Patch Management is Critical to Your Network Security

March 13, 2016

Modern computer and network security is a cat-and-mouse game with network administrators, vendors and security researchers on one side and virus writers and hackers on the other. Each year, thousands of new computer and network vulnerabilities are found. As vulnerabilities are found, vendors and security researchers publish fixes which are then distributed to the public

Should We Say Goodbye to Switch Vendors as it Applies to Cloud Computing?

March 4, 2016

The clouds appears to block the future of the familiar switch vendor: When switching product offerings, there are many idyllic benefits involved.  In example Virtual Local Area Networking is one feature which comes to mind–its acronym is VLANS.  The virtual network is basically a manifestation of sorts.  The advent of the cloud makes switching more

How to Get the Most Out of Your Firewall

February 22, 2016

Firewalls remain an important tool in online security, but too many business owners don't know how to get the most out of their firewalls and security. A firewall is your first line of defense against attacks or security breaches. So that your firewall does the best job possible, implement these tips: Inspect all traffic, including the

3 Reasons Telecommuting is the Future of Business

February 18, 2016

With the prevalence of high speed internet and new, exciting software and utilities for communicating effectively across large distances, many companies have been left wondering if telecommuting might be a legitimate option for their business. Some of the largest companies in the world have a portion of their workforce telecommuting, which has left many smaller

Disaster Recovery, You can Get It All Back

February 16, 2016

You can never be too careful when it comes to backing up important files on your computer. There are many things essential to become familiarized with it comes to Disaster Recovery. When it comes down it, be over-prepared, with multiple backup plans, should one safeguard fail, just so you never come out the loser. Fortunately, many current

Getting to Know Windows 10

February 11, 2016

With the release of Windows 8, and subsequently Windows 10, Microsoft has completely revolutionized the way we think about the Windows interface. When version 8 first burst onto the screen, it was met with much resistance and aversion. For this reason, Microsoft made the decision to offer a much more user-friendly version, Windows 10, to

How Viruses and Malware Can Affect Your Profits

January 29, 2016

Viruses and malware can be devastating to a company. In an age where a business would be hard pressed to survive without computer intervention, getting a virus can cause your workflow to come to an abrupt halt. When that happens, your cash flow can also come to a halt. Let's get acquainted with what viruses

6 Reasons to Consider When Selecting a Data Center or Colocation Provider

January 20, 2016

Choosing the right data center or colocation provider for your business is a huge decision. They will be responsible for housing and hosting some of the most critical components and infrastructure for your business. Moreso than many business engagements, choosing a data center provider is more like choosing a partner to go into business with

What Happens After the End of Windows XP

January 15, 2016

Windows XP was for many years looked on as the de facto business software base. Many financial institutions and other companies built complex business critical solutions with it at their core. Microsoft stopped supporting the desktop version in July 2014, and although they continue to support the embedded version, this ends in January 2016. What effect

Managed Services Can Help Simplify Your Business

January 6, 2016

A successful business depends on a reliable IT network. With technology rapidly changing, your network has to keep up in order to function at its best. A secure network requires more than antivirus software. Cyber security threats are bombarding your network on a regular basis. These threats need continuous monitoring to avoid downtime in your