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Do You Have a Disaster Recovery Plan in Place?

As a business owner, taking good care of your company is your biggest priority. From hiring the right employees to figuring out how to decorate your office space to purchasing the equipment you need to get the job done, you probably wear a lot of hats at your company. One hat you may not wear, however, is that of Information Technology Specialist. Fortunately for you, the team at Techneto IT Solutions is here to help!

From consulting services to network administration to disaster recovery, we can handle it all, allowing you to do the things that you’re an expert at and leaving the rest to us. Having a plan in place to ensure that things are always headed in the right direction is something we’ll have in common as you work to grow your business and we work to protect it.

What Is Disaster Recovery?

But what happens when you experience a disaster? It can come in many forms, but the fact remains that if you’re not prepared to deal with it, it can mean that some tough times are headed your way. In many instances, other companies revert to scare tactics about how bad a disaster could be for your business, but at Techneto IT Solutions, we simply believe that being prepared for the worst is one of the ways to ensure that your company is at its best.

Because you don’t know what’s right around the corner, being prepared for any situation is always the best possible scenario, but what happens when a disaster occurs? Our team can help to come up with the ideal disaster recovery plan to suit you and your business the best. An article over on Wikipedia perhaps sums it all up best when it says that “Disaster recovery (DR) involves a set of policies, tools and procedures to enable the recovery or continuation of vital technology infrastructure and systems following a natural or human-induced disaster.”

What that means is that the disaster could come because of a hurricane or because of human error. Either way, having a plan in place is what we’re best at and we start by gathering intel, taking a look at the current state of your environment, and then designing systems that best suit your unique needs.

Put Your Trust in Techneto IT Solutions

We have been in business for nearly two decades and we’ve seen it all, giving us a unique perspective on what it takes to keep your business safe. Our team prides itself on always learning more and continuing to grow in knowledge about our industry in order to provide the best service possible for each and every one of our customers. After all, we only succeed if you do.

Get to know our team and then reach out to us to learn more about what we can do specifically for your business. Located in Purchase, NY, we’re proud to serve the surrounding area and provide safety and security for business owners everywhere. Contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you!

What Is Cyber Security and Why Is It Important?

In this day and age, finding ways to protect yourself online can often seem like too big of a challenge to even consider. It seems that every other day you get an email that your information from a popular online shopping site may have been compromised. Your bank may alert you that someone is using your credit card in a foreign country. You find out that someone has been using your email address for a phishing scam. When it’s time to file your taxes, you find that someone else has already tried to file on your behalf.

At Techneto, our goal is to make your life just a little bit easier. Whether it’s with our cloud computing services or disaster recovery, you can count on us to provide innovative technology, consulting, and cloud solutions with unbeatable IT support. You deserve to feel safe online and we can help to make the safety of your business a reality.

We Put Your Business First

If you were going to start thinking about how to protect yourself online, would you know where to begin? The software that comes bundled with your computer is often not enough to really stand up to the newest forms of attack. Our team can help by performing a business analysis and technology assessment in order to see what can be done to improve your situation.

Are you concerned that your current IT capabilities just aren’t going to cut it moving forward? You work hard to make your business great and we would love to ensure that your hard work is protected from any threats. We believe that the goals you have for your business and the way you use your technology should be in close alignment in order to ensure that you are setting yourself up for success in the best way possible.

We Can Do It All

From gathering intel to implementing solutions to suit your company’s needs, the team at Techneto IT Solutions can do it all. Rather than having to research technology solutions for yourself and wade through the complexities involved with protecting yourself, our staff of experts can deploy, optimize, and configure everything so you can stay focused on what matters the most–your business. After all, you’re the expert on everything your company needs to thrive. We’re just here to help make sure that it can.

Perhaps best of all is the fact that we’ll always be there to monitor things for you from behind the scenes. Need help with something specific? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us, because it’s our goal to go above and beyond for each and every one of our customers to meet their unique needs.

From cloud computing to storage to network administration to cyber security, our team is here to keep your team safe. Contact us today to speak about your needs and let us come up with a proactive plan of attack to ensure that your business remains safe even in this day and age. We look forward to hearing from you!

A Few Huge Advantages of the Cloud: Cloud Computing Explained

These days, so much of what we do revolves around “the cloud,” but what is that exactly? It can be a little tricky to nail down, but in today’s blog, we’d like to provide readers with a bit of helpful info. We’re also going to explain a little bit about why it might be a helpful tool for your business.

At Techneto IT Solutions in Purchase, NY, our goal is to provide our customers with a way to uncover the best solutions for their businesses and provide them with the clearest path to success. By learning a bit about who you are and what you do, we’re able to take a look at what your needs might be and then design systems around those needs in order to optimize things on your end and ensure that you have instant access to all of the business intel you need to make the wisest choice for your company.

