When the Unthinkable Happens …

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How to ensure your business can continue when the unthinkable happens… I was working on something on my laptop the other day. I had a glass of water sitting next to me, along with my mobile phone and my tablet. I also have a beautiful Labrador Retriever who is rarely not by my side. I am sure you have heard enough laptop-dog-water horror stories to know where this is going; in case you haven’t, the dog begged to go outside; when he realized that I understood and was getting up to take him out, he rushed by the coffee table, wagging his tail triumphantly and in doing so, knocked my glass of water squarely on to my laptop! After explaining to the dog the error of his ways, I learned quickly that the laptop did not enjoy the bath at all; I quickly shut it down and turned it on its side to empty out what seemed like a gallon of water onto a towel I had nearby and grabbed my tablet and phone. It has a sealed battery, so it remained with the device. So what do you do?

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When the Unthinkable Happens …| Extraordinary Business

How to ensure your business can continue when the unthinkable happens… Horrified!I was working on something on my laptop the other day. I had a glass of water sitting next to me, along with my mobile phone and my tablet. I also have a beautiful Labrador Retriever who is rarely not by my side. I am sure you have heard enough laptop-dog-water horror stories to know where this is going; in case you haven’t, the dog begged to go outside; when he realized that I understood and was getting up to take him out, he rushed by the coffee table, wagging his tail triumphantly and in doing so, knocked my glass of water squarely on to my laptop! After explaining to the dog the error of his ways, I learned quickly that the laptop did not enjoy the bath at all; I quickly shut it down and turned it on its side to empty out what seemed like a gallon of water onto a towel I had nearby and grabbed my tablet and phone. It has a sealed battery, so it remained with the device. So what do you do?

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Rather Brutish, Don’t you Think??

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Identifying and reducing the risks of loss from poor to non-existent IT protection Living in the digital age has afforded us as small business leaders, to take advantage of many resources that were once only available to larger companies. At the same time, we are able to share more information than ever with the ease of a mouse click and a browser. While the up sides to all of this, the news brings us all kinds of information about what can go wrong with such great access, such as the Heartbleed virus, which quietly collected information about users. It was though they had a back door to the information we hold most private. Another challenge that we face in this age is that of providers who collect all sorts of information about what we do, such as what we search for, what we purchase, information about where we are, all of which helps to create a digital profile, probably with more information than you have about yourself. If that doesn’t move you, take into consideration that the very company that connects you to the internet – your ISP, has access to the same information.

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Do You Know Where Your Articles of Incorporation Are? | Guest Post from Don Fornes

Document management: knowing what corporate documents you need to keep and a great tool to store them

imageDon Fornes, CEO of Software Advice out of Austin, Texas touches on a topic that falls under the “safety” level of the business hierarchy. The safety level is the level where a business would look at risk in the business and ways to reduce it.

As you can relate, one of the last things business leaders think about when starting and running their company is where to store certain documents. As you know, certain documents are more important than others; it seems as though the articles of incorporation are high on the list of things that need to be on hand.

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