Take a Swing at IT Frustration

When your computer or smartphone doesn’t respond as expected, it’s frustrating. A recent study of workplace and academic computer users showed high levels of frustration and time loss with just daily computer activities. So, when an interaction with a computer or an application turns sour, it’s easy to understand the desire to reach for that baseball bat!

However, there are better ways to approach your relationship with computers.

Embracing Change

Change is good! We’ve all heard this, but there might be a hint of skepticism out there. After all, we’re all human, and our human nature tends to prefer what’s familiar to us. I mean, what’s the point of changing if “IT’s” working for us?

To quote an early American Politician, Adlai E. Stevenson, “Change is inevitable.

Windows Server 2003 End of Life…No Joke!

With just about 3 months away, Windows Server 2003 end of life is rapidly approaching. We know you’ve heard it from us before, but the average migration can take upwards of 100 days. What does this mean for a business still running Windows Server 2003? To put it simply, it’s time to get serious about removing this 12-year-old operating system from your IT infrastructure.

Even Superman Can’t Rescue Windows Server 2003

Are you still running important business applications and websites using Windows Server 2003? While we’ve spent the past year getting our desktops and laptops off of Windows XP before its end of life, it’s now time to get Windows Server 2003 Out!

Regular “mainstream” support for Windows Server 2003 ended 4 years ago, and Microsoft’s extended support for Windows Server 2003 will end on July 14, 2015. That’s only 5 months away! YIKES!

Once the end of life period hits, Microsoft will not release patches and updates for Windows Server 2003, leaving your company wide open to attack.

Key Learnings from the Big Hack Attacks of 2014

Sony, Home Depot, Target.    All are big companies with huge market value, large customer databases, strong brand names and plenty of budget to spend on data security.  The same cannot be said for organizations in the small business community.   But are there lessons from these breaches that can provide learning to the owner or manager of a small business?  Yes, there certainly are.

Even Mom Can Get the CryptoWall Virus And Pass It Along to You

Recently we met with a middle age business owner and conducted our proprietary and highly valuable free assessments of his computer network.   Candidly, this business owner was on top of his technology to a fair extent. He was knowledgeable, kept things up to date, and was aware that he would need to upgrade his server within a year as it reaches its "End of Life.

Put an “air bag” around your computer network

Would you let your son or daughter get into a car and drive away without fastening their seat belts?  Would you let your husband or wife buy a new car that did not have air bags?    Would you think nothing of going off on a long trip knowing that your front tires are bald or your brakes are in dire need of replacement?    The answers to all those questions are obvious:  Of course you would not!  A reasonable man or woman would certainly not.