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
1. Stand-Alone Wearable Technology Wearable technology looks to be making yet another series of technological leaps in 2017 with new smartwatch models coming out from both Samsung and Apple. Apple’s new wearable models will be 100% waterproof, able to recognize four different types of swim strokes, and able to use an onboard GPS without a phone being present—a huge benefits for distance athletes. The Samsung Gear 3 will likewise be able to operate more independently of smartphones with built-in … [Read more...] about Our Top 5 Technology Predictions for 2017
Windows Small Business Server has existed in some form since the 1990s, though it has undergone several name changes since then. The current version, Windows Small Business Server 2008, consists of Windows Server, Microsoft Exchange Server (for email), Internet Information Server (web server), and Windows SharePoint Services (for collaboration). The Premium Edition allows for running SQL Server (database server) on a separate server. The main attraction of running Small Business … [Read more...] about Windows Small Business Server
For the last year, I have been using Google Docs as a replacement for Microsoft Office applications whenever possible. What is it? Google Docs is a free set of online productivity applications from Google, including a Word Processor, Spreadsheet and Presentation Program. What are some advantages of Google Docs? Google Docs can be accessed from any computer with a web browser and Internet access. Simply login to your free account and begin creating documents, spreadsheets or … [Read more...] about Google Docs Can Be A Useful Replacement For Microsoft Office
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
If you are a business owner, you probably have very busy periods, when it seems almost impossible to get anything done followed by very slow periods when you are wondering how to fill the day. The busy periods are tremendous fun can be challenging as well. The main problem with being super-busy all the time is that we only have the time and energy to focus on the immediate task at hand, whether this is the current job, the next job or the next day. In effect, we are working "in the … [Read more...] about Are you working in your business or on your business?
A frequently-asked question by my clients is whether a DSL connection, cable connection or fiber-optic connection is optimal for their home or business. In the Central Contra Costa County service area which I service regularly, the choice for DSL is ATT, while Comcast and Astound offer cable connections. The phone company, ATT, is also beginning to roll out and offer fiber optic-based services. In most cases, I prefer the reliability and stability of the DSL connection. While DSL connections … [Read more...] about DSL or CABLE or FIBER?