Monthly Archives: February 2017

Do Your Backups Have Backups?

In my many years of IT, I've seen dozens of companies with NO backups. They don’t seem to understand that hardware fails, viruses or ransomware encrypts files, employees mistakenly (or purposely) remove data, natural disasters happen, etc. If any of those (or other variables) occurs, they can go out of business within a day. With…
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Ignoring the Pain

As a runner, I have a schedule to keep for making certain paces for half and full marathons. Many times during my training I feel an ache in a knee or foot. Instead of addressing the issue and either stretching more or running less (heaven forbid), I try and run through it. More often than…
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Print Your Way to Disaster

The last few months have been busy for printers. A number of organizations and schools had their printers hijacked. Luckily the perpetrators sent warning pages to those places. The issue stems from many companies keeping printers hooked up with access to the internet. This allows businesses to easily print when away from the physical office.…
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BYOD – Bring Your Own Disaster

  It seems like every organization has a policy on using personal devices for company business. Some don’t allow it. Others have rules in handbooks on what is or is not allowed on a laptop or device. Some just don’t seem to care. There is no right answer, but before opening up the floodgates, consider…
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