November Maintenance week 2019

Throughout the week of November 11th 2019, we will be performing maintenance on DataYard’s infrastructure and customer servers. This will include performing updates to all managed server infrastructure, including tasks that require reboots/shutdowns/service interruptions.  Maintenance will begin at 2:00AM EST and will be completed by 8:00AM EST throughout various days this week. Making IT Better!

Let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or just want to chat: 1.800.982.4539 or support@datayard.us. Remember to follow us on Twitter (@datayardtechops & @datayard)!

Thank You Dayton Developers

The last few weeks have been full of exciting announcements for Dayton’s downtown revitalization and we just want to thank a few of the people we see investing their time and passion into our home.

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October Maintenance week 2019

Throughout the week of October 7th 2019, we will be performing maintenance on DataYard’s infrastructure and customer servers. This will include performing updates to all managed server infrastructure, including tasks that require reboots/shutdowns/service interruptions.  Maintenance will begin at 2:00AM EST and will be completed by 8:00AM EST throughout various days this week. Making IT Better!

Let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or just want to chat: 1.800.982.4539 or support@datayard.us. Remember to follow us on Twitter (@datayardtechops & @datayard)!

DataYard Drinks Beer

It’s National Drink A Beer day and we’re happy to throw one back with you on this fine Saturday in September. Just to clue you in on some of the cold ones we will be throwing down here is our list of favorites. Go ahead and let us know what you’re drinking today too! 

Jacob C. – Whiskey Rebellion from Warped Wing

Joe D. – Coors Light

Dennis F.– Breckenridge Vanilla Porter

Tommy G. – Water

Phill H. – Shocktop

Natalie K. – Amaretto Sours

Ryan L. – Weihenstephaner Hefeweissen

Daniel L. – Angry Orchard  

Alek M.- ISO Heaven from Toxic Brewery

David M. – Codebreaker Double IPA from Dayton Beer Company

Mike M. – Diet A&W Root Beer

Victor W. – Budweiser

Don W. – Root Beer

Eric W. – Hoppy Ending Pale Ale from Palo Alto Brewing Company

#nationaldrinkabeerday

September Maintenance week 2019

Throughout the week of September 9th 2019, we will be performing maintenance on DataYard’s infrastructure and customer servers. This will include performing updates to all managed server infrastructure, including tasks that require reboots/shutdowns/service interruptions.  Maintenance will begin at 2:00AM EST and will be completed by 8:00AM EST throughout various days this week. Making IT Better!

Let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or just want to chat: 1.800.982.4539 or support@datayard.us. Remember to follow us on Twitter (@datayardtechops & @datayard)!

August Maintenance week 2019

Throughout the week of August 12th 2019, we will be performing maintenance on DataYard’s infrastructure and customer servers. This will include performing updates to all managed server infrastructure, including tasks that require reboots/shutdowns/service interruptions.  Maintenance will begin at 2:00AM EST and will be completed by 8:00AM EST throughout various days this week. Making IT Better!

Let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or just want to chat: 1.800.982.4539 or support@datayard.us. Remember to follow us on Twitter (@datayardtechops & @datayard)!

Dayton Cares

DataYard has been located in the heart of Dayton’s downtown community for over two decades. Naturally, when the heartbreaking news of Sunday morning’s tragedy scrolled across our screens, we were devastated along with the rest of the community. Some of our own staff were in the district that night but had headed home just before the madness broke out. Sunday morning was a slew of messages, everyone checking in on one another. The sigh of relief that our team was safe was instantly followed by the realization that others were sending the same messages with empty replies, making our stomachs sink. Coping in the wake of tragedy is an endless carousel of questions and “what if?” scenarios. 

 

Our team somberly entered the office on Monday and had to deliver service like any other day, but the day was not the same. It was a day filled with confusion, mixed with a desire to do something in response. But how could we respond as a business? Our service isn’t poised to directly help or comfort someone hurting. We were at a lost as to how we could be there for our community, other than by just being there. It wasn’t until the end of the day on Monday that we discovered how we could help.

 

Monday afternoon we received a call from the Dayton Foundation with a request to help the victims of the Oregon District shooting. NBC Columbus was going to be hosting a telethon the next day, President Trump was visiting Wednesday, and American Airlines had already given $75,000. They were expecting to see unprecedented numbers hit the Dayton Foundation website over the next several days. We responded by immediately bulking up their resources so they were able to accommodate the traffic and security risks that come with national attention.

Dayton Strong. Dayton Proud. Dayton Cares.

Over the last 5 days, we’ve been able to help support our community and the victims in our own way, doing what we do best. This is where the joy of doing what we do shines through the darkness. When we could help the Dayton Foundation reach over 610,000 people from all over the world as well as give over 2,100 people the opportunity to contribute to the victims, we were glad to know we could help in our own way that was unique to our resources and abilities.

 

We’re Daytonians. What Daytonians do is show up and care for their own. We’ve watched this community rally against hate, around tornado victims, and in response to tragedy, each person giving what they could in the way they knew how. That is what makes Dayton great – the people. In Dayton, when someone gets hit, the entire community picks them backup. Dayton cares. So far, you can see 360,000 reasons why we care in the Dayton Foundation’s Oregon District Fund.

 

Dayton Strong. Dayton Proud. Dayton Cares.

How Data Backups Can Help Your Business Meet Compliance

I am often baffled on how often I need to explain the importance of backing up business data. Personally I feel like I need to backup my own personal data two or three times out of fear that I’ll loose years worth of my life in photographs. Those feelings of fear do not seem to translate to everyone when it comes to their business data, but maybe it should.

