Get Started Today!  (415) 295-4898

croom new

415 IT Blog

How to Ensure Your IT Resilience

How to Ensure Your IT Resilience

How confident are you that your business could survive a data disaster of any size and scale, from a single misplaced file to a complete loss of your entire onsite infrastructure? Being prepared to recover from any version of events is key to your business’ success. Let’s discuss this concept, which is widely known as IT resilience.

What is IT Resilience?

Resilience is a kind of umbrella term, covering three more specific business IT concerns and consolidating them into a single concept. These three concerns are:

  1. High availability of your business’ crucial hardware and software, covering how well it can rebound from issues like minor failures, user errors, and attacks. This means that your resources need some level of redundancy.
  2. Cybersecurity measures, so your IT resources are protected against threats and any security issues that do arise can be rapidly identified and mitigated.
  3. Disaster recovery solutions that can minimize your downtime should some event impact your business processes, so that you can quickly return to productive operations.

These three concerns each must be attended to for your company and its IT to be truly resilient… where these issues can be experienced and overcome, and your business can fully recover and resume operations as usual. Ideally, your resilience will be high enough that your customers could conceivably go without even noticing that an issue took place before you had already resolved it.

Ensuring Resilience

To best understand the process of making sure that your IT infrastructure is sufficiently resilient, let’s look at a different example.

How often do you cross a bridge? For that bridge, resilience is extremely important, as it will need to hold up against a lot of pressure to successfully do its job. This means that a lot of consideration and care need to go into its design and construction. Supports need to be able to handle the amount of traffic with precautions put in place, safety concerns need to be addressed for the bridge to continue functioning, and so many other concerns need to be seen to. The same can be said of your business’ hardware and software.

How well can the bridge resist intentional sabotage as well? If it’s easy for someone to make it more vulnerable to issues, “resilient” is hardly the right word. Tying this back to your infrastructure, how much cybersecurity is in place to protect it?

Finally, what’s the plan for the worst-case scenario, like if the bridge were to fail? What strategies have you prepared to deal with the immediate effects and the ramifications moving forward? Are you prepared to divert traffic to maintain operations? How well, and how quickly, can the bridge be repaired for traffic to continue? This kind of disaster recovery preparation is something that you need to have completed for your business.

Planning for Resilience

Each step of your processes and procedures needs to be examined to ensure that your strategies are sufficiently prepared for the potential events that could impact them. For instance, in terms of your disaster recovery strategy, where are your data backups stored? Keeping them in the same place as your original data is not resilient at all, as it could just take one disaster to lose it all.

Plus, even though there needs to be some ranking in terms of importance, you need to make sure that all your business’ IT is protected. All your data and its storage infrastructure, your business location, and yes, your employees, all need to be considered as you reinforce against disaster. Will it be cheap? No—but experiencing a disaster will be far worse.

Who Can Help?

True business resilience requires a very in-depth process, and as such, it requires the skill of an experienced IT professional. This is a hurdle for many businesses, with many currently relying on the skill of one or two of their employees to handle their IT needs and provide the support necessary—or seeking out external assistance from an outside provider.

The fact that resilience also isn’t one-size-fits-all, but more individualized to each business’ solution, is another complication. Neither an internal team nor a call-in, one-off provider can usually manage this challenge. However, for a managed service provider like 415 IT, this all is firmly in our wheelhouse.

What We Can Provide

Instead of offering all our clients the same solutions and assuming they’ll work, our team approaches things from a more personalized angle. After a comprehensive audit and review of your situation, we’ll work with you to design and implement an infrastructure and strategy that mitigates your weakness and leverages your strengths.

We can supplement your existing IT or step in as an outsourced department, whatever you need to keep your technology secure and available to your business regardless of the situation. To learn more about our services at 415 IT, and how they can boost your IT’s resilience, reach out to our team by calling (415) 295-4898.

Cyberattacks Have Gone Way Up Since the Pandemic S...
Structure Your Backup Platform to Your Business’ N...


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Monday, September 21 2020

Captcha Image

By accepting you will be accessing a service provided by a third-party external to

