IT Support Blog for Small Business Owners

Are your data backups reliable?

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 9/20/21 3:56 PM

One of the biggest nightmares for any business owner is downtime, as it results in a significant loss in productivity which translates directly to lost revenue. There are several scenarios in which businesses can experience downtime and as a result need to rely on your data backup solution to restore your operations.

  • Ransomware attack or other cybersecurity incident whereas the criminals encrypt your business data
  • Natural disaster like the recent storms that devastated much of the Greater Philadelphia Region
  • Buggy software updates that cause slowness or other technical issues on your network

Most businesses adopt cloud solutions to mitigate downtime, increase IT stability, and gain access the remote work capabilities.

Moving key workloads and applications to Microsoft Azure offers a key benefit -- it increases resiliency and is an important piece of your business’s data backup and disaster recovery plans. Microsoft Azure is built to keep your critical applications online, even in the face of a disaster.

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Topics: disaster recovery plan, Data backup, Business Continuity, secure cloud advantage, cloud migration, benefits of azure, cloud backups, Azure backup solution

Important APC Surge Protection Device Safety Recall

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 10/11/13 12:20 PM

APC the surge protection and UPS battery manufacturer just issued a large recall on over 15 million surge protection devices.  APC projects that 1,500 of the recalled surge protection devices can overheat under abnormal electrical conditions, posing a possible fire risk to persons and property.  The affected models are APC 7 Series and APC 8 Series surge protection devices manufactured before 2003.  APC is recommending that affected products should be taken out of service immediately and the owner should be advised to follow the instructions easily found at this LINK

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Topics: Business Continuity, APC Surge Protection Device, Recall, ups, power supply, Battery life, backups

What Is Your Company's IT Fitness Level? | IT Assessment

Posted by David S. Mulvey on 8/14/13 5:47 PM

Will Your IT Practices Pass The Physical?

As I was preparing for a 100 mile backpacking trip with my youngest son this summer, I realized it was time for me to take a harder look at my own personal fitness. I had gained a few extra pounds, I was not in great aerobic shape, and wondered how healthy my heart was. The thought of being out in the middle of a desert in New Mexico without access to quick medical help, I knew it was time toassess my own fitness level before placing a 50 LB pack on my back and heading out to the wilderness.

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Topics: IT Support, Disaster Recovery, Business Continuity

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