Consider managed services to reduce downtime and frustration for your business!

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If you run a small or medium business without a dedicated IT department, you are probably painfully aware of the costs associated with keeping your computers and servers up to date with security patches and updates. Whether you are paying an IT company to perform preventive maintenance, or if you or another staff member are taking time out of your …

Remote tech support installs malware on server?

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I received a phone call from a client last night who said that they could not browse the internet at their organization and that mail was down as well. Here are the initial observations: Their Cisco VoIP phone system was able to make calls and internal machines could ping outside servers by IP, but not by name, indicating that the …

Think your data is safe in “the cloud” during a disaster? Think again… #fantasy

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The East Coast was ravaged by hurricane Sandy this week, causing still undetermined billions of dollars in damage. We will know more in the coming days, as we find out exactly how many people have perished, how many homes are permanently destroyed and how business and the economy will be affected. Here, safe and sound in the Upstate of South …

Our remote backup provider is expanding! #DisasterRecovery #Backup #Servosity

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Our preferred remote backup solution provider is expanding in a big way! Servosity, which is based right here in Greenville South Carolina, has made a commitment to create 30 new positions over the next 12 to 18 months. And these will be higher paying jobs with a much higher skill requirement. We continue to use Servosity ourselves and provide their …

A personal request….

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If we have ever helped you out in any way, saved you time, or maybe money, or possibly your data, or just put a smile on your face, could I ask you to help us? We would appreciate it dearly if you could be so kind as to refer your friends or business contacts to us, and if you have …

You need a second pair of eyes on your business computer, server & network

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If you maintain your own company computer, server & network or do you have someone in-house that does, it might be a good idea to get a second pair of eyes to give your business infrastructure a once-0ver. If you are like most people, when everything is running well, you get comfortable and begin to do the job you were …

Mailbox level backup for your Microsoft Exchange server is more affordable than you might think!

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How are you backing up your Microsoft Exchange server? Many businesses are using the Microsoft provided NTBackup, which can backup the entire store, while others may be using another backup package that backs up the entire store. The super-budget minded may be using scripts to shut down the Exchange and then copy the store to an external hard drive. Still …

Symantec Partner Specializing in Backup Exec 2012 Sales and Support in Greenville SC

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It was time to renew our training with Symantec so we can continue to offer Symantec Backup Exec 2012 sales and support as a partner, so we did it up right. Everyone here at Homeland Secure IT took the training and the assessments required.   Greg, Wes and I (John) are all up to date on these product offerings. If …

Hosted Microsoft Exchange mail can fail too – pick a reliable cloud provider! #99.999

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With all the talk about hosted storage, hosted applications, hosted backup, hosted mail, and “the cloud” terms such as “cloud computing”, “cloud storage”, “cloud solutions”, people tend to think that these servers never go down, that they are impervious to the issues that a physical server might have at your physical location. For all the advancements made in this arena, …

Where’s Your Cloud?

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Amazon Web Services (AWS), considered by many to be the de facto standard in “cloud” solutions, experienced a wide-spread outage that took many services offline, including the popular Instagram, Pintrest and NetFlix sites over the weekend. Today, it appears that random issues are still affecting these sites. Initially the cause, estimated time of restored service and updates were quite vague, leaving …