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Secure Your Business with a Small Office Server

In our five years of business, we’ve replaced literally hundreds of failed hard drives. Usually, those hard drives contained critical data. In the majority of cases, that critical data had not been backed up recently, and often it has not been backed up at all.

It’s a sad story that can result in catastrophic consequences, with many lost weeks of productivity and possibly thousands of dollars spent on data recovery efforts. There are many ways to protect your data from loss, including backup to an external drive, backup to a remote “cloud” service, backup to a server, or a combination of these.

For a single computer environment, backing up to an external drive and/or cloud service is generally adequate. For a multiple computer environment such as a small office or a home with several computers, it is more efficient to use a backup server. For example, one great solution is an HP ProLiant Microserver running Microsoft’s WHS11 server operating system. This system provides you with an automatic and centralized service that completely backs up each of your computers, allowing you to restore files from, say, two months ago, or to restore a complete system in the event of a hard drive crash. It also provides the ability to have a large storage space for file sharing among the various computers, including Macintosh.

Data loss can be catastrophic on both a business and personal level. If you are interested in securing yourself with an effective backup solution, give us a call.

"Holy #$%^&*!! I just lost all my data!"

This is how a tiny cube can save your bacon…

  • Never again worry about data loss!
  • All computers backed up automatically
  • Share files, music, movies, USB printers, etc
  • No need for external drives and wiring
  • Multi-terabyte storage with plug-n-play expansion
  • Our personalized delivery, installation, and
    configuration service is included in the price.
According to research by the University of Texas, of all small businesses that suffer a catastrophic data loss, only 6% survive the ordeal. 43% never reopen and 51% close within two years. Recovering lost data can cost thousands of dollars and weeks of lost productivity.

But this isn’t a problem only for businesses. Every month, we help everyday home computer users who have lost years worth of precious data due to computer failure. Important financial and budget data, precious digital photos, expensive music and movie collections, or your kids’ homework projects can disappear in a flash, or require costly “clean room” data recovery services to get it back. (Clean room recoveries often cost well in excess of $1000 – $1500 per hard drive).

It’s not a matter of IF your computer storage will fail, but WHEN.

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