Is your password secure?

Thursday, 13 February 2014 by

The number of accounts and websites we have to log in to is growing, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. One downside of this increased activity is that security breaches will also continue to rise as well. When it comes to security, often the weakest points are the passwords people use.

Disasters can strike at any time, and at any level of severity. From the deletion of a critical file, to your business being destroyed in a fire, you should be taking steps to prepare for potential disaster. In order to be prepared for a disaster, and to make it out the other side, many companies

4 tips to minimize malware

Friday, 08 November 2013 by

Over the past three weeks a new and potentially harmful piece of malware has come to light. The CryptoLocker virus can lock files and will hold them for ransom. If you don’t pay, your files will be deleted. It’s highly likely that this is the most destructive piece of malware of the year, and has

Disasters can happen at any time and be of any level of severity. For this reason, it is always advisable to implement a business continuity or disaster recovery plan. By having a plan, you stand a higher chance of surviving a disaster. However, if something negative does happen the key to remaining in operation is

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

Business continuity is the process of establishing a plan that will ensure that business functions are still available to stakeholders during a time of disaster. It is best to think about it as an action that happens before disasters in effort to reduce or eliminate downtime if these occur. This has become increasingly important to

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

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

There are many advertised benefits of cloud computing, such as scalability, cost reduction, and storage on demand. While these points help to showcase the advantages of using virtualized data centers or third-party services, they don’t reveal all of the benefits. Once the agreement has been signed, and your systems and processes are set up with

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

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