Is your business at risk?

Posted by & filed under Business, Data Backup, IT Processes, IT Security, IT Support, IT Training.

It’s a tough job running a business. It’s incredibly demanding, stressful and time-consuming – but, of course, when things are going well, it can be tremendously satisfying and rewarding too. I hear these personal stories every day as I talk to customers, and I’m constantly learning lessons from these conversations too. One lesson came through… Read more »

Be aware when sending emails to contact groups

Posted by & filed under Email, Microsoft Office.

Sending mass emails to contact groups (aka distribution lists) is commonplace in most businesses today as there are several benefits including saving time and therefore money; however, there are some cons to be mindful of before jumping straight in there. We all know of someone who has had their email address used by a spammer. … Read more »

New Virus Alert – Internet Security 2010

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It’s been an interesting week with no less than three calls about the dreaded “Internet Security 2010” virus. This seems to be a new strain of something that was around early in 2009 (maybe they write them over the Christmas break when you and I are have our turkey and pies !). Symptoms Internet Security… Read more »

What makes a good password?

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I regularly come across systems with passwords that I guess within about 30 seconds or that I know could easily be cracked within a few minutes using readily available tools. With this in mind I thought it might be worth giving people a few ideas as to how to avoid these issues. What NOT to… Read more »