BVA has reviewed and looked at the new Microsoft Lync. The new name for the next generation of our real-time communications products, known until today as Communications Server and Communicator. Over the last five years Microsoft has been on a journey to transform communications with the power of software. Lync
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Data Storage For Small To Medium Sized Businesses – Data Solutions That Meet Compliance Standards – ProStor InfiniVault Storage System Breakdown and Review | BVA IT Consulting Blog
In working with a few different architectural firms and medical agencies, BVA has learned of several types of backup solutions that lean toward hitting compliance standards. Being able to store large amounts of data for a specific period of time is crucial. We have found that tape is a great solution
Online Backup Case Study – Tomahawk Automated Offsite Backup Test Results – Step by Step Guide for Testing Tomahawk Automated Offsite Backup | BVA IT Consulting Blog
Here at BVA we were recently going through the process of trying to find a suitable online backup solution that would fulfill all of our business needs. Specifically the ability to do bare metal restores, system state backups, and brick level mailbox restores using an online utility. The solution I have decided to test is Tomahawk Automated Offsite Backup which does offer all of these features. Tomahawk also offers “Seed Copy Assistance,” which for backup sets over 40GB they will send you a USB drive, you do a local backup using their software, and then send it back to them. NOTE: The online utility does not actually do the bare metal restores or system state restores itself, it utilizes functions already built into the Windows OS to complete the tasks.
Some of the other features that I am going to be testing are the exchange brick level restores, 2003 system state backups, 2008 bare metal restore, and the Shadow Protect restore option that they have available with their service.
I will be updating this blog continuously as I step through the testing process.
By this time, many people have had the opportunity to get their hands on the new Droid X by Motorola, and explore the vast amount of features on this incredibly powerful device. From social networking to games, applications, and mobile content this device is a definate must have.
I recently had the task assigned to me to figure out how exactly to configure the Droid X to be used with the Microsoft online hosted exchange, and to my surprise, it was just as easy as configuring it to work with an in-house exchange server but with a very slight variation.
Backup Solution To Replace Tapes – What Is The Best Option for Data Backup – Backup and Business Continuance Solution for Small to Medium Sized Businesses | BVA IT Consulting Blog
Business Continuance and Disaster Recovery
BVA’s ability to offer a complete custom service solution for its clients is what sets us apart. We recognize that every business is unique and can benefit from a tailored advanced IT solution.
This offering provides a tailored, State-of-the-Art, “Backup and Business Continuance Solution” for Small to
How Multiple Monitors Can Enhance Productivity – Is Having Multiple Monitors Worth It – Benefits of a Multiple Monitor Setup | BVA IT Consulting Blog
Going Green? Want to save trees and enhance productivity at the same time? Then adding multiple monitors to your workstation is the way to go.
Computers, and in particular the ability to print multiple documents at the click of a mouse button, is one of the worst things to happen to trees.
External Data Storage Archiving Case Study – eSATA Attached Drive Usage Example | BVA IT Consulting Blog
Some months ago BVA was struggling to get more speed out of a client’s tape backup. We attempted updating firmware, drivers, and changing jobs but it did not yield the result we were expecting. During this time we were also running out of room on the main file share which slowed down
New Cloud VoIP Phone Systems – Cloud Phone System Review – Which Cloud Solution Is Best For Phone Systems | BVA IT Consulting Blog
BVA is reviewing many different options when it comes to Cloud Offerings for phone systems. There are many out there that promise a lot of things and in our experiences we feel that they over-promise feature sets. There are some local vendors here in the valley that have some offerings such
Our Favorite Storage Area Network: Net App FAS3140 – Which Storage Area Network Is Best | BVA IT Consulting Blog
BVA’s new favorite SAN is the FAS3100 series which is pretty cool in terms of price points versus features offered. Its scalable, easy to deploy, and price aggressive. It has the following attributes that are in line of why we have this viewpoint:
Low overhead Double Parity RAID-DP offers better data
PCI Compliance Software Examples – Expert Analysis of PCI Compliance Software | BVA IT Consulting Blog
I have had a few clients in the past few months look at software to manage their credit card transactions so that they could follow PCI Compliancy. It has never been more important to have a cost effective advanced IT solutions in place to watch over the biggest threats to