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CryptoLocker: 3 Steps You Can Take Right Now to Improve Network Security and Guard Against a Cyber-Attack

CryptoLocker:  3 Steps You Can Take Right Now to Improve Network Security and Guard Against a Cyber-Attack Did you know that cyber-attacks within the private sector (including small businesses just like yours) doubled in 2015?  That’s right!  A report by Kaspersky Labs found that there were twice as many attacks last year than occurred the…

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Medical Stethoscope Picture

Is Your Medical Office IT HIPAA Compliant?

Is Your Medical Office’s IT HIPAA Compliant? HIPAA compliance should be a top priority for all medical practices. Originally signed into law back in 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is designed to enhance the privacy of healthcare patients by requiring practices, which are referred to as covered entities, to follow certain…

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Fun IT Video – “User Error”

Seriously Funny! Take 2 minutes and enjoy… Thanks to our friends over at SpiceWorks, we have this classic bit of I.T. humor to share with you.  For a good laugh to break up the monotony of your workday, tune your speakers, sit back, and prepare to enjoy 2 minutes of fun and laughter!    …

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Windows 10 – When Should Your Business Upgrade?

Windows 10 – When Should Your Business Upgrade?     Thinking about upgrading your computers but not sure when to pull the trigger?  Here are some things to consider. It’s pretty typical for businesses to wait when it comes to upgrading their software and operating systems to the latest release.  That’s because, usually, the need…

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Tripp Lite IT Racks and Cabinets

Choose the Right Cabinet to Keep I.T. Simple

Simplify Your I.T. with the right Cabinet Infrastructure – Part 7 of 7 Choosing the right I.T. Cabinet Your critical I.T. infrastructure equipment should be neatly organized and secured into a solid and stable rack, cabinet or, in the case of a small office network, wall-mountable solution.  No matter what the size of your office I.T., there’s a…

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Office Firewall Illustration

Routers and Firewalls

Routers and Firewalls Infrastructure – Part 6 of 7 A router is a bridge between your network and the internet A router is the device that connects your building’s network infrastructure to the internet.  It is imperative that this connection be monitored and secured to prevent unauthorized access to your network from the outside world.  This…

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Cisco Wifi Access Points

WIFI Access Points

WIFI Access Points Infrastructure – Part 5 of 7 What is a Wireless Access Point? Wireless Access Points (WAP’s) are, indeed, part of your network infrastructure.  These devices allow your wireless devices (laptops, tablets, smartphones, etc.) to connect to the physically wired / cabled portion of your I.T. network infrastructure.  WiFi access points are the bridge…

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Cisco Switches

Network Switches

Network  Switches Infrastructure (4 of 7) What is a network switch? All the network cables are ultimately connected into a device called a network switch.  A network switch serves as a central device enabling the communication of the IT devices connected to it.  These are the devices you typically see with all the green and…

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Network Cabling

Network Cabling Infrastructure (3 of 7) Ethernet Cabling The most basic components of the network infrastructure are the network cabling that physically connects your computers, phones, printers, and other network hardware together.  The most common network cabling is called Ethernet cabling and is sometimes referred to as “low voltage” or “CAT 5” cabling.  The network cabling…

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APC Uninterruptible Power Supply UPS

Electrical & Backup Power Supplies

  Electrical & Backup Power Supplies Infrastructure (2 of 7)   One of the most overlooked components of your IT network foundation is your power source. The electrical circuits within the walls of your building that deliver electrical power to your I.T. equipment are absolutely critical to your I.T. network health. While not a requirement,…

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