“Our job as providers is not telling them what they need, but rather listening to the customer’s needs” – Lance Thompson In preparation for our Indianapolis and Metro Detroit business continuity and disaster recovery workshops, I spoke with Lance Thompson, founder and president of Baseline Data Services about what we can expect from his session, Real Life Disaster Recovery: Precious Vicarious Lessons. He shared some BCDR wisdom that was too good not to pass on. As highlighted in the quote …

Data backup can be a time consuming and inconvenient process. There is (rightly) lots of talk about how to execute the backup process, but much less time talking about when it should be done. Companies should be backing up their data when they are finished with their normal, everyday operations. Why? The reason you are backing up in the first place is to ensure you have a complete copy of the most up-to-date information in the event of a disaster. …

Happy New Year! It’s been a huge year for us at Online Tech, from hitting our 20th anniversary, to opening two new data centers throughout the great lakes region. We’ve definitely been busy, and we aren’t looking to slow down now. Our next Michigan event will be a half-day business continuity and disaster recovery workshop. This workshop will be on February 19th, at our Metro Detroit data center. We’ve gathered a group of experts to give some hands-on business continuity …

As you may have heard, on January 22nd, Online Tech will be holding a half-day business continuity and disaster recovery workshop. Armed with over 60 years of IT experience, the experts we’ve amassed have seen lots of different disaster recovery plans and scenarios. I had an opportunity to speak with Steven Aiello, a Technical Architect and one of the experts we will have on-hand at the workshop, to get a sneak peek of what we’ll be covering in January. The …

Now that we’ve opened our Indianapolis data center, we’d like to get to know our neighbors. In January, Online Tech will be hosting a Colts tailgating event, and an offsite backup and disaster recovery workshop. In addition, we’ll also be hosting the Central Indiana ISSA chapter meetings throughout 2015! The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) is a global organization of IT security professionals that meets regularly to speak about changes in infosec, give resources and insight to the community, and …

Amid the hustle and bustle of the end of the year, we expect everyone’s doing some planning for 2015. Between your holiday parties and IT budgets, don’t forget to put our Indianapolis Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Workshop on your calendar for January! The workshop will be held in our newly opened Indianapolis data center, and will last from 8am-12pm on January 22nd. Focused on Business Continuity planning, the workshop will kick off with a hands-on look at individual BC …

You’ve done your business impact analysis, and have created an offsite backup and recovery plan. Now you’re ready to move your data to an offsite location. Here’s a little help making sure you’re asking the right questions to get you through the initial setup of your offsite backup, straight from our new Offsite Backup and Disaster Recovery Buying Guide. It’s complete with questions you should be asking your company in order to be ready for the move, as well as …

‘Tis the season for holiday parties! While we know your schedule is probably very busy between the end of quarter push and the family just about to show up on your doorstep, we think you should make room for a little bit of infosec fun. This Thursday from 6 to 9pm, The Central Indiana ISSA will be putting on their annual holiday party. The event will be at the Tow Yard Brewery in Indianapolis, and promises to be a great …

Online Tech will be sponsoring the Michigan Council of Women in Technology’s Mid Michigan ConnectNet Social on December 3rd, and we’d love to have you join us! It will be taking place at the Spartan Hall of Fame Cafe in Lansing from 5pm to 7:30pm. This will be a wonderful networking event to see some of your colleagues and fellow IT professionals before the holidays, so stop by! The Michigan Council of Women in Technology started in 2000 as a …

This week Online Tech will be headed to the Adoba Hotel Dearborn for the 12th annual Detroit CIO Executive Summit, put on by the Evanta group. This is a premium event created “by CIOs, for CIOs”, in order to get the most relevant and helpful information onto the program. The primary focus for the event is collaboration, and there’s no shortage of this with over 30 executive speakers packed into one day. The keynotes are even more impressive, with David …

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