Out of Sight, Peace of Mind!

The old saying is “out of sight, out of mind.” However, when it comes to off‑site backups, the saying should be “out of sight, peace of mind!” Off‑site backups provide a safety net for all the vital data that keeps businesses running every day, allowing companies and users to keep a record of their files in a secure location for those rainy days.

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.

Hurricane season DR tips

The chances of your business being hit by a hurricane are slim. But this year, the odds are actually alarming — the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicts up to four unusually active hurricanes. If you don’t want to fall victim to data loss and tarnish your business’s reputation in the process, read on.