There’s no doubt about it: e-mail has become the single most important communication tool for businesses. But messages pile up quick, taking up storage space that can be expensive to back up. And since deleting everything isn’t always an option when certain threads contain important info about projects, contracts and client communications, the smartest option it to archive your inbox.
Archiving is simply a process of removing old (but important) e-mails from your “active” inbox and folders to a compressed, encrypted backup, freeing up space in your inbox and preserving your e-mails should you need to dig them up at some point in the future. Should you archive? The answer is “Yes” for 3 important reasons:
Fun facts and random bits of knowledge: If you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
- The numbers ‘172’ can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.
- President Kennedy was the fastest random speaker in the world with upwards of 350 words per minute.
- In the average lifetime, a person will walk the equivalent of 5 times around the equator.
- Rhode Island is the smallest state with the longest name. The official name, used on all state documents, is “Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.”
Do you have Java turned on in your web browser? If your answer is “Yes” or “I’m not sure” then it’s time to take action to find out. Why? The biggest threat to your computer systems in 2013 (and beyond) is no longer Microsoft Windows – it is Oracle Java.
Most businesses make the HUGE (and costly) error of mistaking a “backup” with data recovery and business continuity. Simply having a copy of your data stored somewhere does not automatically guarantee you’ll be back up and running again like you were before. The BCM Institute explains this difference by discussing three key concepts: Recovery Point Objective (RPO), Recovery Time Objective (RTO) and Maximum Tolerable Outage (MTO). In order to choose the RIGHT type of back up for your company, you need to know what these three acronyms mean.
A backup is great, but a disaster recovery plan is better
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There are many threats to the sustainability of smaller businesses. One of the biggest is a disaster, which can happen at any time or at any level of severity. In an effort to curtail the effects of a disaster, many businesses have adopted disaster recovery plans. If you have been looking into this topic recently you may have come across the term DRaaS, but do you know what it actually is?
DRaaS stands for Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service, and is a cloud based service offered by an increasing number of tech companies. The concept is similar to other cloud based services like Software-as-a-Service, where the solution is delivered and managed by an IT partner.
DRaaS is a Disaster Recovery solution provided by a vendor that businesses can purchase. With most DRaaS solutions the vendor helps develop and implement a disaster recovery plan that fits the needs of the company that they will then manage to ensure that the systems are running properly.
When a disaster strikes, the vendor can work with you to help get your systems back online as fast as possible. Often this is quicker than other solutions, largely because the vendor’s systems will likely not be affected by the disaster.
It is for this reason that many companies are becoming increasingly interested in this form of disaster recovery solution. Many smaller businesses also seem more open to it because it’s a managed service. As these businesses likely don’t have a disaster recovery specialist on staff, finding a solution that works and is affordable can be a challenge. Therefore, going with a managed service like this is a big draw.
Ask yourself this quick question: At the end of the day, do you turn your computer off or simply stand up and leave? If you were to ask this question to 10 people, you would likely not get all of them to agree on which is the best method. This is actually a common question, but one which is not as simple to answer as you might think.
So, let’s take a look into whether you should shut your computer down at night or not. The first thing we should do is look at three myths that surround this topic.