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IT Horror Stories and How to Stop Them

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  • October 14, 2021
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IT horror stories don’t sound particularly creepy do they? The innocent laptop sitting in front of you, silently plotting against you and planning your demise. It actually sounds like the plot of a very, very bad Halloween B movie.

Whilst this may or may not form the basis of an awful horror film, in reality, there are plenty of IT problems that can be the stuff of nightmares for your business.

So, don’t let yourself get caught in the dark – here are some common IT horror stories, and some actions that you can take to ensure you don’t fall victim to them.

The password / file / laptop that disappeared never to be seen again…

This is a tale as old as the technology itself. A password, file or indeed an entire computer goes missing and no one is any the wiser as to what has happened. The offending object or information is never
seen again, chaos ensues. I’m sure that we’ve all fallen victim to something at least similar to what is described here.

Can you protect yourself against it happening to you? The bad news is that there isn’t a technology solution around just yet that will help you to not lose things – sadly. If it were the case, and there was
such software, don’t worry we would be the first to let you know about it.

Protecting yourself from the IT item that disappeared can be split into two solutions.

The password solution is as straightforward as making sure that you’re using a good password protector or password manager. There are plenty available on the market and there are many that are good at helping to store all of your passwords and helping you to set up super secure new ones if required. It’s worth noting that using a system of writing passwords down in a book or on a post-it is not only liable to be lost but could also be a problem with regards to your GDPR compliance.

The lost file or laptop can be solved equally simply – by making sure you’re investing in the right backup systems. We’ve covered this in-depth recently – but having the right backup and cloud solutions put
in place for your business can save you a real nightmare if valuable documents were to go missing.

I’m sure we’ve all woken up before with palpitations about something going missing that really shouldn’t have.

Hopefully, this isn’t the sort of horror story that will cause you too much loss of sleep.

If you have the right IT solutions in place then you can be confident that these kinds of challenges purely stay in the realms of fantasy.

If you are still concerned about this nightmare becoming reality, pair with the right IT partner to keep the technology demons at bay. Learn more about how Webby Tech can support with managed backup and other IT security services here. To have a discussion about resolving your IT nightmares, contact us today.