I know I need to protect my website so it can keep serving you safely well into the future, so I take precautions. Protecting your business or personal website is an essential question for every website owner. News reports constantly reveal the risks posed by leaving a website unprotected and vulnerable to malicious attacks and hackers. You may be asking yourself "What protections are necessary to protect my website? Are the strict precautions taken by larger businesses necessary for smaller … [Read more...] about How Can I Protect My Website?
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Google Apps is a great tool that has been out for a while now, and we at Grundig IT use a plethora of features from it. The best part is that these features can also be easily added to your mobile device, to allow for access anywhere. From using the Calendar for scheduling, Gmail for communication, and Drive / Docs to share documentation, all of these features play a key role in enabling how we function at Grundig IT. We'd like to demonstrate how we put these different functions to use, and how … [Read more...] about How We Use Google Apps
Each year managed IT becomes a more prevalent option as businesses increasingly turn to managed service providers (MSPs) to meet their information technology goals. However, despite this growth, managed IT and the standard services provided remain largely non-standardized and mysterious. Thankfully, this is changing, and today most MSPs offer the following five core services that—when managed effectively—also provide the greatest relative benefit to respective businesses: Email Hosting Email … [Read more...] about Which IT Services Should Be Managed?
Windows 10: Windows 10 will be more popular than Windows 8 has been so far. It will be released during the middle of 2015 and will improve on some of the features that Windows 8 premiered while reintroducing some items from Windows 7 that were missing in Windows 8. Windows 10 will feature, unlike Windows 8, the normal-looking start menu in the bottom-left corner of the screen. This is what we have become used to over the last 20 years. While Windows 10 is being … [Read more...] about Technology Predictons for 2015
Securing your computer and network requires careful attention in several different areas: passwords, online application settings, firewall settings, anti-virus, and anti-malware. If you stop paying attention in one of these areas, all the work in the others may be irrelevant. Maintaining and remembering passwords may seem like a pain, but it's important. Keep the following in mind regarding passwords: Choose and use complex passwords (using a mixture of letters, … [Read more...] about Computer Security
5 things to watch for (or continue to watch) in 2010. The next version of the popular Microsoft Office Suite will be released in June 2010. A free public beta version of MS Office 2010 is available now for download (I am using it today). Office Web Apps, the online component of Microsoft Office will include online versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Prediction: Acceptance of Office 2010 upon its release will be better than that of Office 2007, primarily because the interface … [Read more...] about 5 Things to Watch for in 2010
There has been a lot of attention paid to the potentially damaging capabilities of the Conficker worm, which has been circulating on the Internet for several months now, but which was set to markedly increase this month with new attacks. Whether on not you have been affected, the attention to this virus / worm does raise some good points regarding protection of your PCs in general. 1. Install a good antivirus program which automatically updates itself with the latest … [Read more...] about What Conficker (or the April 1 computer virus) teaches us