One of the ways we do this is with our cloud hosted dashboards. Could cloud computing be the solution you’ve been looking for? Keep reading to find out!

What Is Cloud Computing?

We mentioned above that nailing down a definition for “the cloud” can be a bit tricky, but we have found a bit of useful information from PC Mag. They note that “in the simplest terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet instead of your computer’s hard drive” and that “it goes back to the days of flowcharts and presentations that would represent the gigantic server-farm infrastructure of the Internet as nothing but a puffy, white cumulus cloud, accepting connections and doling out information as it floats.”

In other words, storing something in the cloud means that it’s still on a hard drive somewhere, just not on your physical hard drive. What is the benefit of this? Well, to put it simply, it’s to protect you in the event that your hard drive fails. Having a proper plan for disaster recovery often means storing your info in the cloud.

What To Expect From Us

To round out our discussion of cloud computing just a little bit further, you can take a look at a blog we wrote entitled 3 Reasons You Wish You Had Automatic Backups. To summarize that post, the huge benefits are that it cuts down on mistakes, it’s easy to backup, and if there is an issue, you can simply restore your data in full and move forward as if nothing ever happened.

It’s important for us to be able to help business owners achieve their goals because it is our mission to help our clients become better businesses. What you get when you choose to work with us is a team who is always there for you. That means that when you call us, we’re the ones who pick up the phone to provide you with the help you need. We want to be there for our clients because we know that having access to us can be crucial to your success.

No Stone Left Unturned

When you choose to work with Techneto, we always start by providing our clients with an in-depth analysis of their business and how it integrates with the technology you currently have in place. We then take a look at how your business is currently performing and ask you about what your goals are for the future. Next, we’ll develop an in-depth strategy for you in order to implement any new technology that could help to improve the way you do business and help you to reach the goals you strive for as a business owner.

We want you to know that when you work with us, you are getting a partner who is just as dedicated to your success as you are. We pride ourselves on going above and beyond to find the solutions that can help our clients to drive more sales and increase their revenue without having to hire an in-house IT department. Whether it’s cloud backup, general advisory services, or complete disaster recovery services you’re looking for, we can make your migration to the cloud easy and painless. Contact us today to get started. We look forward to hearing from you!

Ransomware: the Game Changer for Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery has always been an important consideration for any company working with data. In previous eras, however, simply having a backup was enough to get through an outage. Afterward, you could be up and running quickly enough to mitigate any significant impact.

Now that ransomware is running rampant through business technology, it poses a significant problem for companies making their disaster recovery plans. It is essential to guard against ransomware. This is the type of threat that can cripple your business for good.

What is Ransomware?

Ransomware is malicious programming that gives an intruder control over your company’s data. He or she corrupts not just the data on your local computer or server, but the data across any accessible backup servers. You will then receive a message informing you that you can only have the key to release the data if you pay a ransom.

Obviously, this is terrifying. Or at least, it is if you have not made any plans to address the possibility of a ransomware attack.

Disaster Recovery Considerations for Ransomware

The goal with disaster recovery for ransomware is to fix the vulnerability, restore your information, and get back to business as usual, all without having to pay the ransom.

It’s not enough to make regular backups of your data. If an intruder could reach your backups and encrypt them alongside your regular data, they are not going to help you in a crisis.

The solution to that problem is to keep your backups entirely separate from your regular computer system. If an intruder cannot reach them, they cannot be affected by ransomware. The ideal is to have backups saved in a completely different location, using credentials other than those you normally use.

In the event of a ransomware attack, you can restore your files from a secure backup. It if has been physically separated from the rest of your information in advance, it will not be affected by the ransomware attack.

Avoiding Ransomware

Ransomware often goes undetected in its first stages. Here, intruders typically make small changes. They might corrupt specific files so that by the time they’re in full-fledged attack mode you have no way to fix things.

Be Prepared

Being prepared is the best thing you can do to combat this kind of attack. Train your staff on best practices for Internet usage, including how to avoid potentially malicious links and emails. Ransomware attackers often gain access through unwitting employees who don’t mean to open up the system to harm.

Educate Your Staff

Make sure that everyone understands what they should be doing to protect the network, and why it is so important. If someone thinks they may have introduced a risk, make it known that they should contact someone in IT immediately so the problem can be assessed.

Maintain Your Software

Keep software updated and patched, as these updates often address security bugs. Left unfixed, these weaknesses could provide unwanted access to your data.

Think Ahead

Finally, ensure that you have a full disaster recovery plan in place so that if the worst happens you can take known steps to mitigate problems quickly.

In today’s world, backup alone is simply not enough to protect your company’s precious data from emerging threats. Leave it to the team at Techneto to keep your data secure and easily recoverable in times of uncertainty. We’ll always have your back.