Business Continuity Vs. BDR

Understanding and implementing a business data backup plan based on RTO (recovery time objective) and RPO (recovery point objective) is the key difference between standard BDR (backup and disaster recovery) and true business continuity. Simply put, BDR refers to the recovery of business data from a previously archived source in the case of a loss Read More

Regulatory Compliance and Why You Should Care

Many of the clients we work with are bound by some sort of compliance standard. One of the most prevalent is HIPPA or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996. From the Department of Health’s website: “The primary goal of the law is to make it easier for people to keep health insurance, Read More

Speed up PC performance with an SSD Hard Drive

I’m going to get a little technical here, so bear with me. Your computer can be slow for a variety of reasons; Malware, memory residents, and old age being three of the biggest reasons. One you may not have considered is the speed of your hard drive. Most home and business users have drives that Read More

Successfully Managing Your IT Office Move

When moving to a new office location, your technology must be in place and running smoothly before you’re move is finished. If it’s not, the unexpected downtime can have a costly and disastrous effect on your business. Making sure you understand all aspects of the migration process before you even sign a lease can lead Read More

What Anthem’s Security Breach Means to Your Business

In early February, US health insurer, Anthem Inc. made public that they were the victim of one of the largest cyber attacks in history. Hackers were able to make off with tens of millions of records from a database with as many as 80 million records. These records contained personal information of both current and Read More

Search the Web Smarter Using the Right Strategies

Have you noticed that you look for something on the web and find everything BUT the thing you are actually looking for? While search engines have many different ways for capturing data on the world wide web, searching their databases is something that is the same no matter which one you use. Here are a Read More

The Hidden Cost of Hourly IT

It’s no secret that there is a trend in IT towards everything-and-anything-as-a-service. Software-as-a-service, security-as-a-service, infrastructure-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, unified-communications-as-service, the list is endless (as are the hyphens). So I decided to jot down a few words about what it all means. Since there’s a lot of subject matter to cover here, this will be the first of Read More