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Jim McGraw, the president of CMIT Solutions of SW Rockland has over 25 years experience in corporate IT services. Working for a major IT service provider and outsourcer, he has designed, developed and delivered IT solutions and IT support to Fortune 500 clients in the consumer electronics, telecommunications and automotive industries. He is a certified Project Management Professional.
CMIT Solutions of SW Rockland is located in Sloatsburg NY and targets small businesses in the southern and western part of Rockland County, including Suffern, Spring Valley, Nanuet, Pearl River, Monsey and Chestnut Ridge. We supply proactive solutions to the most common problems these businesses face. Often the owners and managers of these businesses have often been frustrated with their inability to get what they need from their technology solutions. This can result in lost revenue, poor customer satisfaction, reduced productivity and lost data. CMIT Solutions can help prepare a plan that addresses these problems and avoids the high cost of emergency fixes for resolving outages.
CMIT Solutions is a nationwide provider of information technology (IT) services and solutions for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). With more than 800 consultants and technicians, CMIT has expertise in nearly all technologies and industries Founded in 1996 in Austin, TX, CMIT Solutions, Inc. has grown into the leading IT solution provider for SMBs. With over 10 years of experience and strong industry partnerships, CMIT Solutions is capable of providing enterprise-level services and products that were previously unavailable to the SMB market. We are a local company with the support of a national network behind us. We focus on making your business run better by understanding your business and technology needs.
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Causes of Data Loss by frequency
US businesses lose over $12 billion annually due to data loss!
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7 out of 10 small firms go out of business within a year if they experience a major data loss!
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Based on the latest projections, Hurricane Irene is headed for Rockland County. Here are a few tips that might save you from technology headaches if the storm stays on its current path: 1. Consider what documents and data that you might need if you are unable to access your workplace because of a power outage. Copy your files to a USB key or a laptop and take it home. Even if these files are available from an online disk, you may not have internet access. 2. Make a printed copy of your contact list with email addresses and cell phone numbers. Make a printed copy of your calendar for next week. You may need to reschedule appointments on the fly. If your business makes deliveries to customers or receives deliveries from suppliers, you may need to reschedule those deliveries. 3. Before you leave on Friday, agree on an emergency communication plan with your firm’s staff. How will they know if the office will be open on Monday morning? How will they know when the office will be open if not the usual time? Agree on multiple ways to communicate since phone lines may be done for some and email inaccessible for others. 4. Shut down all non-essential equipment before the storm. Hopefully you have a UPS installed for computers that run unattended, that will shut them down gracefully in the event of a power outage. However, there is no need to test this under fire. Unprotected computers may be subject to repeated power outages and voltage fluctuations that could damage them. 5. If you only back up your data to a local USB drive or NAS device, you might consider disconnecting it and taking it home or to another location. Extreme weather is one of the leading causes of site-wide equipment and data loss. Do not leave your only data backup sitting next to your server. They will likely be destroyed at the same time. Before the next big storm, investigate online data backup. It’s inexpensive and secure. 6. Parts of Rockland are prone to flooding. If you are in one of these areas, don’t leave expensive computer equipment sitting on the floor. Raise it up to reduce the likelihood of water damage. Computers really don’t like water. 7. Resolve to spend more time thinking about your business continuity plan. This is not something that you pull together in the 24 hours before a storm hits. It requires planning and careful thought, and it addresses more than just technology. It is a plan for how you will conduct your business in a variety of disaster scenarios. If you want something to provoke your thought process, check out the following link from JP Morgan Chase: https://www.chase.com/online/commercial-bank/document/Perspective_Disast...
Microsoft Word is full of what we might politely call “quirks,” and among the more irritating is the apparent occasional inability to delete a page break. It often happens when you’re editing a document. You’re zipping along, deleting here and inserting there, when you realize you have an extra page break in the middle. You highlight it and you try to delete it, but...