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Every small business needs Disaster-Recovery-as-a-Service

In today’s technology-focused world, experiencing total network failure is a business leader’s worst nightmare. It’s an alarmingly common problem when ransomware strikes without warning or a disaster renders hardware useless. Regardless of the cause, the effects are often the same, and the aftermath can be devastating for any business that relies on its data and computing systems to function.

Why even small businesses need a data strategy

Collecting data has always been part of the daily business process. Not too long ago, businesses didn’t do much with the information gathered. But with the rise of technology, collecting and making use of this data have considerably become more efficient.

How to update your disaster recovery plan

It’s that time of the year when New Jersey prepares itself for its fair share of blizzards, hurricanes, and nor'easters. Experts caution that while December may be a slow start, winter will definitely descend in full force by January 2020. Places like New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York City will most likely experience above-average snowfall this coming winter.

Beware IT projects that will waste your time and money

As a small- to mid-sized business (SMB) owner, you want to spend judiciously on your IT. If you don't plan your IT budget, it can balloon unexpectedly, throwing your numbers awry. Most big businesses have enough money to shoulder unplanned expenses. But for SMBs whose pockets don’t go as deep, such runaway projects can be catastrophic to your bottomline.

Smart ways to manage workloads in the cloud that every SMB should know

If you’re a small- to mid-sized business (SMB), transitioning to the cloud can be daunting. You want to minimize downtime while moving to the cloud, which is why it pays to partner with a managed services provider (MSP) like Online Computers. Our years of experience and expertise guarantee that we can make your transition to the cloud cost-effective.

Top fallacies and facts about zero trust security

Given how zero trust security is getting a lot of attention these days, you may think it’s a new concept. But it was back in 2010 when John Kindervag of Forrester Research first coined the term “zero trust” to describe their security model, which had a simple rule: “Trust no one.

What have we learned from Las Cruces Public Schools Cyberattacks

Cloud technology has become so integral to running a business that it’s easy to forget how we ever lived without it. Salespeople stream company videos from YouTube during meetings with leads, human resources managers organize company calendars in web browser apps, and almost everyone sends emails from cloud-based inboxes.

What is vendor risk management, and why should you care?

Did you know that nearly half of all the data breaches businesses suffer occur at the hands of their vendors? With small businesses having dozens of vendors and large enterprises having hundreds, it’s even more important now for companies to manage the risks across the supply chain.

When passwords don’t pass muster: The best alternatives to passwords

You know the drill: you’ve just created an online account, and now you’re asked to come up with a strong password. Certain sites even have password guidelines and will judge the strength of your password: Use at least 12 characters! Use a variety of letters, numbers, punctuation, and special characters! Use upper- and lowercase for letters!

Aside from those, they have other rules you need to remember: Do not use real words found in a dictionary! Do not use real words spelled backwards! Never use your birthday, driver’s license number, street name, favorite color! Never use “password,” “123456789,” “1111111111,” “abc123,” and “qwerty” as passwords!

And so you freeze.

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