Posts Tagged ‘Data loss’

Data Disasters

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

Data is a critical and key component to business and data disasters can strike without a moments notice.  The statistics are very grim for business which don’t prepare for the inevitable, as many never survive.

Many people I talk with regarding business security and continuity are poorly prepared in the event they lose their data.  Computers get hacked, hard drives and other components fail; folders and files get deleted; and computers get stolen.

Several months ago we received a call from a client with a critical issue.  The controller was working on her financial spreadsheets.  She decided to clean up the folder on the server and inadvertently deleted all of the spreadsheets.

As our client had been running our HITman Safe System, we were able to retrieve every spreadsheet very quickly.  We verified the versions were correct and there was no data lost.

While the controller is very good with computers, stuff just happens and mistakes get made.  As long as the proper plans and procedures are in place to mitigate damages, we can usually come through ok.

For more information on our HITman Safe System, go to www.HITmanSafe.com.

This article was written by The Boss of HITman Services, a computer and IT company, based in Clifton Park and serving the Albany, Troy, Schenectady and Saratoga Counties of New York.

Spyware and Malware Misconception #4

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

The firewall and security tools provided in the Microsoft Operating System are all the maintenance and protection I need.

Again, this is a terrible misconception. Microsoft does NOT include ALL of the security features to protect your data from viruses, hackers, and data loss or prevent your PC from running slowly.

As a matter of fact, there is no one single vendor that provides ALL of the system security features you need to keep your computer and files safe from harm.

Security and protection from these malicious attacks takes a multi-faceted, layered approach.

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