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Whether you know it or not, you use the cloud all of the time. It’s all around us, in places we haven’t even considered in years. Here are some cloud computing examples that are probably in your life.
Because most modern businesses are moving to cloud-based storage systems, online security has become a rising concern among many companies. While the idea of database security may seem complicated, there are several small things that you and your employees can do to make your online activities safer. Here are just some ways to improve:
At Invenio IT, we believe intelligent business continuity solutions in the manufacturing industry is crucial.
No matter the size of your business, if you store your business or customer data on a computer you need a safe, secure way to backup and store that data. Many experts argue that selecting a data backup system or service should be one of the first things you do as a business owner, right up there with finding an attorney, a bank and an accountant.
With the proliferation of cloud computing and Web 2.0 technologies, company firewalls now have another challenge to contend with—application control.
The best practices for Datto SIRIS revealed. We’ve compiled a Datto SIRIS Best Practices based on our experience installing, implementing and supporting Datto SIRIS products for our clients. That said, please be sure to contact your service provider, Datto or Invenio...
Most data storage devices have drawbacks. When it comes to storing your data for your small business, there are numerous options. Unfortunately, there hasn't been a perfect answer. . . .at least until now. Here are a few traditional data storage devices, and the...
A Datto Certified Advanced Technician (or DCAT for short) can make all the difference in the quality of support you receive. If you are fortunate enough to have Datto technology protecting your business, you know it is awesome. That said, we won’t spend a lot of time touting the :06 recovery or the peace of mind that comes with its proprietary screenshot verification.
As attorneys, you’re committed to providing your clients with the best legal advice and service possible. In order to do so, you recognize that in the world of law, time stops for no one. Court dates are appointed, not chosen. Contracts have deadlines. Client meetings are a must. Any type of power outage, therefore, is a huge threat. As a lawyer, you have a finite amount of time to build your case, gather materials, research, etc. Should an outage strike your firm as a result of a natural (or most likely man made) disaster during your last few days before court, it could be detrimental to the outcome of a case.
The cloud database is becoming common in modern business. Running on the cloud, they can solve a number of problems. More and more businesses are finding solutions in a cloud database, because they are simple, but versatile. Let’s talk a little about what a cloud database is, and how it can be used.
We’ve seen it happen to United. We wouldn’t be surprised to learn American Airlines has an archaic computer system, but JetBlue computers? Come on, we expected better. I guess this confirms that all American airlines are created equal–equally bad. Although, now that I think about it, this isn’t the first time JetBlue has had their computers go south for the winter. In March (yes, less than a year ago), they experienced another “system-wide outage” that left thousands stranded. But, I digress.
Disaster planning isn’t easy, but it’s better than experiencing a disaster and being unprepared. Use these tips for a disaster recovery solution plan.
Does your company have an information security policy? If not, it’s definitely something to explore. Perhaps you’re already working on it. Either way, it’s very important for your information security policy to be complete and well written. Here are a few tips to develop a sound plan for your business.
Cloud storage has been praised a lot lately for its efficiency and ease of use. Businesses all over the world are turning to cloud storage solutions for daily operations and backup. With additional security features, encrypted cloud storage can be the perfect online storage solution for any size business.
Organizing media materials online is a challenge with distributed teams of people working on projects. Versions of campaign items, ranging from mailings or posters, are often shared via e-mail and in long lists of folders. This causes headaches when not managed carefully. We’ve created a brief list of tips for better organizing marketing materials across groups of employees:
There once was a time that Santa used traditional backup, but Datto saved the day. People may think Santa has it made. I mean, he only works one day a year, everyone is happy to see him and he gets all the milk and cookies one could want. While all that is true,...
Having trouble finding the best tech gifts for the holidays? Look no further. While we are fascinated with all things business continuity, we try not to discriminate. . .we like all toys. That said, here is our top five list of best tech gifts for the technology lover...
The best partner must be transparent and make you aware of issues that might affect the initial and agreed upon time frame. Here are four tips of what you should look for when it comes to choosing the best cloud service.
The NAS device is born out of data catastrophe, and the dissatisfaction of users who rely too much on hard-drive backup or the cloud. It is also a story about a business that has to share large quantities of data among distant branches.
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In yesterday’s post, we covered some of the added “challenges” the holiday season brings to our IT staff. You know, like the extra non-work-related traffic overloading the network or the scores of people who will be “working remotely” and suddenly need you assistance. However, let’s put that aside for a minute as there is a bright side to being in IT during the holidays.
Start preparing IT for holidays - now. While everyone else appears to be taking vacations and winding down for the holiday break, it is time for the IT department to kick it into high gear to ensure a smooth and stress-free holiday break for the company. That said,...
Online server backup may cost less than you think. Every business needs a system for backing up their data. Most businesses realize that from the beginning and implement their own backup system. However, many don't realize how much this type of system costs them. You...
Let me start off by saying we love Datto. We really, truly do. We love the technology, the people, its culture and their commitment to lead in the evolving market of business continuity. That said, today it was announced that Datto raised $75 million in a Series B investment round led by Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), a leading provider of capital to growth-stage private and public companies in the technology industry. According to Datto founder and CEO, Austin McChord, a TCV partnership will bring experience and expertise that will help Datto continue to be at the forefront of innovation as well as grow both domestically and abroad.
A cloud VPS provides you with full control over the operating system of your service. You can not only install and configure the OS of your choice, you can install the applications you need as well. A cloud VPS is the ideal choice for businesses that need guaranteed hardware and performance. If you have outgrown shared servers, a cloud VPS guarantees RAM, hard drive space and processing power. It is essentially a server that has been shared among several clients, with each client having their own guaranteed hardware on the server. A cloud VPS is the only way to run a unique OS and have full administrative access without renting an entire server.
There are instances when your backups are failing due to the server’s VSS writers being in a failed state. Learn how to restart VSS writers for your Datto.
HIPAA compliance is no joke. Of late, there has been increased auditing and steeper fines. That said, businesses need to get up to speed quickly.
What was learned from Superstorm Sandy: how should we be preparing businesses for natural disaster? Today marks the third anniversary of when Sandy wreaked havoc on the northeast. The storm that flooded towns and forever changed our shoreline wasn't even a hurricane....
Early on in the Game 1, 14-inning battle between the New York Mets and the Kansas City Royals Fox Sports lost power. It was the fourth inning and the teams were tied at 1-1 right when an electronics failure cut the power to the primary and backup generators inside Fox Sports’ production compound.
After an incredibly informative, productive and fun DattoCon last June in New Orleans, I was wondering how, will or even can the 2016 conference compare? As a quick recap, there was huge product news like the launch of the image-based Linux Agent, Office 365 backup as well as the announcement of the ownCloud partnership and last, but certainly not least, the exciting DNA router that miraculously eliminates downtime, even when the other technology around you fails (learn more about the Datto DNA). And, as the cherry on the sundae, we were escorted down the streets of New Orleans to our VIP party by a full-on marching band (see pics below). From what I remember, it was a very good time 😉