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|Why You Can’t Survive without a Disaster Recovery Plan|
It’s simple: Businesses that suffer data losses usually fail as a result.
That’s according to a study by the Department for Trade and Industry, which found that 70 percent of small businesses suffering a major data loss are out of business within 18 months.
What this means is most small businesses have failed to protect themselves from a plethora of problems. According to Ontrack, data loss is the result of human error 44% of the time, hardware or system malfunction 32% of the time, software malfunction 14% of the time, computer virus 7% of the time, and site disaster 3% of the time.
And data loss is bad, because your data is your business. To illustrate, consider the impact if you lost access to your IT systems, including:
- Customer databases
- Supplier details
- Financial documents, from invoices to tax records
- Product catalogues
- Marketing materials
- Letters and emails
- Document templates
- Staff records
You already have insurance to protect your business assets, and the same principle applies to your data. Regardless of where your data is, it needs to be protected—and protected continuously—from every possible threat.
The good news: a solid disaster recovery plan, including a good backup solution, will allow you to get back to business within minutes or hours in most cases.
So protect your data, and secure your business. Ask us how.
|Business on the Go with Tablet Devices|
Anticipation for Apple’s iPad, the company’s entry into the nascent “tablet PC” market, has been building especially since it hits retail stores this April. While early adopters such as Apple fans, tech mavens, and fashionistas are widely expected to become the first customers for the device, it seems that business users are not that far behind.
|Make the Windows 7 Taskbar Work More Like Windows XP or Vista|
The single most visible change in Windows 7 is the new “dock style” taskbar, which shows icons instead of buttons, with all application windows combined within a single button. The first question many people will have is “How do I turn it off?” – and this article will show you how.
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Inside Advanced Network Solutions - Meet James Farley
Let's get to know James better...
What is your job title?
I have no idea…my card says Business Development Manager…ask Sonny
James, When did you start working at Advanced Network Solutions?
What is your favorite thing about working at Advanced Network Solutions?
Being part of a team where everyone has the capacity to make a major difference in the company regardless of their position.
James, please tell us one interesting thing about yourself?
I am an ASE Certified Master Technician. I went to college to be an automotive technician before I went on to study business and get into sales and technology. I still do most of the work on my own cars.
What is your version of a perfect PTO day?
Turkey Hunt or Trout Fish in the morning, take a nap with my two year old son in the afternoon and hang out in the great outdoors with my family in the evening.
Describe one thing you miss about being a kid.
Having all the time in the world to do nothing but what I enjoy.
Describe one thing you love about being an adult.
I have been fortunate to amass a lifetime of experience in the outdoors camping, hunting and fishing and I have accumulated enough gear to outfit a small army. I enjoy taking other people on adventures, especially kids, and passing as much of that knowledge on to them as possible just like was done for me when I didn’t know what I was doing.
Finally, please name your favorite piece of technology you would like to own or do own?
My favorite piece of technology I own is my cell phone. The Motorola Droid has added more convenience to my average day both for business and leisure than any other investment I have made. Google is awesome and the possibilities of this device and those of the Android operating system are endless.
Thank you so much James for your time and keep up the great work!
Welcome to the Team Paul Sponcia!
I am 37 years old and grew up in the Destin area of Northwest Florida. I attended Northwest Florida State College and the University of TN but did not graduate. I got my start working for a large contractor in Knoxville in 1992 where I was introduced to IT. During my time there I did a multitude of things culminating with the development of a commercial piece of software for the construction industry. That led to founding RM Technologies Group in 1998 to provide software development and IT services to businesses throughout East Tennessee. RM Technologies eventually grew to be the largest IT firm in the region with revenues of about 6M, eventually changing the name to Claris Networks. I sold my interest in Claris to my business partners in early 2009 and have done a series of things since including consulting to Managed Services firms throughout the US and most recently a position of EVP of Sales, Marketing and Channels for an MSP in North Florida.
I am an avid outdoor, fitness and extreme sports enthusiast. I love trail running, snowboarding, wakeboarding and riding dirt bikes as well as competing in a variety of unique adventure races. I have three amazing children who I am deeply passionate about; Savannah who is 10, Samantha who is 7 and Alex who is 4 and I reside in Knoxville. I love to travel and have a passion for a variety of mission minded organizations throughout the world and in the United States.
At ANS I am especially looking forward to three things:
1. Working directly with Sonny as I have respected him and what’s he’s done for many years.
2. To be able lend any experience and skills I’ve gained along the way to help ANS continue to be the place to work in IT in Nashville.
3. To make new friends and building relationships with new people.
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