With the increased effectiveness of cloud-based server solutions, many people are beginning to migrate to these cloud services, attracted by the promise that outsourcing their server environments will increase the reliability of their security and decrease downtime. However, it’s been shown recently that even these services are not immune to ransomware. quickbooks-cloud-hosting-firm-insynq-hit-in-ransomware-attack/ The above article covers the ransomware that infected iNSYNQ’s … [Read more...] about Cloud Services
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
With file sharing, there is a need to keep track of permissions, and the need for intense organization. Being clear what files are where can cause another issue to surface. For instance, Windows 10, by default, has a character limit on file names of 256 characters. So the entire file name, which includes the location of the file, can be no longer than 256 characters. Sometimes less depending on the program you're using. For example, a file called “estimate-for-company.pdf” located in … [Read more...] about File Sharing Limitations
Online file sharing is a common and important tool for an office. If the system currently in place already has a file sharing service picking which service to use is easy. However, there are situations in which neither Google nor Office 365 are being used. Or you think it might be a good idea to consider all options available instead of immediately going for what’s easiest to adopt. Picking an online file sharing service mostly comes down to personal preference. Google Drive, OneDrive, and … [Read more...] about File Sharing Options
Greetings! Last month, we talked about Office 365 and its various features. This month's subject is Google's business solutions platform, G Suite. Find more on Blog at GrundigIT.com As Always, Happy Computing! -- Tom Grundig G Suite G Suite for Business has three packages at varying prices, each of them aimed at different sizes of businesses and needs. Every plan includes Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, among others. Typically, all Google Apps are accessed through a web … [Read more...] about October Newsletter: Google G Suite
Technology is accelerating at rates never before witnessed. As technology is bringing progress to businesses of all types, top companies are looking for ways to stay ahead of the technological revolution. Perhaps your company is struggling with existing complex and costly business software and hardware in order to carry out your day-to-day business activities. Your company has hired a team of expensive specialists or experts to manage and maintain these systems. It has come to the point that … [Read more...] about Why Choose Cloud Services as your Company Grows
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
There are very few businesses that don’t use some kind of software. Databases of customers or clients, billing systems, Point of Sale software, internal and external scheduling and communication applications, and more. Most businesses actually use multiple pieces of software throughout the course of a day. The software choices your business makes will determine how efficient and effective you are, how empowered or frustrated your staff feel, and how well you’ll serve your customers, … [Read more...] about Selecting Software for Business
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?
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?