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Keeping Business Computers Up And Running

November 25th, 2013

53.Free-Computer-ProtectionKeeping an e-business running is hard enough without having to deal with endless computer issues.  One of the best ways to do this is to ensure that your fleet of computers is adequately backed up as well as protected from online threats such as spyware and malware.  There are a lot of options out there to do both of these things, so what can you honestly expect to do?  Thankfully there are a lot of resources out there that can help you to make an informed decision on business protection plans as well as backup services.

One of the biggest questions I get asked is whether or not to use cloud-based backup solutions.  I like to use a mix of both.  It’s almost impossible to get fast enough internet service to reliably back up large files to the cloud all the time.  So if you’re working in a media-heavy environment such as with video and high resolution photos, backing up to the cloud all the time may not be your best bet.  However if your data load is smaller it could be a good thing.  I like to use a mix of both:  cloud based backups for smaller files and smaller batches of files, and local media for the larger backups and images.

As far as virus and malware protection, there are a few things that you can look for.  One is a good quality product.  There are several good ones out there that you probably already know the names of: Norton, McAfee, etc.  But there are other good companies making software that you might not have heard of such as Enigma Software and ParetoLogic.  These companies do a great job of keeping you up to date with the latest protection as well as giving your system a much needed tuneup.

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