Everybody Loves a Parade!

Did you know that the tradition of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade started as a Christmas parade? It started in 1924, ran 6 miles from 145th street all the way down to the Macy’s store at 34th and Broadway.

The entire parade consisted of three horse-drawn floats including Mother Goose, Little Miss Muffet, four bands, a variety of animals from the Central Park Zoo and, of course, Santa Claus was the last one in the lineup.

Let’s Talk Turkey About End of Life

We are well aware of the late November tradition when the nation’s Chief Executive pardons a turkey presented by the National Turkey Federation. The turkey’s life is spared allowing him to happily live out his days on a nearby farm. The ceremony traces its origins to 1863 when Lincoln’s son, Tad, apparently pleaded with his father to spare the life of a turkey brought to the White House for Christmas dinner.

The Benefits of Outsourcing IT Projects

What are the benefits of outsourcing IT projects?  You might be surprised to learn that even companies with full-time, in-house IT staff sometimes choose to outsource specific projects.  Perhaps it’s a large-scale undertaking with a short turnaround time that would simply be too taxing for the internal team to complete while performing their day-to-day jobs.

Masquerading to Attack Your Network

Many of us enjoy Halloween and have a lot of fun dressing up and pretending to be someone or something we are not. Who doesn’t love a masquerade party? However, when it comes to your company’s network, a visitor in disguise is not welcome.

Most small and midsize business (SMB) owners focus on the day-to-day operations of their organization, driving growth, facilitating hiring and guiding marketing, without a single thought to the security of the computer networks these processes depend on.

Let’s Get Carving!

Leaves are falling and Halloween is right around the corner. Eager pumpkin carvers are preparing orange masterpieces to decorate their porches, but did you know the jack-o'-lantern once served an entirely different purpose?

The ancient tradition of the jack-o'-lantern was once believed to ward off unwanted spirits, scaring off monsters that might otherwise go bump in the night.

End-of-Life Technology Risks Can Be Substantial

Relying on end-of-life technology carries substantial risks that can put your business model in jeopardy. In order to deliver reliable service to customers and ensure that their sensitive data is safe, you need technology that is up to the task. While waiting until the last minute to replace hardware and/or software may be viewed as a cost savings measure, technology that is unsupported and can’t be fixed in a timely manner should something go wrong could ultimately cost you more than you bargained for.