Category Archives: Small and Local Business

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Are you backing up your data?

With an increasing number of spyware attacks that put your data and files at risk, backing up your computer and/or server is very important. It can prevent you from having downtime, losing important files or customer information forever. Older backup methods include tape backups, when you manually record your data to a tape, which sometimes gets used over and over Continue Reading...
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What you need to know about data centers

Just about every business or entity has a data center, whether is onsite, located at a provider’s facility or in the cloud. But what are data centers and how do they work? Data Centers are simply centralized locations where computer and networking equipment is housed with the purpose of storing, processing, distributing, collecting or allowing access to large amounts of Continue Reading...
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How To Protect Your Company Against Big Network Risks

It is important to acquire and maintain an effective IT environment that can adapt to your company’s growing demands and changing needs. In many small and mid-size businesses, current IT systems may not be up-to-date or easy to manage, which sets the stage for potential problems down the road. Some critical components of an effective IT infrastructure include servers, storage Continue Reading...
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Business Cloud Based Applications

Cloud based applications are software offered to users by Cloud providers in the form of Software-as-a Service (SaaS). A user pays the use of the software but does not have to download anything, make any upgrades, or maintain any servers. How have cloud applications helped small to medium size businesses? 71% can access any app from anywhere 60% software will Continue Reading...
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Cyber Breach Insurance

Recent headlines highlight the large corporations that have recently come under cyber-attack such as Target, Zappos, and the US Department of Energy.  What you don’t read about is the drastic increase in cyber breaches to small and mid-sized companies, up to 73% reported breaches in 2012 according to Jim Patterson, western zone network security and privacy specialist for AIG. According Continue Reading...