Getting More AndMore FrustratedWith Your IT Services Company?
Technology just has to work and your IT services company must focus on making sure your IT network is always up and running. Also, they must ensure your staff can do their jobs without interruption.
Fill out the form below
to schedule a no-obligation review with Veltec Networks.
Meet Our CEO
Since 2007, Veltec Networks’ clients throughout The Bay Area have benefitted from our complete Managed IT Services, business acumen, 24/7 availability, and up-to-date security solutions that safeguard their data. They tell us that they experienced immediate results when they selected us as their IT Service Company, with fewer IT failures, greater productivity, huge savings on IT support costs, and increased security.
Not Sure If Now Is The Time To Engage With Your Bay Area IT Team At Veltec Networks?
No problem, check out some of our most recent blog posts and call us when you're ready.
If a patient is visiting his/her dentist the last thing that they should worry about is who is seeing their data. After all, they are there for their regular cleaning session and not a front-row seat to a cyber hacking session.READ MORE
Cybersecurity has always been a challenge for businesses with sensitive data. A single unexpected breach could wipe out everything and put your existence in question.READ MORE
To remain in business, stay competitive, and keep yourself and your company safe from a data loss disaster, there is a relatively standardized checklist that should be followed if you expect to survive the oft-treacherous contemporary conditions of business computing and Web connectivity.
Here are 10 things you should have on your data network disaster survival checklist:
Implement a solid business continuity plan. This is perhaps the sin qua non in the world of IT support and protection. It allows a given entity to continue doing business through any cyber threat, data breach, or natural disaster, such as fire, flood, or earthquake that destroys part or all of a solid IT framework. Effective business continuity can occur because of cloud-based or offsite backup, which allows remote access to data via cloud servers.
Have a solid disaster recovery policy in place. As a subset (and very necessary) part of Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, or DR, is essential to keeping a healthy IT network and a future in doing business in a Web-based or cybernetic manner. It involves the employment of a set of procedures or policies that ensure the recovery of data which is vital to business operations and continuation, generally through cloud-based means.
Utilize employee cyber safety training and policies in the workplace. Employee cyber safety training and strict policies will cut down significantly on the risk of incurring a severe data breach and any subsequent data loss, downtime, or threat to the company’s future operations.
Use antivirus protections on all computers on the network. Using effective antivirus software on all the computer terminals on your IT network will ensure the filtering out of spam, email phishing, malware and other exploits.
Don’t ignore the suggested software updates. They may be annoying to most of us, but studies show that it is not a good idea to ignore the pop-ups from Microsoft and other tech or software platforms. If you don’t want to leave it to your staff to do, have an IT support team that can force updates and upgrades overnight, to eliminate the ignorance of these important updates.
Use cloud computing to cut down on overhead cost and data liability. Being able to use cloud computing services to collaborate on projects saves cost and responsibility in so many ways. Imagine what is stored on travel expenses alone, to be able to telecommute or teleconference via shared docs in Office 365, Exchange, and other programs that streamline business productivity and ensure data disaster recovery.
Perform a regular network system check. This should be done by an IT professional or support team and will analyze and report any deficiencies in your IT system’s infrastructure.
Perform regular PC maintenance. Performing regular PC maintenance has a built-in checklist of its own, which includes:
Daily data backup
Weekly scans for malware
Monthly disk defrags
Monthly scanning of your hard drive for errors
Twice-per-year backing-up of hard drive as an image
Do semi-regular server maintenance checks. A 12-point server maintenance checklist, as part of sound server management, should include such steps as backup verification, updating of your OS and control panel, changing passwords, and the checking of remote administration tools, server utilization, and system security. Click on the previous link for more info on how to perform a 12-step server check.
Have the most proactive data loss prevention measures in place. This can include cybersecurity, intrusion detection and prevention, firewalls, antivirus software, cloud-based storage and software services, and can come as a “turnkey solution” with the right IT partner and performance-assurance systems on the job.
If you have questions regarding the best checklist for surviving data disaster, Veltec Networks | IT Services In San Jose is the leader in providing IT consulting in San Jose. Contact one of our expert IT staff at (408) 809-0774 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can help you with all of your IT network needs.
Duleep Pillai | Published on March 31, 2017
Book Your Complimentary Computer Securityand Vulnerability Scan.