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Think Your Tape Drive Is Keeping Your Data Safe?

Have you ever lost an hour of work on your computer?

Now imagine if you lost days or weeks of work—or imagine losing your client database, financial records and all of the work files your company has ever produced or complied. Or, what if a major storm, flood or fire destroyed your office and all of your files? Or if a virus wiped out your server … do you have an emergency recovery plan in place that you feel confident in? How quickly do you think you could recover, if at all?

If you do not have good answers to the questions above or a rock-solid disaster recovery plan in place, you are quite literally playing Russian roulette with your business.

HDD or SSD, What’s the Difference?

The hard drive is one of the components IT professionals look at when they’re buying a new computer, often worrying about things like read speed and storage space. Until a couple of years ago, there was only one type of internal hard drive available to computers, Hard Disk Drives (HDD). Now, manufacturers are starting to use a second kind, Solid-state Drives (SSD) and many customers are wondering which is better.

September Is National Emergency Preparedness Month Is Your Business Ready?

It seems that natural disasters are happening at a higher frequency than ever before. This could be because of climate change or the fact that news can travel around the world in seconds, or any other number of reasons. Business continuity - ensuring your business can stay operational during adverse times - should be an important part of your business.

Answers To Top 5 Cloud Computing Questions

If you’ve been hearing all the talk about Cloud Computing, Google Apps, and Office 365 and wondered if this is all a bunch of hype or something that you should investigate a little further, wonder no more.

We just posted up a brand new report I wrote that explains what cloud computing is and answers the most common questions we’ve been getting from business owners like you.

Will You Find A Silver Lining In Your Cloud?

Cloud computing is one of the largest growing areas in the IT industry. The concept of “Cloud Computing” refers to the hosting of a server or an application by a third party in an offsite location accessed via the Internet. The premise is that the vendor will not only provide the client with a reliable experience, but one that will be resistant to downtime and data loss.

Your business should buy business tech

The main ethos of businesses these days is to make do with what you have, or minimize spending in the hopes of turning a profit. This can be tough for businesses who have to replace their technology. While it may be cheaper to buy customer based solutions, this can prove to be a negative practice […]

Careful! Phishing E-mails On The Rise

A phishing e-mail is an e-mail sent by a hacker designed to fool the recipient into downloading a virus, giving up their credit card number, personal information (like a social security number), or account or login information to a particular web site. Often these e-mails are well de-signed to look exactly like an official notification from the site they are trying to emulate.


Nicholas Carr

Carr's 2008 best-seller was telling us that computing was destined to become a utility-what we now talk about as cloud computing-and exploring the effects that this transition is likely to have on our society.

The book begins with a quick look at the evolution of electricity-from water wheels that provided energy for one factory to Edison's pioneering work building his electric light system, including power plants that distributed electricity as direct current to development of the first systems capable of delivering alternating current.