19 05, 2014

The Top 10 Benefits of Outsourcing IT through Managed Services

By |May 19th, 2014|Blog Posts, Managed Services|0 Comments

Immediate benefits can be gained by outsourcing IT services through Managed Services. 1. Control IT Costs Outsourcing converts fixed IT costs into variable costs and allows you budget effectively. In other words, only pay for what you use when you need it. 2. Reduce Labor Costs Hiring and training an IT staff can be very expensive, and temporary employees don't always live up to your [...]

5 11, 2013

PCI Compmpliance

By |November 5th, 2013|Blog Posts, Managed Services|0 Comments

PCI  Compmpliance Any organization that accepts payment card transactions must be in compliance with the PCI (Payment Card Industry) Data Security Standard. Created in response to the increasing problem of security breaches in which thousands of customers have had credit card information stolen or compromised, the standard is the result of a collaboration between major card companies, including MasterCard and Visa, to create a common [...]

24 10, 2013

Tips For Securing Your Wireless Connection

By |October 24th, 2013|Blog Posts, Computer Safety Tips, Managed Services|0 Comments

With over 50% of people admitting to having used someone else's wireless internet wwithout permission, how can you stop your neighbors from stealing your Wi-Fi connection? Securing your wireless network is just a matter of following a few simple tips:        Use encryption Wireless routers give you the option of encrypting your data, so bank details and passwords can't be intercepted. Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA and [...]

1 10, 2013

Simple Steps to Network Security: Device Passwords and Key Locks

By |October 1st, 2013|Blog Posts, Computer Safety Tips, Managed Services|0 Comments

Allowing, family friend, and employees to use their personal mobile devices for work can provide a multitude of advantages: productivity, simpler connectivity, access to the resources they need from virtually anywhere. But along with the benefits, bring your own device (BYOD) opens the door to risks, including security vulnerabilities, data leakage, compliance and potential liability issues.The magnitude of the problem is big, considering millions of [...]

24 09, 2013

Windows 8 tricks, tips and shortcuts: a power user must-read

By |September 24th, 2013|Blog Posts, Managed Services, Windows 8|0 Comments

Windows 8 Consumer Preview cracked 1 million downloads shortly after launching last Wednesday and I'm sure many of you have tried it already. Whether you went with a dual-boot, upgrade, clean install or virtual machine, if you're coming from Windows 7 you'll notice significant changes immediately, while others may not be as obvious. Inevitably, with change comes good and bad -- at least until you [...]

17 09, 2013

5 CRUCIAL UPGRADES

By |September 17th, 2013|Blog Posts, Computer Safety Tips, Managed Services|0 Comments

“Upgrade” —  Can strike fear in the hearts of humble computer users.Upgrading doesn’t have to be a dreaded deed, especially when the health and safety of your computers are on the line. Don’t believe us? Take a look at the recent changes announced by Microsoft. Along with the retirement of its CEO, Steve Ballmer, in August  — and the heated search for his successor — [...]

28 08, 2013

5 Password Management Tools and Why You Need to Use Them

By |August 28th, 2013|Blog Posts, Computer Safety Tips, Managed Services|0 Comments

Need a reminder of why strong passwords should be at the top of your technological priority list? Consider the story of Houston, TX, parents Marc and Lauren Gilbert, who on August 10th discovered a hacker had compromised their video baby monitor and was shouting lewd comments at their sleeping two-year-old daughter.    How did it happen? According to the family’s Internet service provider, a weak [...]