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Solutions II Blog

What is the True cost of IT?

Posted by Mike Hicken on Jan 24, 2018 12:26:51 PM

Hiring IT staff is a difficult endeavor that every organization experiences. It takes months to obtain headcount approval, interview candidates and create an offer letter with no guarantees you will hire the correct person. Reading resumes or hiring a recruiting company, training and retaining employees all take valuable time and money along the way. Then, once you have hired, do you even know what the true cost of that individual is?

The Real Story Behind the True Cost...

We're not just talking salary here, there's a lot more that needs to be considered. Take a look at some industry average costs for an IT employee based on a percentage of salary. (The information included below is representative of infrastructure services. If you include security services, your cost will be 50% higher.)

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Topics: BUR, Business Continuity, IT Industry

Ransomware Attacks in Perspective and How to Defend Your Data Against Them

Posted by Solutions II on May 17, 2017 9:30:00 AM

As the impact from this weekend's WannaCry global ransomware attack continues to spread hour by hour, let’s take a moment to put the attack into context and discuss key methods to protecting your data against such attacks.

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Topics: Backup and Recovery, BUR, Managed Services, Security, Ransomware

How Much IT Risk is Acceptable?

Posted by Matt Gourley on Mar 22, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Take Vulnerabilities Head On With A Solutions II Assessment

In the event of a site outage, 67% of organizations estimate they would lose $20k+ for every day of downtime.* While many executive and stakeholders speak regularly about high availability (HA) and disaster recovery (DR), this remains as one of the top five issues each company wants to address. It is also the least funded of any of the top initiatives these key executives pursue. With so much money on the line, where’s the disconnect between importance, urgency and investments business make?

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Topics: Backup and Recovery, BUR, Data Protection, recovery