Emergency remote-work plan

Coronavirus and the workplace: Why every business needs an emergency remote-work plan

Michael Anderson Disaster Recovery, IT Best Practices, IT Managed Services

As the old saying goes, “If you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail.” According to the World Health Organization, the coronavirus (COVID-19) that originated in Wuhan City, China is still mostly affecting people in that country with outbreaks in others, including 33 confirmed cases in Canada as of March 3 (10 a.m. CST). While we don’t yet know a lot…

Ransomware Security

Five ways to protect your business from ransomware

Michael Anderson Cybersecurity, Disaster Recovery, IT Managed Services, IT Security

When it comes to cyberthreats, there is a lot to think about – from Trojan horses to worms. In 2017, ransomware attacks rose an astounding 250 per cent, according to AO Kaspersky Lab (2017): IT Threat Evolution Q1 2017. Ransomware is a type of malicious software that encrypts critical data on computers or mobile devices and blocks the owner from…

Baby, when the lights go out…will your data be safe?

Michael Anderson Disaster Recovery, Hardware, IT Security

When the power goes out, an Uninterruptable Power Supply, better known as a UPS, may be the difference between having a fully functioning office and one at a standstill; it can also save you and your employees time trying to clean up your data once the power is back. Typically, a UPS is used to protect hardware (computers, servers, and…

A 5-Level Maturity Model for Disaster Preparedness

Michael Anderson Disaster Recovery

The start of another year always seems like the natural time for both people and businesses to be setting goals and laying out plans. Resolutions, sales targets, strategic objectives – it’s a fresh start. At 365, we’ve been working with our 365Care+ clients to build plans for asset replacements along with scheduling our quarterly myCIO meetings, where we spend time…

2012 – Proving the Mayans Wrong

Michael Anderson Disaster Recovery

It’s early into the New Year, and you’ve no doubt already heard many mentions of the Mayan predictionthat the world will end at the close of 2012. Whether you believe the prediction to be true, or that the Mayans simply ran out of room on the rock, there is something to be learned from this apocalyptic warning. Studies show us…