Tag Archives: Backup

New Year’s Resolutions for Your PC

The New Year has begun; it is the perfect time for new beginnings and new resolutions. This year, when you make your New Year’s resolutions, don’t forget to consider your computing habits. The following are two simple things you can do to make your day-to-day computing safer and more efficient: backup your data and secure your computer.

Data Backup Basics

Easy Steps to Get Started With Data Backup

There are certain things we all know we should do: change the oil every 3,000 miles, choose different passwords for every online login, and back up our computers. Though I know better, I sometimes get to 5,000 miles before changing the oil, I can’t remember 500 different passwords, and I rarely back up my computer. I am a bad person. While mom showed me how to balance a checkbook (thanks mom!), no one ever showed me how to back up my computer. Now I can return the favor and teach my mom, and you, how to back up your system. Your computer’s hard drive has moving parts and all mechanisms with moving parts eventually break. Sometimes it takes years, or decades, but it’s usually when you’re in the middle...

Small Business Data Backup

Data BackUp – You Don’t Even Need A Truck

Data backup is the flossing of the tech world: you know you should do it, but you just never get around to it. There’s something in human nature that makes us learn the hard way – cavities are no fun. Yet when it comes to risking the data that you need to run your business, the price of procrastination is too high. For small and medium businesses, data backup is all about automation, redundancy, and reliability. The first step to reducing your exposure to hardware failure is consolidating your data in one more reliable and easier to backup location. Instead of saving files to each of your workstation computers, saving files on a shared server will mean that if Jane’s hard drive dies tomorrow you won’t lose the...

The Importance of Backups

Imagine this, you are about to send an email to a very important client. This email in particular is also very important, as it includes an invoice to be sent to a client for services rendered by you or your company. This invoice has been generated through your accounting software, which you just installed 8 months ago. Your computer also has the database of all your clients, their records, the work that you have done for them, and other critical information. And while you’re smiling to yourself, thinking of getting paid right before the weekend, your computer screen goes completely blank. Everything vanishes from sight. Your computer will turn back on but will not boot into Windows. You try all the onscreen options given, but you keep ending up back in the same place. Nothing you do...