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Using Virtualization for Disaster Recovery

Preparing for a disaster is often time consuming and expensive. The time spent developing the plan and the added cost in providing additional equipment at an offsite location is sometimes too costly.
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SSAE 18 SOC 2 Type II Attestation

To best deliver the IT services our clients require, Corserva owns and operates its own data centers in Trumbull, Connecticut and Orlando, Florida. Earlier this year, independent auditors completed their annual examination of our data centers and found them to have met the SSAE 18 SOC 2 Type II attestation.
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Using Business Continuity Plans to Prepare for Disasters

Let's just assume for a minute that access to your place of business was blocked due to unforeseen circumstances. Ask yourself:
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The Benefits of Outsourced IT Support

The smallest organizations may start out managing IT internally. But as a company grows, IT related tasks can become burdensome for staff, especially if IT is not their primary function. Similarly, as the technology needs of a company become more advanced and specific, business owners may decide to outsource these services.
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The Definitive Guide to NIST Compliance

Companies that are working with the government (either directly or indirectly further down the federal supply chain) should be compliant with the latest NIST 800-171 mandate as of December 31, 2017.
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20 Ways to Improve Your Security Posture

Cybersecurity and compliance are at the top of everyone’s list of most pressing business concerns and challenges. Threats can come from both inside and outside a company’s network. Companies across all industries are increasingly aware of their exposure to hacking attempts. 
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Leveraging Microsoft Office 365 to Comply with NIST 800-171

Depending on the customers you serve and the industry in which you operate, there may be mandates to which you must comply in regard to the security of data.
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Why We Love IT Asset Recovery Services (and you should too!)

When it's time to retire IT assets, either due to hardware obsolescence or lease return, you may look at this activity as just another example of the cost of doing business. But wouldn't it be nice if you could actually benefit from disposal of assets? You can, if you do it right.
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3 Myths About NIST 800-171 and NIST Compliance

Now that the deadline to comply with the NIST 800-171 mandate has passed (as of December 31, 2017), hopefully you are sitting back, comfortable in the knowledge that you have taken the necessary steps to ensure your company is meeting the cybersecurity guidelines required by the Department of Defense (DoD), providing you a competitive advantage over other manufacturers.
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Which Backup Option is Best for You?

While it may seem obvious why you should protect your data with backups, a professional approach to planning a defense requires that every conceivable threat is recognized and addressed by the solution you finally select. Data loss disasters have many causes and every one of them is too common to ignore.
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