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11Feb2020

Home is Where the Hack Is

Don’t think your home is too small to be a hacker’s target. The recent invasion of a young girl’s bedroom through a camera system has sparked a lawsuit and some hot discussion about who’s at fault. Ultimately, you need to make you cover all the bases, and the Department of Homeland Security offers some help
  • 11 Feb, 2020
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • backup, data secutiry, defualt password, hacker, IoT, privacy, security, security patches, update,
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12Nov2019

Azure – Always at Work in the Background

Microsoft’s Azure platform has been our backup program of choice for clients since Office 365 became a product for small businesses and home offices/users. We like that it’s a living system – one that continues to evolve and grow. If you read the article Microsoft ‘Ignites’ Tech Initiatives, you couldn’t help but notice that Microsoft
  • 12 Nov, 2019
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Azure, backup, Microsoft, Office365, OneDrive,
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12Nov2019

Backup and Security

What happens when you use the cloud to store files encrypted for security instead of backing them up properly? You can face huge expenses, compounded by the consequences of lost data. Let’s set a scene to show you how things can play out. When your files are backed up or stored, they can be encrypted.
  • 12 Nov, 2019
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • Azure, backup, Microsoft, Office365, quickbooks,
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08Oct2019

Be Aware of Backup Terms & Conditions

If you’re one of our many clients using Office 365, we’ve likely put you on OneDrive, which essentially backs up some or most of your files. You also likely have another backup option or two that includes data storage in the cloud. But do you know what gets backed up to each cloud? Or how
  • 8 Oct, 2019
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • backup, cloud computing, dropbox, google business services, Google Drive, Office 365, OneDrive, terms and conditions,
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13Jun2017

Pulling the Plug at BA

An IT contractor for British Airways accidentally pulled the wrong plug as travelers queued up for a holiday weekend. That pulled the plug on travel plans for some 75,000 passengers and cost the airline a reported $128 million. It makes you wonder: Who else is vulnerable to an “oops”? Probably everybody, but we can all
  • 13 Jun, 2017
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • BA, backup, cancelled flights, conractor error, crippled, Ffight delays, Gatwick, Heathrow, nonfault tolerant, outage, pulling the plug, risk management,
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02Apr2013

Happy World Backup Day! Go Backup Your Stuff! Seriously.

Hard drive backups are like the socks of gifts you give yourself. They’re initially about as unexciting as gifts can get, only to become the best gift ever in a pinch. Got a meeting in 20 minutes and your normal sock reserve is empty? Thanks for the bag-o-socks, Uncle Steve! Your hard drive just exploded,
  • 2 Apr, 2013
  • Norman Rosenthal
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  • backup, hard drive, storage, usb,
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