Houston IT Support

Social Media Quizzes – Fun and Harmless?

Fun and Games until you realize you just gave out the answers to your bank account security questions Browsing through my timeline on Facebook, I see many of my friends answering personality quizzes or answering seemingly harmless questions.  Its social media, we’re supposed to...

BDR – Backup and Disaster Recovery, What is it Exactly?

Backup and disaster recovery (BDR) is a combination of data backup and disaster recovery solutions that work cohesively to ensure a company’s business continuity and computer security.  Offsite cloud backups protect your data and with a Business Continuity plan, you can run your...

Hurricane Harvey – BDR and Business Continuity

It’s been about three weeks since Hurricane Harvey dumped over 50 inches of rain on the Greater Houston area over a four day period.  Portions of Houston are still under water and will remain so for a few weeks at least.  Homes and businesses that had never flooded before were...

HELP WANTED: HIRING THE RIGHT IT PERSON FOR YOUR SMB

Are you still trying to find the right IT person for your SMB? Browsing through job listings, there are quite a few small and medium size businesses searching for the right person to be their “IT Dept”.  They may be better off considering outsourcing IT Services instead.  The...

SECURING YOUR DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT

With ransomware and other malicious attacks on the rise, securing your data is more important than ever.  A common vulnerability is running outdated software.  Professional software is expensive, so transitioning to new versions of office software including operating systems on...

CYBER-CRIMINALS ARE WORKING FULL TIME TO ATTACK YOUR SYSTEM

Cyber-criminals are working full time to develop new methods of attacking your system with ransomware, are you working as hard to protect it? Hackers infect through email, unsecured websites and probe ports on your servers through the internet looking for open ports and other...

DON’T GAMBLE WITH YOUR DATA’S SECURITY

Data is among your company’s most valued assets. In fact, a recent FEMA report estimates that 40 to 60 percent of small to midsize businesses won’t survive a data calamity.  Ransomware is one of the most prolific and damaging of cyber-attacks in the world. We discussed this in...

WILL YOUR DATA BE HELD BY RANSOMWARE?

Ransomware is increasing at a tremendous rate and is projected to continue at an alarming pace. Do not fool yourself into thinking you are not a target.  All systems, large and small are potential targets.    Ransomware is often spread using a “shotgun” approach.  If you are...

5 REASONS MOVING TO THE CLOUD IS EASIER THAN YOU THINK

Many SMBs use outdated technology and systems because they think moving to the cloud is difficult, costly and time-consuming. Yet after moving, when productivity increases and enhanced collaboration and business continuity are greatly improved, Small and Medium sized businesses...

Flexible Contract with Satisfaction Guarantee

Partnering with a Managed Service Provider (MSP) has many benefits, including the ability to scale resources up or down quickly, getting access to specialized skill sets and proactive support, and business continuity. When you are shopping for a new provider, however, the topic...
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