Some Good Questions and Answers on Backup and Disaster Recovery

1. Where should small businesses start with disaster recovery, whether or not they already have a DR plan in place? What is the first question the small business owner needs to ask?

I recommend starting with determining RTO and RPO.  If the small business owner starts here he or she will be off to a good start with the DR plan.  What are RTO and RPO?

         RTO – Recovery Time Objective, the time between the disaster and when the system has been made operational again.  Why is this important?  Different businesses have different costs associated with

Some Good Questions and Answers on Backup and Disaster Recovery2014-04-29T23:01:20+00:00

Opportunities abound for providing HIPAA compliance services

As many security solution providers struggle to find compliance opportunities, there is a great opportunity in supporting compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).Even though the comprehensive laws intended to protect patient and health care data are [...]

Opportunities abound for providing HIPAA compliance services2014-04-11T17:48:00+00:00

6 signs that you need a new IT strategy

1. Key IT constituencies are expressing dissatisfaction

2. Shadow IT is growing

3. Your IT strategy has diverged from the company strategy

6 signs that you need a new IT strategy2014-04-10T01:09:22+00:00

HIPAA security checklist: 10 services your customers need

Recent changes to HIPAA and HITECH opened up significant new opportunities for security solution providers who can shoulder the risks and get themselves educated on these regulations. As this HIPAA security checklist of services, below, shows, there are 10 specific [...]

HIPAA security checklist: 10 services your customers need2014-04-09T17:48:00+00:00

HIPAA-compliant cloud storage services: Due diligence is key to survival

Many VARs are looking to profit from health care-related cloud storage services. But with profit comes responsibility. Whether you build your own or offer another’s service, the U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and Health Information Technology for [...]

HIPAA-compliant cloud storage services: Due diligence is key to survival2014-04-08T17:46:00+00:00

Today on Linked I celebrate 32 Years in…

Today I am getting many congratulations on LinkedIn from friends.  It is 32 years ago I got started in what we today call IT.  Here is what I wrote back to them: Thanks everyone. It has been and continues to [...]

Today on Linked I celebrate 32 Years in…2017-09-18T00:43:25+00:00

Honest VARs and MSPs face problems with cloud storage services

If you’ve been in the IT industry for awhile, you’ve no doubt noticed that it goes through one hype cycle after another.  Many of us witnessed the dot-com explosion, implosion and subsequent MSP market conversion. Watching the cloud hype cycle [...]

Honest VARs and MSPs face problems with cloud storage services2014-04-07T15:00:00+00:00

It’s time for a real accreditation process for cloud storage services

Many cloud storage providers are hiding behind smoke and mirrors to intentionally misrepresent their offerings, which only confuses customers. Why are they doing this? To increase profits, of course. Read more HERE! Alvaka Networks is available to for IT consulting [...]

It’s time for a real accreditation process for cloud storage services2018-02-25T21:36:21+00:00

Selling to the LOB manager: Reseller, beware

At many businesses, line-of-business managers and staff are making decisions to move mission-critical and often sensitive data to the cloud, and they're performing local installs without the knowledge of the IT department. Read more: http://searchitchannel.techtarget.com/opinion/Selling-to-the-LOB-manager-Reseller-beware Alvaka Networks is available to [...]

Selling to the LOB manager: Reseller, beware2018-05-07T09:15:53+00:00
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