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How to Properly Plan A Lifecycle Refresh

To properly plan a lifecycle refresh, you must first have a firm understanding of what you own and how it is being used. To maintain a proper inventory, you should have a record of each device, the primary user of the device, the primary use of the device, and all of the scheduled and performed updates. A proper inventory will help you keep a pulse on the health of all your IT assets.

The Value of Proactive IT Maintenance

Do you change the oil on your car or wait until your car breaks down? Don't let your "car" break down, consider maximizing the value of IT by taking a proactive look at your IT infrastructure.

Use Your Smarts to Protect Against Social Engineering

Social engineering is an interesting name for a devious set of skills. The job of a social engineer is to manipulate or trick people into giving away confidential information. Those targeted by social engineers won’t realize it until it’s too late to do anything about it. Unlike other computer problems that can be solved through […]

The Time to Plan Your Windows 10 Upgrade is Now

Windows 7 is currently the most popular operating system in the world1. With Windows 7 running more than 42% of the world’s desktop computers, it’s clear that businesses are reluctant to make a switch. Sandwiched between the release of Windows Vista and Windows 8, Windows 7 has proven to be an oasis in a desert […]

Speed Up Your Computer With a New Drive

Do your programs take too long to load? Tired of slow boot times? It could be that you just need to replace your old hard drive with a new one. One of the main factors in the speed of your servers and desktops is the type of hard drive used. Traditional “mechanical” drives work by […]

Is Your Application Database Running Efficiently?

As I work on various MS SQL databases and look under the hood, I often see databases that are neglected and are not properly maintained nor cared for. Just like any other IT System, proper maintenance needs to be performed to ensure optimal performance. The most common areas where there is room for improvement is […]

Defending Your Digital Castle

There was a time when computers were considered a tool of convenience. Now, computers are an indispensable part of daily life. At home, computers are used as the primary means to communicate with family and friends. Banking is done online. Your family pictures likely exist solely on the hard drive of your computer. In the […]

Avoiding Costly Software Licensing Violations

One of the investments you must make in your business is the cost of software licensing. That’s because every piece of software you use usually comes with a license fee attached. Unfortunately, some people get cheated by unscrupulous IT consultants who charge them for licenses, but they never actually purchase the software. The scam works […]

Protecting Your Company’s Wireless Network

By nature, wireless networks are not secure. While connected to the internet via WiFi, your network activity is broadcasting to everyone in your immediate vicinity. Anyone sitting nearby with malicious intent can capture your activity and review it if it’s not encrypted. On top of that, there are several techniques (like an evil twin attack) […]

IT Maintenance

As an IT professional for the last 10+ years and a technical manager for the past 2+ years, I have seen a lot. I have seen companies infected with crypto-lockers that held the majority of their data hostage. I have seen power outages corrupt server data due to improper shut-down. And, time and time again, […]

TLC for Your CPU

Computers tend to treat you the way you treat them. A little bit of love goes a long way toward a happy, healthy relationship. If you want your computer to behave when you need it most, here are two things you should do on a frequent basis. Give Your Computer a Fresh Start! Have you […]

How to Create a Bulletproof Backup Strategy

This time last year, employees at hospitals all over Britain arrived at work to face a dire problem. Instead of helping patients, they were greeted by black computer screens. Across the entire organization, all the computers had messages written in bright red letters. That message demanded cash payment to access important data that had been […]


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