Monthly Archives: May 2016

What is Ransomware, and How Do I Protect Myself From It?

You’re at work one day, minding your own business, when a huge man walks in through the front door. He’s wearing an expensive overcoat, but that does nothing to hide the prison tattoos along his knuckles, or the prominent knife scar along his face. He’s looking around, nodding approvingly at how successful your operation is. That’s when he leans on the counter, gives you a meaningful look, and says, “This is a nice business you got here. It would be a shame if something bad were to happen to it. Are you interested in buying yourself some peace of mind to be sure this is all protected?” Continue Reading

Backups vs. Archives: Understanding the Difference

An information archive is a collection which has long-term usability. It can serve many different purposes: research, compliance with the law, reference, documentation, and the simple satisfaction of curiosity. A usable archive isn’t just a lot of files kept together; it needs organization and context. Continue Reading

  • 05/20/2016
  • OS

How Much Bandwith Do I Need?

Bandwith is a key currency for modern homes, businesses and public areas. More of life is centered around the connection to the internet and the speed and quality at which people can operate it. However, the need for bandwith varies widely. Gamers and streaming video watchers need more bandwith, while individuals that like using text sites more need less bandwith. Companies with large media consumption need a completely different level of bandwith. So all things considered, many different people are wondering how much bandwith do they need? Continue Reading

  • 05/04/2016
  • IT