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  • Going back to the basics, the 3,2,1 rule
    Technology is a crucial component in the day-to-day operations of every business. For many leaders, a disaster recovery plan is essential to ensure business continuity and data availability in the event of inevitable IT disasters such as hardware failures and cyber-attacks. Traditionally, at the heart of any disaster recovery plan is backup storage. By creating copies of a data backup, IT departments are able to add an extra layer of protection from a data disaster, deletion or corruption. There are multiple scenarios where critical data can easily be lost, and it’s your responsibility to protect against every eventuality. What can happen? The loss of information could happen for many reasons: Human error — data deleti ... read more

  • Building loyalty with the lonely IT Administrator
    For many IT Administrators, even those in large organisations, they are operating within a small, fragmented IT infrastructure. How do you address the challenges they face and meet their complex needs in backup and DR? Some history Up until recently, backup meant inserting an appropriately labelled tape in the backup tape drive and hoping that an incremental copy of the target machines is safely copied to the tape. DR involved sending one backup tape a month to an off-site location for secure storage. IT Administrators in both large and small enterprises became very familiar with this approach, and while the technology could be erratic, it provided a measure of reassurance that if the worst should happen there was a fallback optio ... read more

  • Top 10 Benefits of Online Reviews For IT Companies
    So you know their importance and how they work, but what exactly are the benefits of online reviews?   People Trust What Others Say About Businesses   Consumers aren’t going to choose your products and services simply because you say they should. You’re obviously going to be biased about your own products. Customers on the other hand, provide an unbiased insight based upon their actual interaction with you.   To the consumer, a customer’s opinion is far more reliable than the word of a business. They’re more likely to say if something went wrong. There’s nothing in it for the customer other than sharing their experience to help others, so that’s why people trust them more than the business ... read more