How can you save money? Maybe I should answer this "how do I save money" question with a story. My first client was a highly respected professor. He did not practice preventative maintenance and he did not save money in this episode. He bought a new Lexis ...
April 20, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
Have you ever wanted to send a large file? Today, I will show how to send a large file over the Internet. Files that are less than 10 MB can usually travel as e-mail attachments. If you try sending a large file (larger than 10 MB), you will get...unpredictable results. That's ...
April 18, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
Watch out for phishing attacks. Yes, you read that right. You have to be street smart and watch for phishing attempts. These are attempts to gain your website credentials at a fake site. They are more common than ever. Perhaps you've seen e-mail asking you to verify your Amazon, PayPal or ...
April 16, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
You have secure data. How secure is it? Your workday may be done. However, thousands of people can access your secure data all night long. Outsiders and insiders both are a risk. Some of history's worst attacks were conducted by insiders. To maintain access control and secure your data, you have ...
April 13, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
Revisit Your cybersecurity resolutions. Yes, yes, yes, I know. It's not January 1st anymore. I agree. Regardless, you should look at your cybersecurity policies and ask if a) they are up to date, and b) if you're meeting them. This includes interviewing your IT department. They may see your ...
April 11, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
Network security is an investment. Network security is not cheap. You already knew that. Individual solutions are becoming more costly. Inexpensive open source alternatives struggle to keep up. Compliance and quality assurance costs are rising annually. The total cost of cyber crime is reaching unprecedented levels, averaging $15 Million per year ...
April 9, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
Hackers are targeting you and your data. Hackers attack daily. Most hacker attacks are not news headlines anymore. Hackers continue to gain access to valuable data and personal information daily. They target both private companies and government agencies. The good news is, most companies have begun to take security seriously. Therefore, ...
April 6, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
You need a disaster recovery plan. Who wants to incur a fire, flood or theft that knocks you out of business? Nobody. Good. Who has a disaster recovery plan? You would use one to resuscitate your business if a disaster struck. Disasters happen. Airplanes landed in New York City. A hurricane and levee ...
February 26, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
Do not waste money on a replacement battery. Yes. You read that right. I am advocating that you do not replace a failed cell phone battery. A failing battery is the first and usually most visible sign that your phone is failing. You should replace the complete phone. A story for you....
February 19, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
You need to hire professional contractors. You need something done right, on time, the first time. Go shopping. You can find a professional or find someone who says he can do the work and "can give you a discount" before you start talking price. Should you hire him? I would say, no. ...
January 9, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos