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The Ramparts We Watch


How to Allow Legit Network Access Through Your Firewall Is your firewall or antivirus preventing legitimate network access?  If you said, “What firewall?” or “What Antivirus?” stop reading this blog!  You have far more pressing issues, primarily securing a new line of employment.  If you are still reading, how do you handle network [...]

10 Reasons to Choose Custom Software Development over Off-the-Shelf


Are you thinking about replacing your manual business process with a software solution?  Can’t find the program which fits your needs exactly?  Here are 10 reasons to choose custom software development over off-the-shelf software. Flexible solutions vs Ridged solutions. Off-the-shelf software, for the most part, cannot be modified.  Custom software can be developed exactly [...]

How to Update Antivirus Definitions in Vipre Business Console


When Clients Don't Update Antivirus Definitions in Vipre Business Console A few weeks ago I turned around, and guess what?  Yep, another major virus outbreak had occurred, a new strain of ransomware.  You know, where your data is kidnapped and held hostage until you pony up the ransom.  Of course, even if you meet [...]

7 Misconceptions of the Cloud


In Oklahoma, we know how quickly a sunny day with just the right amount of clouds to provide occasional shade, can turn into a devastating storm that takes months and thousands of dollars to recover from. The Cloud of the IT world could behave similarly, and just like the atmospheric phenomena it's named after, [...]

Should You Move to the Cloud?


Everyone's saying "Move to the cloud!" but how do you know if it's the right move for your business? In the simplest terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet on someone else’s computers. It's a major change from the traditional method of providing technology services and there are many variables involved. Your [...]