IT Consulting

Firewalls: Do you know who’s coming through your doors?

A firewall is a software program or a piece of hardware that controls traffic in and out of your computer or network. Software programs are generally included in a new computer purchase and they are designed to screen out the malicious stuff trying to reach your computer through the Internet. Hardware firewalls do the same…

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With Office 365, there’s no reason to compromise

Used with permission from Microsoft by Michael Atalla A lot is said these days about the choices people and organizations are faced with when adopting technology. In the end, it’s all about productivity. All of these decisions are made with the aim of optimizing your productivity — whether you’re a stay-at-home mom, accountant, student, or…

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Time to upgrade to Windows Server 2012?

used with permission from HP Technology at Work Do you feel like you spend as much time evaluating new technologies as you do performing your job responsibilities? An over-exaggeration for sure, but carefully choosing network and computing technology obviously helps to determine whether your business operates as efficiently, productively or competitively as possible. That said,…

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Are IT Purchases Hurting Your Bottom Line?

by Stefani Laszko Does the thought of purchasing your first server or replacing an existing one stress you out? Small to medium size businesses need servers for various reasons.  Common needs are increased performance, additional file storage or separation of specialized business software. Depending on the specific needs of your business, a new server and…

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Cloud Computing Ahead. Umbrellas Optional.

by Stefani Laszko According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology “cloud computing is a model for enabling convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources….. that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction.”  Quite a mouthful. The term “cloud computing” may be…

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