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Category: Backups & Disaster Recovery

Most businesses rely on digitally stored data. If that data is lost – through hardware failure, cyber crime, accidental deletion and soon – it can have a real, financial impact.

That’s why it’s vital that organisations make proper, regular backups and that they have a disaster recovery plan to facilitate business continuity.

Here, we write about backup-related news and offer helpful tips.

Disaster Recovery: What Is It, And Does Your Business Need It?

Disaster Recovery: What Is It, And Does Your Business Need It?

Backing up is critical, but so is recovery. If the arrival of GDPR hasn’t driven the message home already, let us remind you: data matters. All businesses rely on data in numerous ways, and it has real value, including financial value. Yet many organisations don’t have a proper backup and disaster recovery (DR) strategy in […]

Are Cloud Backups Safe?

Are Cloud Backups Safe?

Online storage is handy, but it’s not without risks. The ability to store copies of important data online is something that many individuals and businesses find invaluable. Millions of users sign up to services like Dropbox, OneDrive and Google Drive, and there’s a huge market for enterprise-grade solutions like Veeam and Unitrends. It’s quick, convenient […]

Does Your Business Delete Data Well Enough?

Does Your Business Delete Data Well Enough?

Recovered files can be a goldmine for criminals and competitors. How do you completely delete data from hard disks and solid-state drives? Do you simply hit Delete and then empty your computer’s recycle bin? Or do you take things a step further and format your drive? Either way, the information you’re trying to get rid […]

Data Recovery For SMEs Is More Than A Luxury

Data Recovery For SMEs Is More Than A Luxury

How would data loss affect your business? Every business, no matter how large or small, should have a data recovery strategy. Like seatbelts in cars, hopefully you’ll never need them, but if the worst does happen, you’ll be glad they’re there. Imagine, for a moment, that you came to work one day to find every […]

Ransomware May Be Down, But Other Types Of Malware Are Thriving

Ransomware May Be Down, But Other Types Of Malware Are Thriving

There’s good news, and there’s bad news. Ransomware – the insidious form of computer malware that locks users’ computers and demands money to unlock them – seems to be on the decline. That’s one of the key findings from the 2018 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report, which recorded a massive 71.2% drop in ransomware attacks in […]

When Bad Updates Attack – And How To Deal With It

When Bad Updates Attack – And How To Deal With It

Meltdown and Spectre patches show just how wrong patches can go Bolstered security, new features, performance tweaks, visual improvements – all good reasons to install updates. And whether you’re using a Windows PC, a Mac, a smartphone or a tablet, you’ll find yourself frequently downloading and installing updates to make your software better. Unfortunately, though, it […]

Why Are Backups So Important To Businesses?

Why Are Backups So Important To Businesses?

Everyone knows they should make backups – but why? What could happen if you don’t? In our previous backup-related blog post, we looked at how the 3-2-1 rule can help businesses to protect against data loss. This time around, we’re going to look at why we make backups in the first place, and what can happen […]

The 3-2-1 Rule: Backups That Could Help Avoid Disaster

The 3-2-1 Rule: Backups That Could Help Avoid Disaster

Can you really secure your business data in three steps? Creating backups doesn’t have to be complicated or painful, but it does need to be effective. That’s why at TMB, we recommend using what’s known as the 3-2-1 rule to guide your backup routines. It’s straightforward, easy to remember and it insures against data loss in […]

The Three-Pronged Backup Regime That All Businesses Should Follow

The Three-Pronged Backup Regime That All Businesses Should Follow Backups

Making backups of important files is vital for businesses of any size. And to be really safe, you shouldn’t do it in just one way but three. Like kale and star jumps, creating backups is one of those things that’s good for you, but not much fun. Indeed, just like those things, they might even seem […]