Cyber Security Implications of Working from Home

Cyber Security Implications of Working from Home

Companies are seeing dozens of different cyber attacks each week, and with staff working from home, the risk is exacerbated.  For example, here are just a few of the current trends that you may recognise. Your staff may receive:

emails supposedly from their Helpdesk asking them to change their […]

By |February 3rd, 2021|Advice|0 Comments

Hybrid Cloud needs a Ship-to-Site Solution

Organisations, like yours, have probably made cloud strategy a more important priority in the past 12 months and this has probably been expedited due to increased reliance on remote working due to the Coronavirus. It is common knowledge though that there isn’t a ‘one shoe fits all’ approach when it comes to migrating to the […]

By |December 4th, 2020|Advice|0 Comments

The importance of Work Area Recovery post Coronavirus

Having ADAM’s award-winning* Office Recovery Solution as the backbone of your building and staff’s business continuity plan is still vital. During 2020 the UK (and the rest of the world) has been forced into Lockdowns that have seen non-essential employees working from home and, as a nation, we have battled through these times and tried […]

By |November 19th, 2020|Advice|0 Comments

How to design your backup and recovery procedure

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

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

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

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

Difference between BCP and DR

The definition of BCP and DR have been changing over a period of time.

Business Continuity Planning (BCP) and Disaster Recovery (DR) are often used in a single sentence so often that people often begin to forget that there is a difference between the two.

In the simplest form, BCP refers to plans about how a business […]

By |July 16th, 2018|Advice|0 Comments

The perils of Risk Registers and Business Continuity Planning

I have been talking about risk registers a lot this week. One of the first things I push whenever a risk register is mentioned is that they are good BUT I find myself echoing an old Enterprise Architect colleague whose catchphrase was “that’s a good question but a more interesting question might be…”
A Risk Register […]

By |May 24th, 2018|Advice|0 Comments

Why Cloud Backup isn’t Business Continuity.

One of the most common reasons I see for unacceptable recovery times is a reliance on cloud based backup. Pushing data off site every night is easy, especially in modern paradigms where we only have to send out the changed bits rather than a full copy of the local data. The problem with cloud backup […]

By |May 10th, 2018|Advice, Posts|0 Comments