Confusion and misconceptions abound when it comes to the difference between backup and disaster recovery (BDR) and business continuity planning (BCP). While the terms sound similar, business continuity and backup and disaster recovery are distinct concepts. Done together, the two keep your organization running after unexpected events such as natural disasters, hardware failures, or cyber […]

Last week, we walked through the first two pillars of a successful business continuity strategy, including particulars about data backup and disaster recovery planning. Now let’s address responding to a disaster and the crucial last step, restoring the data and assets you need to restart operations—the step where backup and disaster recovery processes shine. Keep […]

Often lost in the constant buzz about cybersecurity is the critical role that backup and disaster recovery solutions play in protecting your organization. The adage about cyber attacks is simple: It’s not a matter of if, but when.  That raises the question: Is your company prepared when something goes wrong in your IT environment? Having […]

While bring your own device (BYOD) has been a viable business technology option for more than a decade, the increased number of companies embracing remote work has pushed BYOD usage to new heights. Increased engagement, alongside the real cybersecurity threats that accompany BYOD, means a BYOD policy is no longer an option – it’s a […]

Choosing the right managed service provider (MSP) can make or break your business in today’s technology-driven world. But with countless options, how do you find the perfect partner? It’s not just about fixing occasional tech headaches; a true MSP elevates your entire IT operation, freeing you to focus on what matters most – your core […]

Every business is different. We’ve all heard that adage – because it’s true. What does that have to do with managed IT services? Managed services packages, such as Exigent’s Assurance Managed IT Services offering, typically address fundamental IT solution needs shared by small to mid-sized businesses regardless of their focus—B2B, B2C, retail, law, restaurants, etc. […]

One simple, affordable step that any business can take toward better cybersecurity is establishing a cadence of security awareness training sessions. Your best line of defense against cyber attacks is often sitting right inside your company. By educating employees about threats, common vulnerabilities, and the right steps if faced with a threat, you’ll improve your […]

If your organization is evaluating managed IT services as a solution for IT support, there are two types of cost savings to consider as you decide on outsourcing IT. First, managed services will lessen downtime and improve productivity, which supports profitability. Most organizations will discover that managed IT services cost less than building an in-house […]

There are multiple reasons why organizations choose to work with managed services providers (MSPs) and utilize managed IT services for their technology support. But ending the Groundhog Day loop of downtime, lost productivity and frustration is perhaps the most popular motivation for making the change. We’ve gathered 10 compelling benefits (plus one bonus) of using […]

The last resolution challenge we will share as we head into 2024 addresses an often-overlooked aspect of cybersecurity: A clear strategy and roadmap for modernizing legacy systems and futureproofing with new tech that bolsters cybersecurity while enabling cloud adoption and your overall digital transformation. A plan for legacy technology replacement should be an integral part […]

Moving to cloud-based solutions offers businesses of all sizes more flexibility and scalability, as well as reduced infrastructure costs. However small and midsize businesses often procrastinate when it comes to migrating data and solutions to the cloud. They cite concerns about loss of control, reliability, and security, while in reality, a shift to cloud computing […]

A new concept hit the technology industry last year: Cyber resiliency. The idea is that cybersecurity products alone aren’t enough to protect valuable assets and data. Instead, it takes a 360-degree approach that includes policies, cybersecurity solutions, security awareness training, incident response planning, cyber insurance, and a reliable business continuity strategy. Within that multifaceted approach, […]