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Equipment Upgrade

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On Thursday May 25th we will be upgrading a core device for our primary internet connection.  The scheduled replacement time frame window is from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm on the 25th.  Estimated time down is 30 minutes but it could be up to 2 hours.  Our secondary connection will […]

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Windows 10 update 1703

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Today Microsoft will be releasing update 1703 for Windows 10.  This update deemed the “creators update” has been very popular in industry reviews.  We are excited for this update, but as with all major updates we are hesitant to release it automatically.  We have decided to delay the update at […]

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Why free software isn’t always free

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Why Free Software isn’t always Free by Chris Bennett We found something very interesting this week.  We received an alert from a customer’s network that we manage for a machine with some strange software.  When investigating it was found that a bitcoin miner was installed through a free install of […]

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HP recalls over 100,000 batteries- Here’s How to Check Yours

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This month HP announced that they are issuing a recall on batteries that will overheat and could cause a fire hazard.  With the well published battery issues with the Samsung mobile phones it is important that this issue be addressed. If you have a device that is affected it is […]

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Beware of Toner Pirates!

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We’ve all been on the lookout for scams involving our personal information, banking information and credit cards, but are you using that same vigilance when it comes to your business life? Recently we’ve seen an increase in the number of Toner Scams in our area. These scammers (often called toner […]

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Viruses on the rise

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Cyber Security month has expired with the turn of the calendar but please stay vigilant. There have been several reports from our security vendors that emailed viruses are on the rise.  We have seen an increase in viruses in our area as well.  Below is a report from one of our […]

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Phishing- Tips to protect yourself

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Now, more than ever, people are sharing personal information about themselves online. Technology allows us to connect with others, bank and shop, even monitor your house or car online. With these conveniences also comes an increased risk of identity theft and Internet scams. Every time we connect to the Internet, […]

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Windows Update Changes- What you need to know

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Windows Update Changes: The good, the bad, and how it affects you An announcement from Microsoft in May was released with little fanfare.  “Simplifying updates for Windows 7 and 8.1” introduced us to the idea that Windows Updates would be simplified using monthly roll up updates, much like Windows 10. […]

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When Disaster Strikes: Profiles of Disaster Recovery

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Disaster can strike at any time and in any place. That’s why we can’t emphasize enough the importance of having a disaster recovery plan in place before the inevitable happens. Whether it’s a natural disaster, like a flood or a hurricane, or the power goes out for an extended period […]

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5 Ways to Protect Your Business’ Email Accounts from Hackers

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A hacked email account is a serious problem. Besides reading emails, cybercriminals can access other types of information associated with the account, such as calendar and contact data. Hackers can also use the account to send out spam or malicious emails, or even access other online accounts. For example, suppose […]

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