New Backup Service

May 12, 2020

We have been selling Carbonite subscriptions for many years and have many customers relying on Carbonite for their backup. In the last year or so, customers have been having quite a few problems with Carbonite. Sometimes it won’t update itself and stops backing up. But the worst problems have been when customers needed to restore […]


Business Continuity Plan

June 22, 2012

You have probably heard the term, Disaster Recovery. A Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) is a plan for how you will recover if your business encounters some sort of disastrous event. In recent years, the term Disaster Recovery Plan has been replaced with the term Business Continuity Plan. This not just a plan for how your […]


Recovery Disc(s)

August 4, 2011

Did your system come with recovery discs? Then you have two options. You can create the recovery discs yourself, or you can purchase them from the manufacturer. Of course, it’s a lot cheaper to make them yourself, and it’s easy. But if you wait until you need the recovery discs, it’s too late to make […]


Backup Reminder

August 4, 2011

This week we got 2 reminders why it’s so important to back up your computer. One of our customers had a hard drive failure. The vast majority of the time, we are able to recover data from failed hard drives, but sometimes we can’t. There is a good chance a data recovery specialist could recover […]


If you ever want to see your data again, send $120 in unmarked bills…

December 3, 2010

In 2006 an infection called GpCode (AKA PGPCoder) was discovered. This infection would encrypt all of your files. It would then display a ransom note on your computer telling you that if you wanted your files back, you would have to ransom. This type of infection is often referred to as RansomWare. GpCode wasn’t the […]


Your External Hard Drive

October 8, 2009

With today’s hard drive prices so low, everyone should have an external hard drive connected to their computer so they can back up their data. Most external hard drives come with backup software or you can use the backup software that comes with Windows. Before you use your external hard drive for the first time, […]


Back It Up!

February 11, 2009

Everyone intends to back up their important data, but few people actually follow through on it. We see it all the time. We’ve seen a couple of examples this week alone. One of our customers had a hard drive crash and had not backed up anything. Although we have a good record of data recovery […]


Top 10 Technology Mistakes

December 5, 2008

The following is a list of the top 10 technology mistakes that people make. If you are just a casual home user, some of these may be less important. But in a business, all of these are important. 1. Rely on Weak Tech Support Relying on weak tech support from computer and software manufacturers is […]