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We’re very happy to announce that our April Lunchinar on Backups, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity is now posted online and ready for viewing. This video is a must watch for anyone who relies on their computer network to conduct business on a daily basis. Why? Because there’s a very good chance that what you think is a good backup plan falls short after considering the points highlighted in this 60-minute presentation. Don’t wait for a disaster – watch the video of this lunchinar and then call Simplex-IT to make sure you have a bullet-proof Disaster Recovery plan for your business!

 

What if this happened to you?

Here’s a quick question.How quickly could your company be back up and running in the event of a disastrous loss of your data or server? If you can’t answer with certainty you need to attend this highly informative, free Lunchinar hosted by Simplex-IT!

Let’s face it…failing to have a concrete contingency plan in the event of a catastrophe could be a death knell for your organization.  Let Simplex-IT’s Bob Coppedge show you how to build a complete, end-to-end Disaster Recovery Solution you can count on every time.

Enterprise-class Disaster Recovery technologies today cost far less than you think and without question much less than the lost data, productivity and revenue that can result from a disaster. During this presentation, Bob will reveal the latest tools that will allow you to sleep better at night, knowing your organization’s data is solidly protected and able to be recovered fast.

Simplex-IT’s popular monthly Lunchinars are always free, open to all and focused on sharing information. And, as a bonus, we will be awarding a door prize of Microsoft Office 2010 to one lucky attendee. Free food AND free software – how awesome is that? Join us!

Where:                                Hattie’s Café, 164 N. Main Street, Hudson
When:                  April 17, 2013, from 11:30am-1:00pm

Seating is limited! To reserve yours, call 234.380.1277 or email John@Simplex-IT.com. Come join the fun!

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We will once again be webcasting this LIVE event using Microsoft Lync. It’s free and it’s easy. If you can’t make the lunchinar in person but would like to listen in from the comfort and convenience of your office, contact us at the above numbers and we’ll send the details on how you can connect.

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Just the headline of this post is enough to make you say “Ouch”! Or it should be. From a post I just ran across, it’s a story that is too familiar, yet bears repeating.

“May 28th, 2012 became a nightmare for Brigham Young University—a nightmare that will likely continue past Christmas into 2013 and beyond. On that fateful Memorial Day, a failed software upgrade on BYU’s primary server system effectively destroyed hundreds of terabytes of data—including payroll, research, and student data. Backup systems failed to recover most of the data.”

You can read all the gory details in the entire article HERE.

It’s not always a natural disaster that represents the greatest risk to your data and your business. In fact, natural disasters are just a small percentage of the potential threats that can bring your business to a dead halt. Are you willing to risk the consequences, when planning a good Backup and Disaster Recovery plan is so much easier and so much less expensive?

Sometimes it’s just this type of reminder that will get some people to start thinking about whether this could happen to them and their business. If that person is you, why not pick up the phone and give Simplex-IT a call. We’d welcome the opportunity to start a conversation. As it’s been said, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” In other words, the best time to prevent a disaster is before it happens.

We can help!

One of my all-time favorite animating studios is Pixar. I’m sure I’ve seen everything they ever created. One of my favorite series is Toy Story. Did you know “Toy Story 2″ almost didn’t make it to the big screen?

The story goes, someone entered a code and the hard drive containing the Pixar story was automatically erasing the “Toy Story 2″ movie. There vanished Al’s Toy Barn, the characters, and Andy’s room, oh no! 20-30 people working for a solid year would have to recreate all the work that was erased in about 20 seconds.

Most of the film is gone. Gaylyn, the technical director of the film, thought “no worries” we’ll just go get the backup of the files. Moments later, the awful news arrived, the backups where bad. No backup was available to restore Woody, Buzz, Mr. Potato Head, Ham & Rex!

Luckily, Gaylyn was able to work from home to see her children, and “saved the day” with a backup of the movie data on her computer from home.

Moral of the story: You may think you have a backup, but it’s another thing to know you have a backup. Do you have multiple, separate backup devices or test your backups regularly? Do you even know what I’m saying? See Simplex-IT for your backup needs and concerns. We can help you! We make maintaining your network simple.

For your daily dose of humor, here’s the Pixar Studio Stories-Movie vanishes.