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Are you backing up your smartphone?

August 20th, 2015

Just last week, I talked to a friend who had his cell phone repaired by a local cell provider. Unfortunately, during the repair, they erased his phone...and he didn't have a backup. He lost over 1200 very important contacts.

You regularly back up your computers and servers (or at least you should), but do you do the same with your smartphone? Given the huge amount of contact information, photos, videos and other data we all carry around on smartphones, it’s critical to back them up or risk losing all that data forever.

Is Your Server In A Closet?

July 23rd, 2015

Is your server in a closet? If so, check out this summertime warning...

Confusion. Dizziness. Muscle cramps. Fatigue. These are a few of the early signs of heat exhaustion in humans. But did you know that your SERVER can also suffer from heat exhaustion and “meltdown,” causing slowness, blue screens, random reboots and other problems? If you keep your server in a closed closet or other small, confined space, here are three things you need to address during hot summer months to avoid premature loss of your equipment and data.

Don’t Let IT Projects Empty Your Wallet

July 20th, 2015

We hear it every week...a new prospect tells us how their old IT provider promised them the world, but ended up over-promising and under-delivering on their new project...

In fact, it happened just last week. We received a call from a local business that we talked to six months ago.

Windows 10 Is Here!

June 29th, 2015

Today is the day. Windows 10 is here, and it's free...but do you need it?

Today is the day. Windows 10 is here.

What is it?

Windows 10 is the newest operating system from Microsoft. After the tremendous success of Windows 7, Microsoft lost some ground with Windows 8. To right the ship, they’ve invested a lot of time and energy to make sure Windows 10 solves the complaints from many users.

Facebook Account Hacks – Hey! That’s Not Me

June 23rd, 2015

Twice within the past two weeks, we’ve had users who have found people impersonating them on Facebook by creating fake accounts. This is becoming a big problem, so let’s dive into the different types of fake accounts and discuss how to stop them.

3 Cloud “Gotchas”

June 18th, 2015

Are you storing your data in cloud apps? Here's a few things to think about if you are...

Are you using any cloud applications to store data? Then listen up! There are a few “gotchas” you need to know about 3rd-party cloud apps that most sales reps will NEVER tell you.

Latest Phishing Scam – Don’t Fall For It

June 10th, 2015

Don't think you could ever be fooled into sending thousands of dollars overseas? Many businesses are...
Lately, a number of businesses have been receiving a scam email (phishing) that many users are falling for. Here's how it works:

The con artist creates a fake email that is very similar to the CEO's email at your office.

Never Do This On Vacation

June 6th, 2015

Vacation Alert! It's that time of year again when we're all thinking of vacation. If you're determined to get a little work done while you're out of the office, here's what you should NEVER do while you're away...

’Tis the season when you and your team will be taking a little time off to head to the beach or your favorite vacation spot, and while we know we should completely disconnect from work, many of us will still check e-mail and work while away — and that could end up causing some issues if you’re not careful while working remotely.

Stop Buying Your Office PCs From The Big Box Stores

May 27th, 2015

In this post we'll discuss when you should and shouldn't buy your PCs from the big box stores. We'll also discuss why buying the "cheap" PC can cost you thousands of dollars more...

This may sound a little self-serving, but let’s discuss why you should NEVER buy your new computer from a big box store (like Sam’s Club, Walmart, and Best Buy).

First, let’s discuss when it’s okay to buy your new PC from the big box store.

Employee Spotlight: Meet Jesse

May 5th, 2015

Meet Jesse Clements

Jesse is one of our network administrators, and as such, you may see him reviewing your server configuration, taking pictures of your network closet, or discussing the latest trends in technology with your staff.

Jesse Clements was born and raised in Beaufort, South Carolina.