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Security Considerations

Passwords In today’s business world ICT plays a fundamental part. With every system there is the basic security of a username and password. Now while most of the usernames that you use will most likely be different, do you tend to use the one password or do you have several? Having one password for all your ICT access is not recommended. Imagine for a moment that your password has been guessed or hacked? It can then be used to access all [...]

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How To Choose A Backup System

Did you know that you can lose files by accidentally deleting or replacing them, because of a virus or worm attack, software or hardware failure, or a complete hard disk failure? Now that you’ve heard the potential causes it time to get protection. To safeguard your files, you can create a backup: a set of copies of the files that is stored in a different location from the original files. Your data is always more valuable after you have lost [...]

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DIY Computer Maintenance

Most of us know that without proper maintenance, your car’s performance will degrade over time. The same applies to your computers. Let’s take the old adage that prevention is better than the cure. You should make sure that you put regular time (preferably monthly) in your calendar to perform some basic maintenance tasks. This can obviously be delegated to another team member or better still leave it to a trusted IT professional. But that’s OK, this is a DIY article [...]

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Online Security

Every day we use the internet for just about everything you can think of. With over 650 million websites worldwide, online gaming and social networking, keeping safe online can be tricky to comprehend. Fortunately there are some simple steps we can incorporate into our online life to stay safe and secure. Keep your computer secure Ensure all software (including your web browser) current by installing updates. This is usually as simple as turning on automatic updates on your computer but sometimes an [...]

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3 Views on Cloud Storage

Just thought I would comment on the use of Cloud Computing for storage. To provide a bit of background I work in 3 roles; as an onsite technician, a developer for medical databases and also as a provider of online backups. I’ve tried to give my comments each different point-of-view which may conflict and not be totally relevant to your business alone. In the first instance (onsite technician), internal/external hard drives are very cheap, hold alot of data and is [...]

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