August 23, 2017

3 Cloud-Based Technologies That Are Changing The Face Of Business Continuity For Small To Mid-Sized Companies

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Business Continuity In The Clouds

Since reliability is invaluable when growing a small to mid-sized business, ensuring business continuity in the face of any disruption is becoming a necessity. Zephyr Networks has learned that a major aspect of the perception of a company’s business continuity is related to the appearance of availability. Today’s cloud-based technologies are changing the face of business continuity by making it easier than ever companies across the board to offer their customers an always-on, always-available and always-reliable service.

As a provider of modern technologies and cyber security, Zephyr Networks helps our clients employ the new cloud-based technologies to their benefit. Our ultimate goal is to make business continuity a non-issue for your company by addressing all of your cyber defense and cyber security needs.

 3 Cloud-Based Technologies To Maintain Business Continuity:

1) Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery Services – In the event of data loss or a natural disaster, using cloud-based backup services preserves and protects your data off-site. This enables your business to be up and running again quickly after a disaster.

2) Cloud-Based Storage Innovations – The cost of data storage hardware for even a small business can become staggering in this day and age of information technologies. Fortunately, new tools are making it possible for many businesses to substitute inexpensive cloud storage for costly servers and disk libraries.

3) File Syncing And Mobile Access – File syncing and mobile access tools help harness the potential of your cloud-based storage and disaster recovery backup tools. By synching computers with mobile devices, cloud-based technologies also provide access to essential data in remote locations.

While these new cloud-based tools can benefit small businesses, it does not always mix well with your existing technology. A prime example is Windows XP. Since Microsoft will soon discontinue support and upgrades for this anachronistic operating system, continuing to rely on it is a problematic choice for any company. If you want to take advantage of modern cloud-based technologies, you should not rely on an outdated Windows XP system.

If you hire Zephyr Networks as your network security provider, we will analyze what your company needs and tailor our solutions to meet your specific needs. To learn more about how we can help your company, call Zephyr Networks toll free at (800) 884-7559 or fill out our handy contact form.

 

 

 

3 Basic Contingency Planning Tips To Safeguard Your Company From Disaster

If contingency planning tips actually work, they can be invaluable to helping your company get through almost any potential crisis. With cloud computing and modern

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Always Protecting Essential Data

data protection services, the ideal of Zephyr Networks is to make contingency planning unnecessary for our clients. Nevertheless, ideals are ideals and realities are realities. When natural disasters strike like Hurricane Katrina, Tropical Storm Sandy or the Northridge Earthquake, sometimes damage is done that cannot be helped. But contingency planning can help protect your valuable information and keep your business moving forward.

The key to contingency planning does not mean having grandiose plans. Rather, you should focus on the basics by protecting the core of your service operations and keeping communication channels open. By focusing on the basics of what is needed, your company can continue to operate beyond the difficulties presented.

3 Contingency Planning Tips to Ensure Continued Operations:

1)     Protect your computer equipment as best you can on a safe external server. With most documents now being stored in an electronic format, if you lose your server, you lose everything. With cloud computing, there is no need for this to happen.

2)     Have the essential contact information for your employees in a safe place that is easily accessible. If disaster strikes, have a meet-up place that will be accessible no matter what beyond the apocalypse or nuclear war.

3)     By safeguarding the key info of your company and ensuring that business will continue, use this information to boost employee morale. Let the employees know that you are on the job and focused on keeping the company on a positive track. Employees who know you have protected the business and their future employment will be that much more willing to go the extra mile to get the business back on track.

Zephyr Networks And Contingency Planning

Zephyr networks knows from first-hand experience with past clients that natural disaster does not have to mean the closing down of your business. With cloud computing and modern data protection services like safe external servers, the heart of your company’s intellectual wealth and data can be protected. By creating a simple contingency plan, you can make the transition back to profitability that much easier.

Contingency planning does not have to be ultra complex and it shouldn’t be difficult; it simply should work for your company. If you want to know more how we can help protect the future of your company with effective contingency planning and other data management and protection services, please call Zephyr Networks toll free at (800) 884-7559 or fill out our handy contact form.