What’s Your Backup Plan? TNB’s Data Safety Guide.

Will your data always be there for you? Let’s find out. When Tech Networks of Boston creates your Data Safety Guide, our technicians will work with you in a structured planning session to ensure your data is always available when you need it. Your data safety system will:

  • Protect against data corruption or loss from hardware failure, malware, natural disaster, human error, theft or sabotage.
  • Meet current and future capacity, retention and recovery needs.
  • Back up data reliably and efficiently.
  • Cause minimal inconvenience to regular business operations.
  • Restore lost data and bring failed systems back to normal operation within the client’s time frame.
  • Meet your budget and use funds wisely.

In most cases, TNB recommends a hybrid backup structure that gives you the advantages of three different technologies: tape or disk-to-disk backup, on-site network storage, and secure cloud storage.

Offsite solutions like cloud storage—in which your data is stored in a secure server on the Internet—protect you against disaster or foul play at your physical location, with the disadvantage of potentially slow transfer speeds should you need the data recovered quickly. Onsite solutions including disk-to-disk backup are much faster to store and recover data, but create a single point of failure. This is why the best backup solutions use multiple technologies and approaches, selected to complement each other in serving your needs.

Inside, read more about some of the factors we consider in creating your Data Safety Guide.

Inside Your TNB Data Safety Guide

These tables show some factors your TechAdvisor will consider in your Data Safety Guide. We will fill Table 1 with an inventory of your data. Table 2 explains the different backup types, and Table 3 illustrates the expected data recovery times for different technologies. TNB will consider all these and more to ensure your information is safe and recoverable.

Table I: Backup Data Inventory Form (to be completed in your Guide)

Table 2: Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Backup Types

Table 3: Internet Connection Speed and Data Recovery Time 

Give your root$hare

The New England Grassroots Environment Fund (NEGEF) is raising $25,000 to help fund grassroots environmental efforts in our communities.

TNB thanks NEGEF for their generous support of Southie Trees.

Please join TNB in supporting this worthy effort. It’s a central place to give and know your funds will support volunteer-driven efforts across New England.

Visit grassrootsfund.org/rootshare to read more and make a contribution today!

Get Listed on Boston Charity Events

Each month TNB sends our Boston Charity Events e-mail to over 8,000 subscribers. If you’re a nonprofit, get your event listed! Please visit bostoncharityevents.org and use the “Add an Event” link. You’ll get a special “TNB Client” badge in the e-mail.

The submission deadline for the e-mail newsletter is the Monday before the last Tuesday of each month. You can always submit an event to the website. Here are the deadlines for the next several months:

  • December 26
  • January 30
  • February 27
  • March 26
  • April 23
  • May 28

Meet a Boston Techie: Jennifer Brundage Sustainability and Marketing Coordinator

Hailing from Northeastern University as an environmental science major, Jennifer Brundage has been involved in TNB events ranging from sales conferences to alternative energy rallies.

In addition to her work editing Boston Charity Events and Boston Techie newsletters, TNB devotes half of Jenn’s time to Southie Trees. As head coordinator, she has been in charge of organizing tree plantings, grant proposals and campaigning to save heritage trees in the Old Colony housing development.

When she’s not working, Jenn volunteers for three different bicycle advocacy groups: the Boston Cyclists Union, Commonwheels Bicycle Coop, and Bikes Not Bombs. She also works as a sound tech at afterHOURS, Northeastern University’s music venue.

Know Your City’s Trees! December Contest


Where in South Boston are these trees? The first reader to guess their location will receive a free gift.

Last month, Southie Trees arranged a tree planting in South Boston, to implement a grant from Grow Boston Greener to plant four flowering cherry trees. Many South Boston residents and businesses supported the event.

Tech Networks of Boston supports the preservation of mature urban trees, which make neighborhoods more pleasant, filter our air and water, and moderate temperatures. Let’s save the trees entrusted to us by past generations, and plant new ones for the future.

We hope you’ll use this contest as a fun way to get to know your city’s trees!