Why You Need Remote Management

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IT Consulting, Remote Management, Security

When you get a new computer, it’s all shiny, and super fast.  You immediately get to work on it, because this new machine is going to help you productivity wise, versus that old dinosaur that you just retired.  However, while new computers are great to have, they still need to be maintained.  This is why you need remote management from … Read More

Why You Should Never Allow Personal Laptops For Business

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IT Consulting, Security

In the business world, “bring your own device” (BYOD) is now a standard, in terms of employee communications.  Some may think this also applies to computers and allow employees to bring their personal laptop to their job.  This is a practice that should never be done in a business environment.  The following article lays out why allowing employees to use … Read More

Two Factor Authentication -Why You Need It

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IT Consulting, Security

The following is a true story, and one to pay very close attention to. A person tried logging into their Facebook account, but was unable to login.  They had the right password, but were told it was wrong.  Almost in an instant, online banking showed purchases online with Amazon.  At the same time this was happening, their Venmo and Paypal … Read More

USB Drive Security

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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

Backups – Healthy or Unhealthy?

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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?

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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

How to handle IT when an employee leaves

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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

It’s 2020 – Time For A Windows 2004 Update

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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?

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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

Safety and Security While Using Zoom

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Security, Work From Home Solutions

If You’re Required to use Zoom as a Meeting Host Zoom is the most widely known platform, and when participating we don’t often get to choose which system we’ll be meeting on. Sometimes our employers require a certain platform, or sometimes our audience expects it. If you don’t have a choice in which platform to use, there are still some … Read More