Nov 26, 2014
You know that backup is important… after a failure of systems or a hacking event; losing data can be enough to end your business. Currently you may be using thumb drives or external hard drives or even tape to back up your data; but these systems aren’t the best option and can give a false sense of security. So, how does cloud backup do backup better?
Nov 19, 2014
There was a time when antivirus was a massive product in the IT industry; and while the function of antivirus is still critical (as proven earlier this month with Apple devices seeing a major new malware threat in china with WireLurker) antivirus software on its own should no longer be your go to. You should expect more (and IT in business demands it) – 24/7 logging and health checks, patches & updates, PC performance improvements; remote support from your IT people; and a better resilience against down time. Enter: Managed Agents; value added antivirus, maintenance, monitor & remote support.
Nov 10, 2014
While Apple have always had a very good record with virus protection for their operating systems, the past weekend saw a new major infection for the companies devices called "WireLurker"; which targets both Mac Computers as well as apple tablets, phones & ipods. Targeting mainly China users right now, it did so through applications downloaded and installed from 3rd party application sites that weren't scanned by virus protection tools before being installed.
Nov 05, 2014
Where possible, companies have always found it easier to move to new accounting packages at the beginning of a new financial year; it made sense – reports and systems all easily then reflected full periods without pulling data from more than one source. BUT this is no longer the case… cloud accounting packages such as Xero allow for partners like Tropical Business Solutions to easily import data from data files directly into the new systems.
Oct 27, 2014
Tropical Business Solutions has recently just upgraded our hosted email exchange solution for Small & Medium Business from 25GB of storage to 50GB of storage for the same price. But I wanted to talk about the benefits of “Hosted Exchange” over “In House Exchange”, or other web providers email services such as POP3 or IMAP. Why should your business change? Because it's effortless.
Oct 21, 2014
Because technology is the platform we work on all day every day; turning off your system for upgrades, migrations or changes in day to day systems can be just as disruptive as turning out the lights. But you can’t let this be an element to stop you from becoming a better business using better technology. So; how can you go about making major changes without being too disruptive to business operations?
Oct 15, 2014
While the file sharing and storage company has denied the allegations and assure its clients that its services remain secure; a group of hackers threaten to release their 7 million long list of user accounts in exchange for bitcoin donations from the public. To further solidify their position they have released a random list of 400 user’s accounts today. The “400” identified so far have confirmed to have been accounts comprised by a 3rd part application associated with Dropbox (3rd party apps use your credentials to access data stored in your drop box account); in an incident that Dropbox itself had already closed.