Help! My computer is broken!
When something goes wrong with your computer, there are several things you can do to begin the process of fixing it. Yes, the first reaction may be to scream or curse, but there are other steps that will assist your friendly neighborhood IT company. The most important step in resolving a computer issue is determining [...]
PC and Network Security Tools
Back in the good ole days, all you needed to protect your computer and keep your data private was a single piece of antivirus software. Boy, have things changed! Now as soon as you turn your PC on and connect it to a network, you are immediately at risk for viruses, spam, malware, worms, trojan [...]
Spring Cleaning – Computer Style
After winter, with the weather changing, spring cleaning is a big task on everyone’s todo list. Along with your house, a computer can benefit from a little tidying up. There are a few things that you can do to clean up the actual computer, as well as the operating system to help with performance issues. [...]
BYOD – Is it just another four-letter word?
BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device. You may have heard other synonymous terms such as BYOT – Bring Your Own Technology, BYOP – Bring Your Own Phone, and BYOPC – Bring Your Own PC. Regardless of which acronym you prefer, BYOD is the practice of allowing employees to bring their personally owned mobile devices [...]
Yes, I’m backing up. No, I don’t know what. Part 2.
Could not wait, eh? In part 1, we looked at your personal documents and financial information. In part 2, we are going to look at a few communication avenues (email and your website)… With the prevalence of technology and online communication, storage and documentation of emails is also one of the most important features that [...]
Yes, I’m backing up. No, I don’t know what. Part 1.
In the past, this blog has discussed the importance of multi-faceted backup procedures. Local/regular backups, regular off-site backups, and even long-term offsite backups. Everybody realizes the importance of saving family pictures, company files, or personal documents. However, when people start looking at files associated with certain programs or websites, there is a gray area where [...]
Spear Phishing… huh???
By now I’m sure you’ve not only heard of phishing scams, but probably even received a few through email. These attempts of online identity theft and fraud are running rampant over the Internet. The typical phishing scam seeks to obtain usernames, passwords, and credit card information by masquerading as a trustworthy source. However, there are [...]
Computers and taxes. Slightly better than death and taxes.
April 15th always seems to show up sooner than most people expect. With the advantages of technology, filing your taxes has become simpler (and less expensive) for many people. There are countless options allowing you to complete the arduous task from the comfort of your own home. Along with the speed and ease, e-filing also [...]