Maura Mahoney

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What Financial Institutions Need From Disaster Recovery

Posted by Maura Mahoney on Tue, Apr 17, 2018 @ 08:56 AM


Financial organizations face unique challenges when developing disaster recovery strategies. Most organizations have an enterprise continuity plan (ECP) that includes disaster recovery. Unlike in other industries, having an effective disaster recovery plan is a requirement in finance. The Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council (FFIEC) issued requirements in 2015 that were influenced by the effect that Hurricane Katrina had on banks. 

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5 Factors Driving the Colocation Market

Posted by Maura Mahoney on Tue, Apr 10, 2018 @ 10:52 AM


The colocation market is thriving and shows the potential for future growth. Researchers at MarketsandMarkets have anticipated that the colocation market will almost double from the $31.52 billion recorded in 2017 to $62.30 billion in 2022.

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5 Reasons Why Health Care Needs IaaS

Posted by Maura Mahoney on Tue, Apr 03, 2018 @ 09:23 AM


With health care providers relying on electronic health records (EHRs) and telemedicine to give patients the best care, databases at hospitals and medical centers are increasingly strained. The volume of data can be difficult to store, and its complexity makes it difficult to manage efficiently. HIPAA compliance regulations require that access to data be tightly controlled. 

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Why Disaster Recovery Is Crucial for Higher Education

Posted by Maura Mahoney on Tue, Mar 27, 2018 @ 10:02 AM


Colleges and universities have become increasingly dependent on technology. Student records and research findings are digitized, many classes are conducted online, and faculty and students communicate regularly over the Internet. Institutions have multiple campuses that need to seamlessly collaborate with each other and access large volumes of data. 

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5 Ways Digitization Is Transforming Companies

Posted by Maura Mahoney on Tue, Mar 20, 2018 @ 08:53 AM


Most of today’s companies are embracing digital transformation, but they have reached varying levels of digital maturity. Companies with the highest level of maturity will have created documented strategies for the transformation and gained the support of the C-suite for digital initiatives.

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5 Benefits of Cloud-Based Unified Communications

Posted by Maura Mahoney on Tue, Mar 13, 2018 @ 11:09 AM


Companies are switching from traditional phone systems to cloud-based unified communications as a service (UCaaS) as a means of embracing trends in workplace communication. The 2017 State of Telecommuting in the U.S. Employee Workforcereport found that 3.9 million employees are working from home half of the time. UCaaS makes it easier for workers to stay connected to other employees and for customers and clients to reach them no matter where they are. 

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What the Northeast Needs For Disaster Recovery

Posted by Maura Mahoney on Tue, Mar 06, 2018 @ 10:03 AM


Sometimes, March comes in like a lion and goes out like one, too. Winter isn’t over yet simply because the calendar says it's spring. Even well into March and April, the Northeast often encounters severe wintery weather. For example, Winter Storm Stella hit in March 2017, bringing hurricane-force winds and up to 2 feet of snowfall to the Northeast.

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How IT Infrastructure Is Evolving

Posted by Maura Mahoney on Tue, Feb 27, 2018 @ 10:24 AM


Back in the technological Stone Age, IT environments were siloed. Companies were forced to make decisions based on incomplete data because a comprehensive view couldn’t be accessed across the business. Meeting capacity needs was a guessing game. Afraid of falling short on workload needs, IT leaders overprovisioned, leaving many servers idle.

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5 Ways to Assess Security Risk

Posted by Maura Mahoney on Tue, Feb 20, 2018 @ 10:03 AM


Security strategies need continual enhancement. Hackers are tireless in their quest to find new ways to overcome your company’s defenses. Cybercriminals are always changing attack vectors and adapting the tools they use to infiltrate your systems and steal your data.

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How Availability Has Evolved

Posted by Maura Mahoney on Tue, Feb 13, 2018 @ 09:51 AM


In today’s always-on culture, companies need high levels of availability to stay competitive. Prospects use mobile devices to research products and make purchasing decisions on the go. Customers want to be able to contact your business any time they need information, support, or services.

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