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Category: Disaster Recovery

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Infographic: A history of Ransomware

Have you ever wondered where Ransomware came from? Our latest Infographic reveals this and so much more. What was the first recorded example of Ransomware and how was it administered?  When did it officially become ‘Ransomware as a Service?’ How was this technology spread before the Internet? These are just a few of the questions…
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Why should you Backup Microsoft Office 365?

Even though Microsoft aims to offer an ‘always accessible’ service, the one thing it doesn’t provide is a comprehensive backup solution. There’s a common misconception that Microsoft automatically backs up Microsoft Office 365 data, but the truth is that Microsoft only offers the very limited protection of a recycle bin and mail box preserver feature.…
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virtualDCS is a pawsome place to work

One of the many reasons I love working at virtualDCS is that we can combine all of our different hobbies and interests into the tasks that we complete every day. As long as it connects to our company values (and doesn’t make too much of a mess!) the directors are open to all suggestions. To…
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13 is lucky for some! Meet our competition winner

Congratulations to Ian McGregor Brown for winning a brand new coffee machine in our Veeam Cloud Recovery competition. We’re happy to announce that Ian from Leeds was the lucky entrant to win the main prize draw and is now enjoying a good cuppa coffee (or several) from the virtualDCS team. Ian was the 13th entrant…
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Five more things you should cover in your business continuity plan

We’re already three months into 2018 and I’m sure that by now you’ll have come across blogs, videos and infographics telling you that you need to have a business continuity plan in place to protect your organisation. Many of these advisory pieces only tell you that your business needs to have one in place while…
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Your disaster recovery plan could be missing a vital element

Your company could have the most comprehensive backup and disaster recovery plan in place, with documentation prepared for every possible outcome… but at the end of the day, the success of the recovery relies on your employees. The best-crafted plans are always going to fail if your team doesn’t understand them or forgets them. Departmental…
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Why offsite backup?

If you don’t protect your data offsite, or have have an offsite backup plan in place, then you may as well not be backing up at all. In today’s cloud forward environment, it still surprises me how many organisations rely on ‘traditional’ methods such as tape backups and USB devices to duplicate and protect their…
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