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Q&A Monday: Data Center Teirs

Q&A Monday:  Data Center Teirs

Question: I am a small business owner looking to go with a cloud provider for our IT services.  Each of the vendors mentions their data center level, and I've tried doing research to figure out what these levels mean, but I can't find anything describing them in plain English, can you help? Vickie Downs Watertown, [...]

Disaster Recovery: Starting a Simple DR Plan

Disaster Recovery:  Starting a Simple DR Plan

I'm starting a new series on Disaster Recovery that will hopefully run on Fridays for a bit.  Not many companies will even think that they need a plan like this, until a disaster hits and then it's too late.  In this installment I'll start you on the thought process and how to go about writing your own.  In the following weeks we'll go into [...]

Windows Security Best Practices

Windows Security Best Practices

In todays age, you can not be too secure when it comes to your network it's better to be safe than sorry.  In the current economy I've seen many companies consolidate jobs and add new burden to already over-burdened admins.  One of the places where this will hurt companies is the network security departments. I've learned many security faux [...]

Q&A Monday: Small Business Alternatives

Question: Hi Jim, I recently have come across your blog and have found what I understood interesting.  I am not much of a tech person, but I am currently starting my own business, and my budget doesn't allow for a lot of money spent on software. I plan to get all the normal software (outlook, office) as my company starts to make money, but I [...]

Windows 7 FTP Server

Windows 7 FTP Server

There are many reasons you might want to set up your own FTP server, you want access to files when you are not in the office or home.  But what many people don't know is that winthin Windows 7 has a built in FTP server to it, and to activate and confgure it is easier than you might think. 1. Go to Start ->Control Panel -> Programs. Then [...]

Apple Launches iTunes 9.2

Apple Launches iTunes 9.2

     I’ve been waiting since last week for iTunes to be updated to support the new iPhone, but along with making the software ready for the iPhone, there are some security issues that this new version of iTunes fixes. Apple has released iTunes 9.2 for Windows systems to address multiple vulnerabilities affecting the [...]

Backups: Tape vs. Replication

Backups: Tape vs. Replication

I’ve been asked this question enough since this site started, so I’ve finally decided to take the time and write the article.  What are my thoughts on the relatively new debate on Tape Backus versus replicating the data off-site.  You’ll find many people taking up sides in this debate, but in my opinion no one has a knockout win quite yet, [...]

5 Blackberry Apps for Small Businesses

5 Blackberry Apps for Small Businesses

    The blackberry you may have in your hand does more that just e-mail, and it can be used to help you run your small business.  We’ve all heard that the android and apple phone’s had apps, and hear very little about the Blackberry Apps.  So I wanted to give the small business owners some apps for their blackberry that could help them.  [...]