The recent DDoS attack against DYN’s DNS services on October 21st was a rude wake-up call to many organisations.  The attack effectively crippled many large internet websites and social media services and caused large-scale disruption to thousands of small and mid-sized businesses across the eastern seaboard of the USA. In light of this, we’d like to…

Most of the Greater Toronto Area and Southern Ontario has been reeling in the aftermath of the ice storm that at its peak left over 300,000 people and businesses without power. For businesses, the most painful part of this outage was being susceptible to losing access to their pertinent data. Now that everything relies on…

In our experience providing services to over 1500 businesses, we’ve found that IT decisions are driven by three key factors: Ongoing operational cost Sustainability and availability Competitive advantage Of course, there are many other factors that influence decisions. However, to address the factors above, business leaders usually ask us three questions. Question 1: How do…

No business should take disaster recovery (DR) lightly. Disasters are unpredictable so it is not worth jeopardizing your company’s operations and reputation by not planning ahead. Calculate your average loss of business downtime. The most prudent decision is to have a contingency plan that would not only secure your data and systems, but also help…

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