Insights from VAF Blog

Cyber Security: The Indispensable Pillar of Managed IT Services

June 17th, 2024 by admin

Cyber threats are escalating at an unprecedented rate, posing significant risks to businesses of all sizes. From data breaches to ransomware attacks, the consequences of a successful cyber attack can be catastrophic, resulting in financial losses, reputational...

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Posted in: Managed IT Solutions, Cybersecurity

Protect Your Business with Data Backup

November 16th, 2023 by Les Royce

You stroll into your office, coffee in hand, ready to seize the day. You fire up your computer, and it's blank—a glaring white screen. Your essential data, the backbone of your business, vanished. Client information, years of work, and the spreadsheets...

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Posted in: Data Security & Compliance Solutions

Protect Your Business with VSecure IT Services

August 2nd, 2023 by admin

In today's digitally interconnected world, businesses of all sizes face many cyber threats that can significantly disrupt their operations, compromise sensitive data, and damage their reputation. The importance of implementing robust security measures...

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Posted in: Security

Importance of Data Security in 2023

April 11th, 2023 by admin

Data security is paramount in the digital age. With cyber threats and data breaches becoming increasingly common, businesses of all sizes must ensure that their data is secure. In 2023, data security will be even more important. Here are some of the...

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Posted in: Data Security & Compliance Solutions, Cybersecurity

What Are Data Backup and Recovery Services, and Why Does Your Business Need Them?

September 30th, 2022 by Van Ausdall & Farrar

Today, data has become an essential commodity for every business. Those who have adopted data backup and recovery services have been reaping the rewards, while those companies who have not may be falling behind. Security experts have been at the forefront,...

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The Benefits of a Technology Strength Assessment

December 9th, 2021 by Van Ausdall & Farrar

It’s a basic fact of life: change happens. Just as we all go through changes as people, businesses and organizations evolve. Technology also evolves, perhaps even quicker than anticipated. A technology solution you brought in two or three years ago may...

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Posted in: Insights from VAF Blog, Cloud Solutions, Managed IT Solutions

The Solution to Business Continuity during Coronavirus (COVID-19) Spread

March 11th, 2020 by Kent Lemley

Many organizations are starting to develop strategies that maintain business continuity while taking precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19. Some organizations are forced with making a choice between employee health and on-going operations. Twenty...

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Posted in: Insights from VAF Blog, Communications, Cloud Solutions, Data Security & Compliance Solutions, Information, Managed IT Solutions

Is Your Data an Asset or a Liability?

May 31st, 2019 by Brian Courtney

We frequently talk with clients about the benefits of better managing data with the latest technology. But even if an organization has embraced technology, there still needs to be a strategy for managing a company’s data. Without a strategy, the data...

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A CIO’s Simple IT Security Checklist

March 26th, 2019 by Ashlee Colliver

There was a time when those who refused to utilize technology could still thrive in business. That time is certainly over. Small businesses of all shapes and sizes must now embrace technology to maintain operational efficiency and compete in today’s market....

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Posted in: Insights from VAF Blog, Data Security & Compliance Solutions

Is Your Most Vital Corporate Data "Paper-Locked"?

February 15th, 2018 by Brian Courtney

This is a question that comes up frequently as I work with new clients. These clients are often overwhelmed with the seemingly impossible size and scope of tackling a digital transformation project for their organization. The overall theme ties back to...

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Protect Your Company with IT Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery

February 8th, 2017 by Jeff Jenney

It may look easy on the surface: protecting your assets with IT Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery (BCDR) is as simple as planning, backup, replication and testing. Well, not so fast. Key Drivers for BCDR Before you jump headstrong into a disaster...

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Posted in: Data Security & Compliance Solutions, Information, Managed IT Solutions

Cloud Data Protection by Acronis at Van Ausdall & Farrar, Inc.

January 24th, 2017 by admin

Technological innovation, speed and precision are key factors uniting Van Ausdall & Farrar, Inc. and Acronis We are pleased to announce our new partnership with Acronis, a global leader in hybrid cloud data protection. Acronis sets the...

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Posted in: Cloud Solutions, Data Security & Compliance Solutions, Information

Protecting the Modern Data Center

August 5th, 2016 by Guillermo Fernandez

You've taken the leap to modernize your infrastructure.  You are leveraging virtualization in order to create a redundant environment that is hardware agnostic.  You can spin a new server up in minutes instead of days.  You move servers between hosts...

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Posted in: Insights from VAF Blog, Data Security & Compliance Solutions

Planning for Adversity: Ensuring Business Communication Continuity with the Cloud

July 11th, 2016 by Trent Smith

Your new marketing campaign was a huge success and your office is receiving the highest level of calls you’ve ever experienced in your growing business. Your staff is taking live calls, checking voicemail and returning customer inquiries as fast as they...

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3 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Cloud Communications Provider

July 6th, 2016 by Trent Smith

Smart businesses everywhere have embraced the cloud as a cost-effective alternative to CapEx spending with on-premises hardware and software. For SMBs in particular, the cloud enables enterprise-level functionality without the associated price tag. As...

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4 Reasons Why Cloud Communications Should be a Part of Your Disaster Recovery Strategy

June 7th, 2016 by Trent Smith

We all know disaster can strike anytime — a broken water pipe, fire, weather event… all can do damage and wreak havoc on your business. And when time is money, getting your business up and running after a disaster is paramount. Most businesses...

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A 10-Question Evaluation for Your Phone System

June 1st, 2016 by Trent Smith

Today’s business environment is fast-paced and competitive. Technology makes it possible for you to know your customers and your customers to know your business within moments. A customer can give feedback about your business then let others know about...

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Is Your Old PBX System Hindering Your Employees’ Productivity?

May 23rd, 2016 by Trent Smith

Most employees today eschew the traditional 9-to-5 workday in favor of work-life balance and the ability to work when they want (and often where they want). The result often is an increase in productivity and a more satisfied workforce—a win-win for...

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3 Ways Cloud Communications Can Save Your Company Money

May 13th, 2016 by Trent Smith

These days, companies are demanding more from their technology. At the same time, IT budgets are decreasing, widening the gap between what employees want—and need to be more productive—and what IT can offer. The trick is to find technologies that make...

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I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking for…

April 24th, 2016 by Guillermo Fernandez

With apologies to U2 for borrowing their lyric. We’re all aware of the statistics. Data is proliferating. Gartner predicts that the number of connected devices will eclipse 32 billion by 2020. It’s not just computers and smartphones creating and storing...

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