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Disaster Recovery

Turn a Physical Linux or Windows Machine Into A Virtual Machine for Free

We will be focusing on creating this masterpiece in the Windows environment, but don't worry the same principles can be used in any operating system that can run Virtual Box.List of Software and Hardware needed:Software:-Virtual Box and Extension Pack-Windows 7 or higher PC or most any Linux Distro-Redo Backup and Recovery ISO-YUMI installerHardware:-USB flash drive-USB hard driveThe overall benefits of performing this procedure is three fold. One, cost savings on power, climate control and space required will be seen instantly. Two, manageability and scalability dramatically increases due to working with virtual disks and virtual networks that can scaled up or down with finer grained control. Three, redundancy and faster disaster recovery that is provided by cloud services. Especially when tied into your already existing network infrastructure for a seamless transition when disaster strikes.While this process can be completed in numerous ways with different software, this is the way … [Read more...]

Modern Computer Networking and Its Importance For Business

Computer networking is the connecting of two or more computers that allows them to share resources. It can be done between computers in a home, in a business, across a corporation, and even internationally. It can equally be defined as a method of connecting two or more computer systems together including printers and other devices. The benefits of networking are considerable, even on a network of only three systems. In computer networking there was never a truer statement than that this is a case of advantages experienced being far greater than the sum of the parts. PC networking is, as a consequence, a rapidly evolving discipline with many exciting opportunities. Challenges that arise in networking and particularly in the Internet tend to be truly global and have the potential to impact upon millions of users. One huge and growing impact is Internet shopping. Shopping online has grown over the last 10 years to become a huge market, and if a sales business does not today … [Read more...]

6 Essential Reasons Why A Single Cloud Services Provider Is All You Need

Going ahead with a single cloud services provider offers numerous benefits for your business ranging from enhanced commitment to transparency. A majority of the enterprises prefer to have it since it helps them manage contacts with other channel partners too. However there are mainly six reasons why businesses prefer them. Reduce the burden of IT department It is among the most important advantage for your enterprise. The IT department of your company can focus more on generating good business value rather than spending most of the time managing the hardware. More than hardware troubles, the complexity of dealing with multiple SLAs from multiple vendors that makes use of varied technologies and interfaces is yet another difficulty that can be avoided by partnering up with such service providers of cloud computing. Ease of responsibility among the employees Partnering with multiple providers of cloud services can raise confusion especially during circumstances in which … [Read more...]

Hosted Therapy Software Services Vs In House IT Overhead

Hosted Software Service vs In-House IT Therapy clinic managers who are in the process of evaluating therapy software solutions must also consider the benefits of a hosted software service against in-house IT management. The top 3 considerations are not only financial but have a long term affect on the bottom line of a Rehabilitation business. INITIAL CAPITAL OUTLAY Let's face it, computer equipment is not an investment. The speed at which technology changes can make top-of-the-line equipment obsolete after a year or two. Hosting services provide viable alternatives to this dilemma by spreading the cost over many companies. Many companies give you a choice between "Thin client" or hosted service which provides access to your clinic software from anywhere with a portable device with WIFI capability, without the need for high end computer equipment. A clinician could log in to check schedules, cancellations and update notes on the fly. Another option would be a … [Read more...]

What Is the Difference Between Hot, Warm and Cold Disaster Recovery?

When it comes to implementing your business continuity plan what strategy do you adopt for the disaster recovery element? (For a description on the difference between Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity please see my article on Disaster Recovery or Business Continuity?). You may have heard the terms hot, cold and warm recovery, but what do they mean, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of each service? Hot Standby Hot standby is normally available to the users within minutes of a disaster situation. This level of service is achieved by total duplication of the computer systems covered (hardware, software and data). There will also be a requirement for a resilient network connection into the Hot Site. Benefits - Available immediately; dedicated to (customer). Disadvantages - Cost; Complexity, management. Warm Standby Warm standby is normally available to the users within hours of a disaster situation. This is by far the most common type of service … [Read more...]

