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Why You Need a Holistic Approach to Business Continuity

If you conduct a 360-degree evaluation of your organization, it’s possible to find different points of vulnerability. Many of these points occur where your company uses computing systems and software applications to automate business processes. Within these systems, you may use various business applications licensed from third-party vendors. Each application may include your servers accessing …

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Advantages of Cloud Computing Features

In recent years, the cloud computing world has evolved to provide almost everything for your business “as-a-service” and does it for a relatively low monthly fee. Cloud computing features also include converged infrastructure and solid state drives. Read on for tips on these features that may prove advantageous for your business. As-a-Service. The list of cloud …

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When is it Appropriate to Move From OEM Support to Third-Party Maintenance?

No doubt you’ve had considerable experience with OEM support ending on your IT equipment over the years. If you’re experiencing this for the first time, it might incite a bit of minor panic since you’ve perhaps relied on this support for a while. Original equipment manufacturers frequently want to move on from legacy support because …

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Creating and Maintaining a Sensative High Availability Infrastructure

In this day and age, security is critical to keeping and maintaining a high availability infrastructure. Malware and spyware are constant threats to slow down and crash a critical piece of hardware or software. In order to keep 24/7 uptime, companies need to be on constant look out for those attacks while maintaining the most …

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The Cost Benefits of Investing in a Third Party IT Maintenance Services

Maintaining an organization’s IT systems can get taxing each passing day. Modern technology is susceptible to defects, which results in an increase in the cost of hiring support services. Also, the cost of hiring your organization’s IT expert can also prove costly as a whole. A good IT system in an organization is an essential part …

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Don’t let End of Service Notices Drive Your Infrastructure

IT equipment needs to be replaced and updated after a while. It makes sense to replace it when it’s no longer reliable, when requirements change, or when upgrading will give a big performance improvement at a reasonable cost. The decision, though, should be your company’s and not the manufacturer’s. When the OEM issues an “end of …

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How long can your business afford to be offline?

Businesses have many different mission critical apps that could potentially be affected by a network outage. Losing connectivity for even a short amount of time could cause businesses to hemorrhage revenue. Let’s look at how businesses are vulnerable to being offline, what causes downtime and how companies can protect themselves. What business assets are vulnerable …

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DellEMC World Update – mid-range storage updates announcements

New Product Releases for DellEMC SC Series and Unity Mid-Range Storage Platforms. Often when two companies come together, customers fear the worst.  Will the technologies they rely on go away? Will there continue to be development and enhancements to their preferred systems? When Dell and EMC combined in 2016, they addressed these concerns immediately, telling …

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SonicWall Turbocharges Innovation with Unprecedented Delivery of New Wireless, Mobile and Wired Network Security Products

SonicWall Press Release KEY ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM SONICWALL New SonicOS 6.5, which includes more than 50 new features, powers SonicWall’s Automated Real-Time Breach Detection and Prevention Platform and is the biggest customer-driven SonicOS release in company history New NSA 2650 firewall enables threat prevention over 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet wired and 802.11ac Wave 2 wireless networks, supports …

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Preparing for Hurricane Harvey – Disaster Recovery in Action

Watching the news late last August, we saw that Hurricane Harvey was headed for the Texas coast. Abtech has customers in our StorTrust backup and disaster recovery cloud that would be right in the path of the hurricane, especially one of them, a supply company to the petrochemical industries. We contacted our customer to talk …

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What Options are Available When Your Dell EMC Support Contract Is Due For Renewal

Hardware Upgrade or Replacement Option Upgrading is worth considering especially if your performance needs have grown.  The arrival of low cost SSD drives and ever larger capacity bulk drives, means you can experience a considerable improvement in both performance and capacity by upgrading.  Check out our article on Dell EMCs storage roadmap for guidance on …

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An employee opens an email virus. Read what happens & see a timeline of events [Infographic]

Curious how a backup and disaster recovery (BDR) service can be really helpful? Here’s a real-life example:  One of our managed services customers recently experienced a ransomware attack. A member of staff was sent an email with a virus attached to it. This is a widely used piece of ransomware, which encrypts the files on …

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What to do when an ex-employee starts deleting your company data.

We had an interesting customer situation to deal with recently here at Abtech Technologies. One of our StorTrust clients had to let one of their employees go.  Nothing too unusual. However, they didn’t escort the person off the premises, delete their login and move on.  Instead, they let her go back to her desk while …

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