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New Guidelines: End Frequent Password Changes

By Admin  April 24, 2017 The agency that develops information security standards for the U.S. federal government is recommending significant changes to password guidelines, essentially reversing some long-held best practices. Changes to the Digital Identity Guidelines are managed by officials at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a division of the U.S. Department [...]

Why are Virtual CIO Services Important?

Virtual CIO Services are valuable to small and medium sized business (SMB) owners and managers for the following reasons: 1. To maximize return on investment (ROI) in IT systems, business entities must align IT Strategic Plans and Goals with the overall Strategic Plans and Goals of the organization. Failure to achieve a proper alignment will [...]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Healthcare, IT Productivity, Small & Mid-Size Business|

Understanding High-Speed Small Business Networking Solutions

Network performance can be a challenging area for many small businesses. A slow network with insufficient bandwidth impedes production, delays receiving important files, and causes problems transmitting data to customers—not to mention security flaps and data loss. Small business networking solutions offer many different grades of service and speeds, but which one is right for [...]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Healthcare, IT Productivity, Small & Mid-Size Business|

Do mobile devices stunt social-emotional skills?

As more of our lives are consumed with digital technology — social media, texting and smartphones — is it any wonder that our children are growing up with electronic gadgets as companions? A report on media consumption by the nonprofit Common Sense Media said teens spend an average of nearly nine hours a day using [...]

By | November 17th, 2016|Education, IT Productivity|

Server FAIL: 3 signs your server is on the brink

Servers, like home furnaces, are critical pieces of infrastructure that should work without issue for many years. But eventually they will start struggling, maybe rattling a bit or not working as efficiently as they once did. They might limp along for a while, but one sad day, they go dark. Maybe it’s a quick component [...]

Why Network Monitoring?

What’s happening on your network? If you don’t feel you have a handle on that question, you should enhance your network monitoring capabilities. Network monitoring software keeps an eye on devices, traffic, and servers on corporate or educational networks and notifies network administrators when things go wrong. It’s a key weapon in a network manager’s [...]

How often does your technology experience trouble?

If your business is constantly dealing with technical hiccups, your assets that are meant to be a boon to your organization, can quickly become a nuisance that holds you back. How can you take better care of your technology, and use it to usher in a new era of productivity? First, we might need to [...]

By | November 14th, 2016|IT Productivity, Small & Mid-Size Business|