Quote of the Month: “It is possible to commit no mistakes, and still lose. That is not a weakness. That is life." - Jean-Luc Picard Backup protects against security failures, ransomware, accidental deletion, hardware failure and more. Even if you are careful about vulnerabilities, you have risks. Not only can some illicit computer devotees lock down or ruin your data with ransomware, but sometimes you can run into hardware problems: Bad drives, heat waves and bad weather, … [Read more...] about Grundig IT Newsletter: Is There a Better Backup For Your Valuable Data?
For the past 10 years or so, SSDs (Solid State Drives) have been an available alternative to the older HDD (Hard Disk Drive). SSDs offer much faster data reading and writing speeds with typically smaller capacities than HDDs. While SSDs have developed over time though, the costs for these drives have been steadily lowering. With the development of even faster storage devices such as NVMe, SSDs have been slowly moving into a much more standard position in computer hardware, pushing … [Read more...] about Technology Trends for 2020 – Part 2: SSD vs HDD Storage Devices
What to Transfer The majority of what is transferred will be one of the the following: Data (Documents, Desktop, Download, Pictures, Videos, Favorites, etc.)SettingsApplications (even though applications can never be directly transferred, the installers and keys and data, if available, can) For Macs, the type of data is the similar, but exact directories will be a bit different. The fastest method, which we almost always use, is the USB / SATA cable. Once the old hard … [Read more...] about Transferring Data to a New Computer
Greetings! Last month, we discussed computer security. This month's subject is backup. We've covered it before, but computer backing up is ALWAYS important. As Always, Happy Computing! -- Tom Grundig How important is your data? There is always a possibility of losing important files. Hardware can fail, files can be accidentally deleted or otherwise lost. The only sure way to entirely prevent the permanent loss of files is to have some sort of backup. Typically, backups … [Read more...] about July Newsletter: Backups
No one wants their computer to fall victim to malware. And among the most annoying malware viruses is ransomware. What is Ransomware? Ransomware has a very literal name. First it gets onto a computer, usually downloading on accident from an email or website. Then it will deny access to all data on the computer until you pay a ransom. Unless there's a device scanning the computer for ransomware, it lays dormant for an indeterminate amount of time before locking down the … [Read more...] about Ransomware Protection
Last month, we discussed Computer Security This time: The latest in backup technology and services offered by companies like Datto. Find more on Blog at GrundigIT.com As Always, Happy Computing! -- Tom Grundig Network-driven Local and Cloud Backup Technology with Virtualization Network driven backups have been a thing for a while now, but a new wave has hit in the recent years. We feel we should discuss the differences between devices of the past, and the new age that has been passed … [Read more...] about June Newsletter: Backup Technology
Running a business, you may have information that you want to both protect and make easily accessible. Cloud storage options can be the ideal solution for keeping valuable data safe, while allowing it to be accessed across your business. There are many options and it can be hard to know which will be the best for you. Here we learn more about the different types of cloud storage as well as the pros and cons of each approach. Personal or Mobile Cloud Storage Personal cloud storage typically … [Read more...] about What’s The Best Cloud Storage For Small Business?
In our last blog, we looked at how data can be recovered in the event a drive is damaged or inaccessible. Rather than trying to retrieve data after it has been lost, a more effective and safe way to preserve your data is to back it up regularly. If you’re a small business, knowing how to safely back up your data can seem overwhelming and confusing. These 5 simple tips can help you protect your valuable business and customer information with effective small business data backup. Get … [Read more...] about 5 Tips For Small Business Data Backup
Every business has data that is essential for their operations, whether it’s files, documents, records, plans or proposals. But what happens if you lose that data because it is corrupted, hacked or deleted? All too often, both businesses and individuals find themselves in the position of missing essential data without any backup. While the situation can seem hopeless, you do have options for getting your data back, and this is called data recovery. What is Data Recovery? Data recovery is … [Read more...] about What Is Data Recovery and Do I Need It?
For those who are new to the idea of ‘the cloud’ the difference between cloud storage and cloud backup can seem confusing. However, understanding the difference between cloud storage and cloud backup can be essential to finding the most efficient, economical and convenient way to store, access and protect your business files. While there are certain similarities between cloud storage and backup, there are significant differences which change the application of these two tools. Here we look at … [Read more...] about Cloud Storage Vs Cloud Backup: Which Is Right For My Business?