Think your data is safe in “the cloud” during a disaster? Think again… #fantasy

JohnMHoyt Apple, Backup Solutions, Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Repair, Computer Service, Computer Support, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

The East Coast was ravaged by hurricane Sandy this week, causing still undetermined billions of dollars in damage. We will know more in the coming days, as we find out exactly how many people have perished, how many homes are permanently destroyed and how business and the economy will be affected. Here, safe and sound in the Upstate of South …

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How to stay safe in the cloud

JohnMHoyt Apple, broadband, Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Security, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Office 365, OS X, Sales, Secure IT Alert, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Here’s an article that I thought I would share about how to stay safe in the cloud… While I would not say it is the end all, be all post for cloud security, it does point out some great ways to protect yourself. As businesses move to hosted solutions such as SaaS (Software As A Service), cloud storage, and get …

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Microsoft BPOS users notified to plan for Microsoft Online Services transition to Microsoft Office 365

JohnMHoyt broadband, Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Microsoft BPOS, Microsoft Office 365, Windows Leave a Comment

Microsoft BPOS users are being notified to plan now for a transition to Microsoft Online Services in the next 30 days. If you are currently using BPOS, you should have received an email by now, if not, you should visit the Microsoft Online Services transition center web site for more information. As a Microsoft partner, Homeland Secure IT can help …

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Cloud Computing Allows for Millions of People to be Down at Once #Office365 #CloudComputing

JohnMHoyt Cloud Computing, Computer Support, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Microsoft BPOS, Microsoft Exchange, Office, Technology Leave a Comment

The Microsoft issue today that prevented millions and millions (over 300 million) of people from getting to their email for several hours serves as a reminder that “The Cloud” is not perfect yet. While most businesses who have a typical Microsoft Exchange Server might experience an outage that affects their users, when a cloud provider has a glitch, it affects a …

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Microsoft Office 365 Cloud Computing Arrives With Little Fanfare

JohnMHoyt broadband, Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Service, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Microsoft BPOS, Microsoft Exchange, Mobile, Office, Sales, Technology, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

As a Microsoft Partner, we keep abreast of all the offerings that MS has that may be of interest to our clients.  One area of interest has been The Cloud as momentum in Cloud Computing / Cloud Services has been building slowly but steadily as businesses search for ways to save money and reduce personnel & IT costs. Google Apps …

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Spring Cleaning??? Pffffffthththt

JohnMHoyt Apple, Backup Solutions, Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Repair, Computer Service, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, Microsoft BPOS, Microsoft Exchange, Office, OS X, security, Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Every year about this time, millions of people spend hours or even days cleaning up their computers. They weed through mail, files and other data, trying to determine what is to be kept and what should be deleted. I suggest NOT cleaning. Sure, you can ORGANIZE, but why risk losing an important file? External hard drives are inexpensive and easy …

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Ditch the WiFi and go with 3g or 4g broadband connectivity for your mobile devices

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, broadband, Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Security, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, iPhone, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, Mobile, OS X, Secure IT Alert, security, Technology, Windows Leave a Comment

Those of you who are using a notebook computer or mobile device such as an iPad, iPhone, Android or Android tablet and connecting to those public free wifi access hotspots may want to just ditch the WiFi after what I heard about today… In spite of what I said about safe browsing from public wi-fi hotspots using a VPN a …

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Just Who is Promoting Cloud Computing Solutions? Accountants?

JohnMHoyt Apple, broadband, Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Repair, Computer Sales, Computer Security, Computer Service, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, Microsoft BPOS, OS X, security, Technology, Windows Leave a Comment

With more and more cloud computing / SaaS offerings becoming available to us, just who is promoting them? Hunter Richards, a Market Analyst in the field of accounting has a poll on the SoftwareAdvice.com site asking “Are accountants recommending the cloud yet?” That is a great question, unfortunately there was only a “Yes” or “No” answer. If there had been …

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Seneca Data Motion CL900 Tablet Computer Running Windows 7 Professional Coming Soon!

JohnMHoyt Android, broadband, Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Sales, Connectivity, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, Microsoft, Mobile, Nexlink, Technology, Windows 2 Comments

I can hardly contain myself! One of our favorite vendors, Seneca Data, just announced a new line of ruggedized tablet computers that they will be offering in the coming months! The Android and iPad tablet wars are going full strength, but it looks like Microsoft’s Windows 7 isn’t out of the running just yet. Oh I already hear what you …

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Microsoft Online Services BPOS Update for January 2011

JohnMHoyt Business, Cloud Computing, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Microsoft, Microsoft BPOS, Technology Leave a Comment

Microsoft has announced a Service Update for January 2011 which includes new features and enhancements to improve the service experience for both administrators and users. Many of these changes have been requested by BPOS users, so it will be a pleasant surprise for those for sure… This is from the bulletin released on January 5th, 2010: All service upgrades in …

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