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DartPoints and Immedion Combine - Expanding Colocation and Interconnection Further to the Edge

May 2021

DartPoints, an owner and operator of edge colocation data centers designed to facilitate carrier-neutral interconnection that improves access to and performance of data, has closed on its acquisition of Immedion, first announced in March. Immedion is a provider of colocation, cloud, and managed services with eight data centers in seven markets throughout South Carolina, North Carolina, Ohio and Indiana.

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3 Ways to Prepare for an Active Severe Storm Season

May 2021

Spring has finally sprung, but don’t let the sunshine and warm weather distract you from preparing for what is one of the most active times of the year for severe storm outbreaks. While much of the Midwest braces for tornado season to pick up steam, those in the coastal region have less than a month to prepare before hurricane season begins in June. Following a record 30 named storms in 2020, AccuWeather meteorologists are forecasting yet another active hurricane season this year. On top of that, a strong La Niña, (the same climate pattern behind 2011’s historically catastrophic tornado outbreak,) is driving predictions for a supercharged tornado season this spring. Experts are urging those in storm-prone areas to make early preparations.

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How to Simplify Your Backup and Recovery Experience

March 2021

Today, ransomware is a multibillion-dollar operation, and your data is the main target of malicious actors. While security measures are important, no system is one hundred percent secure and incidents do happen. If all else fails, backup and recovery are a crucial last line of defense to recovering clean systems after an incident and getting back to business as usual.

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2021 IT Trends: Part Two

February 2021

We recently interviewed Immedion’s Vice President and CTO, Brad Alexander, to discuss trends and predictions for IT strategies in 2021. In the final piece of our two-part blog series, we’ll cover the outlook for the cloud and post-pandemic security methods.

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2021 IT Trends: Part One

January 2021

For many businesses, 2020 was a year of unprecedented challenges and uncertainty. As we all adapted to changing circumstances, we searched for new, innovative ways of doing business. In the IT industry, we saw an acceleration of digital growth and transformation that will likely continue through this year and for many years to come. We wanted to know what 2021 has in store, so we asked Immedion’s own Brad Alexander, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, in an interview covering everything from security and cloud to IT strategies for success. In part one of our two-part blog series, we discussed the pandemic’s impact on IT decision making and 2021 IT strategies.

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4 Ways Partnering with a Cloud Service Provider Accelerates Digital Transformation

November 2020

Over the past several months, the pandemic has driven organizations to accelerate their digital transformation efforts in order to keep up and survive in the current business landscape. You’re probably already aware that the cloud enables digital transformation through benefits like efficiency, scalability, cost-effectiveness and agility, but did you know that partnering with a cloud service provider could speed up and even enhance your organization’s journey to reaching its digital transformation goals?

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A Layered Approach to Modern Day Security

October 2020

As remote work becomes more permanent, many businesses are facing increased security vulnerabilities through common attack vectors like Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). Additionally, the cyber threat landscape continues to evolve and as attacks become more sophisticated, a good strategy for defending your network involves a layered approach to security. The Defense-in-Depth approach (DiD) or “Castle Approach” to cybersecurity mimics that of a castle in medieval times—multiple layers of defense mechanisms for ultimate protection against external threats. Read on to explore the Defense-in-Depth method and learn how to build a strong security strategy to combat modern day threats.

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Protecting Your O365 Data: Your Responsibility Vs. Microsoft's

September 2020

If you’re an Office 365 customer and haven’t yet adopted a backup solution for your O365 files and data, you may be under the assumption that it is automatically protected by Microsoft. Microsoft does have some built in retention policies, however the solution was not designed to provide the data protection services you need. So, when it comes to protecting your Office 365 data, just what are you responsible for and where is Microsoft accountable? We’ll examine the differences so you can better understand your vulnerabilities in Office 365.

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Building an IT Infrastructure to Support a Remote Workforce

August 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic brought widespread experimentation of remote working, and in many cases, forced the hand of companies that were not previously open to a remote work setting. Now as business leaders plan for reopening post-pandemic, many are considering more permanent remote working arrangements, and after finding that the benefits—e.g. increased productivity, improved employee satisfaction and hard cost savings on office space and supplies—have far outweighed the challenges, employers are looking to sustain those perks in the long-term.

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4 Reasons to Invest in Office 365 Backups

July 2020

As a Microsoft Gold Partner, we often run into questions from clients regarding the importance of backing up Office 365 data and files as many are under the assumption that because the data is in the Cloud it is automatically protected. In fact, according to a recent article by Tech Target, nearly 40% of surveyed organizations don’t backup their Software as a Service (SaaS) applications, mistakenly thinking that SaaS environments don’t need backup or are already backed up by the provider. If your business uses Microsoft Office 365, you may be surprised to learn that the solution was not built to provide protection or long-time retention of your data. That means that without an enterprise-class backup solution in place, you’re leaving your O365 data vulnerable, including your files within Microsoft Teams, OneDrive, Exchange and SharePoint Online. This post will uncover what those vulnerabilities are and how to protect against them with backups for Office 365.

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