Archives for March 2013

A Strong Password is Your First Defense

The evolution of computers is astounding.  The increase in computing power, bandwidth and accessibility has made almost everything people do with computers easier.  Information technology not only satisfies our need for instant gratification, but changes the rules for trivial pursuit. No doubt, computers have changed our lives, but we still login very much like in the old days. Today’s computer looks much different from the main frame days. Back then most users had a “green” screen to input data, starting with username and password. There was little graphics and most user input was entered at a prompt.  Now, the graphics are remarkable from backgrounds to programs to games.  The modern computer and display makes the virtual world come alive in ways that were hard to imagine twenty years ago.  But with all the advancements one key feature hasn’t changed, we still use a username and … [Read more...]

Living on the Edge with Your Data Backup and Disaster Recovery Strategy?

One of the biggest risks you can take is not having a backup and disaster recovery strategy. Your data is important and irreplaceable.  Sure, you may never experience a disk failure, but if you do it will be a disaster.  Ask anyone who has suffered a data loss and they will tell you about the distress and panic when they realized that the data was gone forever.  Data loss can devastate your operations and cripple your organization.  But for a problem with such disastrous results, it has an easy fix. Read about our easy 3-2-1 Backup Strategy. Backing up data is relatively easy and economical on the front side and provides an easy recovery method in case of a disk loss or failure.  Backup costs are a fraction of recovery costs and sometimes no amount of money or effort can recover data from a severely damaged disk. Today’s technology provides many cost-effective ways to protect … [Read more...]

Microsoft Office 365

Your complete Office in the Cloud - Microsoft Office 365 If you would like to have all the features of Exchange without having to maintain a server. Or if you want to keep your Office products upgraded without purchasing new software, Microsoft Office 365 is for you. Office 365 brings together the power of the Office products that you know with business class email (powered by Exchange Online), document sharing (powered by SharePoint Online), and instant messaging and video conferencing (powered by Lync Online). Anywhere, anytime access Office is now optimized to use across your devices - PC, Mac, tablet, and smartphone – with touch-friendly features and still great with traditional keyboard and mouse. Sign in to Office to access the latest version of your documents and personal settings as they follow you across devices. Sync files to your devices using SkyDrive Pro for offline … [Read more...]