Is there a Network Failure in Your Future?

On September 23rd, 2015, posted in: Data Recovery, Security Threats by Comments Off on Is there a Network Failure in Your Future?

Network Failure MilwaukeeDid you know…

  • Within a 12-month period, the typical SMB will suffer 6 computer outages.
  • The median cost of downtime for an SMB is $12,500 per day after a data-loss disaster.
  • Only 23% of businesses backup daily, and among those with disaster preparedness plans, just 50% implemented a plan following a network outage or data loss.
  • If a small business can’t resume operations within 10 days following a natural disaster, it probably won’t survive.

How Secure is YOUR Network? Is Your Network HIPAA Secure?

From simple mistakes that put your company at risk to the rise in consumer grade file sync services in the workplace (like Dropbox), many businesses throughout Milwaukee and southeastern Wisconsin are still in the dark ages when it comes to network security.

If you want to know how your network would stand up against a data breach or disaster, one of the best ways to get a snapshot of the overall “health” of your network is through a network vulnerability assessment. We recommend these assessments be completed on a regular basis. This assessment offers you a comprehensive report on the areas of your network that are typically the most unsecured. Network vulnerability assessments are the key to closing security loopholes lurking within your network.

Conducting assessments on a regular basis helps to decrease the chances of a data breach within your company.

While network security assessments are important for all businesses, they are of particular importance if your company handles private personal information, credit card info, eCommerce, or you need to maintain compliance. This is a highly recommended, proactive step we recommend you take right now.

Is Your Milwaukee Area Business Still Running Windows Server® 2003?

Windows server 2003If so, your network IS at risk!

As of July 14th, 2015, any critical line-of-business systems on Windows Server® 2003 will receive NO support, NO updates and NO patches to combat security issues.

In other words, all businesses operating Windows Server® 2003 have been at risk since 7/14/2015. Upgrading your servers can improve performance, reliability and reduce costs. Click here to learn more about the benefits of upgrading your server.

A smooth migration is the result of good project planning and management. For more information on schedules, budgets and finding the best solution for your Milwaukee area business, contact Ontech to get started now.

What is Your Data Backup & Disaster Recovery Plan?

When many businesses consider data backup and disaster recovery, they have many questions, but at the top of their priorities is cost.  Since the cost of implementing a disaster recovery system can vary greatly, a better question to ask is “what should we budget for business continuity planning?” When making this decision, consider:

Data Backup Solutions for Milwaukee Area Businesses

While there are many data backup solutions available, below we cover two solutions we often recommend for businesses throughout southeastern Wisconsin.

OnCloud Premium Data Backup and Disaster Recovery

OnCloud Managed ServicesOnCloud Premium Data Backup and Disaster Recovery can backup your information every 15 minutes. Does your business or healthcare organization need to comply with government regulations like HIPAA and Sarbanes-OxleyOnCloud’s business continuity solution is compliant with these and other regulations.

Have you ever deleted or lost an email and months later need what has now become critical information? OnCloud’s email recovery feature for Microsoft Exchange Servers gives you the capability to retrieve the emails you thought were gone forever.

What if disaster strikes? Is your data safe and secure? 

Our remote SAS70 Type II and HIPAA compliant data centers will safely house your data and records so you can get back to business as soon as possible. Find out what downtime really costs your business and how OnCloud can help you minimize it here.

Barracuda All-in-One Hybrid Cloud Backup Solution

Barracuda offers an affordable, all-in-one hybrid cloud backup solution, which is easy to set up and manage, and offers short RPOs (Recover Point Objectives) and RTOs (Recovery Time Objectives) with its Barracuda Backup solution.

Barracuda certified partner MilwaukeeThe solution pairs an on-site appliance for storing local backups with cloud storage for storing offsite backups.  Barracuda Backup also meets HIPAA and/or Sarbanes-Oxley compliance.

Learn more about Barracuda Backup and HIPAA compliance here.  With over 50 client deployments and our knowledgeable Barracuda certified consultants, Ontech is your preferred Barracuda Partner.


Don’t let a Network Failure Shut Down Your Business

Ontech’s solution for business continuity is designed to revive your network and have your employees productive again in almost no time.  This can be done by backing up your vital data as frequently as every 15 minutes.

If there is a problem, files can be restored in about 30 minutes, or if needed our system can take over as a virtual server to resume operations until the larger issues within your network can be properly resolved.  In a worse-case disaster scenario, a remote server backup is also available to keep your files and data safe and secure.


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