How To Backup Your Computer and Keep Your Files Safe

key-causes-for-unplanned-downtimeWe visit a lot of sites and when we do we ask about backups. Most people do backups. Unfortunately when they're needed, many find out the back ups they have are not backups at all. We recommend doing trial restores of your backups on a quarterly basis. Make sure that you have what you think you have.

In this video, I'll show you how to take the first steps and download and install hosted backup software to back up your critical files to a secure data center here in Kelowna, Canada.

How To Setup and Configure your Backup to Protect your Files Offsite

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How to Recover Files and Data from your Offsite Backup.

Recovering files from an offsite backup is quick and easy.  Here is how.

IS YOUR DATA SAFE?

Think of the countless hours you spend on your creations, records, employee and client information. Your business continuity depends heavily on your digital records and infrastructure. If its not backed up, what could happen? Data loss happens much more than you realize according to many credible research groups.

Key Causes for Unplanned Downtime

Suddenly losing all your mission critical data can put you out of business.   

25% of all PC users suffer from data loss each year.

1 in 4 — Are you willing to risk your business or job with these odds?

7 of 10 small firms that experience a major data loss go out of business within a year

15% of all laptops are stolen or suffer hard drive failures

What if you or your sales people lost their laptop and it had no recent backup?

$12 Billion annual cost of data loss.

Can you afford to not back up your data?

96% of all business workstations are not being backed up

While servers are typically backed up, companies rarely back up individual PCs containing valuable data generated by employees every day.(2)


$55 Billion annual computer virus damages to U.S. businesses

Even equipped with the latest antivirus software, viruses continue to pose a serious threat to your most valuable asset.(3)
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ACCORDING TO THE NATIONAL COMPUTER SECURITY ASSOCIATION, WITHOUT ADEQUATE BACKUP IT TAKES:

19 days and $17,000 to recreate just 20 MB of lost sales/marketing data;
21 days and $19,000 to recreate just 20 MB of lost accounting data;
42 days and $98,000 to recreate just 20 MB of lost engineering data.
 

To Learn How to Get and Install the Backup Software, Watch:

For us, getting back a file should be quick, reliable and easy. Make sure to take the time to backup your data today.

How To Factory Reset a Snom 300 Desk Phone with TFTP

snomThe Snom 300 series phones can be tricky to reset if you are missing the password credentials and it has older firmware.  With firmware newer than 8.7.3.7, all thats required is a key sequence of * Volume Up * Volume Down #.   With older firmware a TFTP recovery is required.

I'm going to show you how to recover your Snom 300 series desk phone using a TFTP recovery.

How To Schedule Internet Browsing Restrictions with DNSThingy

There are time when internet needs to be restricted based on a schedule.  This may be to restrict Facebook after 8pm for your kids or lock down games and netflix during office hours.

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In this video I will show you how to place time based restrictions on your internet.

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