Make Way for World Backup Day

As the first quarter of 2019 ends, we celebrate World Backup Day on March 31.  Why is this important?  It’s important because if you lose some or all your data, your business could be at risk for a host of problems.  No one wants to hear the stuttering voice of Porky Pig exclaiming “That’s all folks!” as you close your business due to poor choices about data protection.

The Importance of Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Planning

Our newest client came to us after she had purchased an existing business, an independent and owner-operated insurance agency.  The agency was well established, having been in business for more than 30 years.  A “deliberately” small agency, they pride themselves on bringing a unique level of experience, expertise and personal involvement to their clients.

A Case Study in Disaster Preparedness and Business Recovery

In 1981, a book with a memorable title, When Bad Things Happen to Good People, was released and quickly became a bestseller.  The book was written after the premature death of the author’s young son.  One of the key points in the book is that sometimes there is no reason for things.

Stick with Us and You Won’t be Sorry!

The title of the board game, Sorry!, comes from the many ways in which a player can thwart the progress of another, while apologetically saying, "Sorry!" That may be all fun and games, but when it comes to businesses who don’t have an IT management and support plan in place, there’s only so much you can do to reactively fix a disaster.

Pulling a Rabbit Out of a Hat

Over the years, Sr. IT Consultant, Mike Oster, has seen quite a few “IT Miracles.” Some seemingly small. Others not so small. One of his very first experiences with such a miracle was a frantic call from a client whose laptop would no longer boot. While the client was fully aware there was no backup in place for her laptop, she still expressed the need to retrieve absolutely “mission critical” data from the failed device.

Protection from Insider Threats

The human body is amazing—all the various parts working together to live.  White blood cells have the responsibility of recognizing and defending the body against foreign invaders.  But what if the “invader” is something from within.  A recent survey of organizations with 250 or fewer employees revealed that 38% of them had experienced an internal IT security incident in the past year.