4 Reasons Why Disaster Recovery Plan Should Be a Priority

Quick question? – How long can your business survive without any critical data, applications and operations?

Anything more than 48 hours could indicate that you do not need a viable disaster recovery plan. Let’s face it, at some point your data will be at risk. It could be a machine error, a human error, a virus or even a natural disaster like an earthquake. Turning your back on proper precautions could mean losing it all.

Think of your disaster recovery plan as an insurance policy for your data and business if something out of your control happens.


Disasier recovery plan

This is why we’ve compiled our top 4 reasons why your backup and disaster recovery plan should be a priority.

Machines & Hardware Fail

While we have reached a stage in technology where Intelligent bots are shaking up lawyer’s jobs, it’s still not perfect and is bound to have issues here and there. Identifying and eliminating the single point of failure in your IT infrastructure could be an expensive affair, although it is really the only way to ensure that a hardware failure will not interrupt your service or cause data loss. The best option is to backup your data regularly, ideally with a leading and highly secure managed hosting provider.  This will help to eliminate any interruptions in case of IT infrastructure failures.


Humans Make Mistakes

This is the most seen mistake, and the hardest to prevent and correct, regularly backed up data lets you restore it to an error-free state. As much as we wish we were, people are not perfect and can easily overlook an important step in a process and accidentally delete data or enter the wrong data. Making sure you have efficient processes in place and good quality assurance programs are your best bet, but having an online backup solution can be as equally important.


Nature is Unpredictable

We have all read and seen what can happen when the wrath of mother nature hits, which can be unpredictable at times. Businesses that don’t have a backup and disaster recovery plan in place can find it almost impossible to resume operations after a major disaster hits. In fact, an estimated 80% of all companies that experience a business interruption of greater than five days, without recovery plans, go out of business.


Customers Want Access 24/7/365

Times have changed, now customer holds the key to a business, an average customer expects the information they want to access to be available at his will. This means if your organization is facing infrastructure issues and cannot pull out the data in a timely fashion, these anxious customers could jump ship to a competitor.


We conclude by saying that without having a proper contingency plan, companies run the risk of incurring high monetary and non-monetary losses like outages, downtime, loss of data, low employee morale, loss of reputation, and lower revenues. Thus, a robust disaster recovery strategy is important to run a successful and a secure business.


Contact Sysfore’s Cloud Disaster Recovery & Backup experts for your no obligation / no cost in-depth analysis to see just how simple and cost-effective it is to implement a robust cloud Backup / Disaster Recovery plan for your Enterprise. Write to us at info@sysfore.com or call us on +91-80-4110-5555 to know more.

The Winning Combination – Dynamics 365 and LinkedIn Sales Navigator

As Microsoft continues to position itself as THE leader in the business apps ecosystem, one of the devlopments that stands out as a source of great excitement for all Dynamics users is the new integration with LinkedIn Sales Navigator

The acquisition has brought new and exciting opportunities for the Sales users within Dynamics 365 via Sales Navigator.  Finding the right firms that you want to do business with and effectively managing those opportunities within Dynamics 365 is more powerful than ever.

To improve performance and productivity, social selling is integrated with the sales pipeline. With data from LinkedIn Sales navigator embedded right into your dynamics 365 (CRM), users can carry out sales process and customer prospecting without interrupting their workflow.


Key Features Of Sales Navigator

  • LinkedIn Interactions

All the premium linkedIn features like inmails, messages and sending a connect request are all available within Dynamics 365. Latest leads and account updates including profile updates, job changes, shares, and news are also available within Dynamics 365.

  • Lead Recommendations

Sales-specific search tool is available within the application which allows a salesperson to discover new leads new leads directly from within CRM by utilising the extended LinkedIn network.

  • TeamLink

TeamLink is a feature in Dynamics 365 which lets the user to view if anyone from their company or connections is connected to the prospect.This is referred to as Out-of-Network Unlocks and is included in one of the premium memberships for Sales Navigator.

