How to stay safe in the cloud

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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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Where’s Your Cloud?

JohnMHoyt Android, Apple, Backup Solutions, Business, Cloud Computing, Computer Support, Connectivity, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, Linux, Mac, Microsoft, Mobile, OS X, Partners, Sales, security, Technology, Windows, Windows Server 1 Comment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), considered by many to be the de facto standard in “cloud” solutions, experienced a wide-spread outage that took many services offline, including the popular Instagram, Pintrest and NetFlix sites over the weekend. Today, it appears that random issues are still affecting these sites. Initially the cause, estimated time of restored service and updates were quite vague, leaving …

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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

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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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Microsoft’s Online Services Health Dashboard for BPOS

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Word travels fast on Twitter!  And word was that there were outages affecting some Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite customers over the past few weeks…  In light of that, Microsoft has stepped up to the plate with their Online Services Health Dashboard and made it available to all customers and partners in all regions. This is direct from their newsletter: …

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Microsoft Business Productivity Online Suite and your Outlook work well together! #SaaS #BPOS #MS

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So you are setup with a FREE trial of Microsoft’s Business Productivity Online Suite and are enjoying all the online apps but something is missing, you don’t want to use web apps, you want to use all the features of Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 or 2010 that you have already paid for and know your way around. Well it is …

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Oh my, another #greenville computer user lost their data – Wish they had used our online backup service…

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Just saw where another computer user in Greenville could have avoided a nightmare. They posted their computer was toast. Bad hard drive according to some geeky type people that looked at it. The computer is back to running, but their data is GONE. Homeland Secure IT offers many backup solutions that can protect you from this scenario, but our favorite …

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Continuous Data Protection – Servosity Online Backup Offers It!

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I’ve heard every excuse in the book for not backing up data. Too much trouble, too expensive, too time consuming, slows the computer down while the backup is running, etc.  Until today. I actually had a discussion in which the individual told me that backups were useless because they were not real-time, and that using a backup program like Symantec’s …

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iPad and tablet computers finding their way into business

JohnMHoyt Apple, broadband, Business, Computer Service, Connectivity, Fun Stuff, Homeland Secure IT, iPad, Microsoft, Microsoft Exchange, Mobile, Technology, Windows, Windows Server 1 Comment

My initial reaction to the iPad was that it was cute little toy, but then immediately after its release it became apparent that people wanted to use them for business as well as pleasure. First was the use of Remote Desktop (Terminal Services), which I wrote about and has been finding extreme popularity, then of course was Microsoft Exchange integration …

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