Don’t Panic if You Come Across Hard Drive Problems

Don’t Panic if You Come Across Hard Drive Problems

For people in the Apple Valley, Victorville, and Hesperia area, Sonic Systems provides a variety of computer services for local businesses. One of the most common computer problems that the professionals at Sonic Systems solve on a daily basis involves computer hard drives.  Hard Drives Fail over Time There are many ways that a hard…

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Managed IT Services in the High Desert

Managed IT Services in the High Desert

For most small business owners and entrepreneurs who are just getting started in places such as Victorville, Apple Valley, and Hesperia, the issue of how information technology should be handled cannot be ignored. A few micro companies can get by with the minimum in terms of IT; for example, if you intend to operate a…

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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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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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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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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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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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Lessons from the 2019 Baltimore Ransomware Attack

Lessons from the 2019 Baltimore Ransomware Attack

On May 7, various networks operated by the City of Baltimore were subject to a ransomware attack that resulted in a loss of more than $18 million. Municipal services in this large American metropolis were substantially crippled by the attack over several weeks; the City Council ordered employees to set up temporary Gmail accounts, but…

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Understanding the New Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise Upgrade Requirements

Understanding the New Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise Upgrade Requirements

Technology giant Microsoft recently made a very important announcement about the future of the Windows 10 operating system, particularly as it relates to future upgrades. In essence, the next major Windows 10 1903 upgrade, which is currently rolling out for most devices, will require twice as much storage space available. If the desktops, laptops, and…

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