Disaster Recovery Basics for Connecticut Small Businesses

By Tom McDonald | Oct 18, 2017 9:00:00 AM

It’s still hurricane season, and as I write this, Hurricane Harvey recently swept through Texas, leaving Houston underwater, and Hurricane Irma is pounding Florida. Natural disasters cost billions of dollars, and in Connecticut, we routinely suffer from natural disasters such as winter storms and blizzards that disrupt power and shut down businesses. Then there are man-made disasters such as cyberattacks that can bring your business to its knees. No matter what the disaster, you want to restore normal operations as soon as possible, and that means understanding disaster recovery basics in order to develop a disaster recovery plan.

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A Quick Guide to Creating a Small Business IT Disaster Recovery Plan

By Tom McDonald | Aug 4, 2016 8:30:00 AM

By definition, a disaster is something you cannot plan for in advance, and in the case of your enterprise network, an unexpected IT disaster could cost your organization tens of thousands of dollars. So while you cannot anticipate disaster, you can be prepared for disaster recovery to minimize losses and get your business back online as quickly as possible.

Every organization needs an IT disaster recovery plan. It’s clearly much more expensive to do nothing than to have a disaster preparedness plan in place. Think of the potential losses from a network disaster in terms of a mathematical formula:

Losses = incident probability x cost of incident

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Basics of Disaster Recovery: How to Prepare for an IT Failure

By Tom McDonald | Nov 24, 2015 7:30:00 AM

Disaster recovery for your network is one of those things that you need to prepare for. As common wisdom goes, there are only two kinds of networks: those that have failed and those that will fail. You have to have a disaster recovery plan in place because some day you will need it. Read More >

Two Data Backup Solutions Walk Into a Bar

By Tom McDonald | May 22, 2014 9:47:00 AM

Two Data Backup Solutions Walk Into a Bar:

The first one sits down with a pile of money, and states he’s got a lot of free time on his hands and he’s going to be there all night. The second orders a soft drink, takes a few sips, and leaves.

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