The CryptoLocker Virus and Why Backups Are Critical

Data accessibility and security are a big deal. As a business owner, the data you collect must be protected from all sorts of possible problems and attacks. Whether or not your core business revolves around the digital data you collect, it's important to keep it safe from criminals and available to your workforce.

One way to make sure your data remains available at all times is to back it up well, often, and in a systematically organized manner. The difference between recovering data when properly backed up versus other scenarios cannot be overstated.

Choose SIO for Cloud Solutions in Lexington, KY

Quick, here's a brief Q&A for you.

Q: What company offers the best cloud solutions in central Kentucky?
A: SIO, of course!

Sorry, that one was for the robots in our audience. Can I see by a show of hands how many robots we have here ... oh, never mind. That's just ridiculous.

But what is important is knowing that, as a business owner, you don't have to front the cost of an entire IT department to take advantage of first-class IT dependability, power, and scalability.

Why You Should Consider Replicated Backup Technology

First of all, it's nice to have a replication system that is easy to use and a cinch to maintain.

Let's face it, if you're running your own business, you barely have time to focus on executing the essential daily tasks. The last thing you need to worry about at the end of a long day is data storage and your replicated backup appliance.

Introducing Our Thing: A Cute SD Card Holder

Step into our lab and check out "our latest creation":http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:230802. It's a 3D printing remix of an octopus originally created by MakerBot. A cute little guy, we wanted to give him a purpose beyond his obvious good looks and charm, so we decided he would make a heck of a nice SD card holder.

Covering Collaboration from A to Zimbra

Do you know about Zimbra? To some, it's a household name, but to others it may sound like a yoga class or something.

To those who know, Zimbra is an open source messaging and collaboration technology that is being utilized by over 100 million end users to date. Here at SIO, we have packaged it into our very own application that allows users to connect with a single inbox, address book, and calendar for a truly integrated communication and organization experience.

Why Offsite Backup Makes Sense

Nobody wants to think about it, but it's smart to prepare for it: something happening to your building or office. Let's face it, people don't really think that can happen to them, but ask anyone who has experienced a disaster at work and they'll tell you right away what it's worth knowing that files and data are backed up offsite.

How SIO Can Help You

If you manage a company here in Kentucky (or anywhere else, for that matter), then chances are good that SIO can help you. Whether you run a single-employee store or a multimillion-dollar corporation, your business relies heavily on data.

And since we are all increasingly dependent on computers and other Internet devices to collect, store, and manage our business data, it is essential to partner with a business like SIO that understands the process behind it all.

More on Tracing Packet Data

In our last post, we touched on packet data, what it is, and why it may be important to your business. Unfortunately, whether it's malware, adware, or some other unknown user, we have frequent inquiries about bandwidth issues and what may be causing them.

Intro to Tracing Packet Data In and Out of Your Network

At SIO, we like to touch on subjects that may or may not be on the radar yet for a lot of our customers. For example, many business owners have never considered packet data and how it relates to their information technology.

On the other hand, some business owners have been forced to think about it because of some bad experiences with speed, connectivity, and availability within the office.

"Bluegrass Care Navigators was in search of a Disaster Recovery solution to replace our existing backup solution. Our objective was to reduce our VMware mission-critical RTO from 48 hours to under 24 hours. We evaluated several solutions and found the SIO solution to be feature-rich and economical. SIO provided our organization with a customized, hybrid solution that achieved our goal both onsite and in the cloud. In addition to improving RTO, the SIO solution enables us to quickly and regularly validate the integrity of our backed up systems, ensuring our organization’s preparedness."
- Croswell Chambers, CIO

— Bluegrass Care Navigators

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