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Big Announcements at AWS re:Invent 2021

by Michael Otey

This year’s AWS re:Invent conference is taking place from Nov. 29 through Dec. 3, 2021 at the Venetian Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. The re:Invent conference is the biggest AWS event of the year. Unlike last year’s conference which was only online, this year’s re:Invent is a hybrid event that is both in-person and… Read More

Microsoft 365 Built-in Data Protection

by Michael Otey

Microsoft 365 is the most widely used cloud application for business and it has several different technologies that are designed to protect your data. Let’s take a closer look at Microsoft 365’s built-in data protection technologies and see what steps you might need to take for your own complete data protection needs. OneDrive Recycle Bin… Read More

Ransomware Risks for Microsoft 365

by Michael Otey

With the rise in remote workers the risk of ransomware is higher than it has ever been before. By now most people know that ransomware is a type of malware extortion scheme that typically encrypts files and folders preventing access to critical data or sometimes it can also be used to steal sensitive data. After… Read More

How to Avoid Disaster Recovery Failures

by Michael Otey

Experiencing a disaster is one of the worst possible events for both businesses and their IT departments. However, there is one worse event – failure to recover from the disaster.  While every IT department should have a disaster recovery (DR) plan, that doesn’t mean every DR plan will work. In the best case, a failure… Read More

Using DR to Protect Against Ransomware

by Michael Otey

While 2020 will surely be remembered as the year of the pandemic, it’s quite possible that 2021 will be remembered as the year of ransomware too. Ransomware attacks seem to be running amok through 2021 and almost daily occurrences have been reported. Ransomware is a type of malware that blocks access to a company’s files… Read More

Disaster Recovery and the SolarWinds Exploit

by Michael Otey

One of the biggest malware attacks in recent history was the SolarWinds exploit where malware was spread through SolarWinds’ software update process to thousands of government and private sector customers. SolarWinds is a well-known provider of IT management products and their Orion infrastructure monitoring and management platform was the product that was attacked. Automatic updates… Read More

Four Common Disaster Recovery Myths

by Michael Otey

Most organizations have finally been convinced about the need to have a robust disaster recovery (DR) plan to protect their essential workloads. That’s due in a big part to the fact that almost everyone in IT is all too familiar with Murphy’s Law that states if something can go wrong it will go wrong and… Read More