How to Properly Secure Backup Data

How to Properly Secure Backup Data

Regarding computers, one of the most important things that people can do is to perform regular data backups. Many people realize the importance of data backups. However, there are numerous people who do not backup their computer data. There are a variety of reasons why data backup is not done or not done on a…

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Don’t Panic if You Come Across Hard Drive Problems

Don’t Panic if You Come Across Hard Drive Problems

For people in the Apple Valley, Victorville, and Hesperia area, Sonic Systems provides a variety of computer services for local businesses. One of the most common computer problems that the professionals at Sonic Systems solve on a daily basis involves computer hard drives.  Hard Drives Fail over Time There are many ways that a hard…

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The Importance of Backing Up Your Data

The Importance of Backing Up Your Data

Ask yourself the following three questions: Is your data being backed up? Is your backup data safe? Is all of your data secured? Data loss can occur at any time and for a variety of reasons, from harddrive failure to software vulnerabilities. If you want to make sure that your personal data and business data…

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Dealing With Liquids Spilled on Laptops

Dealing With Liquids Spilled on Laptops

Coffee, tea, beer, wine, sodas, fruit juices, and water are the most liquids that tend to be associated with accidental spills on laptops. The problem with laptops is that their portability elicits highly personal usage patterns that often result in proximity to the aforementioned fluids. With desktop computers, spills are mostly limited to keyboards that…

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Storage Solutions for Small Businesses or Personal Use

Storage Solutions for Small Businesses or Personal Use

Data for small businesses or personal use is important regardless of what it contains. Every string of data is at risk of being lost or damaged by the simplest of problems. Maybe it is a faulty hard drive or liquid damage to your laptop, whatever the problem, it is a mess. The professionals at Sonic…

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Read This Before Taking Your Computer to be Repaired

Read This Before Taking Your Computer to be Repaired

When buying a new computer, you will probably never think about a future trip to the repair shop. It does not matter whether you get a Windows, Apple, ChromeOS, or Linux system; the need for repairs may arise someday. You can certainly do a lot to avoid frequent trips to the computer repair shop, but…

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Why Cybercrime Groups Become More Active During the Holidays

Why Cybercrime Groups Become More Active During the Holidays

Less than two weeks before Christmas, Mayor LaToya Cantrell of New Orleans declared a state of emergency after she was informed of a major cyberattack on the city’s networks. Following the advice of IT security managers, Mayor Cantrell ordered an immediate shutdown of municipal data centers, servers, hybrid cloud networks, and even internet-connected client devices.…

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Designing a Modern Data Center for Your Office

Designing a Modern Data Center for Your Office

More than a decade has passed since cloud computing became the new paradigm of enterprise data networks. What was once considered to be a cutting edge solution is now a business standard, and the days of client/server office networks are mostly over. Modern business networks operate as data centers; whether you keep servers on-premise or…

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Lessons from the 2019 Baltimore Ransomware Attack

Lessons from the 2019 Baltimore Ransomware Attack

On May 7, various networks operated by the City of Baltimore were subject to a ransomware attack that resulted in a loss of more than $18 million. Municipal services in this large American metropolis were substantially crippled by the attack over several weeks; the City Council ordered employees to set up temporary Gmail accounts, but…

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Understanding Hybrid and Private Cloud Systems

Understanding Hybrid and Private Cloud Systems

Cloud computing, at least as we came to know it during its inception in the late 1990s, has changed significantly. When most people think about “the cloud,” they have a vision of public cloud computing, which encompasses popular services such as Microsoft Office 365, Google’s G Suite for business productivity, and Software-as-a-Service solutions such as…

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