Is IT Maintenance Worth the Cost?

"Is computer maintenance worth it? Can’t you just run over to Costco or call Dell every couple of years and get the latest/greatest new computer with all the newest bells and whistles?" I get this question now and then when I meet new people and tell them what I do for a living.

Spying On Your Employees?

So your business is running well, you like and trust your staff, they are getting their work done, and the computers and network are mostly running fine. Then you come across an article or talk to an IT expert who says you should start spying on your employees.

Why the FBI Cares about me and my home router?

I’m a law abiding citizen, I pay my taxes and don’t rob banks. So why is the FBI trying to tell me what to do? Why do they care about me? Oddly enough, it turns out they do care about me...and you...when it comes to our home computer networks. Don’t worry, you didn’t do anything wrong.

This Medical Office Didn’t Avoid A Data Breach Lawsuit

This is a scary story about how one healthcare company didn’t avoid a data breach lawsuit that it could have entirely prevented. Last October, three former employees of Lincare, an in-home respiratory care provider, filed a lawsuit claiming that thousands of the company’s employees had been endangered by a data breach caused by inadequate data security policies and procedures.

What’s after Phishing? Vishing and Smishing!

Two kinds of “phishing” you may not know about make things worse for all of us: Vishing and Smishing. And unless you know what to look for, you just might get caught. Phishing is when hackers, viruses, and trojans send you emails that pretend to be your bank or other (usually financial) services company.

New Computer Best Practices: Avoiding Hidden Threats

What makes I.T. different than other parts of your business is that if you do it wrong, your business can be destroyed. The problem is that I.T. seems like something that many people can do on their own. Whether you just bought a new PC, or bring your home laptop to the office, or let a new employee bring in their own PC, it’s usually pretty easy to add a computer to your WiFi and get to work.

Viruses, Trojans and Hackers: The “Not Me” Factor

Doctors have patients who never get a flu shot. They don’t think they’ll get sick because they say they’re careful. “Not Me!”, they say...and then they get sick. Parents tell their teenage children to not text while driving. But they often don’t listen, and tell their friends “Not Me!” insisting that they’ll be careful.