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09-21-2012, 05:59 PM   #46
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I pretty confident most small businesses don't have that much hardware. If its all on the same site it would be ironic to have the house burn down and take it all out at once.

Make a backup and throw it in this. The one hour 125 degree rating and full waterproofing is the critical part.

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You have it well thought out already, so I will cut to the bottom line.
Pentax is not future proof as is any other brand.
Just look at hand phone makers.
Motorola was tops for a while, now its part of Google; Nokia seemed a colossus just a few years ago; then there is Apple, who did not even make phones when Motorola was so far ahead.

The thing going for Pentax is Ricoh ownership.
Looking at how things are now, I would believe Pentax would be dead within 2yrs if they continued under Hoya.
With Ricoh having spent $120million and need to be answerable to its share holders,I'd say that Pentax has a good fighting chance.
Things slowed down due to the handover, that is normal, having been in a company which went through the same thing, I understand how it is, (literally just sat around drinking coffee for some months).
But I am certain, ppl working within the organization will pick up and forge ahead.

If you are afraid, my advice is just to go for the essentials.
Don't buy what you don't need (no room for wants)
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QuoteOriginally posted by PPPPPP42 Quote
I pretty confident most small businesses don't have that much hardware. If its all on the same site it would be ironic to have the house burn down and take it all out at once.
Correct, all that hardware just ensures up time, not insurance against disaster. So far we have had a large tree hit the house, been involved in 2 different floods and had a wild fire come within a few miles of the house. So offsite backups are a must. Everything gets backed up to external drives which go in a little fireproof safe at a completely separate location. I also backup over the internet but only most critical files as that still costs a lot.

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