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Are you prepared for the shock of data loss? Whether your data has been lost accidentally through defective hardware or software, or by user mistake or physical damage, or destroyed maliciously by viruses, worms, Trojans, ransomware and other types of malware, the negative effect on your business is the same. Can you afford this kind […]
Determining your server size and specification The size your VPS (Virtual Private Server) depends on how many users you expect to use it at one time and the complexity of the software that you run.  Even very busy servers can serve simple, static content without using a lot of server resources.  But a site which […]
Business and Linux – in the same sentence ? The impression often exists that Linux is reserved for the desktop hobbyist and servers only. After all, aren’t all the business applications written for Windows. A less known fact is that some big business run whole divisions on ONLY linux for their desktop usage. This saves […]
network backups
The 3-2-1 backup strategy   The best backup strategy is known as the 3-2-1 strategy. What this means is that you must always have at least 3 copies of your data, 2 of which are local, but on different devices (i.e your computer + a USB hard-drive) and at least 1 copy offsite (i.e Cloud […]
Windows servers are a target for malware and hackers as they are often badly set up exactly because setting up a basic windows server is as easy as installing it. The default installation security has improved with leaps and bounds. Server 2012 is far more secure than server 2008 and Server 2016 improved it even […]
WINDOWS Pros Cons Integration: Almost everything works or is compatible with windows Security: Windows is the most widely used platform. It naturally draws the most malware. Support: A lot of Support in the form of forums, Microsoft Technet and user Q & A sessions Cost:  Although it is sometimes included in the purchase price of […]

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