Did you take a wrong turn on the road to disaster?

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Can you find your way back if you take a wrong turn on the road to disaster? If disaster strikes, recovering from it could cost you thousands of dollars, plus lose your customer’s good faith.

Having a plan to save your business from bad things will help you get back on track.

Most businesses rely on technology to run their day-to-day processes. Think email, Word docs, customer information and ordering systems, inventory, accounting. Other companies are all about the tech. Think Uber, Airbnb, Constant Contact and many others.

So, if something disastrous happens, your business could grind to a halt, whether tech is your main business or ‘just’ how you get your work done every day.

What could go wrong? Well, there’s floods. Plus, electrical storms, hurricanes, fire and people who leave with your passwords or source code. Without a backup plan, your business could be in trouble.

 

What’s included in a plan?

Disaster plans can cover everything from how to get out of your store or office during a fire drill, to how to get back up and running if your servers are underwater.

Then, you can take it a step further. If you think about staying in business during a disaster, as well as recovery, you’ll be in the best shape you could be.

While it’s important to customize a plan for your business, every plan should include:

  • Technology asset inventory that names mission critical processes and data
  • Schedule for updating and testing any disaster recovery plans
  • Clear understanding of the trade-offs between cost and complexity

Murphy’s Law

Murphy’s Law says that whatever can go wrong, will go wrong. That’s why it’s important to understand how your plan works. If you are a business decision maker, you might hand this over to your IT team. But it’s important to ask some questions to make sure you have full coverage for your business. A few questions:

  • Does your plan include an inventory of mission critical business processes and data?
  • When was the last time anyone reviewed your plan? Tested your plan?
  • Is cyberattack preparedness included in your current plan?
  • How much depends upon human intervention?

Evaluate Cloud Solutions

During a disaster, humans have other priorities than failing over their virtual machines. Automating your solution is key to ensuring success.

A cloud solution can help you recover quickly. And it’s less expensive than having your own datacenter to support and protect. It’s a practical solution for a business, whether it’s large or small. But it makes especially good financial sense for a smaller organization.

Not all cloud providers are equal, so you’ll need to do some research to compare. A few considerations:

  • Do they offer a hybrid solution, so that you can keep some data on premise as well as in the cloud?
  • Do they offer metered service so that you can save even more money by ‘turning off’ services when you don’t need them?
  • Is the service easy to use, with good support for your team?
  • Do they offer geo-redundancy?
  • Are they compliant with your industry?

Is the cloud safe?

But wait a minute, you might say. I’ve read about companies, even big companies, losing data in the cloud during a disaster.

It’s true, there have been times when the cloud failed companies. When this happened, it was because the data was only stored in one location. And it was based in the same region as the company. That’s an obvious mistake.

With the Microsoft cloud, you can get ‘geo-redundancy.’ This means that your data is in more than one location. So, if your area is hit with a hurricane, along with floods and electrical storms, your data would be safe in a datacenter across the country.

That also means that your company data is available even during the storm.

  1. We’d love to meet you and discuss your plans for keeping your business running. If you’re ready right now, call us or send an email. We’re happy to set up a free consultation to review your plan.

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All You Need To Know About Nintex Forms

Many people are not aware of this new term ‘Nintex Form’ but they actually are a really important part of the data world. Most of you might be wondering what exactly are Nintex Forms. Well, there are the providers of a certain interface between the user and the persistent data. The Nintex form surface offers the user an ability to provide the different structure s data entry like the list boxes, check boxes and other.

An Introduction to Nintex Forms

The basic idea of the Nintex forms is to provide the user with an opportunity to put in the data entry designs such as check boxes and list boxes. The Nintex Development Services also include validation of the data entry, and enabling the users to send data to the storage units such as the database. The Nintex Forms are created or designed to function accordingly with the Nintex Workflow and the lists of Microsoft SharePoint.

Understanding the functioning of the Nintex Forms and Nintex Workflow can be fairly easy as well as complicating. That is why there is the Nintex Consulting Service that provides you an in-depth knowledge of the functions of Nintex Workflow SharePoint 2013.

Data Collection with the Help Of User Interface

A Nintex form provides different features for getting the input of the user and these features include:

  • An easy interaction method. The Nintex forms generally provide a simple and easy method of interaction just by entering the data.
  • Focusing on the entering of data into the lists of the SharePoint. This is one of the more important functions of the Nintex forms is to put the primary focus on the collection of the data.
  • A Nintex form uses different conventional method for controlling, like the people and date picker, the drop-down list and many other such traditional and familiar method that the users already know about, so that the interaction can be afamiliar one.
  • Even with the open ending of the underlying data, the data entry mask that is provided by the Nintex forms is helpful in guiding the user to enter important information in a professional and experienced way.
  • The Nintex form is capable of validating on a particular entry for the checking of the data for some errors such as the format and other different stuff.
  • The Nintex forms also trigger the interaction in response to the different events that are mentioned in the Nintex forms. The purpose of this is to make sure that the form can be dynamically adjusted to the data entry requirements and also is able to display the additional information and much more.
  • Creations of calculations become very easy with the help of the data entered in these forms.
  • The visibility factor of some elements in the form can be altered as well, based on the form events.

The Nintex forms basically exist in a relation to the user that is using SharePoint, the form and the other different sources of the data. Other different sources of data collected from the external database, the web or any other lists described in SharePoint can be included in the form by the user.

We know that the Nintex form exists in a relation to SharePoint. And the data that is acquired is stored in the list of SharePoint after being processed by the Nintex Form. And the SharePoint list stores that data in the Microsoft SQL.

Finally, the form exists in relation to SharePoint. The data collected and processed by the form is stored a SharePoint list, which in turn stores the data in Microsoft SQL.

The Nintex Forms and SharePoint Lists

The Nintex Forms Development actually focuses the user input into a certain record in the list of the share point. The context consists of a record that has a single row of the column fields in it. And it is called a column in SharePoint, which is corresponding to the SQL’s field.