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IT companies in Houston are increasingly tasked with providing strong business continuity solutions, and it is no wonder why. Cybercrime is its own industry. It is a cash cow expected to have a $2 trillion economic impact by 2019. Did you know that it is possible to take a video and “simulate” something that looks photorealistic, but is […]
IT companies in Houston are increasingly tasked with providing strong business continuity solutions, and it is no wonder why. Cybercrime is its own industry. It is a cash cow expected to have a $2 trillion economic impact by 2019.
Did you know that it is possible to take a video and “simulate” something that looks photorealistic, but is entirely contrived? Check this video out to learn more. Cybercrime today is not always going to be purely “hacking” related. Sometimes, you are going to have fraudulent pretenders deigning to represent your industry as a means of siphoning off money from your clientele.
This is the tip of the iceberg, realistically. More cybercriminal elements are at play in the background that are even known today. You must have business continuity and backup solutions at your behest. With that in mind, three defining aspects of such protections are worth close consideration:
IT companies in Houston will serve your business better should they provide a reduced RTO. Recovery Time Objective refers to the time it takes for a network to come back online from the moment of a crash. The best business continuity is nigh-instantaneous. With cloud computing, data mirroring can be brought to the table, which makes it so that when your MSP detects a system crash coming, a “mirrored” network can be launched which conserves all data and operational ability. While the problem causing a crash is addressed, operations can continue as per the norm. This reduces downtime expenses and essentially pays for itself.
Many confuse RTO with RPO and it is easy to see why. Here is the main difference: RTO refers to getting the total network back online while RPO refers to getting a specific application back online. A great example might be a sales system for an inbound telemarketing agency. The program is cloud-based and used to process orders. Well, this is not the only aspect of network operations. If that particular order-processing portal crashes, the network remains. Complete network reboot would be unnecessary. The key here is fixing the application that went down. This is the RPO– -how fast you can get some directed application back online after it has crashed. The right MSP will do this faster than competitors will.
BCDR is a combination of RPO and RTO combined with managed services support. Systems are monitored by an MSP to ensure that everything is in proper working order. Trends that are anomalous and could indicate cybercriminal activity can be seen and stopped before they compromise systems. Additionally, that which cannot be avoided can be more expediently recovered from. A power outage, a natural disaster, user error, or any other disaster can be overcome quickly with the concerted effort from an MSP through BCDR than, in most cases, internal solutions.
IT companies in Houston that provide business continuity can be essential to operational security. At ICS, we provide top-tier BCDR, and all that comes along with it. Contact us for recovery solutions that can securely safeguard your operations against even the most unexpected disastrous situations.
ICS is a Texas-based 37-year-old technology company specializing in Managed IT, VoIP, Video Conferencing and Video Surveillance solutions for US and International businesses. ICS has over 4000 regional installations and specializes in multi-site businesses between 25 and 2500 employees. ICS’s customers enjoy the experience of ICS’s Total Care program which provides clients flat fee services with obsolescence and growth protection. Whether a customer elects to deploy their IT, Video Conferencing or VoIP in the cloud or on the customer’s premise, ICS can provide a full turn-key solution for our clients under one flat monthly fee.
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