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Spring is coming…

Spring is coming (apparently), and with it comes the potential for flooding and severe weather that can cause a host of problems for the unprepared organization. While disasters and catastrophic events are unpredictable, and of course occur all year round, now is a great time to review or create your organization’s Disaster Recovery or Business […]

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Fibre vs Fibre: Which is it?

Home internet services has never been so confusing for the consumer. For years we’ve essentially understood what we were paying for when we gave the ISPs a bunch of our money every month. We knew how much bandwidth we were getting, the speeds it was coming to us, and the price we were paying. Packages […]

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Windows Backup Fails – Error Code: 2155347997

Event ID 8228: Fail to parse XML file Event ID 8193: Volume Shadow Copy Service error: Unexpected error calling routine CreateVssExamineWriterMetadata.  hr = 0x80042311, The given XML document is invalid.  It is either incorrectly-formed XML or it does not match the schema. We recently ran into an issue with Microsoft Server Backup in Server 2008 […]

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Recovering from Exchange 2013 Website 404 Errors (ECP & OWA)

Last week we were commissioned by a client to implement a new Windows 2012 server, build Active Directory, and setup Exchange 2013.  It was a one pre-existing server solution with a small number of mailboxes.  A standard setup with Exchange configured for mailboxes, client access (OWA), Autodiscover, and Active Sync. Everything went smoothly, certificates were […]

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What are we selling in IT? Customer Service!

There are many skills and services that can make a successful IT company, but the most important is customer service. As with any small, service oriented company, we are both a customer and a vendor.  When I receive outstanding customer service from a sales rep or account manager, that vendor becomes a trusted resource and […]

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Backing Up Your Virtualized Environment

There are strong cases to be made for virtualization: Reduction in power costs Better utilization of hardware resources Easy transition to new hardware in the event of a host failure The list goes on.  But one application of virtualized service that is overlooked in many cases is a virtual system backup strategy. It is very […]

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