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.
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?"
Cyber Security Workshop Coming to Businesses Near You
Last week, our own Master of Disaster, Jonathan Garber, presented a Cyber Security Workshop for the Florida Institute of CPA’s (FICPA). This was a CPE-certified course reviewing common system threats, with a general overview of all aspects of cyber security.
Time-Saving Tech Tips for Your Keyboard!
You're going to love these tips! Check out some cool typing and keyboard shortcuts – some simple time-saving tricks you may not be aware of:
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While many companies think the federal Red Flag Rule applies only financial institutions, if you invoice customers for your goods or services, it applies to you, too.
What's the truth behind tape for Data Backup?
Watch my latest episode of the Master of Disaster and find out! Tape Backup has been a standard for businesses for many years. However, the technology is both dated and flawed. Find out the truth about Tape Backup and how to think about backup in your Continuity Strategy.
Do you have any idea how many hours your employees and co-workers spend online checking eBay listings, cruising social networks, looking for vacation deals, Googling old flames or (even worse) ogling porn or gambling?
Most business owners know that it is important for their servers to be backed up. But what about your computer? Though it’s true that your data is likely stored on your server and backed up by the network, your computer itself (your icons, the background you have, the programs that are installed, and music or pictures you may have saved locally) is NOT being backed up.