Archive of October 2008

Backup: You Know It… So Do It

It’s not news that you should be backing up your data, but it so important that it’s worth a reminder. There are so many options available, both hardware and web based, that there is no excuse not to do it. Another option is the new Autosave Essentials from Avanquest Software. It runs in the background […]

Five Steps for Effective Business Continuity Planning

Planning for disaster is one of those things that you just can’t put off, because if you do it will truly be too late. Jim Olson, vice president of inside sales and solutions engineering at SunGard Availability Services, reminds us, “When the unexpected occurs – from unplanned downtime to a major disaster – the details […]

Paying $29 For a Subscription For Your Next Notebook Computer

The WSJ reports that HP might sell notebook computers as a subscription. “For example, Taiwanese carrier Far EasTone Communications Ltd. sells the EEE PC from Asustek Computer Inc. for $29 with a two-year contract, rather than the usual price of $429. Hewlett-Packard says the surging interest in netbooks, stripped-down computers that offer basic applications and […]

Increase Your Protection With Multiple Rings of Security

Traditional security for many businesses consists of installing an anti-virus program like Symantec Anti-Virus, Trend Micro or McAfee on your desktop computers. Most of you are smart enough to know you need security on your servers as well. However, to fully protect yourself from threats beyond just viruses more security is needed. You need a […]

Unified Communications: Beyond Traditional PBX

There are many “unified communications” solutions available in the marketplace from many vendors including Cisco, Microsoft, and IBM. Several applications fall under this umbrella including mobile and fixed phone communication (PBX and VoIP), voice mail, instant messaging, email, fax, and audio/video/web conferencing. The mix of service offerings for UC varies among providers, and it can […]

New Backup Options: Better Initial Upload, Less Computer Resources, Using’s Servers

I have been using Carbonite‘s backup service for about a year now and like it. They have recently updated their service. Zmanda has released a new backup servcie, Zmanda Internet Backup (ZIB), an Internet-based backup solution for Windows environments that stores its backup files on Amazon’s popular Simple Storage Service (S3). According to their press […]