The Importance of Backing Up Your Data

The Importance of Backing Up Your Data

Ask yourself the following three questions: Is your data being backed up? Is your backup data safe? Is all of your data secured? Data loss can occur at any time and for a variety of reasons, from harddrive failure to software vulnerabilities. If you want to make sure that your personal data and business data…

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Dealing With Liquids Spilled on Laptops

Dealing With Liquids Spilled on Laptops

Coffee, tea, beer, wine, sodas, fruit juices, and water are the most liquids that tend to be associated with accidental spills on laptops. The problem with laptops is that their portability elicits highly personal usage patterns that often result in proximity to the aforementioned fluids. With desktop computers, spills are mostly limited to keyboards that…

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Storage Solutions for Small Businesses or Personal Use

Storage Solutions for Small Businesses or Personal Use

Data for small businesses or personal use is important regardless of what it contains. Every string of data is at risk of being lost or damaged by the simplest of problems. Maybe it is a faulty hard drive or liquid damage to your laptop, whatever the problem, it is a mess. The professionals at Sonic…

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Should You Upgrade to an SSD

Should You Upgrade to an SSD?

The SSD, or solid state drive, has become increasingly more common and affordable in recent years. If your computer systems still have HDDs, or hard disk drives, should you upgrade? Is there an even better option? The Pros and Cons Solid state drives are significantly faster than HDDs. It’s especially helpful to put your operating…

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Detecting Keyloggers and Espionage Software

Detecting Keyloggers and Espionage Software

Did you know that there is a thriving industry that caters to people who enjoy surreptitiously spying on others? Spy shops that sell telescopes, hidden cameras, voice recorders, and other surveillance devices tend to do brisk business, and there is also a software side to this industry. What Can Spying Software Do? Spy software, not…

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Read This Before Taking Your Computer to be Repaired

Read This Before Taking Your Computer to be Repaired

When buying a new computer, you will probably never think about a future trip to the repair shop. It does not matter whether you get a Windows, Apple, ChromeOS, or Linux system; the need for repairs may arise someday. You can certainly do a lot to avoid frequent trips to the computer repair shop, but…

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Designing a Modern Data Center for Your Office

Designing a Modern Data Center for Your Office

More than a decade has passed since cloud computing became the new paradigm of enterprise data networks. What was once considered to be a cutting edge solution is now a business standard, and the days of client/server office networks are mostly over. Modern business networks operate as data centers; whether you keep servers on-premise or…

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The Importance of Secure Email Hosting

The Importance of Secure Email Hosting

When former United States Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified before Congress in July 2019, information security experts paid attention to his testimony for reasons that were more technical than political. One of the various matters that Mueller investigated during his tenure was the hacking of email accounts operated by the Democratic National Committee as well…

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Understanding Hybrid and Private Cloud Systems

Understanding Hybrid and Private Cloud Systems

Cloud computing, at least as we came to know it during its inception in the late 1990s, has changed significantly. When most people think about “the cloud,” they have a vision of public cloud computing, which encompasses popular services such as Microsoft Office 365, Google’s G Suite for business productivity, and Software-as-a-Service solutions such as…

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