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Elias AbuGhazaleh | 29 Mar 2013 | 0 comments

This Sunday is World Backup Day. However every day should be a World Backup Day. Today’s businesses rely on their data to differentiate themselves from their competition and drive their success, from proprietary business plans to confidential customer data to classified employee information. Simply put, organizations of all sizes must protect their information from anything life might throw at them, including theft, Internet attacks, hard drive crashes, natural disasters, to even employees losing laptops – there are literally thousands of examples of potential information mishaps. And if you can’t replace the missing information, you put your business at risk, including the possibility of having to shutter your doors.

What to Look for in a Backup Solution

Backup can be simple, but to ensure it’s effective in today’s increasingly complex IT environment, businesses should consider the following:

  • Take advantage...
Grant M Symantec.cloud | 21 Feb 2013 | 0 comments

As a small business owner, tax season can be… taxing. Between filing deadlines, issuing important tax documents to employees, and regular warnings from the IRS about scams and phishing attacks meant to trick you into revealing personal information about yourself or your business, it’s easy to understand why so many small business owners dread tax season.

But despite the added stress tax season brings, it can serve as an important yearly “self-check” reminder to make sure you are taking steps to protect your critical business information. Here are a few things to remember as you begin preparing for tax season:

Secure your data – Do you prepare your business’ taxes on a company computer? If so, you likely have some very sensitive financial information on your hard drive. Make sure your files...

Tom Powledge | 15 Jan 2013 | 0 comments

Today’s small and medium-sized businesses have a variety of technologies available to help them compete in the fast-paced global market. One of the most significant tools at their disposal is the cloud, which lets them take advantage of cost-effective, agile IT services. Cloud-based solutions are quick to deploy and scale according to need, which is especially useful given the limited IT staff SMBs typically have at their disposal.

What today’s SMBs might not know, however, is that deploying the cloud can result in hidden costs. Symantec’s 2013 Avoiding the Hidden Costs of Cloud Survey reveals four important steps to effectively deploy the cloud without experiencing these issues.

Focus policies on information and people, not technologies and platforms

Despite the benefits of the cloud, businesses aren’t taking full advantage of its capabilities. This is usually a problem...