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September 7, 2018

“What’s your cloud strategy?”

“Do we have the cloud?”

The term “cloud” is kind of nebulous (see what I did, there?).  “The cloud” is a more logical concept than an actual thingy.  When you put a bunch of your music and pictures into your Dropbox or Google Drive account’s storage, you are using Dropbox’s or Google’s cloud – servers they maintain at a secure facility somewhere and let folks login to their account and use on strictly defined terms.  Cloud.

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August 17, 2018

Good password security is important, and not so very difficult.  A few simple guidelines/practices will stand you in good stead. 

Your password is your very own secret word. Keep it a secret.  Once anyone else knows it, it is not a secret

  1. For starters, don’t tell anyone (even your bestie, daughter, co-worker, etc.).

  2. Don’t email or text your password to someone else.  Don’t tell anyone.

  3. Don’t store your list of passwords on your computer in plain text or...

July 26, 2018

A moment’s web search suggests that an average office worker receives over a hundred emails a day and sends around forty business emails daily.  Some of those emails will be bogus, but we are all working so hard.  We are stressed and busy.  How can we tell if something is legitimate? 

Think. 

If you stop and think, you will be very hard to trick.  Here are some easy and specific things anyone can do to prevent being suckered.

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July 13, 2018

WHAT IS A MANAGED SERVICE PROVIDER?

The lingo sounds fancy but it's quite simple!  A managed service provider, also known as an MSP, is a third-party company that is responsible for a predetermined set of day-to-day tasks or services.  In the context of information technology an MSP will traditionally manage and monitor an organizations network.  An MSP will also typically provide support, much like an in-house IT staff.  MSP companies have multiple professional employ...

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