Your Computer Data Stored … On DNA?

British scientists believe they have developed a technique that will enable them to store computer files in DNA code. Why? Data storage takes up a huge amount of space. [...]

What happens when you lose power?

I am not surprised the question of power security has hit the press again.  The short answer to what happens when you lose power is simply stop  and wait [...]

Backup- there when you need it

A few days ago we had a power cut.  Not a frequent event but certainly predictable and one we cater for.  This happened in the middle of the night [...]

Image based backup – do you need it?

In our view a backup is only viable if you can recreate the original working computer system.  This is why we favour image based backups over file based ones. [...]

Server restore – server backup pays off

August was a challenging month and we have been evaluating some of the issues we faced. A customer had a big issue when the drives on one of their [...]

Is an automatic off-site server backup worth a pint a day?

I am sure many people will have seen the following statistics. 90% of businesses losing data from a disaster are forced to shut down within two years. The survival [...]

3 Lines of Defence

Your business is not at war but you do need to defend against adversity and the unexpected.  Every day there is potential for things to go wrong that will stop people [...]

Keeping Cool

It’s likely as a small business owner your server is stored in a secure place, perhaps in a dedicated room or cupboard, but it’s unlikely to be in a [...]

Be resilient, be prepared

My colleague Adrian cycled to Cornwall for his holiday last weekend. A journey of about 180 miles over Dartmoor, I think this was quite an achievement. This week before [...]

Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail

Heard of this saying? It’s often used when talking about preparing to attend an interview or perhaps doing a speech of some sort. The same saying could however be [...]

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