Posts by 'Blair Compston'


4 Ransomware Myths for 2021

By Blair Compston on August 09, 2021

Ransomware is in the news again in a big way. Pipelines shutting down, healthcare hit jobs, and yet another state or county government being crippled. Ransomware is a specific type of malware that is designed to spread across your network, targeting your servers, databases, and workstations while employing encryption to hold your information...
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Did Your Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Plan Include a Pandemic?... Neither Did Mine.

By Blair Compston on April 15, 2020

Pandemic? Nope, the thought had not even crossed my mind. As an “IT guy”, I have designed, reviewed, and consulted on Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity (DRBC) plans for several companies, and never once did I see the word “pandemic” ever mentioned or thought to include it myself. It’s way overused these days...
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Slow SQL Backup and Restore Dialogue Fix

By Blair Compston on September 04, 2018

When you are in SSMS (SQL Server Management Studio) and you try and open the dialogue to run a backup or a restore it takes forever to open. We are talking go take the client out for a long lunch, come back, go to three other meetings that take twice as long as they should and maybe, just maybe the wizard will be up. Once it’s up things...
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Your First Day on the Job at BizStream

By Blair Compston on June 12, 2017

I don’t know about you but I have had some less than stellar first days on the job, where the day is full of paperwork and downtime sitting around waiting on managers or others to “get around to me.” It sort of makes sense right? You’re new, you don’t really understand the nuances of the company, your position, or...
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Can you Talk the Talk? Finding the Best Communication Tools for BizStream’s Office

By Blair Compston on November 09, 2016

When you are a tech company you play with tech. BizStream is no exception we love tech. We love trying new tech, we love retooling old tech, we just love tech!
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​What Is Your Backup Strategy?

By Blair Compston on September 09, 2015

Are you in charge of backups? I have been in IT for most of my working life and I have heard lots of ideas and thoughts about backups and recovery. After a while it starts to sound like a bunch of noise that you likely just tune out. What do you really know about your backups? I will try to streamline the conversation here, however note a good...
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