Cyber Security Awareness Month: Stay on the Alert for Technical Support Scams

In August, our blog featured a story about one of the most lucrative cybercriminal scams of the past year. This con game involves fraudulent phone calls from cybercriminals posing as Microsoft tech support representatives. A fraudulent tech support representative calls to alert you that your computer has a virus. Read more

Keeping Your IT Team as Happy as Can Be

IT professionals are essentially on call at all times. A system-wide catastrophe can occur any time of the day or night, and these professionals are ready to get your network back up and on its feet again. Additionally, IT professionals work around the clock to ensure that these types of problems are taken care of before they turn into potential disasters. Show your IT team you appreciate what they do, and you’ll have find you’ll have a greater ability to increase both efficiency and productivity at a company level. Read more

5 Things to Keep In Mind When Upgrading Your Computer!

Are you thinking about upgrading your computer and equipment for your business or home, but don’t really know the where to start. There are a variety of options when start your search.

  • Desktop or maybe Laptop?
  • How much RAM do I need?
  • What is be RAM?
  • Should I go PC or MAC?
  • How much should I spend?

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Do You Have a Reliable and Tested Backup System in Place?

Imagine that you are working on some critical financial data at the office or perhaps sorting through family photographs on your computer at home. What would you do if the computer containing all of your business and/or personal information crashed and your entire “digital life” suddenly vanished? What would you do if your computer was lost in a fire, destroyed in a flood or stolen at the airport? Do these scenarios put you into an automatic panic thinking about your data? At least the information can be recovered because you have a reliable and tested backup solution in place. Right? Read more

The Top Seven Reasons to Consider Outsourced It Support

Outsourced IT support services are becoming increasingly popular for both large corporations and small-medium sized business.  Outsourced IT support typically includes some combination of the following services:  web development and hosting; data storage via cloud services; application and software development; database development and management;  application support and management; telecommunications; security; social media management; help desk services and technical support.  Business owners see the value in outsourcing as a way to remain competitive by having access to the latest technology and skilled IT professionals while also watching the bottom-line. Read more

Password Strength, Pt. 1: Picking an Unbreakable Password

Passwords are a big part of keeping your work safe online.  Nearly every vital system and tool that businesses use today are password-protected, so it is critical to create strong passwords that are easy for you to remember and difficult for hackers to figure out.  In general, a strong password is one that appears complex and would be difficult to guess.  Below are some specific ways you can achieve this. Read more

Top 8 Ways to Protect the Data on Your Computer

If you’re a typical person, you probably have tons of vital data on your computer that you don’t want to lose. For some, that data is family pictures. For others, it’s important essays. No matter what data you want to protect on your computer, the fear of losing valuable data to random viruses, bugs or computer damage always lingers. Read more

Computer Repair Question: Why is my Computer so Slow?

We’ve all been there. Our computer is working perfectly fine when all of a sudden it just – slows. down. Not fun, right? Well, lucky for you we were able to put together some of the best solutions to some of the most common causes for a slow computer. Read more