“Listen in” on an imaginary conversation between the evil genius Dr. Soong, from the Star Trek Picard series, and our hero Rick Arnold, of Arnold Consulting. What lessons you can you learn from an evil genius and the mistakes they make by not securing their computer network.
When I bring a new customer on, I explain that disaster recovery is like an insurance policy, and if you do it right you can recover 99% of the time. Wait…why do you say 99% of the time why not 100?
Well, it’s like this. Large Customers have computer Domains, and there are time limits on what they call Active Directory Objects. The time limit is 90 days, and this limit is imposed by Microsoft. What that means to a backup vendor like me is you can not restore an object older than 90 days, and why is that important.
There is a shortage of everything computer. The price of computers is easily 15 – 20 percent more than they should be. It’s not just computers. Printers, toner, computer hard drives—anything electronic and having a supply chain associated with it. This is where a refurbished computer starts to make a little sense.
What you have in the Cloud is another copy of your data, which is good, but Microsoft is not backing up your data. What happens to all the data if a hacker got into Microsoft and was able to delete the data held and synced by OneDrive? Because OneDrive, is a bidirectional synch, I believe that data would be gone off OneDrive, and off your PC!
Learn alternative ways you can secure your OWN data on your OWN network and not rely on cloud storage or worry about hacking. Arnold Consulting has the expertise and experience to get you set up securely and affordably.
Back in January, I wrote the article “What’s Wrong with having my data in the Cloud? I like it!” In that article, I was asking the question anymore?” n the meantime, people who own the Western Digital My Book Live Storage devices got an idea of what it is like to be without their data, unfortunately.