USB Drive Security

IT Consulting, Security

Believe it or not, USB drives, or “thumb drives”, as they are called, are still a popular tool for storing data.  They are compact, lightweight, and can be easily transported.  Also, the amount of storage space has increased dramatically over the years.  However, there are some important security items for you to consider if you are using them in your … Read More

Why You Need Commercial WIFI

IT Consulting, WIFI

A long time ago (like 15-20 years ago) WIFI in a business was scarce, and largely unavailable.  Fast-forward to today, and WIFI is just as commonplace as sliced bread.  At first, WIFI was mostly used for a business’s customers, but quickly this expanded to being used internally by workers.  However, if your wireless network is running on consumer hardware, you … Read More

Backups – Healthy or Unhealthy?

Backups, IT Consulting, Security

An article that we published about a year ago talks about how backups are important, and are a necessity in the business world. While backups are great to have, they are only good if the data on them is sound.  Here are some things to consider regarding your backups. Backup Types Knowing what type of backups you have goes a long … Read More

Security Cameras – Do You Need Them?

IT Consulting, Security

It takes a significant amount of time to build up your business into what you want it to be.  You may have an office building, perhaps an outside yard that houses equipment and/or vehicles.  You also have your home to consider; your safe haven from the world containing all your possessions.  Have you considered getting a security camera system to … Read More

Windows Update 2004: Bugs

IT Consulting, Microsoft, News

Microsoft recently released their 2004 update build for Windows 10.  While some people are still on versions 1903 and 1909, a security update caused some problems.  Below is a list (not exhaustive) of some common problems. Printing Issues One of the bigger issues of this week was the fact that printers stopped printing.  After this past “Patch Tuesday” certain printers … Read More

How to handle IT when an employee leaves

IT Consulting, Security

In the business world, employees come, and employees go.  While sometimes it’s amicable, sometimes, someone’s departure is anything but that.  However, in regards to your company’s data, there needs to be a process in place on making sure your data is secure when someone leaves the company.  This article will address that. Level of access The first, and most important … Read More

Cloud File Sharing

Covid 19, IT Consulting, Work From Home Solutions

When the COVID-19 pandemic first started, many businesses scrambled to find ways to continue working while their workforce was remote.  The biggest question many owners faced was, “How can we access our files remotely?”  In this article, we will cover the reasons why you should consider cloud file sharing. Why “The Cloud”? Cloud file sharing has many advantages over using … Read More

It’s 2020 – Time For A Windows 2004 Update

Microsoft, Security

Wait, what?  That is right, the latest feature update from Microsoft is 2004, being released in the year 2020.  Do not be confused by the version number, as it means that it was available for release in April (04) of 2020 (20).  Enough of that explanation, let’s get started as to what this is all about, and some considerations you … Read More

Is Your Data Secure On Your Portable Devices?

IT Consulting, Security

In the mid to late 2000s, the concept of BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) emerged onto the business scene. Instead of employers providing mobile phones for their employees, many workers chose to bring their own phones to the workplace, and use them for business. Fast-forward to 2020, and BYOD is as commonplace as free WIFI. However, do you know for … Read More