Keep Your I.T. Running

To help ensure safe, efficient computer systems, you need to monitor and manage all facets of your IT environment regularly. This means you need to: Apply Software Updates Applying software updates is a task that sometimes gets postponed or ignored, but it is crucial that you apply updates promptly. Proper patch management helps to fix…

The Heartbleed Bug – Are You at Risk?

Many internet users may not have heard about the Heartbleed bug which is a security bug that have been around for about two years. Few weeks ago, security researchers announced that OpenSSL had a security flaw that allowed hackers to extract massive amounts of data from some of the most common internet services. These are…

The 7 IT Threats To Watch Out For In 2014

The following are 7 of the top security threats to watch out for in 2014 and how to avoid them. Malware and viruses Malware is essentially used to disrupt computer operations, gain access to private computer systems and/or gather sensitive information. Up-to-date malware detection and antivirus programs remain the most effective defense against malicious software…

Preparing Your Business IT Roadmap For 2014

Seasoned companies know the value of developing and implementing IT roadmaps for their organizations. It is just as important for small and medium businesses to have a roadmap that addresses their business challenges and highlights available technological opportunities. Ideally, the roadmap should identify the company’s technological needs along with how technology is to be implemented…

It’s Time to Give up Windows XP

If your computer is running on anything older than Windows 7, it’s time to upgrade. Microsoft is suspending its support for Windows XP in 2014, cutting all Microsoft security updates. Software vendors are also likely to withdraw their technical assistance soon after, so this is the best time to ensure you’re not left behind. Why…

Customer Data Loss – Understanding Your Business Liability

Identity theft has become a serious concern today, and while it sometime occurs as a result of careless internet use, it can also be due to a business security breach. The loss of customer data can be very costly to a business, and might easily drive away customers or even lead to legal penalties. In…

VOIP Essential Facts

Who would imagine a world without phones today? If it’s not your home phone or office phone, it is the cell phone, the new craving of the times. Phones have become essential and our preferred choice of communication although their basic technology goes back to decades ago. In the last 10 years, the advent of…

Remote Access Benefit And Challenges

Remote access technologies have been available for a while and they come in different shapes and forms. Commercial and free software, unattended and user-initiated remote control, and Web-based and desktop software are the most common. It has many benefits. It is convenient for businesses and the employees (avoid driving back to work to print one…

Remote Access Tools

  Listed below are some popular remote access tools and platforms: Small Business Server Remote Web Workplace: or more commonly referred to as SBS RWW. Most businesses that are running SBS 2003/2008/2011 are not fully aware of this capability. It essentially extends the server functionality to allow users to remotely connect to their workstations. The…

Top 5 trends to watch in 2013 and how they will affect you

Video: By far, video traffic has become the dominant application on the internet; and it is not just YouTube traffic, but TV shows, Ads, online training, and viral advertising. This does not mean that you have to get TV production capabilities anytime soon, but that you have to change your business communication and use more videos,…