Are you afraid of social media?

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, Business, Cisco, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, iPhone, Microsoft, Mobile, Sales, Social Media, Technology, Trend Micro, WatchGuard 0 Comments

I have a hard time trusting people who are not active and open on social media. My perception is that they are hiding something… What are some reasons for NOT using social media to connect with people and share either your personal or business life (or in my case, both)??? Reasons people might abstain from being social on the internet: …

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Radio Station Website Compromise Leads to Visitor Infection Threat

JohnMHoyt Business, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows 0 Comments

The US-CERT National Cyber Awareness System sent out a notification yesterday and revised it today, May 21st entitled “TA13-141A: Washington, DC Radio Station Web Site Compromises”. The document outlines that on May 16th US-CERT was informed that two websites www.federalnewsradio-dot-com and www.wtop-dot-com had been compromised and that redirects had been put in place that would send Internet Explorer users to …

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Cisco Voice over IP phone systems don’t have to break the bank #VoIP #Cisco

JohnMHoyt Cisco, Homeland Secure IT, Partners, Sales, Technology, VoIP (Voice over IP) 0 Comments

Q: Why is it that just about every corporation you walk into has Cisco phones on their desks? A: Because they have become the standard by which almost every other VoIP solution is measured. People in business have grown to expect a certain level of quality. From feel of the handset and how heavy it is and whether it fits …

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

JohnMHoyt Apple, broadband, Business, Cisco, Computer Security, Computer Support, D-Link, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Partners, Sales, security, SonicWALL, WatchGuard, Windows, Windows Server 0 Comments

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, …

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Constant wireless network connection dropping got you down?

JohnMHoyt Apple, Aruba, Business, Cisco, Computer Support, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, iPhone, Microsoft, Mobile, Partners, Sales, Technology, Windows 0 Comments

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, …

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

JohnMHoyt Backup Solutions, Business, Cisco, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Lenovo, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Partners, Sales, security, Symantec, Trend Micro, Windows, Windows Server 0 Comments

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 …

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It’s vacation time! Protect your computer, server and other belongings while you are away!

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, Backup Solutions, Business, CCTV, Cisco, Computer Security, Homeland Secure IT, IP Surveillance, iPad, iPhone, Partners, Sales, security, Technology 0 Comments

If you are lucky or blessed enough to be able to take off from work and actually get out of town for a summer vacation over the Independence Day holiday this year, hopefully you will be doing a few things to protect your belongings while you are away. Here are a few examples of things you can do in order …

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What else does Homeland Secure IT do besides computers, servers and networks?

JohnMHoyt Apple, Backup Solutions, Business, CCTV, Cisco, Cloud Computing, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Fun Stuff, IP Surveillance, iPad, iPhone, John M. Hoyt's Personal Stuff, Lenovo, Licensing, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Nexlink, nexVortex, OS X, Partners, Sales, security, SonicWALL, Symantec, Technology, VoIP (Voice over IP), WatchGuard, Windows, Windows Server 0 Comments

You know the elevator speech that you typical hear from people, where they pitch their services or wares to you? Mine goes something like this, “I’m John with Homeland Secure IT, and we provide small and medium businesses with computer, server and network support, service and sales here in the Upstate”. The person I am telling will usually walk away …

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Is your business computer network ready for IPv6?

JohnMHoyt Apple, broadband, Business, Cisco, Computer Sales, Computer Service, Computer Support, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, IP Surveillance, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, Partners, Sales, SonicWALL, Technology, VoIP (Voice over IP), WatchGuard, Windows, Windows Server 0 Comments

Get ready for a slew of IPv6 news topics because World IPv6 Launch is right around the corner (June 6th, 2012). This means that a boat-load of ISPs will be flipping the switch and enabling IPv6 permanently on or before this magic date. A quick google search for IPv6 news will turn up lots of articles posted in the last few …

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Jabra Registered Partner

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, Business, Homeland Partners, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, iPhone, Mac, Microsoft, Mobile, OS X, Partners, Sales, Technology, VoIP (Voice over IP), Windows 0 Comments

Jabra produces professional headsets solutions for office, small office / home office and contact centers. Products include corded, wireless, Bluetooth wireless, USB, unified communications enabled, DECT and GAP headsets. For individuals, Jabra also provides wireless solutions for Mobile Phones, Music / MP3 players, Computers and Gaming. Products include mono and strereo (A2DP) Bluetooth headsets for music and calls, wireless speakerphone …

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