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Jonathan Barger

Jonathan is a virtual Chief Information Officer (vCIO) for Accent Computer Solutions, Inc. He helps clients plan their technology so their business goals become a reality. He guides technology strategy and vision as a trusted technical advisor to his clients.

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Backup & Disaster Recovery | Remote Work | Data Security

Data Integrity and Your Remote Workforce: Did You Adjust Your Business Data Backup Strategy When Employees Went Home?

By: Jonathan Barger
June 26th, 2020

You may not always think of it this way, but your business information is a valuable asset. Without your data, business operations would come to a screeching halt or at least a slow crawl. Like any other asset, your business data needs to be protected. Unfortunately, many companies unknowingly compromised the integrity of their data when they sent people home to work. What’s more, they don’t realize how spreading out their people to their individual remote locations may have affected their data backup strategy.

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Remote Work | Data Security

Do You Know Where Your Data Is? Out-of-Sight Data and Your Remote Workforce

By: Jonathan Barger
June 11th, 2020

Do you have employees working from home? Congratulations! You’re now a multi-location business! As a multi-location business, your IT network is a lot more complex than it used to be when everyone was working under the same roof. You have more to think about in terms of security and productivity, which includes making sure that your data is 100% visible to IT. If your data isn’t visible, what is it? Invisible? Let’s call it out-of-sight. Before we talk about how this happens, let’s explore why you should be concerned about out-of-sight data.

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Do IT Right: It's Not About The Computers

Optimize your business's IT function, understand proper - and cost effective - IT staffing, and learn from the mistakes others have made.

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Ask An IT Guy

2 Most Critical Parts of Your Disaster Recovery Plan

By: Jonathan Barger
April 17th, 2018

  Whether by accident or pre-planning, you know that backups are necessary. If you don't have a backup, stop right now and click here - but make sure you come back and read this once you are done. Today, we're going to talk about disaster recovery. It’s vital to understand that backups and disaster recovery are not the same.

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