Bob here…

Ok, I’m not quite sure how to present this.  But here goes.

Simplex-IT is a Managed Services company.  We essentially make sure that small to medium businesses infrastructure is working ok. 

Part of what we do for new clients is perform an audit to make sure that there are no real “gotchs” beofre we take responsibility.  Over the past couple of weeks we’ve found a couple of interesting things:

One client had their main server with a Raid configuration.  Makes sense.  With the Raid (a Raid-1, or mirrored, configuration in this case) you can continue operating if a drive fails.

Which is exactly what had happened, some time ago.  One of their hard drives had given up the ghost, and they had no idea.

Another client had AV software installed throughout their network, and it hadn’t been updated in months.

A third client had an open wireless network for visitors.  Their server was locked up (somewhat) against curious surfers.  Their workstations, some of which contained customer info, not so much.

It’s one thing to have the tools in place to protect your IT assets.  It’s another thing to make sure they’re installed correctly and properly maintained.