Debrief! Debrief!

Many will remember the character Tattoo, from the TV show Fantasy Island. He was famous for calling out "The plane! The plane!" as the seaplane approached the island at the beginning of each episode.  We bring that iconic memory forward to reinforce something that we recommend all business owners to do this fall as we come out of over 7 months of dealing with a pandemic that changed so much of what each organization does.

A Case Study in Disaster Preparedness and Business Recovery

In 1981, a book with a memorable title, When Bad Things Happen to Good People, was released and quickly became a bestseller.  The book was written after the premature death of the author’s young son.  One of the key points in the book is that sometimes there is no reason for things.

The Truth About Email Archiving Systems

HOST:  Hello again everyone and welcome to To Tell the Truth!  Today we have three contestants each who is prepared to tell us the key reason why organizations today should have a system for archiving email!  Contestant #1…

CONTESTANT #1:  I have a law degree and I can tell you that clearly the most important reason to archive email today is for the purposes of Regulatory Compliance.

The New Year and Good IT Habits

We are already halfway through January. By now most people have stopped greeting each other with a cheerful “Happy New Year!” Many New Years’ resolutions to start good new habits have already been broken.

Even though we are already well into the new year, it is still a good time (and there is never a bad time) for managers or executives who rely on information technology to start smart good habits—habits that will last all the way thorough 2016 and beyond.

Is Your Business Disaster Ready?

September is National Preparedness Month. I’m sure you’ll agree, disaster readiness is crucial to help you get back to business faster should a disaster strike!

Here are a few simple reminders for you to consider…

Back Up Your Data Remotely!  We recommend backing up all data to an offsite location, and we offer this as a service to our clients.

Preparing Your Business for the Winter and Snow Days!

You’ve done ALL the things you need to do to prepare your business for winter weather:

Gotten rid of the leaves on the property and the roof
Cleared all drains to reduce possibilities of leaks
Arranged for snow plowing services for parking areas
Secured a snow thrower or shovels and a cache of ice melt to clear the sidewalks
Shut off all the outdoor faucets so no pipes freeze
Ensured that your fire system anti-freeze loops are serviced
Placed tall identifying markers adjacent to fire hydrants
Adjusted light timers inside and out to account for shorter daylight hours

BUT…have you done these things?

Planned for how staff will operate if access to the building is unavailable or if the power is out
Tested your remote access to your servers, data and email in advance
Made sure your servers are off the floor and secure
Ensured you have quality surge protectors with uninterruptible power supply batteries in place
Backed up all your data and made it available for your use remotely
Prepared a disaster recovery and/or business continuity plan and shared the appropriate pieces of the plan with your staff?

If you need help in any of these areas, give us a call.