Despite the many advances in digital communication, email still reigns supreme as the bedrock of most business interactions. Although numerous communication platforms like Microsoft Teams and Slack have grown in importance, email remains the most popular and efficient way to communicate for your SMB customers.

There's good reason for this of course - email chains and archives allow us to easily organise and keep track of the back-and-forth flow of conversation. Headers and subjects allow for quickly searchable keywords, and important document attachments can be easily retrieved through a cursory examination of the inbox.

BackupAssist Synology WebDAV setup In case you missed the announcement, BackupAssist recently added WebDAV to the suite of backup job types the software is able to support. Intended for those who wish to back up their data to an off-site destination, the protocol enables admins to create encrypted, incremental backups to either a third party hosting company, another Windows server or a NAS device. The latter is a popular choice, particularly for the smaller business. They're a good option because once the hardware's paid for, there's no monthly recurring charge as you'd tend to expect from a cloud storage provider. Also, the portability of the small units means they can be 'seeded' to locally and then moved. In most cases, you have physical access too, which means you're not relying on an Internet connection for your data in disaster recovery scenarios In this post, I focus on the steps for configuring one of the more common NAS devices I come into contact with, the Synology. The requirements will be the same for other brands, however, the exact steps and screenshots will of course differ.