As an IT Professional with an extensive background in local government, data center operations, consulting and management, Joe brings 25 years of knowledge and experience in delivering IT solutions and services in national and regional technology organizations. His career spans business & solution development, project management, sales, and technical leadership roles which enabled client success through timely accurate solutions, customer service, effective communication, and relationship management. He believes in a lifecycle approach to continually improving processes, systems, solutions and delivery to those he serves.
Joe’s strengths rely upon attention to detail and the ability to address difficult issues effectively by creating win-win solutions.
Recent Articles by Joe
An image-based backup preserves a copy of a machine’s operating system, including system state and application configurations, as well as the data associated with that machine. The information captured in this copy is saved as a single file known as an image. Each image represents a single point in time, which allows a restore of a specific file at a specific point if necessary.
Data security is becoming more important as business data is being collected everywhere. Globally, we generate 2.5 quintillion bytes of data each day, a figure that will likely grow steadily in the years to come. In fact, the data generated just within the last two years amounts to 90% of the data currently in existence. The rapid pace of data generation requires a business to stay on top of their data protection strategy. Threats to data security seem to lurk at every turn. But what are the biggest threats to a company’s data?
Your business continuity plan should include a data backup solution that allows you to mitigate the effects of data loss and time to recovery. Surprisingly, many businesses use a data backup solution that is inefficient and incomplete.
A full business continuity solution not only addresses the preservation of business data, it also provides a means for fast, full restoration in the event of a data disaster.
The suite of apps and cloud services available through an Office 365 subscription has been a game changer for many businesses. Because Microsoft pushes updates to the software behind the scenes, users always have access to the latest version. Following the debut of Secure Score, The Hartford Financial Services Group announced plans to use the score reported by the tool to help determine premiums for their cyberinsurance products. It is only a matter of time before other insurers follow this path. Microsoft’s Secure Score tool gives businesses and insurers alike a quantifiable measure of security within Office 365.
As part of a business continuity plan, a disaster recovery plan is critical to the health of your business. But it’s not enough to merely have a disaster recovery plan – you also need a disaster recovery checklist to make sure that plan is implemented.
Say the word “disaster” and powerful images come to mind – tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, earthquakes, and the like. But there are more common disasters. A vicious bit of malware that gains entrance into company servers. Even a cup of coffee knocked over onto a keyboard can cause significant problems. And yet, most companies are content to build their business disaster recovery plan for the “someday” of a natural disaster, which is statistically less likely to occur.
Remote workers are often just as productive, if not more so, than their in-office counterparts. That means your focus should be more on security than productivity.
Answer a simple question for me: How long can your business be disrupted before it becomes a problem? Depending on your business, your answer will hinge on several considerations. Customer service and profitability are usually the two biggest factors. If your business can’t afford downtime in the event of a disaster – and most can’t – you’ll need to establish a contingency
For an entire year following their July 29, 2015, announcement, Microsoft made Windows 10 available for free. It’s still possible to get the upgrade for free – Microsoft is continuing to offer a free upgrade to Windows 10 for those individuals who use assistive technology.
A lot of small business owners have a go-to person for accounting or legal help, but why not improve your business with a virtual CIO to call for IT advice?