Monthly Archives: March 2012

Happy World Backup Day!

Yes, today is World Backup Day. Probably the MOST essential component to any business is the ability to make sure that their data is available in the event of a hardware failure, natural disaster, or rogue employee. A recent survey showed that 70% of business that have a major data loss fail within a year and 75% of businesses that do not have a business continuity plan fail within 3 years.

However, even with a drive on site, your business could be hit with a fire, or electrical short that destroys both your server and your backup. At Renascence IT, we are aware of this and offer a secure onsite and offsite backup solution to make sure that your business stays alive, even if you don't have a physical location any longer. Feel free to contact us for a free evaluation of your backup or company's infrastructure. 

Windows 8 on sale in October; Early Halloween Treat or Trick?

Microsoft has announced that it will be releasing Windows 8 to the public in October. This comes a little over 3 years of the release of Windows 7, and 5 years after the dismal launch of Vista. The whole interface has changed, making it operate more like their mobile device in look and feel. Many have expressed concern over features missing such as the Start Button and icons being replaced with a "Metro" Style background.

Should your company jump on Windows 8 at first chance or wait to see if it is more like Vista and hold off? At Renascence IT Consulting, we have already been working on Windows 8 to understand its strengths and flaws, and how to help customers with a complete change of design of the operating system since Windows 3.1. Feel free to contact us with your concerns and questions about Windows 8 or any other technology needs. 

More on release date:

Overview of Windows 8:

Another Month, Another Critical Adobe Flash Update

Adobe has released yet another critical update for its Flash player. This fix corrects an issue that would allow attackers to corrupt memory, and in theory, take control of the user's system. This marks the second time in one month that Adobe has patched its Flash program. 

Are your business' machines at risk for these attacks? Do you even know if you have the latest updates for your systems for the most vulnerable program in Windows (hint: it is another Adobe product that is used by millions). There are free programs that are available that will detect and update your Windows systems to fight off malicious attacks; does your current I.T. know about them? At Renascence IT, we are aware of what attacks are out there to pry your information away from your company's systems, and how to defend yourself without costing a fortune. Contact us with any questions or a free on site visit.