What The Yahoo Hack Can Teach Us

The Problem By now you’ve undoubtedly heard about the massive hack at Yahoo in which over 500 million account details were stolen back in 2014. The information stolen may have included: names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, passwords and unencrypted security questions and answers. Unfortunately, many people think, “It’s only my email address, […]

Does Ransomware Scare You?

Did you ever stop to think about one of the other 49 million new strains of malware that can take down your system with a single click? Most businesses cannot afford to be down for hours or days at a time due to a vicious virus or merciless malware. While anti-virus software is good and considered […]

Webinar – 5 Keys to Creating a Disaster Recovery Plan for SMBs

Every year, disasters strike businesses all over the world. These disasters come in many forms, from natural (hurricanes, blizzards) to virtual (hackers, CryptoLocker) to unavoidable (human error, hardware failure). So what can you do to prepare your business for the inevitable? XSolutions has partnered with Datto and disaster recovery expert, Donna R. Childs, for a […]

Identifying Critical Processes Is Key To Recovery

Introduction One of the most overlooked steps in Business Continuity planning is identifying your company’s critical processes. Like most businesses, there are many functions but—let’s face it— some are more critical than others. If a disaster strikes, your business must be able to perform these functions in order for it to survive. The time to […]

The Real Cost Of Network Downtime

Is this scenario familiar? It’s a very busy time of the year. Clients are calling for services and they’re referring new prospects to you. Business is growing and it’s hard to keep up. For most small businesses, this is not a bad problem to have. Things are humming along — suddenly, your network goes down. […]

Are You Prepared?

If you are a reader of our blog, you’ll quickly notice that a central theme of our articles is security and preparedness.  A recent article in the Disaster Recovery Journal (registration is free) called “Natural Disasters and The Paperless Office” by Matt Peterson revealed some startling statistics: 25% of all businesses will close their doors […]

U.S. Government Still Using Windows XP

An online article in The Washington Post last week revealed that thousands of PCs in U.S. Government agencies will still be running Windows XP despite a six (6) year heads up from Microsoft that they will end support in on April 8, 2014. The article, “Government computers running Windows XP will be vulnerable to hackers […]

XSolutions’ Article Gives Practical Advice To Businesses In Wake Of Hurricane Sandy

XSolutions has posted a blog article discussing immediate actions businesses can take to minimize damage to their operations should another Super Storm like Hurricane Sandy hit us in the near future.

Business Lessons From Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy was a storm of epic proportions, wreaking havoc upon the entire northeast. As long as I live, I’ll never forget the devastation I saw firsthand in my own Rockland County, NY as well as the pictures and stories on TV showing widespread destruction in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Property can eventually […]

XSolutions Introduces Hosted Exchange Services In Wake Of Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy was an eye opener for all businesses. IT equipment was rendered inoperable due to power and internet interruptions even in locations that never experienced such wide-spread storm effects in the past. To this end, XSolutions has stepped up its efforts to replace onsite email configurations with Hosted Exchange Services that will keep their […]