Phishing Scams…don’t get caught

By: Ben Peterson Posted on May 1, 2017 So my blog for this week is related to Phishing Scams. Not the kind of tall-tale fishing stories that your Uncle tells you, but the kind of Phishing scams that will get your identify stolen, or social media account hacked. Unfortunately there are some really evil people… Continue Reading

Keep Calm & Compute On…

By: Ben Peterson Posted on April 7, 2017 I was talking to my 6y old the other day, and trying to get her to understand that sometimes things don’t go the way you want them to. I told her that the 1st thing to do is to NOT freak out, and to Stay Calm. 6y… Continue Reading

Backups, backups, backups…

By: Ben Peterson Posted on April 6, 2017 This week I went to a network meeting and spoke for a min about the need to have backups. It is critical to have some sort of up-to-date backups for your computer. Out there, in the wild internet, thrives a booming business of cyber criminals waiting to… Continue Reading

How to pick out your next computer

By: Ben Peterson Posted on March 13, 2017 There are lots of choices when it comes to picking out you next computer. Do you go with HP, Dell, Asus, Acer, Microsoft, Apple, or Linux, just to name a few. It can be overwhelming if you don’t know what you are looking for. We here at… Continue Reading

Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts

By: Neil Reeves Posted on March 10, 2017 Windows 10 Keyboard Shortcuts Does it slow you down having to take your hand off the keyboard and reach for your mouse? Do you get frustrated clicking around menus trying to find how to do a seemingly simple task in Windows 10? Many tasks required to navigate… Continue Reading

Phishing & Scam attacks are on the rise

Social engineering attacks are getting much more sophisticated.  Social engineering is the act of manipulating a person into gaining access or sensitive data by preying on basic human psychology. The difference between social engineering attacks and, for example, a hacker attempting to gain access to a website is the choice of tools used. A hacker… Continue Reading

What is Disaster Recovery and Why Is It Important?

  While these natural disasters affect millions of people every year, many more have to deal with the devastating repercussions of everyday disasters such as human error, cryptolocker and power outages. In fact, about one-third of small and mid-sized businesses will experience a disruption to their operations lasting 24 hours or more.   Downtime is… Continue Reading

Moving small businesses to the cloud

We get asked all of the time about moving to the cloud.  Unfortunately the answer isn’t cut and dry.  In fact, every situation is different.  There are a few instances in which it is almost always preferable to move to the cloud.  These are  for Email and Backups. No small or medium-sized business should be… Continue Reading