• Register

Data Net Blog

A Letter Back from Santa’s Elves

A Letter Back from Santa’s Elves

We’ve always been a proponent of preparing for the worst and hoping for the best where a business’ solutions are concerned. That’s why we were happy to receive an email from our friends at the North Pole telling us about a situation they ran into just a few days ago...

Dear Data Net,

I just wanted to send you a quick letter thanking you… Thing is, you probably saved Christmas this year! Recently, there was a bit of a mishap here in the workshop that would have put us WAY behind schedule.

You know how we like to deliver presents to all the good boys and girls, and the boss has always kept the kids separated into the good ones and the naughty ones? Well, we decided to finally take your advice and digitize the list - thanks for that tip, by the way! It’s a lot easier to carry around, and now Santa can access it on his Noelkia smartphone whenever he needs to.

Anyways, that was working great, until the workshop’s server failed. We even restarted it and checked it twice! Nothing was working - including the Naughty & Nice CRM software.

We found out that Merry Hollycane (our office administrator elf) had accidentally downloaded the Cryptowall ransomware to the network. At $1,000 per file, there was NO WAY that we could afford to pay the ransom.

That hacker is definitely on the naughty list.

So instead of making toys, we were busy freaking out and trying to figure out what to do without the list! I mean, we still had the letters, so we knew what kids were asking for, but we needed to know which kids were naughty and which were nice! Without it, how would we know which children were supposed to get a gift from Santa, and which were only supposed to get coal?

It was an administrative nightmare!

Fortunately, Nougat Trufflesnaps (our internal IT elf) came to the rescue. He remembered that we had also started using a cloud-based data backup solution upon your recommendation! All Nougat had to do was log in and there was the list - a real Christmas miracle.

We were able to build a replacement server and download the list back to it, and we only lost about 23 minutes of work in total. I know that this may seem like hardly any time at all to you, but remember - we’re making toys for a whole world full of children. An hour would have been catastrophic to our operations.

Thanks to your advice, we were able to get back to work. I’m happy to report that we’re back on track for a successful delivery.

So, again, thank you so much for all of your advice - you really saved our gumdrops there. I’m pretty sure that you and your team all earned yourselves permanent spots on the nice list!


Drummer Brandybells
Lead Elf, Christmas Cheer Division

We’re glad that our advice was so helpful to our friends up at the North Pole, and that we were able to play a part in saving Christmas. If you’d like to discuss the solutions we used in more detail with us, give us a call at (760) 466-1200.

In the meantime, from Data Net to you, have a very happy holidays and a wonderful new year!

Tip of the Week: How to Make Your Smartphone Work ...
What to Get that Techie in Your Life


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Captcha Image

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Best Practices Technology Business Computing Network Security Privacy Productivity Tech Term User Tips Smartphones Microsoft Cloud Malware Email Cybersecurity Data Internet Google Communication Hardware Efficiency Communications Android Browser Mobile Devices Mobile Device Passwords Innovation Software Windows 10 Ransomware Small Business Users IT Services Business Management VoIp Hackers IT Support Collaboration Network Wi-Fi Applications Managed IT Services Internet of Things Hosted Solutions Data Backup Cloud Computing Wireless Business Outsourced IT Holiday Managed IT services Backup Social Media Data recovery Information Smartphone Employer-Employee Relationship Networking Patch Management Saving Money Marketing Access Control Workplace Tips Chrome Microsoft Office Blockchain Word Mobility Tech Terms Cost Management Miscellaneous Office 365 Computers Facebook Automation Virus Remote Monitoring and Management Data Protection How To Gmail Medical IT Artificial Intelligence Physical Security Phishing Save Money Computer Password Connectivity Excel Bandwidth Scam Data Breach Paperless Office Apps Cortana VPN Compliance Router Government Remote Computing BDR Wireless Charging Data Management Virtual Assistant Managed IT Service G Suite Data Security Business Intelligence Virtualization Education Wireless Internet User Tip Spyware Safety Remote Monitoring Downloads Dark Web Sales Online Shopping Content Filtering Data loss News Sports Reporting Cryptocurrency Licensing Bring Your Own Device Update Database Threat Personal Information Big Data Technology Tips RAM Authorization Server Live Streaming Amazon Training Edge Retail Trends Error Tablet Settings Network Attached Storage Environment Hybrid Cloud Outlook WannaCry Help Desk HP Spam Telephone System User Security Telephony IT budget Twitter Tech Support Cybercrime Printing Workers E-Commerce Microsoft Teams Comparison Tip of the week Security Cameras Dongle Remote Support A.I. e-waste Vulnerability Cables Profitability HIPAA Business Continuity Document Management Antivirus Cleaning SaaS Business Technology Voice over IP Time Management Inventory Alert Machine Learning Tactics Paper Managed Service File Sharing Millennials Payment Laptop Backup and Disaster Recovery Company Culture Specifications disposal Wearables Movies Touchscreen Knowledge Battery Voice over Internet Protocol Eliminating Downtime Hard Drive Upgrade Staff GDPR Chrome OS IT Management Mobile Security Lead Generation Ink instant Messaging Hard Drives Apple Managing Stress Conferencing Server Management Value Congratulations Maintenance Plug-In Healthcare Analytics Microsoft Office 365 Travel BYOD Processors Certification Digital Websites Botnet Streaming Media Storage eCommerce Operating System Office Telecommute PowerPoint Vulnerabilities SSD iPhone Troubleshooting Gadgets WhatsApp Internet Explorer Proactive IT Law Enforcement Telecommuting Website Unified Communications Authentication Windows 7 WiFi Analysis Quick Tips Disaster Recovery Thank You Printers Regulation

Latest News & Events

Please join us in congratulating Bill Vann on his promotion to Customer Success Manager....

Contact Us

Learn more about what Data Net can do for your business.

Call Us Today
Call us today
(760) 466-1200

5795 Kearny Villa Road
San Diego, California 92123