The Zero Downtime IT Goal

The real world is a complicated work environment, and we are all subject to the unpleasant surprises that can pop up due to natural causes, human error, or even just plain old bad luck. No entity is immune, no matter how large or small it may be.

Any time your business experiences service interruptions, you are potentially losing money. SIO understands this and has solutions to help any size business mitigate risks and prepare for inevitable technical hiccups.

Declare Your Independence from IT Problems

Happy 4th of July everyone from all of us here at SIO! We wish you a safe and enjoyable Independence Day.

On Wednesday, when you are back to work again, keep the independence theme going by declaring your own independence from IT problems. You do not have to suffer or live in fear from the tyranny of IT struggles. SIO is here to grant you peace of mind, whether you need cloud backup, file sharing, and email hosting, or all of the above.

The Continuing Push and Pull Surrounding Drones

For years now, we have been following drone technology, watching the advancements in form and features collide with the limitations of the world around them. And with billions in investment and commerce riding, it is a predicament that is still being sorted out by government, private industry, and the average consumer.

Backup Minded is Forward Thinking

You cannot use what you do not have. And if you lose data and have no way to recover it, then it is as useless as never having it at all. When it comes to business, this can translate into catastrophic loss.

In many cases, your digital data is your entire business. And if that is overstating it for some business types, chances are they still depend on digital data in lots of ways (some of which they probably have not even considered).

Pro Email for Your Business

In the fast paced marketplace of today, you simply cannot afford to fall behind in your communication. Every hour without communication (much less a full day without it) costs money and impacts customer relations.

With email being the gold standard that it is for business communication, you want to make sure you have a professional grade email platform that will not let you down when you need it most. SIO solves this concern for its customers with CloudCollaborate powered by Storeitoffsite.

Serious Protection from Ransomware

Cybercriminals are always looking for a new angle, and everyone is a potential target. Over time, organized crime has become better at targeting people and entities that are more vulnerable to cyber attacks.

One of the most popular ways to obtain money illegally is to engage in ransomware activity. This is the process of encrypting files or otherwise restricting access to a computer system until money is paid to the criminal.

Using IT Flexibility to Your Advantage

Too many times, businesses get stuck in situations where they are prevented from utilizing their own tools because they are not in the right physical location or they are not using tools that work well together.

SIO has long recognized compatibility as one of the top wish list items for companies of all varieties. Running up against these types of limitations causes unnecessary headaches and brings productivity to a standstill.

Welcome to a 3D Printed World

3D printing has come a long way in recent years. Here on our blog, we have catalogued quite a few of the notable innovations as they have been rolled out to the real world. At this point, all aspects of life have been impacted.

The expansion of 3D printed applications in the past few years has been driven by a lot of rapid improvements that have been made with regard to the printers themselves, the printing materials, and the hardware and software that help make the magic happen.

Beating the Ransomware Game

During the month of May, we have seen a real increase in ransomware activity across the globe. Ransomware is a type of cyberattack that utilizes extortion tactics in order to obtain money from unsuspecting users.

With the largest recent attack being referred to as WannaCry (or some variant of that name) about 100 different countries have been affected so far, resulting in some 75,000 cases of ransomware attacks. And these types of attacks are poised to continue.

Using SIO as Your Business Grows

Successful planning takes experience and hard work. As your business expands, your support and resources need to keep pace so that production can continue at the proper pace and reach your customers in the marketplace.

One of the ways that SIO helps you keep up is by providing constant monitoring ability on virtualization resources and performance. That way, you always know your IT system status, plus you have projections on future usage and needs.

"Bluegrass Care Navigators was in search of a Disaster Recovery solution to replace our existing backup solution. Our objective was to reduce our VMware mission-critical RTO from 48 hours to under 24 hours. We evaluated several solutions and found the SIO solution to be feature-rich and economical. SIO provided our organization with a customized, hybrid solution that achieved our goal both onsite and in the cloud. In addition to improving RTO, the SIO solution enables us to quickly and regularly validate the integrity of our backed up systems, ensuring our organization’s preparedness."
- Croswell Chambers, CIO

— Bluegrass Care Navigators

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