Why the Time to Upgrade Your Network is Now

Have you ever heard the song, “If you’re gonna play in Texas, you gotta have a fiddle in the band?” For some reason, this theme plays in my head but the lyrics are, “If you’re gonna do an upgrade, you’re gonna wanna do it now.” I know the song could use some work, but the content couldn’t be more true. If you are thinking about or need to do a network refresh, this is the time to do it. Continue reading

Disaster Recovery Toolkit: Can your Email Server Weather the Storm?

If you were unfortunate enough to experience Hurricane Ike, how did your email server fare? Not everyone can afford to keep their servers in a nice, safe data center or colocation facility. Does that mean your business is subject to your building’s physical power or Internet connection? The answer to that question is absolutely not. There are two ways small businesses can increase email uptime without breaking the bank. Continue reading

Disaster Recovery Toolkit: Business Must Go On…DR & Colocation

Business continuity and disaster recovery planning are all about a company’s ability to survive and continue operations in the face of physical and environmental events, such as natural disasters (fires, hurricanes, earthquakes, etc), network outages, disgruntled employees and computer viruses. Critical business technologies – telephone, email, Internet, corporate applications, databases – must be included in the planning process to ensure corporate survival and continued operation. Continue reading

Disaster Recovery Toolkit: Knock, Knock. Who’s There? Your Data

Without access to your business’s mission critical data, productivity as a whole could come to a screeching halt. For years, businesses have relied on tape backups to secure their primary data repository. While the technology associated with these types of solutions continues to become more refined, one aspect of this process still leaves a business vulnerable – human error. more… Continue reading