ACS - Advanced Computer Solutions

Tag: Backup
Be Proactive: How to Avoid Potential Network Failures
November 23, 2018

For small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), an IT network failure can be devastating because they don't have the resources of large corporations to bounce back from such disasters.

Should you pay your ransom?
June 19, 2017

Today we’re talking about security, ransonware and we’re going to talk about paying your ransom. Should you pay your ransom?

The value of your businesses data.
June 12, 2017

Today I want to talk about the value of your data.

The importance of cloud backup.
June 5, 2017

So why cloud backup?

How Real is a Ransomware Attack Threat?
May 22, 2017

“Have you heard about the lonesome loser? He’s a loser but he still keeps on trying!” The Little River Band made these lyrics famous in 1979. But as great a song as that was, today I want to talk about data loss and how we keep trying and keep losing the battle.

Ransomware!!! Run for the hills! (not really, but you should concern yourself about this.)
September 6, 2016

Having your business data, all of your business data, become worthless over night is a real problem. Ransomware does just that. This problem however is becoming more of a problem. The BBC reports "'Alarming' rise in ransoware tracked".


RAID5 is Dead
January 27, 2015

A few weeks ago, I asked if your backup solution was sufficient and David shared a bit about unrecoverable read errors."   

Is Your Backup Solution Sufficient?
January 13, 2015

As businesses store and create data, it becomes more and more likely to just, disappear.  Find out more about the odds of a data crash and find out if your backup solution is sufficient for your needs.   


4 Essential Business Documents to Back Up
January 23, 2014

You've heard it a million times -- back up your data. Well you have thousands of files.  You may even have terabytes of data.   So what do you really NEED to back up? Unfortunately, it greatly depends upon your business, but there are 5 essential business documents that you should back up regularly (i.e. daily).

Disaster Planning - What to Consider First?
January 21, 2014

Now that we know WHO will be helping your business recover, its good to have a plan about what needs to be done first.

Small Business Backup for All Your Devices
January 9, 2014

For most small business owners, you are on call 24-7.   So how do you make sure that every devi

Disaster Planning - A Well-Written Game Plan
December 31, 2013

In November, we talked about how crucial having back-up's of your data will be in the event of a disaster.  This month, we will be talking about how to make write and distribute your game plan in case of emergency.

Disaster Planning - Protect Your Data
November 25, 2013

There are various aspects of business continuity plans (disaster planning) but the easiest to implement is backing up your data.   Having this aspect of your disaster planning completed will cover you in the case of both small disasters (computer theft or breakage) and large one (fires or natural disasters).  

Disaster Recovery Plan & Business Continuity - Intro
October 14, 2013

While there isn't much in the way of natural disasters in Michigan, we do get blizzards that can knock out power, even in the middle of the town, for a week or more.   Not only can snow or electrical storms damage your computers, the life-blood of your business, but fires or floods can bring your business to a screeching halt.   Do you have a disaster or business continuity plan in place? 

Why the Cloud is an Essential Piece of Small Business Disaster Planning
October 9, 2013

Even though Michigan is not well known for it's natural disasters, we are frequent recipients of blizzards and thunderstorms which can wreak havoc on your computer systems. 

Would You Know if You Had a Backup Failure?
September 19, 2012

So you've had a backup for years.   But is it working right?    Would you know if it failed? If you haven't been periodically checking up on it, it may not be working properly, especially if you've been doing the same old tape backup for years!