When other businesses are breaking down, you can pick up the slack.
Aside from lots of scary headlines, one thing the coronavirus has generated plenty of is disruption. Offices and schools up and down the country are currently faced with the prospect of having to shut up shop, to help contain the virus and halt its spread. In such circumstances, businesses and other organisations would be wise to ensure they’re set up for remote working.Read More »
If you're still using legacy solutions, you could be creating more work for yourself for no real benefit.
One of the most fundamental bits of IT advice is that all businesses should keep multiple backups of their important data. That way, you have more places to restore from, and therefore more chance of getting your files back.
It's also a good idea to keep at least one copy off site. By doing so, you protect this data from any incidents that affect the copies stored on your premises. Traditionally, this has meant using USB disks or magnetic tapes, which are rotated throughout the week and taken off site each day.
But the cloud has changed all of that. Today, the best way to keep backups away from your business premises is to store them online. Here’s why.Read More »
Taking the threat seriously is a major part of protecting your business.
It’s become something of running joke that workplace health and safety in this country has ‘gone mad’. Yes, there have been some decidedly odd decisions made in the name of injury prevention, but for the most part it’s just a myth. There are hundreds of thousands of workplace injuries every year, and health and safety rules help to keep that number down. We have these rules for the same reasons we nominate workers to be first aiders and fire marshals. What’s odd is that we don’t do the same for cyber security.Read More »
Reminder: stuff stored in the cloud probably isn't backed up.
Not long ago, we wrote about how cloud services like Office 365 and Google Drive should not be used like backup solutions. Last week, one company experienced exactly the kind of data loss that proves this point.Read More »
Storing your data online doesn’t mean it’s safe.
One month ago, an employee of MOSSS, a San Francisco startup, managed to accidentally delete the company’s entire G Suite account. A few weeks later, MOSSS was taking Google to court, with the intention of forcing it to restore all the lost data.
How valid MOSSS’s claim is remains to be seen, but it has lost years of vital business data and irreplaceable work files. Google, it says, failed to respond in a timely manner, before eventually saying the data was unrecoverable – hence the lawsuit.Read More »