Archive for the ‘small’ Category

New article published

October 11, 2007

A while ago I post a link to a draft article about backups for small business.  Well it’s now published at (what do you mean ‘it’s not businessweek you know’!?).  Actually it was the first website that I came across that was looking for submissions, and it looks like quite an eclectic selection of articles they publish over there!  Hope you enjoy the article.


Off site backups

September 19, 2007

I though maybe a serious post.  I was recently quoted £5,000 for offsite storage of backup media i.e. a couple of tapes.  I asked how much it was to retrieve it on demand – answer “well, that would depend”.  What is wrong the a bank safety deposit box, is it not secure enough?  ” I don’t think banks have fire suppression”   Me: “I don’t think this is a good deal” 

Small business get guys like this calling all the time, they don’t have a clue about SME business requirements.  What about an offer that suit our budget?  I love offsite storage, but I have not yet heard of one offer that has been properly positioned.  Have you?