facebook linkedin twitter

Computerware Blog

Computerware has been serving the Vienna area since 1976, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

A Data Recovery Plan Is a Must Have

A Data Recovery Plan Is a Must Have

Disaster recovery isn’t the easiest topic to approach for a business, and it’s precisely because it’s something that nobody ever wants to talk about. The reality of the situation is that it’s something that must be discussed, as the future of your organization depends on it. This might seem like an exaggeration, but we assure you that it’s not.

0 Comments
Continue reading

To Backup Your Business’ Data, You Can’t Rely on Tape

To Backup Your Business’ Data, You Can’t Rely on Tape

These days, it’s unheard of to run a business without some form of data backup and disaster recovery in place, no matter how basic or crude. In a worst-case scenario, you could lose so much more than just your business’ data. All of the future ramifications of such an event compound and can snowball into a situation that makes it borderline impossible for your organization to recover. Therefore, the best way to approach this situation is to make sure that it doesn’t happen in the first place.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Business Continuity In 3 Easy Steps

Business Continuity In 3 Easy Steps

Business continuity is an incredibly important part of running a business, but some smaller organizations underestimate just how crucial it is in the event of a disaster. Although FEMA estimates that more businesses are taking advantage of business continuity than ever before, not enough are. Business continuity is something that must be planned for, practiced consistently, and updated as needed. Does your business have a business continuity plan?

0 Comments
Continue reading

Do You Need Data Backup? The Answer: Absolutely

Do You Need Data Backup? The Answer: Absolutely

Data backup is something of a conundrum for many small businesses. The classic mindset is that they don’t think they need data backup because there’s no way they’ll be struck with a data loss disaster. Their office may not be located in a place prone to natural disasters, and the organization is so small that the assume they are off the hook when it comes to hackers. This doesn’t reduce the value that a good data backup system can offer, though.

0 Comments
Continue reading

How to Ensure Business Continuity, According to Financial Institutions

How to Ensure Business Continuity, According to Financial Institutions

Your business could stand to learn quite a bit from the way that financial institutions handle business continuity. Technology is a central part of the way that Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) function, as well as the companies that these organizations oversee. Data loss and downtime are the arch nemeses of these organizations, so it makes sense that you look at what these organizations do to prevent it.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Here are the Essentials of a Good Business Continuity Plan

Here are the Essentials of a Good Business Continuity Plan

If there’s one concept that every business owner needs to be intimately familiar with, it’s business continuity. Boiled down, the concept tackles the question of how your business will carry on after a disaster situation has struck. While a business continuity plan is by no means a simplistic document, there are a few key points that all businesses should focus on.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Beyond Data Backup: Why You also Need Disaster Recovery

Beyond Data Backup: Why You also Need Disaster Recovery

The search for the perfect way to handle a data loss disaster has led many businesses to implement data backup and disaster recovery solutions, but the most challenging part of doing so is finding a solution that can minimize data loss and recovery time. Furthermore, there’s a specific need to understand the difference between data backup and disaster recovery, as the two are certainly not the same thing.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Can Your Data Backup Solution Stand Up to These 3 Common Threats?

Can Your Data Backup Solution Stand Up to These 3 Common Threats?

These days, businesses practically expect disaster. With so many high-profile hacking attacks in the news, people are paranoid and fear for their data. Yet, even more businesses don’t fear enough, which can lead to unexpected data loss from hackers, natural disasters, and even user error. As a business owner, it’s your responsibility to ensure that your organization is prepared to handle disasters of all kinds.

0 Comments
Continue reading

How to Effectively Manage Your Business’s Risk Factors

How to Effectively Manage Your Business’s Risk Factors

Each business has some common risk factors, be they from hackers, natural disasters, or user error. It’s your responsibility to ensure that your business can recover from dangerous and threatening situations with minimal damage to your infrastructure. We’re happy to help your business assess risks to your network and inform you on what you need to do to ensure your organization’s continued functionality.


