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Posted by: In: News, News Articles 13 Nov 2017 0 comments
 

 
According to Symantec SMB, 50% of SMBs admit to having no backup and disaster recovery plan in place. 41% of those surveyed confessed that they had never even given much thought to implementing a disaster recovery or business continuity plan. If you are one of them, then you really need to think about whether you can afford the status quo. Answering these questions will help you decide.
 
1. How often is employee productivity and customer accessibility or service stalled each day from a downed network or system?
 
2. How much downtime can your business truly afford and what kind of backup or recovery solutions are in effect when systems are unavailable?
 
3. What level of IT support can be accessed? Can it be accessed quickly enough to minimize damage? Are you confident that your business can either be back online or be able to access lost data with minimal disruption, no matter what?
 
4. Is your most critical data frequently backed up? Is the data on the personal laptops, iPads or Blackberrys of employees backed up? Are all backups stored in a location off-site and quickly accessible in the event of theft, fire or flooding? Are you using any custom installed software and is the supplier still in business should this software need to be re-installed or updated? Are account details, licensing agreements, and security settings somewhere on record, and is it duplicated off-site?
 
5. Are your systems truly protected from theft, hackers, and viruses? Are passwords to sensitive data changed whenever employees leave the company or business unit?
 
6. When was the last time you tested backup processes to ensure they are working properly? How quick were your back ups?
 
Answering these questions will help you understand if you are needlessly bleeding money every day by subjecting your business to the high hourly rates, service charges, trip fees and wait times of on-call IT support. If you are an SMB, you don’t have to fear technology failure. A trusted MSP can help you resolve these challenges in a more effective and efficient manner.
Posted by: In: Security 20 Sep 2017 0 comments Tags:

Unlocked computer

If you walk away from your desk, even for a brief moment, do you lock your computer? You may not think it’s a big deal, but leaving your computer unlocked is a lot like leaving your car running with the doors unlocked. Anyone could sit at your computer and gain access to your private information. Read more…

DR-Far-EnoughAs we continue to push through the fallout of Harvey and Irma, additional hurricanes looming and winter weather on the horizon, this is often the time of year when businesses turn an eye to disaster preparedness and risk mitigation. Read more…

Posted by: In: Press Release 14 Sep 2017 0 comments

NetStandard’s John Leek speaks to 21st Century Data Solutions, including the role of data security.

 

John Leek NetStandard Chief Strategist and Partner

John Leek, Chief Strategist and Partner, NetStandard

KANSAS CITY, KS – September 14, 2017 – NetStandard Inc. (“NetStandard”), a leading provider of strategic technology solutions for small- and mid-sized businesses, announced today its participation in the Kansas City Business Journal (“KCBJ”) – Table of Experts, a panel with the discussion topic of 21st Century Data Solutions. The article is expected to be published on September 15, 2017, in the KCBJ print and online at bizjournals.com/kansascity. Read more…