The Difference Between Backup, Disaster Recovery And Business Continuity

If you think “data backup” is synonymous with “disaster recovery” and aren’t sure what “business continuity” means, you’re not alone. Most of the business owners we talk to make the mistake of not knowing the difference and end up paying the price when data is lost, a network goes down or a disaster prevents them from accessing their physical office and the server inside.

Android App of the Week: Dexrex

Dexrex allows you to capture, save and read your text messages the same way you do your emails.  How many times have you wanted to easily search for something that you sent via text message but it just took too much time?  Now, a copy of your text message conversations can be delivered to you right in your e-mail box.

9 Tips For Creating A Secure Password

You’ve got one for every site and every application you use--e-mail, online banking, social media sites, and your CRM system, just to name a few. With so many password protected sites to keep track of, the inclination is to always use the same password for every site or to make it so easy you can’t possibly forget it (like using Password123). Unfortunately, this compromises all of your data and makes it easy for cyber-attackers to steal sensitive, confidential information.

Disaster Recovery: The Most Critical Part To Data Backups That Most Companies Overlook

A few months back tornados ripped through Joplin, MO and Tuscaloosa, Alabama causing massive devastation. If you were fortunate, you only had to suffer through minor interruptions of utility services, with others paying a far steeper price. In fact, a colleague of mine who also offers IT services had his office in Joplin reduced to a pile of rubble (see photo). This got me thinking about how important disaster recovery planning is to any business.

Are You STILL Keeping Critical Passwords On A Post-IT Note Next To Your Computer?

One of the hardest habits we struggle to get our clients to break is writing down their passwords on sticky notes by their PC. Obviously this is a security risk. Another bad habit is choosing really easy-to-remember passwords such as “password.”

But admittedly, it CAN be hard remembering all of those darn passwords that are always changing.

Need to rename a lot of Windows Files? Here is a quick way to do it.

Are you needing to rename a lot of files in Windows Explorer?  Here is a quick easy way to do it!

Select the first file in your list and press F2, then type the new name. When finished, press Tab instead of Enter. Windows explorer will jump you to the next file in the list and automatically select the entire file name so you can rename it without having to press the Backspace key.

What is the Snipping Tool in Windows 7?

One of the tools in Windows 7 that I use the most is the Snipping Tool.  This allows me to grab something that I have on the screen and place it into a word document or save it to a file for later use.  Before Windows 7 (I skipped Vista), I had to use a third party program to do this (SnagIt).  Now this tool is built into windows and is very easy to use.