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Macro Systems has been serving the Metro Washington, DC area since 1997, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Is Your Backup Trustworthy Enough?

Is Your Backup Trustworthy Enough?

Because of the protection it can offer your business, data backup is a necessary tool for you to have; that is, provided it has the requisite security and reliability you’ll need should you ever have to lean on it. Listed below are a few guidelines to help you be sure that your backup is trustworthy enough to stake your organization's future on.

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Three Important Technology "Holidays" in March

Three Important Technology "Holidays" in March

Sometime recently, novelty holidays have popped up for almost anything, many of which just aim to celebrate the things about our lives that make life worth living. Take any random day, like May 12. There are a half-dozen “holidays” that day: National Limerick Day, National Odometer Day, National Nutty Fudge Day, National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day, National Receptionists’ Day, and National Third Shift Workers Day. So, May 12 runs the gamut of human existence. 

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The Fundamentals of a Successful BDR

The Fundamentals of a Successful BDR

As much as you hope it will not happen to your company, a disaster could strike at any time; statistics have shown as much to be true. To remove some of the risks associated with disasters and the data loss they lead to, Macro Systems recommends that you implement BDR into your business continuity strategies.

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Three Steps to Creating a Successful Backup Strategy

Three Steps to Creating a Successful Backup Strategy

It is very likely that you have already heard us talk about the importance of a comprehensive data backup strategy. Recent events have made such preparations no less imperative for you to have in place. Listed below are some of the key steps that you need to undergo.

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Factors That Must Be Included In Your Business Continuity Plan

Factors That Must Be Included In Your Business Continuity Plan

Disasters happen. If your organization fails to plan for the worst, then when something horrible does happen, you could be looking at catastrophe. However, if you have a comprehensive continuity plan in place, you have a fighting chance. Listed below are some of the elements you absolutely must address when creating your business’ continuity plan. 

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Losing Data in 2020 is Unacceptable

Losing Data in 2020 is Unacceptable

With 2020 at the halfway mark, it is fair to say that 2020 has turned out to be a bad year for nearly everyone. Business owners are now concerned about how they are spending, and different methods to circumvent procedural interruptions. One issue that all businesses should be aware of—and act to mitigate—is the loss of data that can cause these interruptions.

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2 Scenarios That Illustrate Why Your Business Needs a Backup Solution

2 Scenarios That Illustrate Why Your Business Needs a Backup Solution

Listed below are two potential scenarios that your business could encounter: one with a backup solution, and one without. This exercise will show and the benefit of protecting your organization with a backup solution.

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What Should a Successful Business Continuity Plan Include?

What Should a Successful Business Continuity Plan Include?

Every business needs a continuity plan (BCP) so that if their business is forced to deal with any problems, they have a working plan in place to get the business back up and operational as soon as possible. It’s one thing to have it all written down on paper, outlining how things are supposed to go, and quite another thing to have a working strategy when faced with operational interruptions. Listed below are some of the basics of business continuity to help you comprehend all that goes into a successful plan. 

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Business Continuity is Critical These Days

Business Continuity is Critical These Days

March 31st is World Backup Day, which makes it the ideal opportunity to share the benefits of having a comprehensive backup plan. Alas, the current COVID-19 pandemic and the resultant business interruptions make World Backup Day only too timely this year. Below we'll examine how these tough times make a business continuity strategy and data backup all the more critical to have.

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How Data Services can Benefit Your Business

How Data Services can Benefit Your Business

Data is of critical importance to many modern businesses; with the help of a managed service provider, it can become even more useful. Let's take a look at the ways that data can be utilized to your organization's benefit.

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Tips for Setting Up Your Data Backups and Disaster Recovery Strategy

Tips for Setting Up Your Data Backups and Disaster Recovery Strategy

When this blog talks about backup and disaster recovery (BDR), it might appear as though we’re talking about a single process; after all, there’s just one acronym for it. Nevertheless, while these two processes are related to one another, backup and disaster recovery each require a different preparation process, with different considerations made for each.

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Your Business Needs to Have a Data Backup

Your Business Needs to Have a Data Backup

With World Backup Day occurring one month ago, it hasn’t been long since we should all have been reminded of the critical value of data backup. Nevertheless, there is never a bad time to discuss the harsh realities of business data loss, and how businesses can circumvent it.

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Is Your Business Prepared for a Disaster?

Is Your Business Prepared for a Disaster?

Business disasters come in different shapes and sizes, which makes it all the more critical that you take the time to prepare for any that your organization may be vulnerable to. This strategy needs to contain numerous considerations, based on the scenario at hand; there is no shortage of events that can lead to disaster in the business world.

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Is Your Organization Prepared for a Natural Disaster?

Is Your Organization Prepared for a Natural Disaster?

Hurricane season can be a terrifying time for business owners; those in at-risk climates can never feel safe from these types of unpredictable and catastrophic disasters. In particular, those who aren’t prepared to face this destruction are in significant danger of having their businesses ended for good following a disaster event like a hurricane. Let's help you make sure your organization doesn’t suffer this same fate the next time a disaster occurs.

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BDR is the Best Way to Protect Your Data

BDR is the Best Way to Protect Your Data

Data backup is an imperative aspect of any business endeavor; if you don’t have one all of your hard work could be lost in a second. It’s not pleasant to think about, but your organization's infrastructure could be put at risk of sudden annihilation. With so much at stake, what is the best way to approach managing your data? There are a lot of options out there, but there is only one that will allow your business to get back in action following a data loss incident.

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Backups Are Crucial For Today's Businesses

Backups Are Crucial For Today's Businesses

Today most companies utilize computers in the dissemination of their services. Whatever the specifics of your business, you depend on your data. Since most businesses also provide goods and services for many people that indirectly depend on it, having a plan to protect the business from potential devastation is important.

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Tip of the Week: Backup Your Personal Files With Google Drive Backup

Tip of the Week: Backup Your Personal Files With Google Drive Backup

Consumers can now take full advantage of a data backup system that’s both affordable and convenient, allowing them to keep their data as safe as can be in the event of a disaster. While it might not be ideal for business purposes, the average PC user can surely benefit from Google Drive’s new backup system, which takes advantage of the Backup and Sync application.

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Would You Be “Happy” to Lose 24 Hours’ Worth of Data?

Would You Be “Happy” to Lose 24 Hours’ Worth of Data?

When we talk about best practices, we are typically referring to the practices used by successful companies to garner the best results. A new study by Disaster Recovery has shown that, as backup and recovery solutions go, enterprises are providing some pretty disappointing results as many fail to continuously back up their data and it results in additional inherent risk.

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6 Data Backup Best Practices that Make Your Business More Resilient

6 Data Backup Best Practices that Make Your Business More Resilient

As a business owner, you’ve surely thought about what the future holds for your organization. However, one of the things that you need to think about that’s not often considered is the event of a data disaster. How can your business bounce back from such a catastrophic event? One of the first steps is understanding your data backup and disaster recovery process, as well as how you can improve your current setup.

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This World Backup Day, Don’t Get Caught Without a Plan

This World Backup Day, Don’t Get Caught Without a Plan

Having access to your company’s data is absolutely crucial to your success. After all, in today’s day and age, it is an extraordinarily important aspect of your business’ sustainability. Everything you do is influenced in some way by the data you have generated and/or collected--so what would you do if it was suddenly gone?

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