There’s much discovery still taking place regarding the Equifax hack. The fact is this is huge. Most hacks allow criminals to gather partial info on your personal identity, piecing together on the dark web. Hacking Equifax however is a gold mine. Your full legal identity details all packaged up nicely for fraudulent use. Rightfully so […]
“netvsc” error with Hyper-V guest
We have many clients with Server 2008 running Hyper-V to virtualize the live servers. Virtualization has provided many benefits to our clients. (Reduced power consumption, increased uptime, added redundancy, server consolidation, hardware replacement for old servers while keeping the old server system OS, and much more) As always when using technology as a solution, you […]
Recurring IT Costs – What should you expect?
It’s easy to see that a light bulb needs to be purchased or a failed system needs replacement. But all too many times the reasoning behind why money goes into reoccurring IT costs seems to elude many. I hope to clear up what is to be typically expected of any modern business regarding what their […]
Is your IT a Profit Point? or an Expense?
I Declare that everyone’s IT should be a PROFIT POINT and NOT an Expense. I strongly believe we make our clients more money than IT Support costs. My methodology is to focus on the “end result”. What’s the “end result” ? The same thing everyone wants for their company = Satisfied Customers, Happy Employees, Enjoyable […]
Cyber Monday 2016 – Tablets, Laptops, TVs
There will be some deals that’s for sure. If your planning on spending some hard earned cash, here’s a couple thoughts on the techy stuff. TABLETS. Apple or Android? Lots of options out there but really comes down to that choice first. I could go on forever with pros/cons. To oversimplify this, if you currently […]
How can I ‘Clean up’ my files?
So you want to give away your computer (how nice you are) or you just want to clean up your personal items. How? First, do you have any data to save? Documents Pictures Emails Favorites Easiest method is to copy them off to a flash drive, then to your other computer. Before you […]
Do Modern Systems Require Less Support?
Yes and No. There is a shift of support. I’ve always find it weird how much ‘less’ of a good chair you get now and how much ‘more’ they cost. 15 years ago most support was centered on HARDWARE. Today (2013) hardware has become significantly better. So hardware related support has gone way down. […]
What’s in a Password?
So what’s the big deal if my password is 1234 ??? Well that depends on what the password is protecting. Passwords are like = Keys & Locks. A weak password is like a skeleton key. If your only locking the hallway closet, a skeleton key (or password of 1234) is probably fine. But if your […]
Attacked by Email
We are seeing a massive swarm attack of imitation emails. They look legit, but when you click on them WHAM, your computer is infected, crashed, or worse you become a casualty of identity theft. We are getting calls daily from people falling victim to these attacks. Common imitation emails are: – FedEx Shipment (or other) […]
Big Guys get Blacklisted too
Ya the Big Guys can get black listed too. NOTE: Black list is an email domain or IP list with known spamming activity. Thus receiving mail servers use these lists to deny emails if they come from a black list. This is a form of Anti-Spam Control) With so many mail servers (hundreds) and so […]
IT as a Profit
We Declare that everyone's IT should be a PROFIT POINT and NOT an Expense. Our clients profit more than the IT Department investment. The methodology is...