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chalcon | 29 Feb 2012 | 1 comment

Last week, two of our Symantec SMB backup experts, Monica Girolami and Amit Walia, joined forces with small business expert Anita Campbell, Editor in Chief of Small Business Trends, for a Twitter chat to educate small business owners on the topic of data backup and recovery.  We know that data backup and recovery can be confusing and complex, so we wanted to give the SMB community a chance to share and discuss best practices for backing up data. 

With more than 175 participants and nearly 1,000 tweets, the hour-long #SMBchat featured lively discussion from a community of passionate SMB professionals.  Here are some of the sample questions tweeted by Anita and the resulting responses, as well as some additional comments and insights:

 

What types of backup solutions are available today?...

chalcon | 21 Feb 2012 | 0 comments

Data backup and recovery can be confusing and complex, especially for SMBs with limited IT staff. Join Symantec’s SMB data protection experts and small business expert Anita Campbell this Thursday, February 23rd starting at 4:00 p.m. PT / 7:00 p.m. ET for a Twitter chat to cut through the technical jargon and demystify backup for SMBs.   

The fact is most SMB owners know they should be protecting their data, yet more than half don’t have disaster preparedness plans. So, what’s stopping you from backing up your data? For many SMBs, it’s just too complicated. There are a growing number of backup and recovery solutions available to SMBs today, but what works for some businesses may not for others.  Our SMB experts will cover several topics to help SMBs better understand data protection including:

  • Reasons SMBs aren’t backing up their data
  • The types of backup solutions available today
  • The differences...
chalcon | 13 Feb 2012 | 0 comments

This post was written by Brandon M. Mosak, Network Manager at Task Force Tips, Inc. and Symantec Customer

As a network manager for an SMB (and an ardent moonlighter), I’ve had the unique opportunity to see systems of various shapes and sizes serving a, seemingly, infinite gamut of needs.  Over the years there have been many issues which have come to my attention in the Disaster Recovery (DR) space that, given proper amount of forethought, could have been avoided.  As a general observation, most solutions which I’ve had the pleasure of correcting after the fact would have been a non-issue had the proper procedures for complete and consistent backups been applied from the get-go.   As a small business, your data is your direct connection to your customers, your product, and, in turn, your bottom line. Your data is,...