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Don’t take the bait!

I suppose if I was a fish, nothing would be more tempting to me than a small, slow multi-colored something that looks an awful lot like another juicy fish swimming by me in an unassuming manner at a time when I’m really hungry or just bored. Low hanging fruit, right? My natural tendency would probably be to jump on it, swim over to it quickly and gobble it up before another fish ...

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Review. Respond. Repeat.

 

The cutting edge. It’s crucial for a business of any size to be there. To stay there. Or if you’re not, to get there. It’s what gives you that little extra you need to compete, and sometimes to survive.

What can you do to keep your edge over your competition? In this blog series, we’ve gone into detail about the first five points of our ...

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More ransomware? Breathe easy!

Here we go again. It’s June 28 and the news yesterday was filled with another cyber-attack with ransomware demanding users to pay up or lose all of your data. Although primarily confined to Europe, as of this morning the attack had reached parts of the Asia-Pacific region and even a few isolated cases in the United States.

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What a deal!

Once upon a time I was a young man starting my career in IT. I found myself in New York (the city) on an assignment, and walking down the street I was lured in by a street hawker selling knock-off watches. No one, including the salesperson himself denied they were knock-offs. But, I walked away with a nice looking Patek Phillippe forgery that would have been $100K if it were real. I scored mine for $10.

In truth, the watch performed ...

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TechSelect Partner Conference

In one of the final scenes of the classic movie “The Wizard of Oz,” the wizard, preparing to take off in his balloon to escort Dorothy back to Kansas, delivers this memorable line to the residents of Oz:

I, your Wizard per ardua ad alta, am about to embark upon a hazardous and technically
unexplainable journey into the outer ...

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That’s No Way to Own a Car

 

Support: The act of being interested in and concerned for another’s success.

Boy, don’t we all want need support from time to time? And when we need it, we want it to be a phone call away, something that seems in short supply lately.

Think about your car. It takes you to work, the kids to school and your family to the doctor. When you need it to run, you need it to run. You depend on it every day, and  need it ...

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It ain’t over ’til it’s over.

Your network needs call for new hardware or software, or other IT items. Once you’ve procured them, it’s a done deal, right? Well, not totally.

Or, say your business has a brand new location. Desks, chairs, flat screens, privacy panels and even the ping pong table are in place. New conference room is furnished and meeting areas are ready to go. Or they will be. As soon as your network is relocated as well.

To quote the great philosopher Yogi Berra, “it ...

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A good offense is the safest defense. (A WannaCrypt Update)

 

It is not a joke. It wasn’t a test. And it’s not something to be forgotten.

WannaCrypt was, and perhaps still is, a serious threat to networks everywhere.

Fortunately for our clients, the vulnerability was greatly reduced. Why? NetCare™ Operate.

In a blog post from Microsoft titled The need for urgent collective action to keep people safe online: Lessons from last week’s cyberattack ...

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WannaCry? Don’tCry! Use NetCare™

It’s all over the news, and no one really knows what may happen today, tomorrow or next month with the WannaCry Ransomware virus hitting systems all over the world.

As reported at ZDNet.com on Sunday, “the global ransomware attack that caused chaos could spring back to life again as workers return to the office, experts have warned.”

Further, it reported, “the lightning spread of the WannaCrypt ransomware attack was felt worldwide last week, causing problems for thousands of ...

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Purchase? Or procure?

Shop ‘til you drop is fun way to spend time for a lot of people. But not for a business. As a matter of fact, it’s a waste of time, money and resources. And, it’s exhausting.

Even after a day of shopping around, are you sure you’re getting the right thing at the right price? The fact of the matter is, no matter how ...

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