Category: data protection

Do Business BETTER!

Who needs technology? Part two of three

What can tech do for you? Ok… it’s been four years since the first article in this series. Times may have changed but, if anything, the question “Who needs technology” is more relevant than ever before. The technology has changed too. It has become more affordable, and it’s everywhere. When I wrote part one of…
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Top Five Tech Tools You’re Probably Using – but could use BETTER: part four

Data Storage I remember in 1994, I was working as a systems administrator for a Wall Street firm when the first 1 gigabyte Seagate hard drive arrived. All the sys admins dropped what we were doing and rushed to the lab, to gaze in awe at this miraculous device. “Can you believe it?” someone remarked,…
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Top Five Tech Tools You’re Probably Using – but could use BETTER: part three

PC Security If you’re like most people, keeping your computer secure is a task similar to dieting – it’s something you’ve heard a lot about, everyone you know has an opinion, yet no matter where you are with it, you suspect that you’re still not doing the best you can. We can lock our computers down so…
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Your data IS Your Business: Dynamic data

In my previous post on data protection, we discussed the three types of Small Business data: Dynamic data Active data Archive data There are different methods required to best protect the different types of data your Small Business depends on. Note that I said “protect”, and not “backup” you data. Backing up your data is the…
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Your Data IS Your Business

Even if your firm or organization doesn’t “do computers” by trade, computers are probably more important than you realize to your Small Business. A lot of key information that was once kept in metal filing cabinets and on cardboard Rolodex cards is now more easily and accurately stored on computers.  Large amounts of information –…
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What is a Backup?

I have several Small Business clients who “back up” their data by attaching large USB hard drives to their computers, and copying key files and folders to them. While this is an excellent way to archive or synchronize data, they are surprised when I tell them this is not really a data backup. Of course,…
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Back that @$# up!

[responsivevoice_button] It’s the single biggest technology mistake Small Businesses make. They use email. They surf the web. Computers are cheaper than ever, so everyone in the office has a pretty decent one. And more (though still not *most*) Small Business computers have an anti-virus program running, and some sort of firewall, on the computer itself,…
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