The Definitive Ransomware Protection Guide for Business in 2020
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Throughout 2020 most SMBs have been forced to engage in cost cutting measures and making decisions based on the perceived criticality of a service or resource to the future of their business.
An abandoned office will present some unique risks to your I.T. infrastructure, your backups included. Here are some ways you can prepare for an office lockdown, so you remain cyber-resilient while the office is empty.
The best time to protect yourself from ransomware is before it strikes. Cyber-resilience requires the right ransomware protection to save you from the panic and stress of unplanned downtime and potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in ransom payments.
An abandoned office will present some unique risks to your I.T. infrastructure, your backups included. Here are some ways you can prepare for an office lockdown, so you remain cyber-resilient while the office is empty.
The best time to protect yourself from ransomware is before it strikes. Cyber-resilience requires the right ransomware protection to save you from the panic and stress of unplanned downtime and potentially hundreds of thousands of dollars in ransom payments.
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Australian office closed Friday 3rd April & Monday 6th April for Easter

Our Australian Office will closed on Friday 3rd of April and Monday 6th of April 2015 due to the Easter Holiday long weekend.  As such, our Australian support and sales services will be unavailable on those days. However, US Support and Sales will both continue to operate as normal.

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Time to switch to SSD? Or HDD still king?

  Oh the times, they are a changing.  Solid State Drive (SSD) technology has been steadily improving over the last few years, to the point where they now offer some considerable advantages over their Hard Disk Drive (HDD) alternatives.  They’re faster.  They’re often more efficient.  They can be more resilient too.  But are they better

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Are you ready for the Windows Server 2003 EOL?

Windows Server 2003 has been a faithful workhorse.  But unfortunately, like it or not she just can’t pull the cart any longer.  That’s why as of July 14th 2015, Microsoft will be pulling the plug and enforcing a complete End of Life (EOL) for the software.  What does that mean for your business?  Well, if

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Why test restores really matter! Check your backup history

Performing regular test restores is best practice.  End of story.  If you’re not doing it, you’re playing a dangerous game of chance when it comes time to recover. This is important article for all BackupAssist users to read – for all owners and administrators of servers in general, for that matter!  We’re going to take

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7 things Mom never told you, but your sysadmin definitely will!

There’s just no advice like a Mom’s advice.  Well, except maybe when it comes to IT related stuff.  Can she stop your system getting locked up by malware? Or recover it once it has? Hey, who are we to make assumptions?  Maybe she sure as heck can. But on the off-chance your Mom is like ours,

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Backup versus data recovery – a little spent now saves a lot, later on!

Data recovery services are always an option when your business-critical data takes a nosedive.  But frankly, if you’re getting to the point where you need them, you’re doing something wrong along the way.  Data recovery can work, but it’s going to cost you a lot of money and you’re rarely guaranteed to retrieve all of

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Australian support services limited on 9th March 2015 (Labour Day)

Our Australian Office will only be offering limited Support Services on Monday 9th of March 2015 due to the Labour Day public holiday in the state of Victoria.  As such, our support response times for Australian customers may be extended. Our Australian Sales team will also be unavailable. However, US Support and Sales will both

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How will you spend your IT budget this year?

IT budgets are never fun.  There’s always so much demand and so little allocation. People expect you to work miracles, and to do it all spending only hopes, dreams and magic beans.  So how is your IT budget looking in 2015? Spiceworks recently released a study looking at the 2015 budgets of a wide group of IT

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Should you back up a Hyper-V host? Yes, no, and it depends

In a number of online forums and blogs recently the debate has been heating up over whether or not it’s necessary to back up a Hyper-V host.  There are passionate arguments on both sides, so we thought we’d take the time to weigh in and offer our perspective on the issue. Is backing up Hyper-V hosts

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BackupAssist named Best Windows Server Backup Software 2015

Everyone loves getting a pat on the back, and here at BackupAssist we’re no exception.  That’s why we hope you won’t take it as bragging when we proudly announce that the respected reviews website Top Ten Reviews has named us Best Windows Server Backup Software for the second year in a row! It just goes

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Uncanny similarities – IT Hardware vs your significant other

If you work in IT and you have someone special in your life, there inevitably two things that are most important to you: the IT hardware you work on all day and the person you come home to each night.  What you may or may not realize, is that your two loves probably share a

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Get your hands on BackupAssist v8.3!

  Have you had a chance to download the newest version of BackupAssist yet? We’re pretty sure the answer to that question is “YES!”, because who wouldn’t want the very latest improvements to backup and disaster recovery?  But on the off chance you haven’t and you want to know why you should, here’s a rundown