• Computer Technology Blog in Houston

  • Disaster Recovery Plans: Do You Have One?

    Disaster recovery and business continuity plans are issues that almost all small businesses fail to think about. More frequently, they decide they haven't the resources to address such "unthinkables." If your business was down for 1-2 days or more, what costs would you incur? Lost revenues and [...]

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    Why Small Businesses Shouldn't Avoid Making Disaster Recovery Plans

    Entrepreneurs and small businesses, especially ones that are fairly new, often don't think about making plans to recover in case of a disaster. However, it is the smallest business that most likely has the fewest resources to fall back on in case of disaster. Why don't small business create [...]

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    Outsourcing, Really? How it can save time and money

    Almost by definition, small business owners and entrepreneurs cringe at the concept of outsourcing. Those who start their own companies like the control and autonomy it provides them. Unfortunately, that preference for control and autonomy may have some bad side-effects when it comes to IT. Small[...]

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    Run your Business, not an IT Company

    You went into business because you have an interest and expertise in some particular product or service. You began the firm to offer that product or service, but a dirty little problem came along with that new company - IT requirements. You need computer equipment, and you need networks, and [...]

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    What is the Cloud: A Simple Analogy

    You use the cloud and don't even know it. Do you go to Amazon and create a wish list? Do you have an email account on Yahoo? That is cloud computing. All your emails are stored on Yahoo servers somewhere. They are on physical servers, of course, but they aren't on your laptop. The advantage is that[...]

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    Loss of Data: Causes and Prevention

    The adoption of technology from the simplest of matters to the most complex problems has rendered us heavily dependent on it. We love paying our bills minutes before they are due. We enjoy seeing loved ones face-to-face on our computer screens. We can access and print our extremely sensitive records[...]

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    Be Proactive: How to Avoid Potential Network Failures

    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. Preparation against such devastation may be the only course for them to avoid failure and survive with the least [...]

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    It is Heaven! Using the Cloud to Challenge Big

    Has anyone suggested you begin moving your business to the cloud? Cloud data storage or cloud computing? What is this, anyhow? And isn't it something for huge companies? In the last post we explained what cloud computing is. Simply put, it is the offsite storage of your data, and perhaps even the[...]

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    5 Ways Businesses Can Save Money on Security

    Small-to-medium sized businesses (SMB) and large enterprises may seem worlds apart, but they face many of the same cyber-security threats. In fact, in recent years, cyber-criminals have increasingly targeted SMBs. This is because it’s widely known that SMBs have a smaller budget, and less in-house[...]

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    Is That Email a Phishing Scheme?

    Research has revealed that over half of all users end up opening fraudulent emails and often even fall for them. Phishing is done with the aim of gathering personal information about you, generally related to your finances. The most common reason for the large number of people falling for fraudulent[...]

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