Edge computing has become one of the fastest-growing trends in data storage, cloud computing and hybrid IT. But what, exactly, is edge computing? Basically, it is what it sounds like: service providers that operate at the “edge” of existing data centers, rather than in a central data warehouse or in
Cloud solutions have grown increasingly popular in recent years, and for good reason. By placing all of your company’s computing services – including software, programs and data – in the cloud, employees can access everything they need to do their job with just an Internet connection. As the workforce becomes
If you’ve been tasked with writing disaster recovery and business continuity plans for your company, you may be confused. Are disaster recovery and business continuity the same thing? Can I write just one plan to cover both? Although they seem similar, disaster recovery and business continuity are different. They play
Today, when you pay attention to the news, you hear a lot about data breeches, natural disasters and the inevitable network failure. It pays for every company to have a Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity plan in place for their business. No business can sustain a network failure of any
The largest data threat of 2016 is ransomware, or crypto viruses. Companies need to ensure that they protect themselves and educate their employees about this threat. The Milwaukee BizTimes published an article this week saying, “At the end of March 2016, 93 percent of all phishing emails contained encryption ransomware,
With the recent flooding in the Southern Region of the US from the spring storms, companies had to implement their disaster recovery practices for their data. There were several companies who lost their data due to flooding within their companies and server rooms. How could this crisis have been averted?