How cloud-based data backups can save your business

Cloud-based data backups are one of those IT functions that sound kinda simple -- and to the right people with the right skills, they are simple. But for busy small-business owners, they can be quite complex.

So to anyone who falls into that second category of people, here’s what you need to know: There’s a fine line between an event like a storm, flood, or fire causing downtime from which you can easily recover by retrieving cloud data backups, and never recovering.

Mac ransomware and how to defeat it

Although most ransomware is designed to attack Windows systems, a new strain is targeting Mac computers. Discovered last month, Mac ransomware OSX/Filecoder.E was found by researchers to behave just like any cryptolocker variant. It would encrypt all data until victims paid the cybercriminals. But here’s the catch: There’s no guarantee that the Mac ransomware will […]

How business continuity plans can fail

Your service provider, who you have tasked with looking after your company’s IT, has kept your business up and running for the past 10 years. Usually, that kind of longevity in developing continuity plans has resulted to some providers overlooking or underestimating certain issues. Here are some of them. Over-optimistic testing The initial testing attempt […]