Computer on fire

While you can’t plan for every potential computer problem or emergency, a little proactive monitoring and maintenance of your network will help you avoid or greatly reduce the impact of the vast majority of computer disasters you could experience. While there are over 26 critical checks and maintenance tasks that need to be performed on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis, I’m going to share with you the most important for your company.

  • Make sure you're backing up your files every day. Unless you can remember it, or you made a copy of it, you can't recover the data. It's gone! If the information is important to you, make sure you have more than one copy of it.
  • Check your backups on a regular basis to make sure they are working properly. It’s not uncommon for a backup system to appear to be working properly when in reality, it’s not. There are dozens of things that can go wrong and cause your backup to become corrupt and useless.
  • Keep an offsite copy of your backups.
  • Make sure your virus protection is ALWAYS on AND up-to-date.
  • Set up a firewall.
  • Update your system with critical security patches as they become available. Don't make it easy for hackers by not installing these critical updates. 

If this sounds like a lot of time and work, we have a solution. We can completely take over the day-to-day management and maintenance of your computer network and free you from expensive, frustrating computer problems, downtime, and security threats. You’ll get all the benefits of a highly-trained full-time IT department at only a fraction of the cost. Give us a call today: 919-469-5060