Technology Pointe Blog

Technology Pointe, Inc. has been serving the Round Rock area since 2000, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

There's Nothing Scarier Than Lost Data!

It’s a scary fact that 32% of companies that had a “major loss” of data were immediately put out of business, and another 38% permanently closed their doors within two years. Only 30% of businesses that had a major data loss were still in business within 24 months!

That is Scary!

The encouraging thing to this dreadful thought is that data loss is completely avoidable. What is frightening is how many companies believe they are fully protected only to find out they weren't when catastrophe strikes. Some were not given the proper guidance, while others chose to ignore the risk.

 

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Another Win for Technology Pointe Disaster Recovery

The call I dread the most came in this week.  A customer had a hard disk array failure on a server, and all data along with the operating system had been lost.  And for good measure it was their database server.  In the old days of file level backups, this would have been catastrophic.  It would take days of restoring data, reconfiguring the operating system, and reinstalling applications.  But with our Advanced Disaster Recovery solution, it was a matter of booting to a recovery disk and restoring the backup images.  

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Top 5 Worst Cloud Surprises and How to Avoid Them

cloud_icon With every new technology comes new surprises. The cloud is still an ever changing technology, as well as being a marketing term that means different things to different people. Here are a few of the surprises we have seen companies encounter since we started working with clouds (in 2007!)

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Email Archiving, Retention and Discovery with Microsoft Exchange

Here at Technology Pointe we work with a lot of law firms and thus have been involved in lots of discovery situations, specifically email. There is often a fundamental misunderstanding of how email is retained and controlled. Unfortunately most people do not understand why IT cannot snap their fingers and recover every email related to the discovery criteria.

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Austin's Don't Rush Day

Austin Dont Rush Logo In an effort to reduce Austin's ongoing traffic issues, Mayor Steve Adler has declared May 11th, 2016 Austin Don't Rush Day. Encouraging off hours commutes, carpooling and alternative transportation to reduce the headache that is rush hour traffic. One of the best suggestions for a high tech town like this is teleworking. If you spend the majority of your day in front of a computer, chances are you are an excellent candidate for teleworking.

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