What is PACE?

 PACE is a planning tool I learned in the ARMY. PACE is an acronym for Primary, Alternate, Contingent and Emergency. Specifically, at the time, it was used to describe the communications plans for a unit in different situations. Over time, I have learned to apply PACE to many other aspects of life and business. Here [...]

By | 2017-11-07T13:54:26+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Business Continuity, Policies, Procedures, Readiness|0 Comments

The 4 C’s of Business Continuity Planning

If you have or run a business, then you have had those nights of no sleep, as you worry about 'What if'. Every business owner has had these worries. Ranging from 'What if the weather guy is wrong and we are hit with a blizzard?' to 'Fred is my strongest employee. What would we do, [...]

What is a DDoS Attack and how does it affect my small business?

In October of 2016 the East Coast of the US suffered a major internet interruption caused by a DDoS attack. To understand the meaning of this simple sentence, we need to first know what a DDOS attack is. Distributed Denial of Service attacks are an orchestrated attack where many, many machines, usually infected with a [...]

By | 2016-11-04T11:30:27+00:00 November 4th, 2016|Business, Business Continuity, CIO/CTO, Policies, Readiness, Security, Services|0 Comments

Why hire a Managed Services Provider?

Let's start with a simple scenario where a company has Jenny who is paid $20 an hour whose computer has stopped working. He spends 15 minutes, rebooting and such, trying to fix the issue himself. When that fails to resolve the issue, Jenny contacts Bill, the 'computer expert' on the staff, a lower level person [...]

Workstation Backup – What to include?

Previously, we discussed the necessity of documenting backups, what was included, where the backups were stored with the time and frequency of those backup jobs. With the growth and accessibility to 'always on' cloud backup solutions, such as DropBox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Mozy and Carbonite, many people are not getting the full experience they need [...]

By | 2016-11-04T11:26:44+00:00 May 15th, 2016|Backups, Business Continuity, Documentation, Readiness, Security|0 Comments

Backups — Documentation

With most every client I take on there are two weaknesses I can count on encountering. Documentation and Backups. In the years I've been operating as a consultant, new clients have had little or no documentation of their computer systems. The documentation is at the previous consultant's house, in his head or does not even [...]