Online Backup or Backup Disaster Recovery Solutions, What’s Best for You?

We will not state the obvious, but we all know the importance of backup. If any business is not meticulously backing up their data, they are making a tremendous mistake. Having your data compromised, lost or corrupt will create chaos in your environment and could cost your business thousand of dollars. What business owners do not realize is that having your employee seating around while your IT is recovering your data, or server, also costs money. Think about it, if you pay your $ employee 10 an hour, and they work 8 hours a day, you have to pay them $ 80 a day correct? (Of course we are not considering, taxes, insurance, etc). If your server is down or if the data is corrupt and it takes 4 hours to recover it, your employee does not cost you $ 10 an hour. Your employee costs you $ 20 an hour because he / she only worked 4 hours out of 8. Multiply this by the number of employees you have and you'll have an idea of ​​the damage. Corrupt data or having your server down, … [Read more...]

Introducing: SAP ASE Edge Edition – Retiring Sybase ASE SBE

This might be the biggest announcement from SAP you never heard of. After dropping the name Sybase from its product names last year, SAP is quietly reshaping its database platform offerings. And I mean this in a good way. Under the Sybase name there were 2 ASE products; Sybase ASE Enterprise Edition (EE) and Sybase ASE Small Business Edition (SBE). The Sybase ASE EE product was and still is the flagship and the most commonly known edition of Sybase. But it came with a hefty price ticket. To offer a Sybase ASE database server to the SMB market space, Sybase created ASE SBE, limited to 2 CPU sockets and 8 engines on a physical server, at a very low price. The server virtualization revolution has dramatically changed the server landscape and database servers made their transitions to the new world. The majority of newly deployed database servers are virtualized, either on premise or in the cloud. The Sybase ASE EE 15.7 database server enabled Sybase clients to make the move to … [Read more...]

The Top Sources Of Oracle Database Best Practices Used By IT Auditors

In our experience as IT auditors who review databases, we wanted to share a few excellent sources of Oracle database best practices. The two main sources are the Center for Internet Security (CIS) 'Configuration Benchmark' and the US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) 'Database Security Technical Implementation Guide' (STIG). The following discussion provides a brief overview of each source. CIS Security Configuration Benchmark. This benchmark for Oracle Database Server 11g is a consensus document based on input from consultants, software developers, auditors, compliance professionals and government workers. The benchmark provides a 'level-I' configuration of settings that can be implemented by system administrators with basic security knowledge. These settings are designed to minimize disruption to an existing database. There is also a 'level-II' configuration which is targeted to network architecture and server function. This higher … [Read more...]

Know When Your Business Needs IT Consulting Services

Businesses must ensure that only the latest technologies and software are deployed at the workplace, in order to provide quality solutions to their clients, and to be ahead of the competition. With the ever-changing technological trends in the industry, businesses find it cumbersome to adopt these technologies. Instead they can hand the entire function over to a sound IT consulting services company - who in turn will tap into their global pool of highly skilled IT professionals, who have the advantage of working in various IT environments, and have extensive experience across sectors. By providing assistance to business, IT consulting services providers free up existing resources; ensure IT transitions are smooth and problem-free; optimise key business processes; identify areas that benefit with further cost saving; build competitive advantage through IT; reduce IT complexities; provide IT strategy consultancy services, IT project management services and provide specialised … [Read more...]

Remote Desktop Service – Advantages, Disadvantages and Its Monitoring

Remote desktop service is a technology enabling you to sit at a computer and connect to a remote computer (host computer) in a different location. In other words, you can get access to your office computer from your home desktop and can use all your files, applications, and network resources exactly as you use to work on your office computer. You need to leave your office computer on with programs running and when you get home you can watch your work computer's desktop seen on your home computer, with the same programs running. Industry Application Remote Desktop Service RDS is successfully applied in multiple industries for the management of IT infrastructure. Now, leveraging RDS, new applications or updates can be installed in all the computers through single command without practically doing it separately. In addition several computer problems can be identified and debugged by remotely accessing the affected computer. In education field also several educational … [Read more...]