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Random thoughts about cell phones and service industry usage

Homeland Secure IT is stuck in the past! That’s right, a high-tech business is using what most consider to be antiquated technology. It isn’t because of the cost, it is because of the features. We are actually paying more per month for our cell phone plan than if we were using the latest devices and connectivity. What we use and …

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Ransomware trojans may publish your private information online for anyone to see #Kenzero

 If you have not heard about the Kenzero trojan, then sit back and let me tell you a tale that may keep you from sleeping tonight. We’ve seen lots of malware which makes the user believe they have been infected and that they can pay X dollars to have their machine cleaned up. While very popular, these have nothing …

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SECURE IT ALERT: A Plethora of Microsoft Vulnerabilities Patched! #MS #IIS #Windows #Office #Microsoft

Homeland Secure IT Alert for Wednesday, September 15, 2010 Yesterday’s “Patch Tuesday” was an exciting one… It included patches across the board for all Microsoft Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office and IIS (web server). The most critical in my opinion is IIS as it often sits on your server, providing Outlook Web Access, or other data, and is accessible to …

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Greenville business computer service, support and repair – Free Estimates

If you have issues with your business computer systems, who do you call? If you are calling a one-man-shop, you may be getting a great deal in terms of hourly rates, however, you may find that the wait for this one person to finally get around to you could lead to inconvenient downtime. Unfortunately, the better the technician, the more …

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SECURE IT ALERT: “Here You Have” Email Contains Fake and Malicious PDF or WMV Links

Homeland Secure IT Alert for September 10th, 2010   Making the news this week has been dire warnings of a rapidly spreading email worm. While it appears to be nothing more than we have seen in the past, I have reposted a security alert from Watchguard, makers of a great firewall devices and security appliances.   — Supposedly Wide-Spread Email …

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Social Story Conference in Greenville Sept. 24th w/Trey Pennington & Others #Greenville #SocialStory

Here’s what I am looking forward to this month in Greenville: Trey Pennington (@TreyPennington) has created the “Social Story Conference” which is going to be in Greenville, SC on September 24th. Trey, along with some other awesome people will be speaking on the subject of social media and social stories.  In short, how businesses can, and do, connect with people …

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Setting up a “gatekeeper” account in Microsoft Exchange & Outlook

Tip Of The Day – Gatekeeper Email Setup: Here’s the scenario… Assume you are an executive and you are lucky enough to have a personal assistant. Now, let’s also assume you are sick of getting email from just any Tom, Dick or Harry. What do you do? You make your PA your “Gatekeeper”. There are lots of ways to handle …

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RDX Backup Solutions Becoming More Mainstream AND More Affordable

When selecting a backup solution, you may be considering one of the following: LTO, DLT, DAT Tape – The de facto standard in backup media for business and enterprise. Though it is growing a little long in the tooth, the format has proven itself to be reliable and affordable when you consider the lifetime of the drive and the media. …

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Are you overlooking a notebook computer backup plan?

I hate to keep beating this dead horse, but a dear friend called this morning as I was on my way in to the office, telling how his notebook computer had experienced a totally depleted battery over the weekend and that when he tried to bring it back up, he got the dreaded blue screen of death… This was followed …

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