A common trend many small businesses are embracing is virtualizing their data. Like any other types of data, you also need to back virtualized data up. Since backing up your virtualized data can be really challenging, we’ll focus just on this aspect. This guide will show you some of the most common difficulties you’ll be

Business is becoming increasingly complex, with the majority of systems and data now being stored online or on a computer. Because of this, a disaster such as one that knocks out power or even destroys your equipment could be devastating. Disasters put all business data at risk and that’s why so many businesses take steps

Cloud – 5 common myths

Tuesday, 01 October 2013 by

One of the most common tech related terms of the past half decade or so is the cloud. It seems like nearly every software developer and vendor offers cloud-based solutions that will change the world – or at the very least how you work. The cloud is definitely useful, but there are some common myths

The data on your computer includes your documents, music, photos, videos, contacts, and software. Modern computer hard drives are able to hold enormous amounts of data, which makes the consequences of data loss potentially disastrous for a business. Does your organization regularly back up your data? If not, it’s important to start backing up your

Cloud computing is big these days and, if you’re like the rest of us, you’ve heard it mentioned one or two (hundred) times before. But, what exactly is the cloud? The reality is that the cloud has been around forever (it was essentially invented when the internet came in to being) and is nothing new. However, it

Define: DRaaS for businesses

Monday, 09 September 2013 by

Disasters can strike at any time and in any form. They can be as small as a single computer, crashing with a day’s worth of unsaved work, to as large as the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in 2011 which took out towns and cities. Regardless of their size, it’s certainly seems that disasters are

Could you be just one internal IT failure from complete disaster? A new study  from software developer Spiceworks shows that small and midsized businesses are playing a dangerous game. Inadequate data recovery plans, insufficient computer data backup resources, and more are putting companies–and their bottom lines–at risk. Forget Now, Pay Later According the Spiceworks poll , IT professionals are

Imagine what could happen if all your business data gets lost through unforeseen circumstances like a computer crashing, theft, or disasters such as fire, floods, and the like. Lost data can greatly cripple your business operation. Thus, offsite backup is necessary if you’d like to protect your business. In as much as you would backup

Ah, computer data backup.  Maybe the best example to flesh out the core problem businesses face with backing up their important data today is to think way, way back to an earlier day, like when you got in your first car wreck. Remember what it felt like to be a newly-minted driver?  You’ve never gone

The average cost per data loss is $3,957.00. That means that the next time an employee saves over the wrong file, you’re looking at a potential disaster for the company budget. Unfortunate occurrences like hardware failure and simple human error cost American companies an estimated $18.2 billion per year – don’t let your own business