Defining Risk Management
Risk management is the process of identifying, understanding, and solving issues that present danger to your business in the long run. Risk management can include the following:

  • Business continuity: This is a term for the act of planning for the future of your business. Of particular importance are backup and disaster recovery, workforce retention, and other problems that could negatively affect operations. Basically, your business must be prepared to handle all worst-case scenarios.
  • Network security: Network security is important for protecting your organization’s sensitive data and critical assets from all types of online threats, including viruses, malware, spyware, ransomware, trojans, and others. As such, it’s an imperative part of handling risk management.
  • Asset management: Asset management consists of ensuring that your technology, as well as your IT budget, are on track and capable of handling a worst-case scenario. For example, if a major server unit were to go down due to hardware failure or a hacking attack, would your budget be able to accommodate the purchase of a new one?

What to Watch Out For
It’s made painfully clear that risk management is an all-encompassing part of managing any business. The good news for you is that many of the above services can be provided by Computerware. Our managed IT solutions are designed to take a proactive approach that eliminates many of the troubles associated with risk management. Here are some of the services that we offer:

  • Backup and disaster recovery
  • Security solutions - firewall, antivirus, spam blocking, content filtering
  • Penetration testing
  • IT management and roadmaps
  • Remote maintenance and workstation/server management

Computerware gets that you’re a small business, and that you don’t have the time to deal with the technical difficulties that come from managing an IT infrastructure. If you have your hands full, we can assist you with preparing your systems for a catastrophic scenario. For more information, reach out to us at (703) 821-8200.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Tip of the Week: 2 Crucial Qualities Every Data Backup Solution Must Have

b2ap3_thumbnail_business_continuity_and_data_recovery_400.jpgBusiness owners have many important decisions they must make pertaining to the continuation of their organization. Securing their company’s data may come off as yet another item on a to-do list, but, due to the critical role data plays in the day-to-day operations, this task should be a high priority for every modern business. Raising awareness of this critical issue is precisely why March 31st is World Backup Day!

0 Comments
Continue reading

Why Image-Based Backup is Your Best Data Backup Option

b2ap3_thumbnail_data_backup_procedure_400.jpgYour business’s data backup solution is an absolutely integral part of your day-to-day operations, and as such, it’s your responsibility to ensure that you’re regularly taking backups of your data. By far, the most efficient way of doing so is through the utilization of image-based backup. Image-based backup works like how we use cameras and smartphones to capture moments in time, effectively making a record of your data at any given moment.

0 Comments
Continue reading

It’s Disaster Preparedness Day! Can Your Data Survive a Disaster?

b2ap3_thumbnail_fire_disaster_400.jpgSeptember was Disaster Preparedness Month; a time to seriously consider where your business stands if a disaster were to strike. What would be considered a disaster? That depends on your situation, but if something were to happen to your business, are you prepared to continue operations quickly? What solutions have you implemented to protect business continuity if something unfortunate were to happen to your organization?

0 Comments
Continue reading

4 Ways to Avoid a Data Catastrophe When Planning Your Disaster Recovery

b2ap3_thumbnail_tabe_backup_is_not_a_real_solution_400.jpgWhen was the last time you put some serious thought into your data backup and disaster recovery strategy? Can your business handle a sudden loss of data, and if so, how long would it take your organization to recover and get back in the swing of things? While there are several ways you can approach the concept of data backup, only one of them will be the best choice for your business. So, how do you go about making such an important decision?

0 Comments
Continue reading

Backing Up Your Data Keeps Your Technology In Tip-Top Shape

b2ap3_thumbnail_backup_for_it_utopia_400.jpgFor eons, the human species has sought to improve efficiency through the integration of new innovative technologies. We always push toward the bright new future, a garden filled with shimmering hardware and the sweet, sweet smell of silicon. Everything is running smoothly, just like music, until you hear a note that doesn’t belong. Instead of a chorus of heavenly angels serenading you as you open the door to your server room, you hear the sound of failure; hardware failure, to be specific; and it’s not pretty.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Tip of the Week: Don’t Let the Undertaker Overtake Your Business

b2ap3_thumbnail_mortician_msp_400.jpgBusiness is booming, and you are busier than ever. Your company is expanding at a crazy rate. But, what if something were to happen to you? Would your company be able to carry on in your stead, or would it crash to the ground in a blaze of glorious defeat?

