Ditch Tape Backup with 1-Vault For years, IT consulting firms have recommended tape backup devices to protect valuable data.  A popular service from Network 1 is our online data backup solution called 1-Vault.  Network 1 and its clients have long been slaves to tape backup.  Tapes are inexpensive but fraught with problems: someone has to remember to rotate the tape daily, tapes…

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Many Businesses Think GMail is Secure – They are Wrong Many of us have used Google’s free Gmail service for a number of years for email, mostly for personal email.  It is a great way to keep the clutter out of our work Inbox.  Google has begun marketing an enhanced (that is, not free) Gmail…

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Review Your Telecom Contract Annually to Improve Bottom Line Everyone is trying to cut expenses these days in order to remain competitive.  One of the easiest ways to save money is to revisit your telecom expenses.  These voice and data services are usually provided by a carrier such as AT&T, CBeyond, Paetec, WindStream (formerly Nuvox)…

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Upgrade to Windows 7 to be More Efficient The latest iteration of Microsoft’s flagship product, Windows 7, has now been out for over 6 months and many businesses have begun testing and using it in their environments.  The votes are in and Windows 7 is a big success.  We have used Windows 7 internally at…

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