The Importance of a Proactive, NOT Reactive Approach With the major role information technology plays in the way business is conducted in today's world, it's crucial that every business owner, both large and small, be able to see the big picture of protecting client and company data from disaster. Data backup disaster comes in many forms, from hackers to employee sabotage, to viruses and natural disaster, it's critical to your business operation that you understand the scenarios and solutions … Read more
Is Working on Personal Devices Risky Business?
It's natural and common for your employees to want to conduct some of their work at home or on the road, and often the most convenient way is to do so on their personal devices. However, this could be putting your business at risk, and thus allowing your employees to conduct their work on personal devices could be risky business. The Risk of Not Being Regulated Since your employees personal devices aren't the property of the company, they aren't being properly protected and regulated. And … Read more
Faced With Computer Crashes, A Lost Password Or A Network Failure With No In-House Computer Expert?
Faced With Computer Crashes, A Lost Password Or A Network Failure With No In-House Computer Expert? Most businesses don't worry about a computer crashing, a password being lost or a network going down when they have an in-house IT expert to handle it. But what happens if that IT guru suddenly isn't there? That computer crash, lost password or downed network could suddenly be crippling your business and hindering the productivity of your employees. Here are six tips to help you avoid this … Read more
Data Backup: Are You Hoping For The Best?
Consider the "What If" Factor Secure data backup for your business is an absolute must, but the real question is, what methods are you using? Although you may think you are taking extreme caution, such as saving data on multiple computers and physical drives, the scary truth is these items are still at risk for failing and leaving you helpless. While it may seem unlikely that your data backup computers and thumb drives would all fail or become lost at the same time, it has happened to many … Read more
Hard Drives May Double In Speed With New Technology
What's an HDD manufacturer to do when faced with competition by faster, more efficient SSD drives? Go big, and go faster. At least that's the strategy that both Seagate and Western Digital are adopting. SSDs tend to get prohibitively expensive as their size crosses the 1TB threshold, which creates an opportunity for HDD manufacturers. Seagate is currently selling drives with an impressive 14TB of capacity, and has plans on the drawing board to introduce a 40TB drive by 2023, with Western … Read more
Could Filing Cabinets Be Costing You Money?
Go Green and Save Green Our society is making a push to "Go Green" these days with an effort to reduce paper usage and making a push to utilize digital documentation. The fact is, this practice not only benefits the environment, but can also put a considerable amount of green back into your bank account. There is also the consideration that cluttered papers and documentation can cause time loss and data loss when they're not properly stored and tracked. The easy solution to this problem is the … Read more
Nvidia Dropping Driver Support For Older Operating Systems
AMD long ago dropped support of 32-bit operating systems, and now, Nvidia is following suit. The long-anticipated move by the company will mean the end of driver support for the 32-bit builds of Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Linux and FreeBSD. Nvidia is taking a balanced, responsible approach here. The company has pledged to continue offering 32-bit driver security updates until January 2019, but will immediately discontinue making performance updates to the drivers of older … Read more
Tech Tips: Is Your Data Backup Protected Against Storm Season?
The Best Defense is a Good Offense It's that special time of year when the threat of fire, flood, severe storms, water damage and even theft are very real. This is why ensuring your company's critical data is backed up and protected in the case of power loss or system damage. To help you protect your valuable business assets, here are a few simple tips: Off Site Storage Backing up your data at an offsite location with dedicated and secure servers and cloud solutions is a must. While … Read more
How Fast Can You Be “Backup” And Running?
Data Disaster Averted Having appropriate data backup solutions isn't the only concern when it comes to an IT disaster for your business. Depending on what your method of data recovery is, in the event of a data loss event, you could be putting your business on hold as you put the pieces back together. Not all Data Recover is Created Equal While there are multiple methods for data backup solutions, they aren't all a safe choice. While hard copy backup solutions such as flash drives and servers … Read more
How Safe is Your Password Really?
Imagine this: You're setting up your login information for your email, or maybe it's your Cloud database account. Upon entering your password, the program prompts you to include a capitalized letter, number and possibly a symbol in your password. You wonder, "Is this really necessary? Who's going to be THAT determined to break into my accounts?" Well to answer that question: hackers. Hackers are going to great lengths to recover your account login credentials. And as hackers develop more ways … Read more