Question: In these tough economic times, we are trying to save money where we
can, but we have a server that is 5 years old and some other equipment
that was purchased around the same time. How long should we hang on to
this stuff or should we replace it now ? – Will H, Maryland
Due to the wide variety of organizations located in the Washington DC area, we have an opportunity to review and test a number of products each year in search of solutions for our customers’ unique business requirements.One resource we often consult is Computer Reseller News (CRN).
Is tape backup the best solution for your critical information ?
The answer we are hearing from more and more businesses is an overwhelming No! Numerous clients have referred to some of the many recent instances of stolen laptops that have contained thousands (or more!) of sensitive customer records that have potentially been compromised from their backup tapes. Other clients have mentioned critical financial data being lost or damaged as a result of flooding.
A small business today faces many of the same technology challenges as larger companies. However, for a variety of reasons, many small businesses have not implemented any type of comprehensive network monitoring tools. Be proactive, implement a 24/7 monitoring solution in your environment today and sleep easier at night!