Cryptolocker attack foiled again

When a customer of Plan B was hit by a cryptlocker attack last week, their file server was rendered inaccessible, leaving employees without the ability to access their files. Cryptolocker is a form of ransomware which aims to extort money from companies. By encrypting files, the attackers can demand payment in order to release the […]

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An interview with Allocate on their DR test

Allocate Software is a specialist workforce management software provider, helping over 700 public and private sector companies worldwide to optimise large, multi-skilled workforces through the use of technology. They work in fast moving environments which demand that organisations optimise the deployment of their most valuable asset: their people. Availability of their IT systems is crucial […]

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SSP IT failure cripples insurance brokers

Protecting your IT systems against failure is sometimes seen as a game of chance, and the bigger your risk appetite (or the smaller the risk) then the less likely you are to prepare fully for IT failure. But how likely is it that you will experience failure and what is the impact if you do? […]

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The ultimate DR test

In recent discussions with a financial company prospect, we were reviewing their last Disaster Recovery test. The feedback was that it went very well, and most of their IT systems were available within 2 hours, which was their RTO (recovery time objective). Generally speaking they were very happy, their DR test had worked and the compliance […]

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What is DRaaS?

Although it’s been talked about for years, and adoption rates are growing fast, we, as a DRaaS provider feel that the Disaster Recovery market place could do with a little more clarification. So, we thought we’d try to make it a bit easier for you by offering a definitive guide to DRaaS (Disaster Recovery as a Service). Discover what the […]

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How to protect your business against power interruptions

Businesses are increasingly dependent upon electrical power to operate. It’s common sense that you should guard your IT systems against the likely event that they are rendered powerless. You only need to take a look at the live list of power outages to see that there are a number of outages happening at any one […]

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A business case for Disaster Recovery – why it’s not just for IT Disasters

Often when a buyer is considering Disaster Recovery, the biggest decision is around appetite to risk. Do you decided to take a risk and have a very simple backup and recovery option or do you fully protect your business and all of your IT assets and opt for a fully managed, guaranteed recovery time (RTO) […]

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7 questions buyers are asking SaaS providers

As a supplier, you’ll be used to selling against the competition, but are you really addressing all of buyer’s concerns? No doubt a lot of your time during the sales process will be spent understanding the business and operational requirements of departmental heads, but do you get under the skin of requirements from a business […]

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A New Year’s Resolution – how to reduce IT recovery times

Forrester and Disaster Recovery Journal have been keeping a track on recovery time trends. Every 3 years since 2007 they’ve been asking whether companies have been able to recover from their most recent disruption in less than 1 hour. The results are quite outstanding and the way they’re heading we can only predict that barely 1% […]

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iZettle downtime -a customer’s viewpoint

No businesses plan to experience IT downtime, nor do they want to go through the stress of recovering from one. Unfortunately it’s an inevitable evil, and the best you can do is to plan and prepare for such an eventuality. Some do it better than others – one of our customers experienced a fire that took down their […]

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