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Data-loss Disasters... It helps to be Prepared!

Natural disasters tend to need backup plans!

It's no secret that natural disasters (any kind of them by the way) should all have one thing in common, a backup plan, because, well, you're dealing with something unpredictable--nature. Being confident in your goals should not prevent you from contingencies...life isn't so two-dimensional. A brilliant friend of the family started his company from his garage in 2004 and within 6 months he’d outgrown it, forcing him to lease an office space close to home, which at the time was in Broward County, Florida. His one man operation turned into a forty man operation in less than 2 years. You could say that he was on the fast track to success, in a beautiful high-rise building in Fort Lauderdale. Unfortunately Bill’s company didn’t have a BDR (Backup and Disaster Recovery) plan, this three letter acronym that every managed IT services provider knows so well. In October 2005, South Florida was hit by Hurricane Wilma, the most damaging storm to hit Broward County since Hurricane King in 1950, and Wilma destroyed residential and commercial property in its path. Bill’s office building suffered tremendous damage and because they didn’t have any offsite backup, they lost everything.

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Don't Be Caught With Your Pants Down: Why Small Businesses Can No Longer Ignore Data Loss

August 01, 2016 David's Desk, IT Backup, Data Backup

You’re on your way home from work one day, when someone from your office calls you saying they can’t get into the files for that important project due tomorrow. As soon as you get home, you connect to your system, and sure enough, none of the documents open. They have been corrupted. Then it hits you: This is Ransomware! Oh no, you've been exposed to data loss!

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To Tablet, or not to Tablet?

September 02, 2014 David's Desk, Tech Tips, Data Backup

To Tablet, or not to Tablet?

In the last 24 months, we have seen a huge increase in releases of tablets. These next-generation mobile devices have no doubt helped with our digital lifestyle but several questions should be considered:

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Four Security "Must-Have's"

 

Regardless of their size, many small businesses still need to meet strict compliance regulations, such as PCI and HIPAA. In addition to any special requirements, there are a few security technologies every small business should have in place.

Here are our four security must-haves.

Firewall – It sounds passé, but firewalls are still the de facto solution for minimum security. Small businesses are no exception. We frequently see vendors attempting to coax small business owners into boxes bigger than they need, with full redundancy and licensing. As expected, most small business owners will balk at the price tags that hang off these shiny new boxes. The truth is,  for bandwidths typical in smaller organizations, a small ASIC-based firewall even with gateway services (e.g. anti-virus, anti-spyware, IDS or IPS) can be found for an affordable price. Even if it’s not tweaked to perfection, having some firewall solution is better than none. And no organization should rely on their Internet provider for this security.

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Tech Tips: How to Backup Your Data Securely

This Tech Tip addresses some frequently asked questions about how to safeguard your computer data on a personal and business level.  First, it makes sense to designate one or two specific folders on your computer as the main folder for confidential file back-ups for several reasons.

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Hurricane Season is Here... Who Cares, Really?

Hurricane Season is Here... Who Cares, Really?

At the end of June, I was in the garage looking for 4th of July decorations (per my wife's instructions) and I couldn't help but notice the hurricane shutters in the corner. As a Florida native, I have seen the terrible destruction that hurricanes can bring homes and businesses. And predictably, the "disaster marketing" engine started up last month with questions like "Are you ready for hurricane season?"

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The Importance of Data Backup in the Fast Paced World of South Florida

March 18, 2013 Data Backup

The following article will not only explain the importance of data backup in the fast paced world of South Florida,

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Business Data Backup and Its Importance

August 01, 2012 Data Backup

If you’re not all that well versed with business data backup and its importance, you’re probably not alone.  

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Let Us Fulfill All Your Hard Drive Data Backup Needs

July 30, 2012 Data Backup

Still trying to decide who to go with as far as IT vendors when it comes to your small business data backup?

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Online Data Backup and the Benefits

March 21, 2012 Data Backup

If you're currently working with an IT company on a break/fix contract, or you're simply not yet working with an IT company at all, you're probably not all that aware of exactly what is online data backup and the benefits.

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