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Backup Alerts: Optical Illusions in Consciousness

2017-08-21T17:18:12+00:00

Have you ever been in a server room that had you scratching your head, and wondering, “What were they thinking?”  The images certainly don’t give you any warm fuzzies, do they? Several years ago, I was part of a group that was invited to Houston to be the entertainment at a Christmas [...]

Backup Alerts: Optical Illusions in Consciousness 2017-08-21T17:18:12+00:00

The Ramparts We Watch

2017-07-14T17:29:15+00:00

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 [...]

The Ramparts We Watch 2017-07-14T17:29:15+00:00

Is Your Business Ready for Disaster Recovery?

2017-06-30T11:29:19+00:00

As a solution provider who helps IT organizations keep up with the ever-evolving world of technology, I get the pleasure of interacting with many organizations. It’s during these interactions I get a very disheartening feeling that many organizations are unsure of all that is required to complete daily processes, what their disaster plan is [...]

Is Your Business Ready for Disaster Recovery? 2017-06-30T11:29:19+00:00

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

2017-06-26T16:26:59+00:00

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 [...]

10 Reasons to Choose Custom Software Development over Off-the-Shelf 2017-06-26T16:26:59+00:00

How to Update Antivirus Definitions in Vipre Business Console

2017-06-14T11:26:20+00:00

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 [...]

How to Update Antivirus Definitions in Vipre Business Console 2017-06-14T11:26:20+00:00

7 Misconceptions of the Cloud

2017-06-26T16:28:27+00:00

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, [...]

7 Misconceptions of the Cloud 2017-06-26T16:28:27+00:00

The Fast File Transfer Protocol by Aspera

2017-06-05T10:51:46+00:00

Does It Actually Work and How Fast Is It... Really? An Aspera Review. Having been in the IT business since dirt, I have seen the latest and greatest technology promotions come and go.  Like many of you, I have suffered all the slide presentations only to find the product rarely works as smoothly out-of-the-box [...]

The Fast File Transfer Protocol by Aspera 2017-06-05T10:51:46+00:00

How to Block Installation of Google Chrome

2017-06-05T10:53:12+00:00

You’ve set up your infrastructure to provide the most productive work environment possible for your users.  You adhered to company management and IT policies and created a system to control access to the Internet for the company’s and user’s protection.  Then you discover someone found a way to bypass those controls.  Welcome to today’s [...]

How to Block Installation of Google Chrome 2017-06-05T10:53:12+00:00

3 Great Blogs to Follow for Information System Security

2017-05-25T15:40:30+00:00

Technology is wonderful!  I love to explore new gadgets and applications to see what they can do.  My initial reaction to a new device is frequently, "cool new toy!"  Sometimes they don't even have to do anything useful to capture my attention.  That's the fun part of my job.  The challenge is when new technology [...]

3 Great Blogs to Follow for Information System Security 2017-05-25T15:40:30+00:00