All You Need to Know About Data Recovery and Computer Backups

You don’t care about backups. You only want to know how quickly and correctly your data gets restored. Here are the 3 things you need to keep in mind when choosing a backup solution.

Cryptolocker – The Most Dangerous Virus in 10 Years

Cryptolocker is probably the most destructive virus to come out in over 10 years. This article will discuss how this virus works, how it can infect your data, and how to protect yourself against it.

The Death of Windows XP and Office 2003

It is an ominous title, but very important.  According to a recent survey, more than a quarter of all the computers out there are still running Windows XP.  That is more than everyone running Mac, Linux, Windows Vista, and Windows 8 combined.  Microsoft released Windows XP in 2001, then they skipped a release in their […]

4 Steps to Creating Next Year’s IT Technology Budget

Every company needs to create an IT budget to ensure their technology planning and dollars are in alignment with their business goals. This article discusses the key steps in developing one for your company.

Should I Turn Off My Computer at Night?

It is the age old question: Should I turn off my computer at night, or leave it on? There is a significant money savings to be had by turning it off, but it makes remote management more difficult. Read more about how to balance decide for your company.

Disaster Planning I – Backing Up and Restoring Data

The first of three articles on disaster planning and disaster preparation. This will cover backing up and restoring data, and what you need to keep in mind when setting up your your disaster recovery plan.

Disaster Planning II – Telecommunications & Actions During a Disaster

The second of three articles on disaster planning and disaster preparation. This will cover telecommunications, internet and phone redundancy, and steps to take while a disaster is happening.

Disaster Planning III – Replacing Hardware and Reinstalling Software

The third of three articles on disaster planning and disaster preparation. This will cover what you need to know about replacing hardware and software that has been affected, and how to do it so you are in a strong place going forward, instead of just hobbling along.

Clearing the Clouds – Making Sense of Cloud Computing

Are you hearing about “The Cloud” everywhere these days and have no idea what all the hype is about, or what it even means? This article will go over the cloud, what it means, where it is, and advantages and disadvantages of moving your services into the cloud.

How Long Should A Computer Last?

There are many factors to consider when deciding when to buy new a computer. These include computer age, type of computer class of components, operating environment, and downtime tolerance. In this article, we explore the more critical things to keep in mind in deciding how long your computer should last and when to replace it.