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Retro Thursday – Do you remember floppy drives?

Retro Thursday – Do you remember floppy drives?

Remember when all your data fit on a floppy drive?

Depending on your age depends on how you answered this question. You either answered yes, I do remember, and I don’t ever want to go back. Or you answer what is a floppy drive?

A floppy drive was removable media that help 1.44 Megabytes of data. Hard to imagine but there was a time when 1.44 megabytes was enough to store games, your pictures and documents. Floppy drives were at one point used for software installation. If the program was too large for one floppy disk there would be multiple disk to include the entire application.

If you had an application and lost one of the disks, then you had a problem. Unless you have all the disks, it is impossible to reinstall the application. The same could be said if a disk became corrupted or unusable.

The same principle is applicable today. If you don’t have all your data, then you can’t protect it. You also can’t backup all your data if some data is in one location and some is in another.

File collaboration services and software can help alleviate the fragmentation and introduce data security. One of the more well-known file collaboration services is Dropbox. While Dropbox has come a long way, it is not the ideal service for corporate customers.

Today’s file collaboration services not only provide a secure manner for employees to share files they also offer data backup. Data backup can allow for file recovery in the event of a ransomware attack or data corruption.

Here is a list of effective services that are proven to keep your data safe and secure:

  • Security Awareness Training – teach your employees what to look for and what to avoid
  • Managed Detection and Response – Protect your data with a team of security professionals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Spam Filtering – filter out most malicious emails before they ever reach your employee’s inbox
  • Cloud backup service – Backup your data locally and store a copy in the cloud to maximize continuity

These are just some of the options available  to fight back. To see a more comprehensive list of tools and resources, visit our website – www.n2net.com/it-solutions/cyber-security

You can also email us at sales@n2net.com or call us 216-619-2000 opt 3