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What is Recovery Assurance?

February 16, 2015 by Alicia Gaba

Recovery Assurance is having complete confidence that your disaster recovery plan will work when you need it most.  Many disaster recovery providers provide tools that allow you to verify your recovery time objective (RTO) and/or recovery point objective (RPO) and consider that “recovery assurance.” However, complete confidence requires preparation, testing and thorough documentation, plus access…

Can you trust your disaster recovery plan with your job?

February 10, 2015 by Diana Nolting

Only 40% of DR plans actually work when needed, according to statistics published by the Disaster Recovery Preparedness Council in 2014. When you’re at the water coolers and pop machines at conference events, you’ll hear this is a statistic that many IT managers know all too well. The budget, the technology and the time required…

Three Cloud Hosting and Recovery Considerations for Healthcare IT

February 4, 2015 by Veronica Miller

What are the biggest challenges facing healthcare organizations and providers today? The need to meet goals of healthcare reform and deliver safe, high quality care at a lower cost. IT is a critical component of meeting this challenge, and healthcare organizations need managed cloud hosting and recovery services that can handle the existing legacy application…

Bluelock Unveils Multi-tier IPS Managed Service for Increased Customer Data and Application Security

January 28, 2015 by Diana Nolting

Bluelock is excited to announce the general availability of a robust Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) Managed Service for hosting and recovery customers concerned with both regulatory compliance and the security of their data and applications. Bluelock’s IPS Managed Service works in tandem with a Bluelock Advanced Firewall Managed Service to protect client environments from constantly…

Helpful resources for disaster recovery planning

January 15, 2015 by Megan Gish

Don’t let your disaster recovery plan fail due to lack of communication or organization buy-in. Use tools that will help you frame a clear, consise conversation between your IT, risk management and leadership teams. Consider structuring your conversation by using a clear matrix of risk, recovery and expense that will help shape your discussion. What…

Cloud News Report: Questions to ask about cloud and the CIO’s role

December 29, 2014 by Megan Gish

The Cloud News Report is a weekly list of our favorite cloud computing articles. At VMworld this year, we quizzed attendees to determine their IT personality. The questions we asked helped to determine if you were an IT Builder or IT Disruptor… both personalities drive the IT world forward, but they have a different approach when…

For IT Directors: Insight into cloud hosting and recovery

December 22, 2014 by Megan Gish

In our latest cloud webinar cloud webinar, Bluelock Product Solution Director, Ben Miller and Hayes Software Systems Director of Operations, Keith Svetlik discuss advice for IT Directors navigating the cloud hosting and recovery space. A cloud-based solution is a key benefit to end-user customers. They don’t have to worry about backups or overhead that they…

Cloud News Report: The future of IT and use of containers

by Megan Gish

The Cloud News Report is a weekly list of our favorite cloud computing articles. As we’re wrapping up December, we find ourselves reading more news articles about the future of IT and how cloud will have a bigger play in the marketplace. News articles about cloud security, convergence of backup and recovery, containers, and everything…

Top Considerations for Healthcare IT When Considering Cloud

December 19, 2014 by Megan Gish

One of the biggest challenges facing healthcare organizations and providers today is the need to meet goals of healthcare reform and deliver safe, high-quality care at a lower cost. IT is a critical component of meeting this challenge, and healthcare organizations are increasingly considering managed cloud service and hosting partners to handle existing legacy application…

Using RaaS in HIPAA contingency plan compliance

by Veronica Miller

The healthcare industry is changing. Thanks to healthcare reform and a broader movement towards electronic data. Recent updates to HIPAA and HITECH regulations are holding companies more liable than ever for protecting personal health information. In this evolving space, it’s important to ensure vital data and systems persist indefinitely and that they can be rapidly…