Disaster Recovery - Is Your Business Protected From Cyber-Criminals?

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Disaster recovery from cyber-criminals is critical.
Don't let hackers steal your company's information.

Is your business protected from cyber-criminals?


Do you have a security and disaster recovery plan?


In the first three months of 2016, cyber-criminals collected $209 million in ransomware by extorting businesses to unlock servers and release their data. *


Do you sleep at night knowing you have sufficient protection from these hackers?


The Microsoft Cloud can protect you from these potential cyber-attacks on your business. Outsourcing your disaster recovery plan to Microsoft takes the costs and headache out of your IT department. Microsoft will deploy your application in a high availability scenario with financially-backed service level agreements. With data centers located around the globe, Microsoft has the option of moving your data to another datacenter should there be any kind of natural disaster in any location.


Today, larger organizations with a disaster recovery plan will replicate servers to offsite locations, ensuring the server is ready to go should the production server go down. This is a very expensive solution and not affordable for most small-medium sized organizations. An SMB company is typically doing a physical backup and keeping it in an offsite location. In the unfortunate scenario of their server going down, they would experience downtime while the servers are rebuilt and backups are restored. This could have a significant impact on business results due to downtime of business-critical applications.


Most organizations are not operating in mirrored, fully-replicated environments, so they will not be immediately back up and running should something happen to a server. This is only available from the cloud.


Now that you have secured your servers, what is the impact on your business when an employee’s machine crashes or is stolen?


  • How long does it take for your employee to get back up and running? Do you have to install client software on the laptop?  With Dynamics 365, they simply open a browser, log in and start using the software


Do these questions keep you awake at night?


The Answer = A system that is always on and available anywhere


Employees can access cloud-deployed systems on any device with connectivity, resulting in no impact on individual productivity. In the case of faulty hardware, organizations with a ‘bring your own device’ policy will enable employees to continue working on any machine. This will ensure employees have no downtime while hardware is being replaced.


Losing locally saved data and documents will add both financial and liability risks to the business. In most cases, local data is not included in a disaster recovery plan and hence may never be recovered, while other data may fall into the wrong hands and add liability to the business should this data have customer personal identification information (PII).


Giving users access to an easy-to-use cloud solution results in them doing their work within the boundaries of the solution rather than in an offline environment. If accessing and using an ERP application is hard, users will be tempted to create their own versions of documents and data.


By having local data across employee devices, organizations run an added risk of losing visibility and control of their data and insights.


The cloud significantly reduces this risk of local data.


Many organizations have no security or disaster recovery plans, exposing their business to a cyber-attack. Don’t be the next victim.


Western Computer has helped their clients protect their business by migrating to Dynamics 365. For more information, don’t hesitate to contact the team of Microsoft Dynamics experts at Western Computer.



*Cyber-criminals collected $209 million in the first three months of 2016 by extorting businesses and institutions to unlock computer servers.


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