0 Comments
Continue reading

World Backup Day is Upon Us: How Do You Backup Your Data?

b2ap3_thumbnail_world_backup_day_2_400.jpgA quick scan of the past year’s headlines will show that a data-loss scenario resulting from a hack can unexpectedly hit any business, big or small. Your company needs to have a data backup solution in place, and it’s imperative that backups are taken regularly. Has it been awhile since you last backed up your data?

0 Comments
Continue reading

The 4 Levels of Data Backup

b2ap3_thumbnail_server_for_business400.jpgYou've heard it said that data is your business's most valuable asset. This is because it's virtually impossible to keep an operation going without it. Therefore, it's vital to have a data backup solution for your organization. There are different levels of data backup; you will want to pick one that's right for your business.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Could Your Business Function Without Computers?

b2ap3_thumbnail_plan_business_continuity_400.jpgCompanies that are actively seeking growth would be well advised to have a backup plan in place in case of emergency. Businesses that don't have a solid continuity plan in place will seldom survive accidents and disasters. Without a business continuity plan, your company may be forced to operate without using computers. Could your company survive?

0 Comments
Continue reading

Don’t Let These 4 Data Loss Scenarios Sink Your Business!

b2ap3_thumbnail_losedata400.jpgAccording to a study by Blackblaze.com, 46% of users experience data loss every year. Therefore, if you didn't experience data loss this year, then you will next year. Not all data loss incidents are major disasters, but even a small data loss scenario can be costly to a business without a concise data backup plan. 

0 Comments
Continue reading

4 Essential Forms of Data Your Business Can’t Operate Without

b2ap3_thumbnail_datdata400.jpgYour company's data is debatably your most valuable resource. When companies accidentally lose their data, their future in business is not a favorable fight. In fact, if any given small business is unable to access their data for ten days or more, statistically they likely will not survive the following fiscal year. Learn how to defend your data.

