Disaster Planning For Small Businesses

Jeri MorganBackup / Recovery, Disaster PlanningLeave a Comment

Has your organization spent any time on Disaster Planning?  Have you ever considered what would happen if your business suffered a disaster?  How will your business survive a disaster?  Do you have employees trained in key areas?  Do you have adequate backups of the data?  Do you know how to restore the data?  These are questions you should be asking yourselves as business owners. Disaster planning isn’t just protecting data but encompasses business continuity —  from backups of critical data to employee training and readiness to stand by computers or quick access to funds to purchase replacement equipment.  Disaster planning should be a key integral part of your business strategy and should be tested often to ensure its resiliency and … Read More

Small Business IT Support and Local Sourcing

Jeri MorganAnti-Virus and Spyware, Backup / Recovery, small business it support, Wireless NetworkingLeave a Comment

Small Business IT Support is a hot topic these days, and many business owners are choosing not to Outsource but to Local Source.  The entrepreneurial spirit in the Denver market is especially strong.  So many people are choosing to leave Corporate jobs behind and instead are forging their own path. In the last few years, we have found a real increase in the number of calls we are receiving from small businesses with an employee range between 2 and 20.  These business owners are adept at running their operations all the while keeping their eye on the bottom line.  These small businesses typically choose not to staff an IT department or have just one employee responsible for all hardware and … Read More

IDrive, What is that Anyway?

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Recently, you have probably seen some new service offerings from us. One of them is IDrive. What is an IDrive continuous backup, you ask? It is an online or cloud-based backup solution. While there are many of these types of services available, we evaluated all of them and choose to partner with IDrive for its robust feature set, ease of use, and nearly automatic setup. If you depend on an external hard drive to do backups, ask yourself these questions. How are the backups managed? Do you know for certain the backups are good? If you answered “Don’t know” to these two questions, then your backup probably isn’t working. The truth of the matter is that most people don’t know … Read More

Backups, Backups, and More Backups

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  We know what you are saying, “Gosh, not another speech on backups.” The truth is we cannot stress enough to our customers the importance of backups. In today’s digital world, everything is on the computer; pictures, music, financial documents, emails, spreadsheets, letters, resumes, etc. A computer is a machine that can fail. Yes, computers are very reliable and run for months or even years without failure but hardware failure is not the only thing jeopardizing your data. Viruses, spyware, and other malware can infect your system at lightening speed, corrupting the hard drive file system, or worse destroying key system files to prevent booting up. Today, we are going to talk a little about the beast we call nature … Read More