What does it mean when your ISP changes DNS servers?

JohnMHoyt Apple, broadband, Business, Computer Repair, Computer Service, Computer Support, Homeland Secure IT, Linux, Microsoft Leave a Comment

I received a phone call from Charter Business earlier today reminding me that they have deployed new DNS servers and that I should adjust my equipment to use them. Fortunately, none of our equipment even looks at name servers other than our own in-house server. ┬áBut does yours? First, let’s look at what DNS is…. The simple explanation is: DNS …

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Cloud computing: Is Microsoft Aurora / BPOS right for your small business?

JohnMHoyt Apple, Business, CCTV, Cloud Computing, Computer Repair, Computer Security, Computer Service, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, Mac, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Office, OS X, security, Technology, VoIP (Voice over IP), Windows, Windows Server Leave a Comment

Today you can hardly have a conversation with IT professionals without the buzz words, “cloud computing”, “in the cloud”, “cloud solutions”, etc popping up. What do these terms mean? To over-simplify the definition, it means that something is not stored at your location. It is stored “in the cloud”, or on a remote server, and accessed via the internet. The …

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