Solid State drive recovery is now possible!

Solid state hard drives or SSD Drives are very fast and assumed to be more reliable than typical hard drives.  Makes sense initially because they have no moving parts.   Unfortunately, due to the requirement of storing the data on multiple chips with parity and moving the data around, corruption can occur.

We have seen several SSD drives just crash in a seemingly UN-recoverable way.

Now we have a solution to recover them!  The memory chips are actually removed from the drive, read, and then data recovered!  It’s an involved and intense process, but we can do it.

So if you forget to back up your SSD drive we can now recover it.  It’s not easy or cheap, but we can do it.

Please contact us if you need help with a SSD recovery.

 

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Time for a serious password solution

Its 2012 and even with my clever password algorithms, I’m often overwhelmed with the number of usernames and passwords I have to remember for all of my different devices and accounts. As a result, I’ve made the inevitable compromises that I preach against with customers all the time!  I have a passwords note tucked here and there… ENOUGH!  Its time to take security more seriously, I’m implementing STRONG passwords everywhere and will be storing them with a solid and secure program to help me remember and recall them whenever needed.  Stay tuned for the results of my testing.  KeePass is first on my list.  When I’m finished, I’ll be bugging all of you to do the same, so get ready to get secure.

 

Hurricane Preparations

The Corneredge team is busy providing detailed property reports for our Rennroc customers and disaster recovery partners in preparation for the hurricane.  Have you been flooded by a hurricane?  Are your IT systems in order?  Do you know your exposure and risk?  Contact us ASAP if you’d like us to help you prepare more.

Here is a cropped screen showing how we can analyze the locations quickly:

Rennroc NAT-CAT module view

Freedom Ride – Follow the riders live!

Matt at Corneredge was able to leverage some simple technology provided by Google with their Latitude software to track the real time location of this years freedom riders.  Check it out here:
http://www.pillar.org/missions/Freedom_Ride/where_are_they.asp

If you’re not aware of freedom ride, this year they are riding to support Urban Impact’s new program for girls.  Corneredge is a proud supporter of Urban Impact.  It is one of the awesome ministries that truly reaches out to kids in our own backyards in Camden, Brooklyn, New Brunswick and many other areas.  These kids have truly tragic stories.  From living on the street, bad family situations, only being able to get a meal at school, no heat, no Ac, no money… and often little hope.  Urban Impact gives them monthly activities, a message of true HOPE, mentors to work with them regularly, FOOD, and works with their local churches to ensure continuity.  The program really works, and can’t grow without outside funding.  Consider supporting them today.

Do you transfer files securely with your customers?

Email is not secure, and there are many ways to transfer secure files between you and your clients.   Many 3rd party solutions exist, but there are breaches here and there every once in a while, and there is this un-easy feeling of loosing control when sending “some where else”.

How nice would it be if you had a secure file transfer system built into your website? Secured with HTTPS, audited by YOU so you know WHO has permission exactly, and stored in a top tier data-center with 7+ layers of physical security and max web performance?

CornerEdge has built and hosted several of these file exchange and document management solutions for happy customers this year.   Contact us today for more information on how you can better service your clients with professionalism, ease, and the highest level of security for their information.

Time to re-think those email disclaimers

To all of you who feel you need a legal disclaimer on the bottom of your emails… please review this article.

“[Email disclaimers] are assumed to be a wise precaution. But they are mostly, legally speaking, pointless. Lawyers and experts on internet policy say no court case has ever turned on the presence or absence of such an automatic e-mail footer in America, the most litigious of rich countries.

Many disclaimers are, in effect, seeking to impose a contractual obligation unilaterally, and thus are probably unenforceable. This is clear in Europe, where a directive from the European Commission tells the courts to strike out any unreasonable contractual obligation on a consumer if he has not freely negotiated it. And a footer stating that nothing in the e-mail should be used to break the law would be of no protection to a lawyer or financial adviser sending a message that did suggest something illegal.”

Lifehacker: Disclaimers in Email Signatures are Not Just Annoying, But Legally Meaningless