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 […]
Internet File Sharing for Quickbooks?
There are many ‘file sharing’ programs available: Dropbox Skydrive Google Docs icloud SugarSync JungleDisk All these services are part of the ‘Cloud Computing’. That is the ability to have your files stored on the internet to be accessible from anywhere. While these services are great for documents, spreadsheets, pictures and the like, they […]
New Spectre Attack
A New Spectre / Meltdown vulnerability is in the wild. If your using any kind of cloud or shared hosted servers that has a modern day CPU then your absolutely vulnerable. What does this mean? Who is / isn’t affected? What to do ? Learn more…
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...