Mobile? Grab this Article

QR Code

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Productivity Technology Best Practices Business Computing Data Backup Data IT Support Network Security Privacy Hosted Solutions Cloud IT Services Efficiency Data Recovery Internet Email Software Business Managed IT Services Malware Innovation Outsourced IT Small Business Hackers Tech Term Google Collaboration Business Management Cybersecurity User Tips Phishing Upgrade Cloud Computing Hardware Windows 10 Microsoft Computer Business Continuity Managed Service Smartphone Mobile Devices Mobile Device Workplace Tips VoIp Communication Quick Tips Android Managed Service Provider Disaster Recovery Ransomware Paperless Office Backup Covid-19 Communications Smartphones Encryption Office 365 Data Management Business Technology Remote Work Server Saving Money Browser Remote Monitoring Managed IT Network BDR Internet of Things Passwords Artificial Intelligence Holiday Healthcare Vulnerability Wi-Fi Document Management Compliance Users Social Media Windows 7 Help Desk Data Security Managed IT services Save Money Chrome Miscellaneous Government Laptops Facebook Applications Microsoft Office Blockchain Employer-Employee Relationship Tip of the week Virtualization Office Project Management Processor Vendor Management Analytics Health Two-factor Authentication Avoiding Downtime Scam Redundancy Bandwidth Antivirus Information Automation Windows Infrastructure Router Storage Software as a Service Mobility Machine Learning Mobile Office Employee-Employer Relationship Data Loss Website IT Management Gadgets Maintenance VPN Apps Company Culture Customer Relationship Management RMM IoT BYOD Regulations Hard Drive Files Access Control Proactive Training Virtual Private Network OneDrive Meetings Money Remote Worker Data Storage Unified Threat Management Financial Net Neutrality Remote Monitoring and Management Word Social Network Operating System HIPAA Utility Computing Bring Your Own Device Tablet Patch Management Data Breach Employees Dark Web Augmented Reality Electronic Health Records Internet Exlporer Server Management Smart Technology Consulting Downtime Password Instant Messaging Computing Recycling Alert Co-Managed IT Managed Services Provider Assessment Remote Workers File Management Network Management Flexibility Mobile Security Networking Consultation Unified Communications Payment Cards Search Information Technology Management File Sharing Time Management Gmail The Internet of Things Professional Services Cooperation Monitoring Risk Management Managed Services OneNote Permission App Trending Shared resources IT Assessment IT Consulting Going Green Identity Theft Enterprise Resource Planning Samsung Mouse Database Management Language Geography Statistics Settings Credit Cards Break Fix Personal Information Features Cache 5G Budget SharePoint Mobile VoIP Authorization Virtual Assistant Superfish Cyber Monday Bitcoin Staff Mail Merge Manufacturing Gamification User Error Permissions Vendor Politics Social Networking Servers GDPR CRM Computing Infrastructure How To Test Screen Reader Digitize Microsoft Excel Batteries Private Cloud Identity Modem High-Speed Internet Bluetooth Transportation Computers Active Directory Procurement Remote Computing Recovery Wireless Internet Downloads Big Data WPA3 Wasting Time Windows Server 2008 Current Events Tech Support Address Google Calendar WiFi Fraud Smart Devices G Suite Content Filtering Alerts Smart Tech CIO applications Shadow IT Bookmarks ROI Mobile Fleet Tracking Zero-Day Threat Development Holidays Techology Windows Server Virtual Reality Cyberattacks Social Travel Employer/Employee Relationships Apple Websites Database Firewall Mobile Device Management IT Technicians Cost Management Hard Disk Drives Outsource IT Sensors Customer Service Motherboard Chromebook Notes Comparison Remote Licensing Wireless Connectivity Outsourcing Technology Laws Favorites Asset Tracking Backup and Disaster Recovery Cookies Cables Outlook IT Disaster Resistance Data Warehousing User Management Read Only Security Cameras Migration eWaste Emergency Technology Tips Proactive Maintenance Peripheral Multi-Factor Security Solid State Drive SaaS Voice over Internet Protocol Optimization Distributed Denial of Service Projects Point of Sale Tech Terms Legislation Solid State Drives Laptop Printer MSP Finance Vulnerabilities PowerPoint Specifications Display Banking Video Conferencing Unified Threat Management Value of Managed Services Conferencing Managing Stress Human Error Nanotechnology Wires Touchscreen Hacking Shortcut Teamwork Business Telephone Proactive IT Operations Printing Chatbots Digital Payment Cybercrime PCI DSS Hotspot Cyber security Virtual Machines Managed IT Service Return on Investment E-Commerce Theft Mirgation Options Remote Working Telephone Authentication Mobile Computing Lenovo Black Friday Electronic Medical Records Wearable Technology Star Wars Biometric Spam Enterprise Content Management Heating/Cooling Regulation Marketing Education CEO Students Twitter Daniel Stevens Printers

Latest Blog

Did you know that, as of July 2020, 69 percent of global desktop Internet users utilized Google Chrome as their browser of choice? With such a large market share, the security associated with Google Chrome is important to keep in mind. To help increase some of this awareness...

Latest News

We are proud to announce that 415 IT and our CEO, Daniel Stevens, were recently featured by CIO Applications. We discussed how and why we serve our clients, as well as some sneak peeks for our future. Read our interview by visiting:  https:...