CRN, a brand of The Channel Company, has once again recognized DP Solutions as one of the top Managed Service Providers (MSP’s) in the nation. For the third year in a row, we have been named to CRN’s 2016 Managed Service Provider 500 list in the Elite 150 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services whose top-notch offerings help companies navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of IT, improve operational efficiencies, and maximize their return on IT investments.
When the livelihood of your business depends on data stored in your computer network, you simply cannot afford to leave anything to chance. Data preservation and the ability to retrieve it at any point in time is the foundation of business continuity.
Yet the facts about backup failures
Some of the more common reasons for backup failures include unintentional formatting of a hard drive, accidental data deletion, malware or virus attack, firmware corruption, natural disasters, logical errors and continued computer operation when the hard drive is starting to fail.
So how certain are you that your backup system is 100% reliable? Could a false sense of security be preventing you from taking actions that will insure your backups will really be there when you need them?
7 Ways to Avoid Data Disaster Due To Backup Failure
Without proactive measures in place – and Murphy’s Law being what it is – the odds of a successful restoration when you need it most may not be as great as you’d like to think… So what can you do? Here are seven ways to avoid a damaging loss of data due to backup failure.
Even with all these measures in place, the best way to keep your organization safe from harm due to data loss is to verify your backup system by performing regular test restores. This will help identify any problems in advance so they can be fixed – allowing you to avoid getting hit with an ugly surprise when you least need it.
The Smart Way To Assure Backup Success
Unless your team has all the time and expertise required to consistently close all open loops in your backup system, your organization may be at risk of serious harm due to data loss.
We strongly recommend that you let us perform a Free Backup Audit for you as soon as possible. Get this highly valuable service – before disaster strikes— by calling us at 410-720-3300 or visiting www.dpsolutions.com/backup-audit.
In my book You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader: How Anyone, Anywhere, Can Make a Positive Difference, I quote Philip of Macedonia (father of Alexander the Great), who said, “An army of deer led by a lion is more to be feared than an army of lions led by a deer.”
His insight is valuable – however, I think he misses the bigger point: an army of lions led by a lion is to be feared most of all. So why not recruit and hire an army of lions? Think of the competitive advantage of having not just good formal leadership at the top of your organization, but also having leaders at every level of your organization.
An army of lions is an organization where everyone knows two things:
Those two questions are simple, but the process requires effort. And, you’re thinking, “before I can help my lions answer those two questions, I need to find the lions!”
Your point is well-taken. And, believe it or not, it’s not that difficult to find
Here are some important guidelines to use when looking for potential leaders:
Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE, is president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life. Mark is an international best-selling author and noted authority on leadership, team-building, customer service and change. Mark is the author of eight books, including the best seller The Fred Factor: How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary, which has sold more than 1.6 million copies internationally. Learn more about Mark at www.marksanborn.com
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For a quarter century, fiduciaries of endowments/foundations, retirement plans, and insurance companies have sought the advice of Asset Strategy Consultants (ASC). With 9 offices across the U.S., and over $7 billion under management, ASC works closely with its’ clients to develop investment management consulting solutions that are customized to address their unique portfolio management goals. ASC combines the highest levels of expertise with a depth of industry leading resources to provide clients with comprehensive financial consulting services.
ASC was first introduced to DP Solutions by a third-party firm retained to assist them identify a new IT firm to provide outsourced IT services. DP Solutions’ team of experts worked closely with ASC to understand their business goals and how they could provide a better experience than they were accustomed. DPS built a hosted environment based on industry best practices and seamlessly migrated all of ASC’s data. DPS fully manages the environment and provides 24x7 end-user tech support, eliminating the majority of the company’s tech-related stress. Now ASC is free to focus on their business and not worry about IT issues getting in the way.
To learn more about Asset Strategy Consultants, visit www.assetstrategyconsultants.com