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The Importance of Having an IT Disaster Plan Ready Just in Case

Disaster recovery planning is a set of business practices that allow an organization to defend against downtime, ensure stability, and mitigate problems during IT-related events.

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What the Heck Does Cyber Security Even Mean These Days?

When you think of a cyberattack, you might think of a basement-dwelling teenager spending hours trying to break into business networks.

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Cyber Security Training Might Save Your Company

Cyber security isn’t just a matter of IT. Adequate security relies on system-wide coordination among people and processes, touching every aspect of IT administration.

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Cyber Security Essentials for Any Company

Compared to the previous years, 2021 saw a significant increase in cyberattacks. IoT rose by 6%, cryptojacking rose 19%, and ransomware attacks rose by a staggering 105% between 2020 and 2021. Regardless of the size of a company, having adequate cybersecurity equipment and protocols is essential for any successful business. 

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The Real Impact of IT Outages

IT downtime is a certainty in any business. Even with advanced cybersecurity planning and ironclad disaster recovery tools, most companies will eventually need to contend with a loss of system operation.

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What Does a Successful, Comprehensive SLA Look Like?

Famed American poet Robert Frost wrote “good fences make good neighbors” in his 1914 poem, “Mending Wall.” While the literati might like to spend countless hours parsing every word in that phrase, we’re taking it more literally.

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Communication is Crucial for SLA Success

Anyone who's ever worked in a client-facing role knows that contrary to the adage, silence is not golden. Client relationships — especially contractual obligations and expectations for deliverables — require healthy and effective communication.

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How to Prioritize IT Problems to Maximize Productivity

“If you have ten priorities,” a wise person once said, “then you have no priorities.” Nowhere is this more true than in the world of IT incident management. All IT incidents are a top priority–to the people affected by them. 

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Why Service-Level Agreements Fail and How You Can Avoid Failures

In a perfect world, companies would never experience business relationships with service providers, vendors, or even clients where a disconnect occurs. Instead, everyone would be in sync, and as a result business would run smoothly. The reality, however, can be quite different.

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