Disaster-Proof Your Business
Whether it's floodwaters, rolling blackouts, or malicious spyware, your data is constantly at risk. There are plenty of ways to protect your data and hardware, and by employing a full suite of preemptive actions, you can tip the scales in your favor should things get ugly.
Step 1: UPS Power Supply
APC UPS Battery Support
A basic surge-protecting power strip is virtually a no-brainer for any kind of delicate electronic hardware, but if the power goes out suddenly, you can be stuck with corrupted data or, worse, damaged PCs.
A simple solution is an uninterruptible power supply, or UPS. Sitting between your computer and the power outlet, a UPS can keep your computer running for a few minutes to an hour or longer after a power outage occurs. Installation is easy--much like a power strip, you plug your UPS into a wall outlet, and your hardware into the UPS.
If you are in need of a APC backup battery please contact us, we are a reseller.
Step 2: Firewall Protection - a Layered Approach
Router and Antivirus
Since your PC is probably always on, always connected to the Internet, and always full of sensitive data, a firewall that keeps information safely tucked away inside the computer is a must. If your PCs are networked, layer your defenses by using both router-based hardware and desktop-based software firewall's.
At SSCI we recommend the following:
If you are in need of Trend Antivirus or a backup battery please contact us, we are a reseller of both.
Step 3: Data Backup
Choose a Solution that's Right for You
Even with meticulously updated software, your data is still not 100 percent safe. Your PC's hard drives are vulnerable to mechanical failure or physical trauma caused by anything from a natural disaster to a spilled Diet Coke.
The best way to never lose important information is to make sure it exists in more than one place.
Setting up redundant drives in the same machine is a good start, but what if your PC is washed away in a flood or flattened by falling roof tiles? We strongly suggest saving important data to a external hard drive or to other backup solutions, such as tape or image-based backups.
If you are interested in purchasing a Seagate external hard drive or Acronis True Image Backup software, please contact us. We are a reseller of both items.