Changing form one computer to another should be a happy joyous occasion – I mean who doesn’t want new stuff – however the actual process of moving from one piece of hardware to another is often times slow, frustrating and can lead to unforeseen costs. After many many migrations you get to learn what’s required and the pitfalls but it’s very easy to miss an item or make assumptions which can cost you.
I’ve had the unfortunate experience of helping a number of companies to overcome security breaches in the past and it’s doubly unfortunate when the breaches could have been prevented with a minimum of fuss and a little bit of effort.
We’ve all been there, it’s not nice when the penny drops and you realise that the file you’ve been working on for days has disappeared. Where has it gone, how do you get it back, will the client give me an extension? All questions that need answering and with the wonders of computers you may find that you get a more positive outcome than expected (except for the extension…sorry!)
One thing new and expanding SME’s can need is a portfolio of commercial work to allow them showcase their talents. However in today’s competitive world this can not only be really tough it can also be near on impossible when even offering to do these things for free to get noticed.
There are a hundred and one options when it comes to hosting packages and detailed below are the main ones relating to what most SME’s require from experience. What you’ll pay will vary from place to place and bear in mind if you’re moving provider then you will need to factor in the time and cost of moving the site and be prepared for some down time on the website and potentially email.
It doesn’t matter what firewall you have, be it Cisco, Zyxel, Sonicwall etc you need to put rules in place to ensure that your network is properly protected.
There are a number of services you may also want to consider depending on your needs. These include content filtering, email filtering, anti-virus, and VPN licences. But the basics of a firewall require you to put rules in place that prevent / permit traffic to / from your network.