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Do You Have a Disaster Recovery Plan?

Although the loss of business-critical data is costing UK businesses millions of pounds each year, recent reports suggest that a considerable number of organisations are not taking the preventative steps to protect their information assuming it will never happen to them, and as a result they’re putting themselves at significant risk. The financial implications are huge, and 80% of businesses that suffer major data loss close within 18 months. Disaster recovery specialists, Rockford IT is warning companies across the West Midlands to consider what they would do if the worst were to happen,...

by Lauren Ascroft on 28 Sep 2016


How to Recover a Deleted File

Have you ever accidentally deleted a file? Here at Rockford IT we regularly take calls from customers who have accidentally deleted or overwritten a file and ask if there is any way of restoring it quickly.  One of our 2nd line technicians, Dale Pountney explains how to get your deleted file back hassle free. Aside from restoring from a backup solution like DataBarracks or Veeam, few know about the built in service within Windows called Volume Shadow Copy Services (or VSS).  At user level, customers can restore a ‘Previous Version’ of a file on a given date.  ‘Previous Versions’...

by Lauren Ascroft on 13 Sep 2016


UK organisations still not taking ransomware attacks seriously

Ransomware attacks are up by 172% in the first half of 2016 compared with the whole of 2015, according to a recent report by security firm Trend Micro. The concept of ransomware; that cyber criminals simply have to infect computer systems with malware and will then be able to lock up critical data by encrypting it, and demand a ransom in return for encryption keys, is not a new one but is now one of the biggest threats to UK organisations. More high profile malware attacks are coming to light in the technology news, with two separate studies revealing that universities and NHS trusts in ...

by Lauren Ascroft on 06 Sep 2016


Marketing on a Shoestring Budget

Nick Deane and Lauren Ascroft, the Marketing team behind Rockford IT, a managed IT services provider in Shropshire, share their tips and experience for making the most of your marketing when you're operating with tight purse strings. Contrary to popular belief, marketing isn't all about spending large amounts of money. At Rockford IT, we've found that success can be had by making the most of what you've got and, most importantly, being creative. Build your brand on social media A great way to promote your business is via social media. With well-frequented sites like Twitter, Facebook, L...

by Lauren Ascroft on 23 Aug 2016


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