Monday, February 13, 2012

Importance of Backup

Importance of backup systems for small and medium size businesses (SMBs) is in no way less, as compared to big companies. SMBs also depend heavily on the computers for the data management. There are several examples of SMBs that lost all their valuable data because of computer failure and never returned to the scene again.

Every business generates critical data while conducting day to day activities.

This data can be in the form of:
  • Business Application Data e.g. Accounting Software, Inventory, Tally, ERP, CRM etc.
  • Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations e.g. Quotation, Communication with Clients, etc.
  • Emails, Communications, Contacts, Notes, To-Do List, Appointments etc.
  • Pictures of products, Digital Catalogues

Sunday, February 12, 2012

What is Phishing?

Phishing is an attempt to steal your personal information. It uses email to steal your personal data like bank account password, credit card information etc.

Phishing emails generally looks like they are sent by well-known organizations and it will ask for your personal information. These emails will always tell you to click a link that takes you to a website where your personal information is requested.

When you enter your login details or credit card information on this website it will immediately reach to the internet criminal or hacker who has sent you the email. Now these criminals or hackers can use your personal details to steal money from your bank account or can use your identity to open new accounts in your name.

How to protect yourself from phishing?