IT Support Blog

Disaster Recovery (DR) Do you have a plan in place?

Posted by Peter Heinicke on Wed, Jul 27, 2022 @ 01:41 PM

All companies need to be prepared for emergencies; however, there are an astounding percentage that are not. If some sort of catastrophic event were to happen, would your company be ready? Do you have a disaster recovery plan in place that will get you through? Keep in mind that the term 'Disaster' applies to many different types of events, not only encompassing events brought by mother nature, but also accidental, or deliberate human influence such as fire, flood, a loss of communication or even a virus.  In order to ensure total preparedness, there are two important key plans you should consider. The first is a Business Continuity Plan (BCP), and the second a Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP). While the two have many things in common, the main differentiator is that a DRP focuses on recovery whereas a BCP allows for continued business until recovery is accomplished.
There are several steps to take in order to build your BCP and DRP plans and we've included some tips below on how to get started. Your peace of mind and the future of your company is of the utmost importance and we hope you find this information helpful.

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Tags: IT services, DR, Disaster Recovery, Redundancy, Backup

Windows Server 2003 Retirement; Are You Prepared?

Posted by Peter Heinicke on Thu, Jan 15, 2015 @ 03:23 PM

Are You Prepared for the Retirement of Windows Server 2003/R2?

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Tags: Backup, Software Obsolescence | accounting systems | ERP S

The CryptoLocker Disaster

Posted by Peter Heinicke on Tue, Jan 14, 2014 @ 02:20 PM

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Tags: Disaster Recovery, Backup, Backup to the cloud, Symantec, CryptoLocker, Managed Services

Ransomware: Backup or Pay up!

Posted by Peter Heinicke on Fri, Dec 13, 2013 @ 03:23 PM

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Tags: Backup, Backup to the cloud, Anti Virus, Symantec, Malware, Security Software, CryptoLocker, ransomware

Five Blocks of Best Practice IT Support

Posted by PC Methods on Fri, Sep 06, 2013 @ 05:30 PM

PC Methods offers a five block support offering for our IT clients. Not all clients choose to take advantage of all five  blocks, but they are there if you want the best possible combination of value and service. The blocks are: Project Work, Centralized Services, Network Administration, Virtual CIO,  and Support. These are the product offerings that clients should look for when selecting the best possible IT business partner. 

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Tags: IT services, Disaster Recovery, Backup, Backup to the cloud, Cloud Computing, Blogging, Blog, Anti Virus, Virus Removal, computer repair, Symantec, Malware, Security Software, Small Business, Sage 300 ERP

Translating IT Support from Fox Valley to Zimbabwe

Posted by Peter Heinicke on Thu, Sep 15, 2011 @ 10:32 AM

In 1990 and 1991, PC Methods was instrumental in providing a complete workstation and power conditioning system to Living Bible Translators in Harare, Zimbabwe. We learned about six lessons that will still apply to setting up systems in other countries. 

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Tags: IT services, Backup, St. Charles PC Repair, Fox Valley PC Support