in October 2017 the cost could reach 3 Billion in losses. The article says “The rebuilding effort is likely to take years and pose challenges to localities since there[Read More…]

by December 17, 2017 Comments are Disabled News