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Toy Story 2 is the Perfect Example of Why Backups Matter

Toy Story 2 is the Perfect Example of Why Backups Matter

There’s a well-known story about the time Pixar lost almost two months of work on Toy Story 2 due to human error. A command intended to clean out unwanted files accidently ran on the system and deleted 90% of the film’s files. There were backup tapes. Unfortunately,...

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Copy This! Celebrate World Backup Day

Copy This! Celebrate World Backup Day

Backing up your files is like eating fruits and vegetables – it’s something you know you should do more often, but don’t. In fact, it’s estimated that 30% of people have never backed up their files. Why? Perhaps it’s just human nature to assume that the worst won’t...

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A Different Kind of Internet Service Provider

A Different Kind of Internet Service Provider

We use the Internet for virtually everything – communication, research, shopping, data storage and computing. Today more than ever, you need an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and a connection on which you can rely. Many people and business owners report being...

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Why You Need a Redundant Internet Connection

Why You Need a Redundant Internet Connection

        Businesses today depend on the internet for a variety of functions. Consider just a few of the ways your business may use the internet. Website Advertising Social media Web browsing Email Cloud applications Customer service Sales functions In some cases, you...

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3 Things to Consider When Choosing Business Internet Service

3 Things to Consider When Choosing Business Internet Service

Focus on what's most important. Businesses – particularly in urban areas - have several options for internet service. These include DSL, cable or fiber optic high speed internet service and the various tiers offered by each provider. Diving into the details of...

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How to Pick the Best Wireless Router

How to Pick the Best Wireless Router

Should you buy your own router?     You probably don’t think about your home router very often. Typically, it’s provided by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) – either for free or on a rental basis. According to Consumer Reports, however, there are several reasons...

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Home Internet: How Fast is Fast Enough?

Home Internet: How Fast is Fast Enough?

Internet service providers make a lot of claims about blazing fast speeds. Of course, they want you to subscribe to their highest bandwidth service. But, you may not need as much bandwidth as you think. How much you need ultimately depends on how you use your...

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What Your Internet Provider Isn’t Telling You

What Your Internet Provider Isn’t Telling You

Buried in the fine print of your internet service agreement you’ll find an interesting piece of information. Your provider is oversubscribed. Most people don’t realize that there are two types of internet service - dedicated and "best effort." Dedicated Internet...

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4 Risks Every Company Should Prepare for in 2018

4 Risks Every Company Should Prepare for in 2018

As 2017 draws to a close, here’s a run-down of some the IT risks you’ll face in 2018 and how best to respond. Be sure to click the links for more detail about each topic. 1. Infected websites. It’s increasingly common for websites to be hijacked or infected. We’ve...

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How to Protect Your Data When Employees Leave

How to Protect Your Data When Employees Leave

Of all the things to worry about, employees taking data when they leave is probably not high on your list. It should be. Not only do you need to protect your network from external threats, but internal ones as well. Your intellectual information – including customer...

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