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?
One of the most dramatic and difficult things that can happen to a computer system is storage failure. There are three general causes for damaged data and all of them can be caused by multiple things. Data can be corrupted when changes to files are interrupted, which can affect just one file or the whole drive, and if the drive itself is somehow damaged, the data will become hard, or even impossible to access. If only a few folders or files are inaccessible on the storage device, it's … [Read more...] about Data Recovery Scenarios When a Hard Drive Goes Bad – And How Grundig IT Can Help
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 are either stored on a specific hard drive on site, or are uploaded to the cloud. Online or Local Backup? The main deciding factor between cloud and on site backups is in the time it takes to recover … [Read more...] about Backup Basics
So, you want to get involved in cryptocurrency, but you don't know what a cryptocurrency wallet is or what the best cryptocurrency wallet is? The world of cryptocurrency is all about data security. One of the most serious concerns in cryptocurrency markets is the security of digital funds. The best place for your cryptocurrency is in a 'wallet'. This functions almost like the wallet in your pocket; it's a place to store your currency that is easily accessible to you, and only … [Read more...] about Choosing a Safe Cryptocurrency Wallet
It’s common enough business wisdom that you’re better off hiring an expert in an area that you’re not particularly skilled in. Why? The answer is two-fold: You will do a poor job of what you are bad at, whether it be marketing, network management, baking cakes, or sewing aprons. Another person who has more knowledge and is allowed to focus within their field will do better. And while your attention is going to something you have no skill in, your insights and energy will be … [Read more...] about Refocus Your Team- Do What You Do Best
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
Greetings! Last month, we talked about security as it evolves beyond passwords. This month, we cover the changes to and release dates of Google Backup and Sync, Drive File Stream and Google Calendar applications. Find more on Blog at GrundigIT.com As Always, Happy Computing! -- Tom Grundig Google Backup and Sync, Drive File Stream and Calendar Google Backup and Sync Similar to the Google Drive desktop application, Google Backup and Sync will … [Read more...] about November Newsletter: Google Backup and Sync, Drive File Stream and Calendar
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?
A few months ago we took a look at online versus offline backups. This time, we will be going a little more in depth and will take a look at some of the ways to backup a server. As usual, feel free to suggest topics which you would like to see covered in an upcoming newsletter or on the Grundig IT news page, which can be found on the Blog at GrundigIT.com As Always, Happy Computing! -- Tom Grundig Backup Options For Businesses There are 2 main options: onsite backup to an … [Read more...] about April Newsletter: Backup Options For Businesses