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Part 2: Backup Solutions and Restore Policies

Part 2: Backup Solutions and Restore Policies I am going to start this post with the most important thing I can say about backup solutions. Backup solutions are useless if you can’t restore from them. Backup solutions need to be monitored to make sure there are no serious errors that need to be fixed, and […]

Part 1: The Need for Data Backup and Restore Capabilities

Part 1: The Need for Data Backup and Restore Capabilities Since the time of the first digital computers the need to keep data safe and available has been a primary concern. In the early days, data backup was simple. Once something was loaded into memory, it could be saved off to tape or punch cards […]

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SD-WAN – The next generation of networking has arrived!

Today’s customers expect a digital, seamless experience no matter where they are or what device they are using. Everyone talks about providing innovative experiences to stay competitive, but how do you deliver them? To complicate things further, IT departments are under pressure to do more with less: manage more sites and more clients with limited […]

Cisco ASA Vulnerability Just Released

Cisco ASA Vulnerability Just Released

I was snooping through Reddit(/r/networking) today keeping up on the latest and greatest in the IT world and I came across this new critical Cisco ASA remote code exec vulnerability advisory. The Cisco Security Advisory affects anyone running SSLVPN/AnyConnect on their ASA so I thought it was worth sharing. There is a summary below and […]

Meltdown and Spectre Chip Flaw – Expect Software Patches Soon!

Meltdown and Spectre Chip Flaw – Expect Software Patches Soon!

By now I’m sure you’ve heard about the Meltdown and Spectre chip flaw (Intel, AMD and ARM chipsets). All manufacturers that utilize these processors in their products will be patching the operating systems to protect the system from malware.  Over the next few weeks, these patches will be released and you may need to apply […]

Four Reasons Your Business Needs ShareFile

Four Reasons Your Business Needs ShareFile

Businesses are becoming increasingly mobile, information-focused and collaborative. Sharing files and business information requires a dependable, secure structure. Recognized by Gartner as a Leader in the File Synchronization and Sharing market for three years, Citrix ShareFile is committed to providing secure file sharing, storage and sync for businesses. What is ShareFile? Citrix ShareFile helps businesses […]

7 Dumb Blunders You’ve Probably Made in the Data Center

7 Dumb Blunders You’ve Probably Made in the Data Center

The data center is a centralized facility where an organization’s IT operations and equipment stores, manages and disseminates its data. Vital to daily operations, the data center needs backup systems like uninterruptible power systems, cooling systems, etc. to run and protect core applications. Whether you set up, manage or oversee the data center you know […]