What type of compliance does my business need?

Depending on the industry there may be multiple layers of security and data compliance regulations that are required by law. Most businesses have at least one industry compliance measure that requires some degree of security and backups. Not meeting compliance on these measures can result in fines, penalties, and in some cases close down the business.

Many compliance measures require some level of security and safeguarding be in place with business data. If your business keeps record of personal information like name, address, phone numbers, emails, etc. or even more sensitive data like financial or medical there are strict rules to how you protect that data. One layer of protection is how you’re going to keep it stored and ensure that it does not get lost.

What do backups have to do with compliance?

Backing up data ensures that data is protected from being lost due to unintentional actions, failure or disaster. Imagine running a medical office and losing a server that stored information about patients treatments. If that server is not backed up that data is gone and could set patients and doctors behind by weeks, months or years in their treatment. In this scenario people’ lives are affected drastically not to mention the compliance fees and fines that the office may face. Due to scenarios like these there is often a backup strategy that is required in most compliance regulations.

What compliance measures does my business need to address?

If you’re not sure what requirements your business needs to meet we’ve made a list below of different compliance regulations by industry. If you want to know how we can help you become complaint on any of these regulations or other feel free to contact our team so we can be your guide.

Finance:
• Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA)
• Basel II
• Electronic Fund Transfer Act, Regulation E (EFTA)

Healthcare:
• Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
• Health Information Technology for Economic Clinical Health (HITECH)
• GDPR

Education:
• Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
• Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
• Data Protection Act (UK)

Government Compliance Regulations:
• Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIs)
• Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA)

General Business:
• Sarbanes Oxley Act
• Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DDS)
• Identity Theft and Assumption Deterrence Act

State Specific:
• Massachusetts 201 CMR 17 (Mass Data Protection Law)
• Nevada Personal Information Data Privacy Encryption Law (NRS 603A)

International:
• Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPED Act)
• European Union Data Protection Directive

We can protect your data from yourself.

USER ERROR

Is the source for the majority of data loss. Our backups provide a safety net from little mistakes becoming major catastrophes.

COST OVER COST

The cost of backups is minimal in comparison to what a business could face in fines or data recovery fees.

PEACE OF MIND

Live and work without the worry of little mistakes and threats or malicious activity because we have your back (ups).

GET YOUR BACKUPS HERE


July Maintenance week 2019

Throughout the week of July 8th 2019, we will be performing maintenance on DataYard’s infrastructure and customer servers. This will include performing updates to all managed server infrastructure, including tasks that require reboots/shutdowns/service interruptions.  Maintenance will begin at 2:00AM EST and will be completed by 8:00AM EST throughout various days this week. Making IT Better!

Let us know if you have any questions, concerns, or just want to chat: 1.800.982.4539 or support@datayard.us. Remember to follow us on Twitter (@datayardtechops & @datayard)!

How To Discover The Greatest Risk Facing Your Business

There is a huge risk facing your business (and it’s data) out there and it’s probably more familiar than you realize. Data loss can be a huge blow to any business whether its account information, billing history, or client files. Any kind of data loss can be critical to a business and it’s the ability to operate and in today’s world that data is susceptible to numerous risks.

To find out the greatest risk facing your business follow these steps:

1. Turn on your smartphone.

2. Go to your camera app.

3. Switch to the the Front Camera

4. Hold the phone up and look into the camera and what you will see is the greatest risk to your business data.

The greatest risk to your business data is YOU.

Since the beginning of time, we’ve been plagued with our own mistakes. Though never intentional they have the propensity to bring about disastrous results. In 1922, an American Chemist, Thomas Midgley, discovered that the compound tetraethyl lead helped fuel to burn at a slower rate. This helped decrease cost but it also resulted in several workers dying from lead poisoning in US factories during the early ’20s. In England, an elderly man accidentally threw away his Euromillions lottery ticket losing his chance to take home over $180 million. In 2005, a Japanese trader “fat-fingered” a trade in which he sold 610,000 shares for 1 yen instead of 1 share for 610,000 yen.

The fact is we’ve all made mistakes and and some of those mistakes have a price to pay with them. Unfortunately, no matter how hard we try we’ll always make mistakes and science and statistics say you’ll never be able to avoid them (here’s why). When it comes to a company’s mistakes with data it can have a devastating effect. It can hinder the ability to accomplish day-to-day tasks, lead to hours of repetitive work, and even result in fines or lawsuits. The scary part is that 44% of data loss is caused by an unintentional human action, which means it was an accident. So that ‘fat fingered’ keystroke can affect more than trades on the stock market they could wipe out your critical business data in less than a second.

In the world of technology, we are no less susceptible to mistakes, however, technology has the ability to adapt and statistically lessen the impact of a mistake or remediate the mistakes almost entirely. At DataYard, we believe that mistakes are mistakes and they shouldn’t destroy or hurt someone’s business and that’s why we believe in providing READY Backups to our clients. READY backup provides a solution where we can protect data from mistakes and other threats.

Thomas Midgley, (Photo Credit: Wikimedia)

We can protect your data from yourself.

USER ERROR

Is the source for the majority of data loss. Our backups provide a safety net from little mistakes becoming major catastrophes.

COST OVER COST

The cost of backups is minimal in comparison to what a business could face in fines or data recovery fees.

PEACE OF MIND

Live and work without the worry of little mistakes and threats or malicious activity because we have your back (ups).

GET YOUR BACKUPS HERE