Non-profit Uses Code42 to Better Achieve its Mission of Helping Struggling Communities Thrive

Communities Unlimited is an Arkansas-based non-profit with the stated mission “to move rural and under-resourced communities in areas of persistent poverty to sustainable prosperity.” The organization helps communities, small businesses, entrepreneurs, and families with lending programs, business consulting, and even technical support. Communities Unlimited services seven southern states: Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Alabama. Their service area includes 60 percent of the persistently poor counties in the United States.

Communities Unlimited might not be type of organization you think of first when you think of who needs rock-solid data protection, but it turns out that it has very critical data protection needs. As a condition of government grants, Communities Unlimited (and organizations like it) must retain data for seven years. With a geographically huge service area, the organization has many employees in the field. And as an organization that provides technical support to small businesses and families, they are not only handling their data, but the data of clients as well.

Communities Unlimited now uses Code42 for automatic and continuous data backup, and like many organizations, they came to us after their previous data protection strategy failed. Before Code42, the organization was using external hard drives and Microsoft OneDrive to back up its files. But catastrophe struck, and Communities Unlimited learned the hard way that both sync and share products like OneDrive and policy-dependent backup methods like external hard drives have serious shortcomings as data protection solutions.

In the Communities Unlimited case study, you’ll learn about the painstaking, months-long recovery process Communities Unlimited had to undertake in order to recover their critical data. You’ll also learn how that problem has been solved with Code42, as well as how the organization has used it to disarm ransomware, protect their employees in the field, and why Communities Unlimited IT Manager Cliff Goeke says, “With Code42, we’re always protected—and that gives us peace of mind.”

Read the Communities Unlimited case study today.

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