Digium adds new product line of budget-friendly IP phones for Asterisk

On February 14th, 2018, Digium announced their latest product, the A-Series IP phone, aimed at the budget-conscious business. These phones were designed to work with your Asterisk IP PBX, including our personal favorite flavor, FreePBX. The line includes 4 models ranging from an entry level to an executive phone. The combination of open source Asterisk and the Digium A-Series IP …

Thank you for the nomination for Best of the Upstate!

Back a couple years ago, we were nominated for, and won “Best of the Upstate” for Best Computer Services. This was almost unbelievable because we are a smaller company, in a sea of larger and more established business computer support providers. Just goes to show, every vote does count! Last year, 2016, we were nominated, again, no small feat, but …

Important notice regarding ISP maintenance

Today is Annual International Internet Spring Cleaning Day! ISPs (Internet Service Providers) around the world are increasing their efforts to keep our networks in tip-top shape so that they perform as fast as possible. In case you have missed the segments on the news and the endless emails flying around for the last week or so, I will go over …

Your business should consider a network security audit

Are you ready for 2017? How about your business network? This is a prime time to schedule a network security audit that will find the potential issues which are laying dormant, waiting for a “bad guy” to take advantage of them and exploit your network. Using a wide array of tools, Homeland Secure IT can perform a penetration test (PenTest) …

Consider managed services to reduce downtime and frustration for your business!

If you run a small or medium business without a dedicated IT department, you are probably painfully aware of the costs associated with keeping your computers and servers up to date with security patches and updates. Whether you are paying an IT company to perform preventive maintenance, or if you or another staff member are taking time out of your …

Verizon dumps Premium Visual Voice Mail – Here’s my solution…

I was sad to learn that Verizon Wireless decided to drop their “Premium Visual Voice Mail” option. This was effective July 8th, 2016. While I won’t miss the $2.99/month charge, which was a bit pricey, I will certainly miss the feature on my HTC One M8 Android based phone. (iPhone has Visual Voice Mail built-in and it isn’t going away). …

Malware found on IP cameras

Mike Olson has a post entitled “Beware, even things on Amazon come with embedded malware”¬†over on artfulhacker.com about purchasing a few PoE IP Cameras off of Amazon, and how they came complete with malware embedded on them. The “Internet Of Things” (IoT) offers a lot of opportunity for this to happen. The malware could be intentionally placed there by the …

Public Service Announcement – It’s Internet Spring Cleaning Time Once Again!

Spring has sprung and with it comes Annual International Internet Spring Cleaning Day! This year¬†ISPs (Internet Service Providers) around the world are increasing their efforts to keep our networks in tip-top shape so that they perform as fast as possible. Perhaps you may have missed the stories on the news and the endless emails flying around for the last week …

Upgrade paths for Microsoft Windows 10

It was announced recently that the Microsoft Windows 10 release will feature several upgrade paths and licensing options… ¬† Here’s a summary of what was posted on the Microsoft Australia Partner Network site a couple days ago: The new Microsoft Windows 10 editions are¬†Home, Pro, Enterprise, Education, Mobile, and Mobile Enterprise.   Microsoft will offer a free upgrade to Windows …

Pardon our dust – we’re revamping our website

It’s time for a cool change. ¬†We’re going to spend the next few weeks toying with our website and ways to make it more useful to our clients and to us. A web based store for some of our most common products may be in the works and an additional website that is specific to one service we offer will …