Posts tagged [online backup]


  • Cloud is nice. But local is lekker

    Cloud is nice. But local is lekker

    Managed IT services vendor Securicom warns there are risks associated with storing company data in the cloud and that it’s safer for South African businesses to backup with vendors operating locally.

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  • IronTree invited to showcase at Timesheet to Payroll’s client event

    IronTree invited to showcase at Timesheet to Payroll’s client event

    Timesheet to Payroll recently held an event for its clients in Cape Town, and IronTree was invited along to present its suite of compatible business continuity products such as backup, disaster recovery as a service, and hosted exchange.

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  • How would a data disaster impact your business?

    How would a data disaster impact your business?

    I find it interesting to chat regularly with our call centre agents, specifically to hear customer stories. One of our newly acquired customers, a Cape-based catering company, called in last month. The CEO, let’s call him Derek, advised that his entire network had been compromised by a ransomware attack and he couldn’t recover his data...

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  • Business continuity dependent on efficient planning & processes

    Business continuity dependent on efficient planning & processes

    As they say in the classics, “change is the only constant in life”. This adage remains relevant in today’s rapidly changing world but, whilst I subscribe to the theory that every change represents an opportunity in some form, it’s also true that consistency and reliability are vital elements of every successful business.

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  • Ensure that you and your backup provider are a match

    Ensure that you and your backup provider are a match

    Knowing whether you have the right backup solution, and provider, for your business can be overwhelming when there are just so many out there and improved functionality is becoming available all the time. Is your provider keeping up with the times and giving you the backup, the security encryption and the restore capacity your data needs?

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  • New Ransomware Warning: LEAKERLOCKER

    New Ransomware Warning: LEAKERLOCKER

    Ransomware has become a hot topic for all the wrong reasons since the global infections of “WannaCry” and “Petya”.

    A new type of malware that now threatens users by sending their private pictures, messages and internet browsing history to their friends has come to light

    This new strain that adds to the ever-growing problem of ransomware is known as LeakerLocker.

     

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  • What is ransomware?

    What is ransomware?

    Ransomware is computer software that threatens to disrupt the normal working of your computer until you pay a ransom.

    This malicious software, also known as malware, usually takes the form of a computer virus that locks down your computer files and demands a fee before allowing you access to them.

    These viruses are sophisticated pieces of software which industry experts say are the fastest growing form of computer virus.

    Most Ransomware is currently a Windows-specific type of malware that targets Windows operating systems and the files contained within them, and tends to target older versions of Windows software.

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  • Why must you back-up - horror stories.

    Why must you back-up - horror stories.

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