When considering network management and support, one of the key things to think about is how to monitor business infrastructure, such as servers, switches, routers and other elements.Read More
It will take longer than you think…Updating your network is going to take some time as it downloads and installs all the updates it has missed over the preceding months. This will not be a 5 minute task, especially if some of your equipment is a little older. If you can, switch on your IT systems the day before you need them and let them update overnight or the previous day.
A staggered approachSome devices use a lot of power on the IT network. This is amplified when it’s first switched on. To make sure you don’t have any power issues, turn items on using a staggered approach, starting with servers, networking equipment and wireless.
Windows updatesMicrosoft release patch and software updates for all their software on a regular basis. These make sure that any security vulnerabilities and issues are resolved. So give your PC and servers time to update themselves to get the latest software.
Anti-virus softwareVery much like Windows, anti-virus software is continually updated to make sure you are all protected. Make sure your software is updated and deployed to all devices before your users come back into the office and start working on those important and sensitive files.
Do you know where all your equipment is?Have you loaned equipment to employees who have been working from home ? It may only have been a gesture, as they don’t have or haven’t had access to what they need to perform their role, but was it booked out? Has it been returned?
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Here at Datcom, we help many of our clients ensure their business data is backed up. Let’s look into why it’s worth considering if your business needs to evaluate its backup requirements.Read More
Microsoft has stopped official support for Windows 7, more importantly, you may not have heard that this was also the case for their Server 2008 and Server 2008 r2 operating systems. You will no longer receive software updates for either system, making your data vulnerable. What should you do about it?Read More