0 Comments
Continue reading

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Security Tip of the Week Technology Best Practices Privacy Internet Cloud Business Computing Software Business Management Hackers Data Microsoft Workplace Tips Backup Managed Service Provider Productivity Hardware Network Security Business Email Saving Money Hosted Solutions Malware IT Services Efficiency IT Support Google Small Business User Tips Computer Smartphones Innovation Mobile Devices Quick Tips Gadgets Business Continuity Network Disaster Recovery VoIP Microsoft Office Productivity Social Media Android Data Backup Mobile Office Virtualization Collaboration Communication Smartphone Server communications Data Recovery Upgrade Mobile Device Management Miscellaneous Tech Term Ransomware Cybersecurity IT Support Windows 10 Phishing Unified Threat Management Windows Facebook Operating System Holiday Vendor Management Passwords Remote Monitoring Apps Analytics Automation BYOD Remote Computing Managed IT services Mobile Computing BDR Users WiFi Mobile Device Data Management Marketing The Internet of Things Outsourced IT Internet of Things Apple Firewall History Artificial Intelligence Managed IT Services App Browser Alert Save Money Cloud Computing Encryption IT Consultant Big data Spam Bring Your Own Device Office 365 Antivirus Maintenance Printer Bandwidth Two-factor Authentication Gmail Health Windows 10 Office Content Filtering Going Green Cost Management Windows 8 Outlook Help Desk Wireless Technology Hiring/Firing Business Technology Hard Drives Budget Search Virus Tech Support Managed IT Saving Time Training Cybercrime Best Practice Information Technology Lithium-ion Battery Hacking Access Control Money Document Management It Management Blockchain Computers VPN Travel Recovery Education Employer-Employee Relationship Phone System Update IBM Healthcare Regulations Mobility Save Time Augmented Reality PowerPoint Applications SaaS Managed Service Administration Humor Law Enforcement Running Cable Proactive IT Customer Service Compliance Data storage Twitter Website Intranet Government iPhone Information File Sharing Risk Management Networking Legal Hard Drive Business Intelligence Customer Relationship Management Digital Payment Hacker Social Engineering Paperless Office Sports Router Downtime Fax Server Disaster Computing Comparison Tablet Data Security End of Support Hosted Solution User Robot Company Culture Patch Management Securty Computer Repair Social Networking Data Loss Telephony Social Scam Wireless Solid State Drive Machine Learning Telephone Systems DDoS Avoiding Downtime Black Market Data Breach Flexibility Cryptocurrency Project Management Laptop Digital Management Websites Business Growth Retail Current Events Word Vulnerabilities Excel Value Password Cortana Google Maps Software as a Service Virtual Reality Politics Chrome Automobile Uninterrupted Power Supply YouTube Emails Vulnerability Chromebook Processors Unified Communications Settings Gaming Console Lifestyle Bitcoin Computing Infrastructure Hack Computer Accessories USB Text Messaging How To Presentation Data Protection Webcam Distribution Windows 7 Voice over Internet Protocol Download Trending Private Cloud Virtual Desktop Specifications Safety IT service Mouse Conferencing Microchip Taxes Programming Documents Statistics Heating/Cooling Redundancy Inbound Marketing Distributed Denial of Service Network Congestion Entertainment Bluetooth Monitoring Storage Evernote Public Cloud Cooperation Virtual Assistant Google Docs Streaming Media Pain Points Experience Identity Theft Vendor Start Menu Tech Terms Monitors Co-managed IT eWaste Cleaning User Error Office Tips Mobile Technology Net Neutrality Staffing Microsoft Excel Google Wallet Video Surveillance In Internet of Things Desktop Finance User Tip Troubleshooting Computer Care Windows XP Device Management Nanotechnology Social Network Security Cameras Entrepreneur Business Managemenet Business Cards Service Level Agreement Solutions HIPAA Displays Saving ZTime Content Management Startup Asset Tracking Navigation Environment Google Drive Windows Server 2008 Society Professional Services Competition Micrsooft Motion Sickness Username Data Analysis Electronic Payment Spyware Mobile Payment Scalability Unified Threat Management Backup and Disaster Recovery Drones Debate Gamification Business Owner Electricity Printing Harddrive Messenger online Currency Tracking Screen Reader Customer Resource management GDPR Piracy Upload Integration IP Address Rental Service Meetings Smart Tech Tech GPS Best Practives Database Application External Harddrive Web Server HTML Fileless Malware Human Resources cache Television Permissions Language LinkedIn Cabling Fiber-Optic Wi-Fi Administrator Mobile Security Proxy Server WannaCry Downloads Microserver Books Workers Telephone System Modem 3D Ebay Skype Software License Trends Electronic Medical Records Corporate Profile switches Writing Thin CLient Archive Supercomputer Multi-Factor Security Cost Term Time Management Freedom of Information Music Fraud Tactics Recording Digital Signature Upgrades Smart Phones Devices Directions Assessment SharePoint Get More Done Worker Teamwork Tip of the week Printer Server Point of Contact UTM Content Dark Web Google Calendar LiFi Turn Key Reading Samsung SSID News Adminstration Trojan Pirating Information G Suite IT Plan Enterprise Resource Planning Health IT VoIP Leadership Employer Employee Relationship Legislation Error Processing Touchscreen email scam Addiction Logistics Knowledge Deep Learning Organize Hacks Physical Security Accountants A.I. Managed IT Service PDF Consultation Work/Life Balance Licensing Best Available Keyboard Banking Botnet Analytic Multi-factor Authentication Bookmark Technology Tips Visible Light Communication Memory Recycling Relocation Tablets Fake News Sync Product Reviews Migration Connected Devices Domains Audit IT consulting Wireless Headphones Telephone Google Play Network Management Microsoft 365 Public Speaking Notifications CCTV Read Equifax Fleet Tracking Processor Data Warehousing Medical IT Shortcut Emergency CIO Hard Drive Disposal Webinar Business Metrics Computer Malfunction Device security MSP Browsers Access Advertising Flash Upselling Reliable Computing Productuvuty Printers Managing Stress Transportation Regulation CrashOverride Capital 3D Printing

toner1