Every company is aware that the proper data protection measures are of utmost importance. Yet many businesses still utilize older methods of data backup such as tape systems, costly onsite backup methods, and offsite systems that may mean several days until recovery takes place. These methods consume resources and pose more risks of failure in addition to being complex, costly, and labor intensive.
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For many companies, desktop and end user support can be costly and time consuming. Especially if you have multiple computing environments with a variety of desktop applications and PCs of different models and ages. Although desktop PCs are relatively inexpensive the cost for maintenance and end user support can be as much as five times the cost of the computer.
In the early years of computer technology, costs for desktop and end user support were reduced through (more…)
I have a lot of passwords. In fact I have 194 of them. But remembering 194 of something is tough, and we typically don’t make our passwords something that can be remembered easily. One way we try to make this easier is to use the same password for multiple accounts. But this is not secure. If someone hacks your Facebook account, they now have the password to your email account, and probably your bank account too.
So how about making a list of all your passwords? Maybe a post-it note on your monitor, or on a piece of paper that you hide under your keyboard. This sounds pretty clever but (more…)
Backdoors are a method that hackers use to establish unauthorized access to a network from a remote location. Hackers use backdoors as a means of gaining repeated access to a network without being logged by the systems administrator. This type of network intrusion hides its presence while the hacker is actually using the network without the knowledge of others.
How Backdoors Work
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When planning business continuity it is necessary that every step should be taken with utmost caution. Business continuity is the complete process for restoration of a business. It includes scope, insurance policies, how to keep hold of your employees, vendors and customer, and most important of them all the Disaster Recovery plan. It is surprising how a fifty person organization that manages over a billion dollars in client assets would act miserly when spending $25,000 on disaster planning. Such a petty sum to guarantee them business safety in a disastrous situation and yet they think it is not worth the money.
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