How to design your backup and recovery procedure

By |April 20th, 2020|Advice|0 Comments

Having a backup and recovery procedure can help to minimise the effects of unplanned downtime and maximise data availability and recoverability.
Backup and recovery challenges
With a myriad of storage methods available such as servers, disk and tape storage subsystems, storage area networks (SANs) and network-attached storage (NAS) topologies, successful backup and restore management can be a […]

By |April 20th, 2020|Advice|0 Comments

How often should a business continuity plan be updated? And other key questions

By |March 17th, 2020|Advice|0 Comments

Maintaining your business continuity plan (BCP) can be challenging, but it needs to be done. How often should a business continuity plan be updated? Well, each BC plan is different. Most require a review once a year, others require a review each time a product or the environment it’s in changes. Each organisation must decide […]

By |March 17th, 2020|Advice|0 Comments

Business continuity planning in 5 key steps

By |March 12th, 2020|Advice|0 Comments

Many people think that business continuity planning is a well-defined process that can be followed with a “tick the box” approach. The reality is very different. Although there are several key steps involved in the development of a business continuity plan, the development process should be thought of as a framework for creating capabilities rather […]

By |March 12th, 2020|Advice|0 Comments

Cloud Backup vs Tape Backup

By |March 5th, 2020|Advice|0 Comments

A common misconception of Cloud Backup is that it’s expensive and for early adopters, this may have been the case.
In its infancy, to move your backups to the cloud you could be looking at a hefty upfront cost to scope and install the solution along with a considerable £ per Gb cost just to store […]

By |March 5th, 2020|Advice|0 Comments

Business Continuity Readiness: Risk Awareness Levels

By |February 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our Business Continuity Planning Consultant recently brought our attention to the Cooper Colour Code, for companies to gauge their Risk Awareness levels when identifying and building their Business Continuity (BC) frameworks.

The Cooper Colour Code consists of 4 conditions; white, yellow, orange and red.

 

Condition White

In condition white, you are relaxed and unaware of what is […]

By |February 27th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Achieving Better Backup and Replication with Veeam and DRaaS

By |February 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Without a reliable backup and replication solution, if confronted with a disaster, whether that be human error or a natural disaster organisations are at risk of downtime, data loss and lack of productivity. It is therefore crucial, to have a solution in place for critical data and applications to ensure that they are secure, safe […]

By |February 11th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SaaS and Office 365

By |October 5th, 2018|Friday Share|0 Comments

There’s a common misconception among SaaS and Office 365 users that backup isn’t necessary for their data because it exists in the cloud. However, this is patently untrue. SaaS applications are just as vulnerable to data loss as on-premise apps. Why? Because the #1 cause of data loss is human error.

People delete stuff, open phishing […]

By |October 5th, 2018|Friday Share|0 Comments

Why you should consider Office Recovery even if you have your data in the cloud. 

By |September 27th, 2018|Posts|0 Comments

With more and more people using mobile devices, and company’s data being held in the public cloud there is a feeling that in the event of your offices being unavailable, then your staff can work from home until the situation is resolved.

In the short term this is a viable option, but once the situation lasts […]

By |September 27th, 2018|Posts|0 Comments

Top ten threats to your Business

By |September 19th, 2018|Posts|0 Comments

According to the Business Continuity Institutes 2018 Horizon Scan the ten top threats to Businesses in 2018 are:

Cyber Attack
Data Breach
Unplanned IT and telecom Outages
Interruption to Utility Supply
Adverse Weather
Act of Terrorism
Security Incident
Fire
Supply Chain Disruption
Transport Network Disruption.

Over the next few weeks, The team at Adam are  going […]

By |September 19th, 2018|Posts|0 Comments

When you least expect it…

By |August 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I was driving up to our Hemel Hempstead Work Area Recovery offices a few weeks ago en-route to meet a prospective client  and I found myself driving past the old Bruncefield oil terminal. It’s an interesting story from a DR point of view:
 
16 Years ago on the 11th December 2005 Tank 912 at the […]

By |August 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments