12 Steps to Best Prepare for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

On the 25th May 2018 GDPR will be enforced. Not following and obeying GDPR can result in fines of up to €20 million or 4% of your global annual turnover, whichever is greater. There are 12 simple steps to take now to best prepare you for GDPR…

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6 Quick & Easy Ways to Maximise Employee Productivity

Optimising employee ROI with a fully “maxxed out” workforce – the holy grail that never quite seems fully attainable.

You know what needs to happen; your team needs to have clear goals to achieve within a clear timeframe, with the necessary motivation and ability to achieve said targets.
To better enable the above, here are 6 quick wins from a technological standpoint that will help you to edge further towards that desired efficiency %:

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business critical data

Business Continuity: Defining Your Business Critical Data

Business continuity is defined as the ability of a business to continue delivery at pre-determined levels following a disruptive occurrence. This disruption could be caused by an unforeseen incident, a natural disaster or a cyber-attack, for example.

Having a disaster recovery plan in place is therefore essential for ensuring continuity of business operations following disruption. Fully understanding what classifies as your business critical data is a key first step when planning your disaster recovery strategy.

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disaster plan

Four enablers of successful disaster recovery for businesses

Your disaster recovery (DR) strategy is about having a plan of action and, importantly, a technical solution in place that will mean that the essentials components of your company systems are back up and running and your business critical data is available as soon as possible following an incident or cyber-attack.

Your systems are essential for your business to operate effectively yet these can be difficult to maintain and protect with growing volumes of information, despite the ever increasing importance for comprehensive DR planning in light of heightened cyber-attacks

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Back up vs disaster recovery

Covering the Difference between Backup and Disaster Recovery

It is easy to confuse the terms Backup and Disaster Recovery (DR) when evaluating the ever-increasing need to protect data and IT systems. Understanding the difference between the two is crucial as security breaches become more commonplace.

Your backup strategy and your DR strategy are not one and the same. Whilst backup ensure you have a copy of your data, your DR strategy should ensure you are able to recover your business critical IT systems in case of incident or cyber-attack. Failure to recognise this difference and plan accordingly can carry a heavy price.

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