Goodbye and good riddance – 5 reasons we won’t miss Vista

Farewell, Vista. Don't let the door hit you on the way out. Windows 7 has arrived, and soon Vista will be retired to the Microsoft Hall of Shame alongside such notorious stinkers Windows

Published on: October 16th, 2009 Jeff Bertolucci

How to preserve critical data and avoid being fried in court

You know that feeling you get when you realize you forgot to do something important? That's how you'll feel if you overlook something during the e-discovery process when your company is involved in

Published on: October 14th, 2009 Greg Lawn

7 Backup Strategies for Your Data, Multimedia, and System Files

Your hard drive might crash. Thieves might steal your laptop at a cafe. You might realize on Friday that you desperately need the now-departed Wednesday version of an important document that you significantly

Published on: September 15th, 2009 Lincoln Spector

Smart tricks for moving files and apps from an old drive to your new one

Buying a new hard drive with lots of storage space can give your PC a new lease on life and can improve your system's performance. But you need to make some decisions before

Published on: February 12th, 2009 David Murphy

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Your Business

The problems won't go away on their own, though. If you need help compiling a list of what you have to accomplish, here are our top ten New Year's resolutions that you can

Published on: January 26th, 2009 Christopher Null

Don’t delay

Every year you say you'll be better at keeping your data backed up, but then life happens. You get busy. You get distracted. And the number of files in your digital life grows

Published on: January 12th, 2009 Melissa J. Perenson

10 wackiest data disasters of 2008

Almost everyone has had their own data disaster – whether it's running that USB key through the laundry or that heart-stopping drop of your laptop onto the sidewalk – but not many people

Published on: December 17th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Staples gunning for SMB IT services market

Staples is entering the IT services market with the introduction of three new services offerings, which target small to medium-sized businesses.In 2006, Staples acquired Thrive, an IT services company, which is why the

Published on: October 7th, 2008 Maxine Cheung

Five fabulous apps to backup — and restore — your data

Not having backups is like flying in a combat zone without a parachute. And while online backup is clearly the wave of the future, don't wait for the future to add a backup

Published on: July 25th, 2008 Jon L. Jacobi

Dumb and dumber – Legendary bloopers committed by IT admins

For those of us who make our living behind a keyboard in IT, it's hard to imagine a more time-tested vulnerability than the end user. Armed with network access, these IT viruses wreak

Published on: June 18th, 2008 Andrew Brandt

Is online storage for you?

These days in IT, you can buy a service for anything - including, once again, your storage. Recent surveys indicate that small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) that shy away from extending their

Published on: June 3rd, 2008 Deni Connor

Canadian firms offer safer, speedier options to high-risk data transport

In late March, Chrysler Leasing sent a letter to some customers warning them a tape containing some of their personal data - such as names, addresses and social insurance numbers - had gone

Published on: May 12th, 2008 Grant Buckler

Mozy on over to online storage

As a work-from-home'r I figured it was high time I implemented a real backup solution. I'd uploaded work docs and other important files to online storage from time to time, and I use

Published on: May 5th, 2008 Erik Larkin

More bang for your backup in Norton 360, version 2

New scan options, a better firewall, and enhanced ID and anti-phishing protection are key new features of Norton 360 v.2 – the latest version of Symantec's "all-in-one" security product. N360, v. 2 was

Published on: March 25th, 2008 Joaquim P. Menezes