What does free really cost?

What follows is a guest blog post from our friends at EPC, a company providing data destruction services for your end of life computer equipment. What Does Free Really Cost? You’ve met the “guy with the pick-up truck” that can take your PC in for free. All of us have. But where does your data on that PC “go?” Even …

Our Black Friday Trend Micro anti-virus giveaway winners are…

Everyone signed up to this blog was automatically entered in our little giveaway. We have so few subscribers that your odds of being selected were extraordinarily high! In fact, I actually was selected once, so in the essence of fairness, I ran the random number generator until someone not associated with Homeland Secure IT was selected. Normally, our rules are …

Trend Micro Internet Security anti-virus giveaway and Black Friday special

Homeland Secure IT wants you to be protected… So much so that we are giving away *FIVE* free 1 year Trend Micro Internet Security packages to random people subscribed to this blog.  We’ll do it on Friday, November 23rd. This product retails at $49.95…. To be eligible, you must be able to pick up the product at our office here …

Lenovo IdeaPad S400 14″ notebook – Super slim, lightweight, affordable!

Here’s a lovely little laptop for you to consider… The Lenovo IdeaPad S400 14″ LED Notebook with Intel Core i3 dual core processor, 500GB HD and 4 GB of RAM. Webcam, USB 3.0, HDMI output, Microsoft Windows 8 and 1 year Lenovo warranty. There’s not much else to say!  Thin, lightweight, and brisk performance…  Rated at 5 hours battery life. …

Nexlink 2000UP Ultrabook Holiday Special – Get one (or a dozen) for your business!

Finally, something to be thankful for… A lightweight powerhouse notebook that will not break the bank! This 4lb Ultrabook features: Intel i3-3217U processor 14 inch LED display 4 GB DDR RAM 30GB mSATA drive for cache 320GB 7200RPM 16MB SATA3 HD Intel WiFI Link 6230 802.11/a/b/g/n & Bluetooth Ports: 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, HDMI, Audio, RJ45 …

Firewall your business network! Don’t rely on home routers for protection!

This is pet peeve of mine: Business networks should be behind firewalls, not behind home routers! When we visit a client location, we generally find one of the following configurations. Absolutely NO firewall – just the router provided by the ISP A Linksys, TrendNet, Netgear, D-Link wireless router designed for home use An actual firewall such as a Cisco, WatchGuard, SonicWALL, …

Constant wireless network connection dropping got you down?

Wireless woes got you down? Tired of Wi-Fi connection issues? Here are a couple of common complains we hear, maybe one of these applies to you: You have a wireless tablet (iPad, Android, Windows, etc), notebook / laptop, point of sale system, Voice over IP phone system, etc, and as you move around your business, you lose your wireless connection, …

You need a second pair of eyes on your business computer, server & network

If you maintain your own company computer, server & network or do you have someone in-house that does, it might be a good idea to get a second pair of eyes to give your business infrastructure a once-0ver. If you are like most people, when everything is running well, you get comfortable and begin to do the job you were …

Keep an eye on your home from anywhere with the D-Link DCS-942L IP camera without going broke

Here’s a fun one we offer for sale…   The D-Link DCS-942L IP camera. This puppy is compact, and loaded with great features. Resolution of 640×480 Infrared (see in the dark) with automatic cut filter Ethernet connected Wireless Wi-Fi connected! Wall / desk mount included Built-in microphone (listen in to the room it is mounted in) Audio out – yes, …