Posted: Friday, December 11, 2020

Reduce Cost and Complexity Through Simplified Business Continuity Solutions

Reduce Cost and Complexity Through Simplified Business Continuity Solutions

As we look ahead to 2021 (and continue to navigate through a global pandemic), organizations of any size are faced with two major challenges: data protection and cyber security. Modern data and analytics have steadily become the ‘gold’ in the era of continuous technological innovation.

According to a recent report from the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), approximately 68% of organizations use data stored on a secondary server for more than just recovery. A recent survey conducted by the Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) asked C-level IT professionals what their top data protection concerns were. 

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Posted: Thursday, November 26, 2020

The Economic Upshot of Managed Services

The Economic Upshot of Managed Services

2020 has undoubtedly been a year we won’t soon forget. From an IT perspective, it has been a year of significant digital transformation. The very core of how many businesses function has taken a dramatic shift. Many organizations have had to scale back on their resources and are struggling to efficiently operate while on a tight budget with stretched and over-worked staff.

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Posted: Monday, June 29, 2020

Accelerating Business Growth While Adapting to a New Normal

Accelerating Business Growth While Adapting to a New Normal

By : Sentia

During the pandemic, businesses were presented many uncertainties and had to make many abrupt changes to the way they work, testing their limits. Now, as the world begins to go back to work, it becomes clearer and clearer that business following the pandemic will not be business per usual. It is now for a shift towards quickly re-growing business post-pandemic.

Economists predict that businesses may have difficulty bouncing back after the pandemic. The new normal has changed, and so businesses should begin strategizing around this new normal to best reflect the needs of our changing world. Here are some measures your business can take to position your business to flourish post-pandemic. 

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Posted: Thursday, June 18, 2020

From Surviving to Thriving: How to Successfully Navigate Through a Crisis

From Surviving to Thriving: How to Successfully Navigate Through a Crisis

By : Sentia

The ‘new normal’ is more than a catchphrase at this point. It's a whole new way of life. And the reality is that we really don’t know exactly how our businesses will be affected long-term. However, one thing we can predict is that staying flexible using scalable solutions and creating a solid online presence are two things that will help businesses navigate the current crisis and beyond.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Is Pandemic Readiness the New DR plan for IT?

Is Pandemic Readiness the New DR plan for IT?

IT organizations have been working hard for the last 20 years developing and updating their Disaster Recovery Plans.  An effective DR plan included strategy for remote working, oftentimes presumed to be caused by a local geographical constrained issue around an office or area. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has global impact and the most readily felt impact on many IT departments pertains to physical distancing.  This includes resources not able to travel to the office, supply chains being disrupted and business processes being changed.  IT departments and organizations that are further along the digital transformation journey are likely to be less negatively impacted by COVID-19.

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Posted: Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Today's Storage Management Challenges

By : Anonym

The data that enterprises are acquiring, managing, and storing is growing exponentially mainly due to unstructured data – emails, spreadsheets, text, graphics, video, audio – to ensure compliance, improve productivity, and create new revenue. These data streams are exploding at an estimated annual growth rate of 80 percent as per Gartner’s IT Market Clock for Storage from 2011. IDC also expects the amount of storage capacity deployed to store the explosion of new content will increase sixfold in the next three years (stated in a 2012), exacerbating the challenges around data management, protection, and preservation.

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Posted: Friday, November 20, 2015

2015 Canadian CIO Census – Top Priorities

2015 Canadian CIO Census – Top Priorities

For a third consecutive year, ITWC (formerly known as IT World Canada), in conjunction with Rogers Communications, surveyed 147 Chief Information Officers (CIOs) and their equivalents to find out more about their day-to-day challenges and published the 2015 CIO Census Report Canadian CIO. This showcases how CIOs execute their mandate within their organizations and offers insights into what matters most to our Canadian IT leaders that you could leverage.

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Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2015

Protect your data and mitigate risk while dealing with budget constraints

Protect your data and mitigate risk while dealing with budget constraints


In my last post, I talked about the risks associated with system failure and data loss and the high impact it has on organizations. CIO Insight Study recently posted a worldwide survey of IT leaders confirming that most organizations understand and recognize that protecting the company’s critical data is vital to their success. 
The business impact from data loss and downtime remains staggering and a large majority of businesses are behind the curve in the maturity of their data protection strategies.

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Posted: Sunday, March 30, 2014

Why integrating backup into your Disaster Recovery and Business Plans is critical

By : Paul Oh


Data backup and developing a plan to restore aren’t the first steps in business continuity planning. However it's still a critical element. Without a solid backup and disaster recovery plan, your organization could face important risks and stand to lose financially due to downtime or data loss.

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