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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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Is Your DR Plan Ready For a Disaster?

June 2020

While COVID-19 and keeping businesses afloat continues to weigh on everyone’s minds, protecting your data and systems may have become an afterthought. However, with businesses facing an increase in cyberattacks from opportunistic hackers and at the beginning of what experts predict to be an active hurricane season, having a comprehensive Disaster Recovery (DR) plan in place should remain a priority and could mean the difference between your business surviving or failing. While you can’t always predict when storms or other disasters will hit and how much damage they may cause, you can prepare your business ahead of time to minimize risk of data loss and downtime in the event disaster does strike. Follow these tips to get your DR plan ready for any disaster that may come your way.

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How the Pandemic Has Demonstrated the Value of the Cloud

May 2020

The current pandemic has drastically impacted how companies worldwide are functioning and how their employees are working. Through these unprecedented times, we have seen the importance of how technology can keep us connected for both business and personal reasons. While essential businesses continue to work through the kinks of operating during a pandemic, other organizations are deliberating on plans to re-open or transitioning their workforce to the “new normal”. Through this, billions of people worldwide are working remotely and pushing their IT infrastructure to the test.

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Keeping your Business Secure in a Remote Work Environment

April 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has brought new challenges to virtually every business as organizations work to implement business continuity plans and remote worker strategies. We’ve seen a surge in the amount of phishing campaigns and online scams as bad actors are increasingly taking advantage of distracted businesses -- especially their remote workers. A remote workforce poses heightened vulnerabilities, but by following these tips, you can help ensure your business and data stays safe and secure.

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Immedion's CTO Talks Current State of the Cloud - Part Two

March 2020

We recently sat down with Immedion’s Vice President and CTO, Brad Alexander, to discuss the current state of the cloud and some of the most popular cloud trends. In the final piece of our two-part blog series, we’ll uncover two more cloud trends and learn what’s on the horizon for the Immedion cloud.

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Immedion’s CTO Talks the Current State of the Cloud – Part One

February 2020

As Immedion’s Vice President and CTO, Brad Alexander has been instrumental in the development, innovation and enhancement of the Immedion cloud platform, and has seen the evolution of cloud computing firsthand. We recently sat down with him to discuss the current state of the cloud. In part one of our two-part blog series, we talked about two of today’s most popular cloud trends: hybrid cloud and multi-cloud.

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Top IT Strategy Trends for 2020

January 2020

As we shift into this new year, IT decision makers work to put their 2020 IT strategy plans into action. According to Spiceworks 2020 State of IT Report, organizations will see another year of growth and opportunity for IT innovation as 44% of businesses planned to increase their IT budgets. We’ll uncover what will be the biggest drivers of technology investments in 2020 to keep you abreast on the most pressing infrastructure, software and service priorities for this year.

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DRaaS vs. Legacy DR

November 2019

Natural disaster, human error, the next nasty malware outbreak -- the dangers of downtime and data loss lurk around every corner. Add to that the fact that 24/7 uptime and accessibility has become a necessity for most businesses, this makes Disaster Recovery (DR) more crucial now than ever before. Because of these factors impacting today’s business environment and for its ease of use, many organizations have shifted their DR solution to Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS). We’ll discuss the difference between a legacy DR solution and DRaaS to help you determine which approach is best for your business.

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Why Offsite Backups Are Critical

October 2019

As enterprise data collection continues to grow at an exponential rate, so does the associated risk for potential data loss. Your data is one of the most valuable assets of your business. You already know that backups are vital for its protection and retention, but don’t be fooled -- not all backup methods provide equal protection. If you are keeping all of your data in one location, you’re putting it at unnecessary risk. We’ll discuss the risks associated with onsite backups and why incorporating offsite backups can mean the difference between catastrophic loss and speedy recovery.

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7 Security Capabilities of a Next Gen Firewall

June 2019

With the constant hype around the cyberthreat landscape it’s understandable why people sometimes get overwhelmed deciding where to even begin in the attempt to improve their cybersecurity posture. We recommend starting with security efforts that will be the most impactful, and your firewall happens to be one of them. In fact, one of the top cybersecurity best practices is to ensure your firewall has Next Generation features. Next Generation Firewalls provide comprehensive threat protection and with features like an Intrusion Prevention System (IPS), web content filtering and anti-virus, their intelligence goes well beyond that of a standard firewall. We’ll explore Next Gen features and capabilities to give you a better understanding of what to look for in a Next Gen Firewall.

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