Backup Log

You need a way to monitor the success or failure of your backup system. It’s not enough to have backups that run every day. You need to have SUCCESSFUL backups. Backups that are failing do no good!

So it’s important to keep tabs on your backup system and ensure that the backup jobs are working.

If you check it every day, then you’ll catch problems right away and be able to fix them quickly.

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Data loss prevention questionnaire

Here is a data loss prevention questionnaire that I created to help you identify your most critical data and clearly document the parameters of your backup plan so that you can compare them to your business requirements.

Using the questionnaire will enable you to confirm that your backup solution is complete, meets your business’ requirements, and clearly communicate between IT and management the parameters of your backup.

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Data Loss Prevention – IT Priority Number 1

Data loss prevention is the number one priority for small business IT.

What is “data loss prevention” and why is it so important?

Data loss prevention is the tools, technologies, and processes that you use to make sure that your business never loses any data it doesn’t want to.

Data loss does not just refer to the data going missing, it also includes things like: users deleting files they shouldn’t; data and files getting corrupted; writing bad data over your good data; hackers messing with your data; viruses, malware, and crypto-ware infecting your data; hard drives crashing; servers crashing; and any other situation that would result in the loss, destruction, corruption, degradation, or tampering of your data.

The reason it’s so important is …

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