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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


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


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
internet domain name


Manage your Internet Domains before they get hijacked. Last week, a business owner walked up to me and said, “I think I need your help. Someone called me and offered me my Internet domains for $5,000. I am not receiving any e-mail and the web site you visit while trying to ... Read More
December 30, 2016Mark Anthony Germanos
Privacy Policy


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
cheap toy


Avoid the low bidder. You should avoid the low bidder. They usually cut corners in order to maintain their low pricing. This aggressive corner cutting usually works against you. You get cheaper parts, lower quality workmanship, or both. That’s why I avoid hiring low bidders and so should you. I recently hired ... Read More
October 13, 2016Mark Anthony Germanos


Phishing…yes or no?   This morning, I received a rather suspicious e-mail allegedly from Amazon.com. This looked like an order confirmation for a TV someone purchased and shipped to Alabama. Upon inspection, I learned this was a phishing attempt. I deleted the fraudulent message. I want to show how to identify a phishing ... Read More
September 2, 2016Mark Anthony Germanos


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
RFID wallet


Reduce interest-based ads’ effectiveness. Anybody out there tired of online ads that pull you away from your work? Same here. Online marketers track your web surfing habits. They then use that information to create interest-based ads they feel will appeal to you. I am showing two ads that appeal to me, ... Read More


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


Protect your RFID charge cards. I bought an RFID blocking wallet…and so should you. RFID is an acronym. It stands for radio-frequency identification (RFID), which “uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track tags attached to objects. The tags contain electronically stored information,” according to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio-frequency_identification. These tags are commonly found ... Read More


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