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The digital age has forced a kind of dependency never before seen, a dependency on our inbox. The mere thought of losing these emails is inconceivable where the thought of it leaves us with a sense of panic, one similar to losing our credit cards or house key. Unfortunately, the potential for losing access to email is greater than one might think. There are a multitude of threats that can bring about the loss of an email, or an entire email account. Simple user error, such as clicking the wrong button, can result in the loss of crucial information that could potentially make or break your business. A more daunting threat is cyber attack, wherein hackers target email accounts to gain access to personal information, which could also result in the deletion of critical communications. Today, however, we rely on email not only as a means of communication but as a way of... (more)

Transitioning to the Cloud

In the first quarter of 2012, FEMA reported 12 natural disasters throughout the country, including tornadoes, flooding, mudslides and severe storms from Florida to Alaska. The threats to your data are limitless - natural disasters, fires, water damage, equipment theft and hardware failure to name just a few. In the event of a disaster, if you don't have access to an offsite copy of your data, or if you are unable to replicate it, the chances are it will be gone forever. Deciding on the Right Provider Should Be No Different Than Buying a Car Many businesses are opting to move their... (more)

What You Should Know Before Your Computer Crashes

Imagine it as if it's actually happened - your network has crashed and all your organization's critical applications and associated data have vanished. This worst-case scenario is one every business owner fears. Whether it's due to a storm, a break-in or the crash of your hard drive, the loss of your company data can cripple your business, leaving you stranded and holding the proverbial bag. Business owners often assume that they don't have time to think about data backup procedures, much less the recovery process involved in the event of a system failure. They are focused inste... (more)

Online Data Backup Expert Tips: To Virtualize or Not to Virtualize?

Often times one mental hurdle that can hold businesses back from the modernization of their IT infrastructure through the use of the relatively new phenomenon of cloud computing is the simple feeling of being afraid to "jump on the bandwagon" too early. After all, there have been many trends in business and technology that seemed unstoppable at one time, only to be eclipsed by something else and then subsequently forgotten. How is one to judge where exactly the current cloud computing data revolution is headed? What Does the Research Say? There have been several recent surveys reg... (more)