Why You Need To Have Monitoring For Your Servers

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Too many people have neglected just how much time and money they could have saved just by having monitoring services only. Last week we had an incident that stress the importance of having constant monitoring on your network, and how it reduces your downtime dramatically.

To illustrate how you can save time and money with monitoring, let’s first look at the typical scenario that would occurred with a non monitored network.

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5 Tips for creating a Business Continuity Plan for your Small Business

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Is your business prepared for any type of disaster? Even though small businesses may not have as many employees or as much equipment, they are still as vulnerable to disaster as a large corporation. If your business office were to be destroyed by a fire, you could lose valuable business if you don’t plan ahead. Many businesses don’t want to take the time and the expense to prepare a business continuity plan, but can you really afford not to make one?

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How to recover your lost computer files inexpensively and easily

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We maintain our computers similarly to how we maintain our own health – rarely do we take the time to learn about preventing health complications, and instead work to repair our health once we’ve become ill! We take care of our computers the same way, in that we rarely think about the safety or well-being of our data until something happens that leads to data loss or corruption. And when that does happen, how do you recover your lost computer files?

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5 Common Disasters that Strike Small Businesses

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The challenges that small businesses deal with never end — and for the small number of employees who have to take on these tasks, it can quickly get overwhelming. No wonder, then, that many small businesses have all but ignored the important task of developing a disaster recovery plan, which involves understanding the risks of the disasters that small businesses face, figuring out how best to prevent against the deleterious effects of these disasters, and implementing a business continuity solution to minimize downtime.

Importantly, the disasters that cause small organizations the most damage are the ones that many business owners may not consider to be all that common, such as hardware failure and power outages. This blog post aims to illuminate five common disasters that small businesses face, so that business owners have a sense of perspective when considering the importance of a disaster recovery strategy.

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What Happen To Your Business When You Use Outdated System

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Computer system is so critical to any business operations nowadays that if it is not handled properly, it can even shut down an entire Paris airport!

Apparently this is not a hoax or joke – an airport in 2015 shutting down because of a computer system. It is real and not that funny for the thousands of passengers who are left without their flight and similar problems are hiding in your company

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How To Roll Back From Windows 10

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Seeing that we have a lot of comments on our Facebook and LinkedIn posts on “Why we recommend people against upgrading to Windows 10”, we decided to help those who have already fallen over to the “dark side” and are having problem with Windows 10.

There is a way for you to rollback from Windows 10 back to Windows 7 or 8 if you upgrade directly, and that is only if you do so within 30 days. There is a hack to extend the period to beyond 30 days however for today we will just talk about the basic.

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Beyond Business Continuity: How Backup and Disaster Recovery Benefits Your Business

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Backup and disaster recovery solutions are invaluable solutions for businesses who need to be able to respond to disruptions within minutes or hours of an outage or disaster taking place. They work by taking a carbon-copy backup of servers and storing them in two locations — on-site and in-the-cloud. Backup and disaster recovery enables a multitude of recovery options, so businesses are able to get back up and running as soon as possible.

But beyond giving business owners a solution to outages and disasters, backup and disaster recovery services provide many more benefits to organizations. This blog post explains how a backup and disaster recovery solution can help organizations avoid the high costs of downtime, comply with important regulations, and boost the bottom line.

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Times when you wish you had backup

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All of us know backup is important, however most of the time it is place under “Not Urgent Now, But Important” category. A financial planner friend once said this “Backup is like insurance or a parachute. You should have it when you don’t need it. By the time you need it and don’t have it, it is too late”

To keep us reminded of how important backup is, here are some cases studies we have came across where they wished they had a working backup in place beforehand.

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Prevent And Recover From Ransomware CryptoLocker Virus

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Just got a message in one of my whatsapp groups – “Anyone know how to recover help_decrypt ransom attack??”

Another victims of the infamous ransomware Crypto virus, and lucky he managed to contain it within the PC before it spread to the server. How the CryptoLocker virus works is that it encrypts the files on the infected computer then it will prompt a message box asking you to pay within a certain period (usually within 2 days). This is why they are classified as ransomware, they keep your information hostage.

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Multiple Benefits Of Cloud Backup

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Backing up data to the cloud involves benefits unavailable with other options. Until the cloud existed, individuals and companies had limited choices for this vital responsibility. Available options often made this necessity a tedious and/or delayed process. This led to some people and organizations to overlook this important function.

Using a cloud backup system delivers multiple benefits and no major downsides. Among the benefits, the following typically are the most important to users.

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