Workstation recovery is the most overlooked part of recovery planning. Recovering all your servers and data without workstations is not useful. This becomes critical as office locations and workstations increase. Reinstalling the operating system and applications for 10 workstations can be brute forced, the same cannot be said for 100. The uncomfortable stares of employees waiting to get their workstations back up and running is an event you want to avoid.
If you run a business and think RPO means run pass option, your business backup strategy is in trouble. An area of focus we highlighted last week was recovery planning. There are two key concepts in recovery planning. These concepts link directly to the success of your business surviving a ransomware event.
The surge in ransomware and cyber attacks is not stopping anytime soon. We have all seen the statistics, but when it is your business the math becomes real. We receive calls on a monthly basis from a business owner that is asking for help recovering from an attack.
Technology alignment is critical for a growing business, especially as a business scales up. A car that is out of alignment behaves the same as a business. At slow speeds (low growth) the lack of alignment is not noticeable, but once you get on the highway hold on or the car will be drifting across the highway headed for a crash!
A business that is out of alignment crosses the lanes of lower productivity, less security, and less profit.
The IT industry is consolidating at an rapid pace right, especially in the Managed Service Provider (MSP) space. As a buyer we focus on acquisitions that will allow us to provide an enhanced level of services to the Clients and opportunities to the team members we bring on.
A funny thing happens when some people have success. They quit innovating and get comfortable with the status quo. This same phenomenon happens to businesses all the time especially when it comes to technology. This leads to reduced productivity and profits which no business wants.
There is great corporate migration to Nashville right now. Companies are moving out of the high tax and regulation states like CA and NY and bringing lots of jobs with them.! This is great for the local economy, but will accelerate the need for (local) businesses to shift to outsourcing their IT to a partner.
Full disclaimer, I'm a Windows fan and run a successful technology consulting company based on Microsoft products and services. I'm also a user of the majority of products Apple makes, starting with the first iPhone. I bought a new MacBook Pro with the M1 chip and use it as my primary machine for a month to see how it stacked up against my Surface Laptop.
Before I was ever introduced to OneDrive, I did not have a go-to place for storing and saving important information on my personal or business computer. Whether I had important files I created in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, all my items were saved as a random file name on my desktop or placed into a folder in My Documents.
Almost all workplaces utilize email and an internal messaging system to connect with team members across an organizational level. Business tools like Slack, Zoom and GoToMeeting are often implemented in many offices to help individuals work more efficiently together.