Why You Can’t Survive without a Disaster Recovery Plan

BCPIt’s simple: Businesses that suffer data losses usually fail as a result.

That’s according to a study by the Department for Trade and Industry, which found that 70 percent of small businesses suffering a major data loss are out of business within 18 months.

What this means is most small businesses have failed to protect themselves from a plethora of problems. According to Ontrack, data loss is the result of human error 44% of the time, hardware or system malfunction 32% of the time, software malfunction 14% of the time, computer virus 7% of the time, and site disaster 3% of the time.

And data loss is bad, because your data is your business. To illustrate, consider the impact if you lost access to your IT systems, including:

  • Customer databases
  • Supplier details
  • Financial documents, from invoices to tax records
  • Product catalogues
  • Marketing materials
  • Letters and emails
  • Document templates
  • Staff records

You already have insurance to protect your business assets, and the same principle applies to your data. Regardless of where your data is, it needs to be protected—and protected continuously—from every possible threat.

The good news: a solid disaster recovery plan, including a good backup solution, will allow you to get back to business within minutes or hours in most cases.

So protect your data, and secure your business. Ask us how.

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Business on the Go with Tablet Devices

tabletAnticipation for Apple’s iPad, the company’s entry into the nascent “tablet PC” market, has been building especially since it hits retail stores this April. While early adopters such as Apple fans, tech mavens, and fashionistas are widely expected to become the first customers for the device, it seems that business users are not that far behind.

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Why Investing in Technology can Actually Save you Money

blogMoney is tight and hard to come by, and a lot of companies are looking to cut costs and sacrifice the non-essentials. For many, taking off a chunk out of the IT budget is one of the ways to try to save money.

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Make the Windows 7 Taskbar Work More Like Windows XP or Vista

tip1The single most visible change in Windows 7 is the new “dock style” taskbar, which shows icons instead of buttons, with all application windows combined within a single button. The first question many people will have is “How do I turn it off?” – and this article will show you how.

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Add the Quick Launch Bar to the Taskbar in Windows 7

tip2The new Windows 7 taskbar allows you to dock items to the taskbar, combining the features of both the normal taskbar as well as Quick Launch. But what if you want to bring back the Quick Launch Bar to the Taskbar in Windows 7?

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