Outsource your network management

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Apr2017
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 ... Read More
Cyber Security

06

Apr2017
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, ... Read More
hurricane-sandy-satellite-7

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Feb2017
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 ... Read More
February 26, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
Failing battery

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Feb2017
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.... Read More
February 19, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
1000 feet of Ethernet cable

09

Jan2017
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. ... Read More
January 9, 2017Mark Anthony Germanos
Privacy Policy

02

Nov2016
Do you even have a privacy policy?No policy? While rewriting this website, I reviewed this website’s privacy policy. What? No policy? Seems I wrote and published this website before publishing online privacy policies became commonplace. I published a new one for mine and am encouraging you to write one for ... Read More
November 2, 2016Mark Anthony Germanos
password1-618×336

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Aug2016
If you see your password here, you better change it.When we choose passwords, most prefer easy to remember words. We're all guilty of doing that at least once. A client used her husband’s name, a woman who used her favorite baseball team and a man chose“12345” as his standard password. I kid ... Read More
August 11, 2016Mark Anthony Germanos
passwords

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May2016
Understanding passwords.The stronger your passwords, the more work an identity thief has to do to break them. A strong password is a password that: Has lowercase letters. Has uppercase letters. Has numbers, and Has special characters.We ... Read More
dual-monitors

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Mar2016
Say YES to dual monitors.I recently told a client that she should have dual monitors at her desk. She replied, “I’ve been using only one for decades. Why do I need two now?” Here are some reasons:1. Dual monitors present a larger, crisper image that spans across two devices.2. Dual ... Read More
March 28, 2016Mark Anthony Germanos