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Why Backup to the Cloud?

As with any new technology, there’s a lot of concern over the security of cloud backups.  Unfortunately, this has led many people to believe that they’re better off with an old-fashioned solution — or worse — no backup at all!

Active Directory Recovery

Most people realize the importance of having a disaster recovery strategy to help bring their systems back online in the event of IT failure.  What most don’t realize, however, is the important role that Active Directory Recovery plays in this process.  Many organizations overlook AD backup as part of their recovery strategy, sometimes because of …

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Get Better Tech Support… By Thinking Like a News Reporter!

When we provide tech support, our goal is always to resolve your issues as quickly as possible.  Of course, when we work with clients who know how to communicate effectively, it can dramatically reduce the amount of time it takes to solve their problems.

Will Your Backup Be There When You Need It?

Many business owners assume that having a backup system in place is all they need to get their system back up and running in the event of a serious system disaster.  This is a mistake!  Not all backups are created equal and using the wrong one could have costly repercussions.

Caring for your Computer: Virtual maintanance

Last week, we gave our readers some quick tips on the kinds of physical maintenance you can do to keep your computer running smoothly.  This week, it’s time to talk about some simple “virtual” clean up procedures that can help extend the life of your equipment.

Caring for your Computer: Physical Maintenance

Whether you’re at home or at work, computers are a big investment, so it’s important to take good care of them!  To help you prolong the life of your desktop, we’ve prepared a quick list of computer care tips.  First up: physical maintenance!

Is Office 365 the Best Choice for Businesses?

Microsoft Office 365 is a subscription-based alternative to traditional office software.  In addition to saving you the expense of paying for your office software upfront, it may also include a variety of useful cloud services like hosted email and online storage, depending on your specific subscription.

5 Reasons to Consider Virtualization

Virtualization is a broad term that involves creating a virtual copy of something, like a server, operating system, or storage device.  For example, server virtualization involves splitting the virtual environment of one physical server into several separate pieces, called “Virtual Machines.”  Each of these virtual machines can then be treated like separate servers.

Keeping Your Inbox Safe

Spam filters can drastically increase your email security but they aren’t fail proof.  No algorithm can completely eliminate the possibility of a malicious message making its way into your inbox.  When this happens, you are the last line of defense against fraudsters, viruses and malware.

What Should You Expect From an IT Audit?

Most businesses depend on a delicate ecosystem of network connections to support their daily business operations. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take much to disrupt the balance of these environments; a tidy and carefully cultivated garden can easily turn into an overgrown tangle if you don’t keep an eye on things.