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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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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Optimizing Mobile Devices for Business Performance

Optimizing Mobile Devices for Business Performance

Business owners from across the High Desert region are increasingly turning their attention to mobile devices for their employees. Smartphones, tablets, and lightweight portable computing devices are being preferred over desktop systems, and company owners are tempted by the current bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend in Apple Valley, Hesperia, and Victorville. The Benefits and Performance of BYOD…

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Why Cybercrime Groups Become More Active During the Holidays

Why Cybercrime Groups Become More Active During the Holidays

Less than two weeks before Christmas, Mayor LaToya Cantrell of New Orleans declared a state of emergency after she was informed of a major cyberattack on the city’s networks. Following the advice of IT security managers, Mayor Cantrell ordered an immediate shutdown of municipal data centers, servers, hybrid cloud networks, and even internet-connected client devices.…

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Real-World Network Security Testing for Business Owners

Real-World Network Security Testing for Business Owners

The fourth and final season of “Mr. Robot,” the gritty techno-thriller series broadcast on the USA cable television network, will come to an end in the next few months, and it will likely be remembered for its highly realistic portrayal of cybercrime. The production team behind “Mr. Robot” insisted on making hacking scenes, which ranged…

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Windows 10 October Update is Essential for Business Users

Windows 10 October Update is Essential for Business Users

Since 2018, software giant Microsoft has been working diligently towards improving the delivery of Windows 10 updates, and the company feels that the time is right to release 19H2, a series of improvements and fixes that are particularly important to enterprise users. The first thing you should know about 19H2 is that business users will…

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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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