I’ve found many misconceptions about backups. I often hear people say, “Sure I do backups; I copy everything to Dropbox.” Repeat after me: “Dropbox is not a backup system” If you make one copy of an important file and put it into Dropbox, that’s all you have—one copy of your document. A backup system will […]
I’m a big fan of taking care of small tech problems before they become big problems and of preventing problems from occurring in the first place. I believe this is what sets a good I.T. firm apart from a mediocre one. Some unscrupulous I.T. firms claim that “We come in and take care of all […]
So, your I.T. firm is doing backups. Of course they are. Everyone says they do backups, but no one really checks them. The “set it and forget it” promise only works if someone is watching the backup results. Who is watching yours? Monitoring your backups is the one thing your I.T. firm can do that […]
This is one of the most frustrating things a company can go through regarding I.T. I have a friend who owns a restaurant. When his email got hacked, all he had to do was change the password for his email account, and the immediate problem would be resolved. It took him 8 hours to find […]
Your IT firm is monitoring your servers and workstations, right? Only a few years ago, this was clunky and costly, but now there are so many good tools for computer monitoring. Now it’s a no-brainer. This is a core concept of the Wellness IT philosophy. Why monitor the computers? Your IT firm can know very […]
- Ransomware – It’s Not Personal, but You Are a TargetAugust 12, 2019 - 9:38 am
Ransomware can affect anyone, but you can protect yourself and your business if you learn what to watch out for and understand what you can do to be proactive! Backups aren’t just a nice add-on, they are essential.