Don’t use free public Wi-Fi

By | July 30th, 2016|Information Security, Laptops, Network|

More and more restaurants, cafes and other retail businesses are offering free wireless access for your mobile device. Although it is a nice gesture to give their loyal customers free Internet access, it has become a hotbed for hackers to gain access to your laptop, phone or tablet. So why shouldn't you use free public [...]

Backing up your laptop is serious business

By | July 15th, 2016|Backup and Disaster Recovery, Laptops|

Laptops are everywhere theses days and almost every business-person has one for sales presentations, working in the field or just the convenience of always having a computer with them. Unfortunately, by their very nature of being portable, they suffer from some "downsides" that a desktop computer does not: Laptop computers get banged around, causing more [...]

Do we need a dedicated server or can we just network our desktops together without a server?

By | June 23rd, 2016|Backup and Disaster Recovery|

Having a server in your office environment offers several advantages, including security, accountability and tracking of data access and usage.  Many small businesses we talk with ask if they need a server or can they just use a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device to share files within the office (and access them remotely also).  Although [...]

How can I access my files in the office from anywhere (Remote Desktop Connection)?

By | June 12th, 2016|Laptops, Remote Desktop Connection, Servers|

Being able to travel anywhere and still have access to your files, folders and programs is one of the things that makes technology great. Remote access has been around for decades, but has only recently become mainstream with the availability of high-speed Internet almost everywhere.  So, what is the best way to access your computer [...]