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One of the many services we offer to all of our small business clients in Miami is data protection. The reason we stress this service so much is that a single security breach can devastate a small business.

Although many people think that hackers only target large companies, the truth is that there are many hackers out there that see small businesses as more accessible targets. They’re more interested in how weak your security system is compared to how much money you may be making. Read more

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Looking for a sensible IT checklist?

Something that is easy to follow and doesn’t have 245 steps on it, but covers all the essential steps that you can complete in less than 45 minutes.

Here are the critical steps that you need to take to speed up and safeguard your computer while protecting your data. We broke it down into four phases: Update > Clean > Backup > Secure.

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Many small business owners overlook the need of keeping multiple regularly updated and synchronized copies of a businesses data. In fact majority of them wait for a disaster to strike before they partaking any back up measures. Unfortunately, by then it is already too late. To avoid such situations, we will introduce the basics tools offering small business back up solutions.

1. Portable Storage Drives
One of the most important technologies to be ever invented were external storage devices. They come in different physical and memory sizes. The choice ranges from flash disks, pen drives, memory sticks, compacts disks to hard disks. Once you’ve acquired the device of personal choice, its time go choose the preferable back up utilities. All operating systems come with a default tool. Functionalities of such utilities include configuring external drives as centralized network backup points. If by any chance you don’t wish to use the default utilities, plenty others can be easily acquired from open source or proprietary software platforms.

2. Backing Up On The Cloud
Another backup tool available at the disposal of a small business is the cloud. Numerous platforms such as Amazon, CX, Drop Box, Sky drive, Carbonite and many others offer superb storage solutions. You are only required to subscribe for the services at a fee determined by the space you need. The other requirement is constant Internet connectivity, to facilitate uninterrupted data synchronization.

A cheaper alternative to web based clouds, is a LAN(Local Area Network) cloud. This can be easily set up on a local server using softwares like S3 and Citrix CloudStack among many others.

Now the big question at this point is, which set of tools are best to serve the needs of a small business? Many experts would advice using both, a decision I strongly agree with. This because one will serve as a fail safe alternative for the other in case of any technicalities

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