There are many threats to the sustainability of smaller businesses. One of the biggest is a disaster, which can happen at any time or at any level of severity. In an effort to curtail the effects of a disaster, many businesses have adopted disaster recovery plans. If you have been looking into this topic recently you may have come across the term DRaaS, but do you know what it actually is?
DRaaS stands for Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service, and is a cloud based service offered by an increasing number of tech companies. The concept is similar to other cloud based services like Software-as-a-Service, where the solution is delivered and managed by an IT partner.
DRaaS is a Disaster Recovery solution provided by a vendor that businesses can purchase. With most DRaaS solutions the vendor helps develop and implement a disaster recovery plan that fits the needs of the company that they will then manage to ensure that the systems are running properly.
When a disaster strikes, the vendor can work with you to help get your systems back online as fast as possible. Often this is quicker than other solutions, largely because the vendor’s systems will likely not be affected by the disaster.
It is for this reason that many companies are becoming increasingly interested in this form of disaster recovery solution. Many smaller businesses also seem more open to it because it’s a managed service. As these businesses likely don’t have a disaster recovery specialist on staff, finding a solution that works and is affordable can be a challenge. Therefore, going with a managed service like this is a big draw.
Ask yourself this quick question: At the end of the day, do you turn your computer off or simply stand up and leave? If you were to ask this question to 10 people, you would likely not get all of them to agree on which is the best method. This is actually a common question, but one which is not as simple to answer as you might think.
So, let’s take a look into whether you should shut your computer down at night or not. The first thing we should do is look at three myths that surround this topic.
As we enter the era of cloud computing, it’s a sure thing that many users will be unsure of the security of the system they are using and the documents and files stored within. Truthfully, these systems are fairly secure but not 100% as there is still a chance of information being stolen. In order to minimize this chance, it would be a good idea to ensure that your files are secure within the cloud service you are using. Enter cloud file security-
We’re just going to come out and say it: Social media is chaotic. What we mean by this is that due to its continuously changing nature, it can be hard for most business users to keep on top of current trends. While many small to medium businesses are starting to develop a presence on various social media platforms, many aren’t too sure about new ways in which they can capitalize on this new technology.
Here is an overview of five common social media trends that small to medium businesses should be aware of.