You do backup your company’s data right? Right?! If not, here’s a sobering statistic to consider: 60% of companies that lose their data will shut down within 6 months of the disaster. I’ll spare you the other statistics but I assure you, the end results of not backing up are just as ugly as the one above. […]
Recently a long time customer of mine completely jumped the gun and ordered a file-server all by himself from a local “white box” distributor to replace one that had been running solid for 8 years 24/7/365. Here’s why that’s typically a bad idea; This distributor has no idea what my customer intends to use the server for and does not provide technical support directly to the customer. […]
Microsoft Windows (any version) is notorious for being a magnet for viruses, spyware and malware in general. Because these threats to Windows are often misunderstood by users it may seem like one would need a degree in computer science to protect against them. Not so! Following a few simple rules will keep you safe from these threats and keep you operating safely and efficiently: […]
Recently, I visited a client’s site to do some necessary upgrades to their desktop computers. They were running a mix of IBM brand computers loaded with Windows 2000 mostly. The upgrade went smoothly and just in passing, I took a look at their Novell Netware v6.0 server which is running on IBM x250 hardware.
While this might sound like older hardware (it actually is) the fact that it’s still running strong is a testament to IBM’s server-class computers and the rock-solid nature of Novell Netware. […]