  • Work Anywhere

With Microsoft’s strategy of Mobile first and cloud first, Microsoft Dynamics 365 application is accessible via mobile apps.

  • Sales Insights

For effective selling, Dynamics 365 offers insights from buyer personas and user activities on LinkedIn. Sales Navigator also helps the sales team to stay updated and informed about the prospect by providing insights and information in real time.

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LinkedIn sales navigator and Dynamics 365 is the ideal mix for B2B sales. The Dynamics 365 sales workflow begins with prospecting at the lead level and then qualifying it as a pursuable opportunity. The Sales Navigator comes in handy during the opportunity pursuit by leveraging your own or your team’s connections with the influencers at the target account.

That doesn’t mean that Sales navigator is not applicable for B2C, PayPal is the prime example of a B2C company using this winning combination for success.

Contact one of our experts today and to learn how you can implement Dynamics 365 in your organization and find the perfect solution for your business. Write to us at info@sysfore.com or give us a call at +91 (80) 4110 5555


Can Hybrid Computing Be The Night’s Watch For Cloud Computing?

Up until a few years ago, when an individual said the cloud, nearly everybody looked toward the sky. Basically put, a cloud was a feathery mass of vapor in the environment. But no more.


Cloud computing has advanced dramatically in recent years. The new world of the hybrid cloud is an environment that employs both private and public cloud services. Companies are realizing that they require numerous distinctive sorts of cloud administrations in order to meet an assortment of client needs.


Hybrid Cloud


A hybrid cloud is a computing environment which combines a public cloud and a private cloud by allowing data and applications to be shared between them. When computing and processing demand fluctuates, hybrid cloud computing gives businesses the ability to seamlessly scale their on-premises infrastructure up to the public cloud to handle any overflow – without giving third-party data centers access to the entirety of their data.


Basically, individuals believe hybrid cloud computing means overseeing a public and a private cloud as one, or at the least being able to have administration tools over the two environments.


In a hybrid cloud environment, organizations integrate private computing assets, such as information centers and private clouds, with public cloud services. While separate entities for the reason of data storage and capacity, the private and public clouds can share apps, information, and administrations in a bound together environment


“There’s a lot of noise that says all roads lead to the public cloud, but I don’t believe that to be the case, because there are legitimate reasons public cloud is not a feasible solution for enterprise for certain applications,” Avoa consultant Tim Crawford told Datamation. “No one type is going to suffice. The reality is people will have to use a combination of them.”


Still, many enterprises fear cloud storage is not as secure as physical storage. An IDG Research Services study found that almost 40 percent of organizations utilizing some type of public cloud storage had moved at least part of their workloads back on premises, mainly out of security concerns.


Will this trend continue in the future, or will a solution ease their concerns? What is the future of cloud computing? The answer may be found in the hybrid cloud.


Enterprises are leveraging hybrid computing by designing environments to get the best of both worlds. In a hybrid cloud environment, public cloud service is integrated with private computing services like data centers and private clouds. Private and public cloud can share apps, data and services in a unified environment, at the same time having separate set-ups for data storage.

Sooner or later, there will come a day when hybrid cloud or multi-cloud is universally accepted, traditional computer will be the successor to typewriters.  Just as today’s children might look at a floppy disk with no clue what it could have ever been used for, computer towers, terminals, and even hard drives will become a product of yesteryear.

“In the next 15 years, the biggest change we’ll see is 50 percent of small companies (with 1-500 employees), doing away with buying computer towers and servers and instead, adopting Desktop as a Service (DaaS), as the method for deploying workstations to employees,” AerocomInc.com founder Mike Smith said in an interview.

So what’s the future of the Cloud?

Before long we won’t be talking about individual networks or even referencing cloud computing. There will be one network – the network – and cloud will be synonymous with computing.


Sysfore, Microsoft Gold partner, uses leading network, technology, and service expertise to deliver IT infrastructure as a service anytime, virtually anywhere, quickly and efficiently. Contact one of our experts today and we will help you find the perfect solution for your business. Write to us at info@sysfore.com or give us a call at +91 (80) 4110 5555.