Stolen Servers

Our offices were broken into last night. Of the four computers on the computer bench the second one was stolen. It didn’t look like the best computer, but it was our file server. The ADSL router was left behind.

So who would benefit most from grabbing our accounts system. Or benefit from preventing me from proving a claim of financial impropriety.

Luckily I have off site backups of the important financial and stock information.

3 thoughts on “Stolen Servers”

  1. Geez, Paul,
    I’m really “feeling for you” here – you are probably wanting to change the “two steps forward, one step back” to reflect a different ratio….

    Good luck to you (and Nella) – this sounds quite awful – and yet, persistence IS the key (as you know) – so, despite the pressure, I know you will succeed. But, how HARD would this whole scenario be??? When family is involved, the scene changes somewhat, yeah??

    Good luck, my man….

    Look forward to the next report….
    Les

  2. Thanks Les.

    I’m starting to use this comments area better. We’ll see how they go.

    I was asked if this was all worth it or should I walk away. Strangely I believe that all business involves challenges. While I’d prefer a different set of challanges the underlying business seems to be ok.

  3. Well Paul, if anything good can come out of bad things like this – hopefully you can feel a bit of satisfaction knowing that your tribulations have made other people think through some issues more carefully before they become disasters themselves.

    I won’t dwell on the personal issues involved with the situation, but from a business management and business continuity aspect, it has certainly made me stop and think – what would happen if I lost everything – how far would that set me back (from an emotional point of view especially !!).

    Maybe there’s even a business opportunity there. I’m looking into this – some business continuity services – and I know of quite a few people who really need this type of service.

    I just need to make sure I follow through with this and actually set some structures in place to prevent such catastrophic losses of information myself. Remind me about this will ya Paul ?

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