Microsoft is clarifying their vulnerability patching procedures Microsoft explains how it decides whether a vulnerability will be patched swiftly or left for a version update. Microsoft published a new draft document that explains how they decide whether a security vulnerability will be patched swiftly or if the vulnerability can wait to be fixed during a […]

Regular maintenance helps your computer perform at its best.   Just like a car, regular maintenance is necessary in order to keep your computer functioning at its very best. While basic computer maintenance isn’t difficult, it’s often overlooked. 1.) Dust Removal. The easiest and most vital maintenance a computer needs performed is a thorough cleaning. […]

Google and Microsoft joined forces to announce a newfound CPU security flaw   Microsoft and Google have disclosed a new CPU security vulnerability that is eerily similar to the Meltdown and Spectre flaws that were announced earlier this year by Microsoft. The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team refers to the flaws as Variant 3a: […]

Insider testers are getting their first taste of this long awaited Long-Term Servicing Channel release.   Microsoft’s Windows Server 2019 is the much anticipated follow-up to the highly adopted and critically successful Windows Server 2016. There’s no need to wait for the release to check it out though, as Microsoft is letting those in its […]

This tucked away gem is more important than you think! For the most part, advancing technology trends can be difficult to keep up with, especially when IT may not be your primary business. What, then, can you do to keep competitive technologically while helping to advance your business goals? Focus on your server. This piece […]

Antivirus protection is important, but setting up essential security protocols can be complicated. We make it easy. What can you do to make sure that you’re protected? Read on.   New threats and attacks to computer security are constantly being reported by the major news agencies. Hackers are incredibly sophisticated and are a very real […]

With the exponential rise of ransomware, it is critical that small businesses have a backup and recovery plan in place. This article provides five crucial points for business owners to keep in mind to protect their business, data and customers. Over the past few years, we’ve seen an exponential rise in ransomware. Cybercriminals see the […]

I’ve been in IT for over 20 years and spend much of my time rubbing elbows with IT pros that specialize in certain parts of the industry. So, when I talk a lot (and I do) about backups, there’s sort of an assumption that the IT pro I’m interacting with has the basics down. But, […]

Having a strong network is essential for businesses to succeed in today’s competitive economy. Getting the most out of your network, however, doesn’t have to mean using a lot of electricity. In many cases, there are things that you can do to reduce energy usage on your network without having a negative impact on performance. […]

The Chinese government has recently hacked into one of the Office of Personnel Management computers and accessed roughly four million accounts. I is the largest breach in recent years and the agency has notified the affected workers. China has hacked US government computers twice in the past year. With this latest breach the hackers gained access to […]