Remember to Test Your Backups!

Backup testing

Most people are aware of the need for backing up up all their data. Without a backup, they risk losing important data  if they experience a hard drive failure or cyber attack. Yet having a backup in place isn’t enough as you also need to test that backup to make sure you can: Continue reading

Backing Up Your Apple Computer

Apple Mac Time Machine Backup

There are moments in life when we would like to go back in time and one of those instances is when an important document is accidentally deleted from our computer.  Fortunately for Apple users, they have Time Machine’s built-in backup feature for added protection. Continue reading

Are You Protected Against Leakware?

Leakware or extortionware

You should have heard about ransomware by now. Cyber-criminals access and encrypt your data and you have to pay a “ransom” for the key to unlock your data. If you have a backup you can revert to that and forget about the hackers threats. Leakware (also known as extortionware) is similar, but now the bad actors are threatening to post your confidential information online if you don’t pay up. Continue reading

Facebook is for Sharing, Not For Long Term Storage

When was the last time you held an actual photo album or actual prints of photographs in your hands? Maybe you look back at older photographs only when Facebook reminds you of a pic from a few years back. If so, you may be risking your visual history. Continue reading

Getting Rid of Single Points of Failure When “Failure is not an Option”

Single Points of FailureYou might think that your business is going to be fine if a single device goes down. After all, there are other devices your staff can use and your entire systems are not going to fall like dominoes. Or will it? Get rid of single points of failure to make sure that one vulnerability does not take down your entire network. Continue reading

How Backup Software Can Save Your Business?

There’s a saying you may have heard before: “Two is one and one is none”. This simple phrase emphasises the importance of having a backup plan. Things can get lost or even break in the field. It’s why skydivers always have more than one more parachute on any given jump. If the main parachute malfunctions for any reason, they can disconnect it and deploy the reserve parachute to safety.

It’s an extreme example but it illustrates an important point that’s also applicable in business – You need to have redundancy. No business owner likes to think of the possibility of losing their valuable data. The reality though is that the future is never absolutely certain. Anything can happen.

Here we’ll look at how utilising backup software can save your business. Continue reading