Behind the Clouds: Unveiling Hidden Risks in Cloud Security

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On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North America, hitting the Midwest region at approximately 2:00 p.m. EDT. As we have done in the past, Zimcom will be celebrating this awe-inspiring celestial event.  Just as the moon eclipses the sun, private cloud and public cloud security can be obscured by blind spots, […]

Dial-Up Modems to Secured Cloud Hosting: 25 Years of Tech Evolution 

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Zimcom turns 25 this year. Which means we have been providing secure cloud hosting, backup as a service, disaster recovery, and cloud migration support for a quarter of a century. To put this in context from a technology perspective, when we started in 1999:  Floppy disks were the premier storage unit of the day.  Remote […]

Weathering the Storm: Why Small Businesses Need Disaster Recovery

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2023 has brought a rollercoaster of weather events that underscore the dire need for businesses to embrace disaster recovery planning. Just consider these headlines: Weather unpredictability is becoming the new norm. In the U.S. alone, we have experienced 24 climate disaster events with losses exceeding $1 billion to date this year. And the year isn’t […]

Backups vs. Disaster Recovery: Understanding the Essence for Business

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Backups vs. Disaster Recovery: Understanding the Essence for Business Backups vs. Disaster Recovery: Understanding the Essence for Business For any business, data is a precious asset. Protecting this data from potential risks and losses is paramount, and two critical strategies are backups and disaster recovery. While they may seem similar, these strategies serve distinct purposes […]

4 Business Headaches You’ll Avoid with Disaster Recovery Services

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From phishing attempts to natural disasters, your business faces quite a few threats when it comes to your daily operations. They can wipe out data, cause you to have to pause operations, and could severely impact your organization’s future. However, disaster recovery services could help you sleep better at night even in the face of […]

Disaster recovery myths you can dismiss

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Technology changes so rapidly. With disaster recovery (DR), we see business owners clinging to ideas that no longer apply. What kind of DR myths are still widely accepted by the masses? Here are three that need to be retired immediately.  Tape backups are the best DR solution Backup tapes are physical objects that deteriorate over […]

Why consider disaster recovery for 2017

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The new year is well upon us, and with it comes an equally new IT budget. Judging by the advancements in computing technology, many 2017 business wish lists probably include powerful onsite servers, workstations, and the Internet of Things. But as tempting as these purchases may be, it’s important that you don’t dismiss an old […]

The Importance of Disaster Recovery

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Most business owners don’t normally think they will be a victim of a natural disaster…not until an unforeseen crisis happens and their company ends up suffering from thousands or millions of dollars in economic and operational losses — all because of the lack of thoughtful disaster preparedness. This post gives small or mid-sized businesses (SMBs) […]

3 Disaster Recovery myths

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Disaster Recovery ain’t what it used to be. Long gone are the days where a DR solution cost over a hundred thousand dollars and predominantly relied on tape backups. With the onset of cloud computing, today’s DR landscape has dramatically changed. But, unfortunately, there are still many misconceptions about DR still hanging around. Here are […]