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 …

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 …

Furman University in Greenville SC has almost completed their move to Microsoft Office 365 #CloudSolutions

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Furman University in Greenville South Carolina began moving to Microsoft Office 365, a hosted Microsoft Exchange solution in March. The move has been slow and methodical according to information given out to students, faculty, staff and posted on the Furman website. The move has not been without pain I am sure, as right off the bat, in March, over 2100 …

How to stay safe in the cloud

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Here’s an article that I thought I would share about how to stay safe in the cloud… While I would not say it is the end all, be all post for cloud security, it does point out some great ways to protect yourself. As businesses move to hosted solutions such as SaaS (Software As A Service), cloud storage, and get …

Rogue network devices could be more common than one might think #RaspberryPi #PwnPlug

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A while back, I wrote about devices that could be used on a network to gain access, be deployed by just about anyone, and potentially be undetected by IT staff or employees of a business. Here’s a follow-up. Recently I have been playing around with a 35 dollar micro computer called the Raspberry Pi.  This lil’ pup of a computer is …

We offer break-fix IT support in addition to managed services in Greenville / Upstate SC!

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More and more, IT support businesses are pushing managed services, and with good reason; many issues can be resolved before they happen, and the relationship is about maintaining an operational network instead of operating in a continual crisis mode. While we would love to move each client into a managed services agreement, it might not be right for everyone. That …

Servosity bare metal recovery could help your IT support provider get a dead server back online fast! #BackTheStuffUp

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Our cloud backup partner, Servosity, has included a bare metal restore capability in the most recent releases of their backup client software. What IS “bare metal recovery”? It is part of the Servosity Disaster Recovery solution which allows an IT service provider or your IT support department to restore a crashed machine in a matter of minutes, even to dissimilar …

Yahoo data breach exposes 400,000 user names and passwords

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Last month it was LinkedIn who was making the news due to a data breach that exposed millions of user names and passwords, and this month it is Yahoo. It seems as though 400,000 user accounts and passwords have been exposed in the recently discovered breach, though it may be a while before the severity is truly known. Our suggestion …