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Secure your passwords now

Secure your passwords now

For years, we’ve been told that strong passwords include three things: upper and lower-case letters, numbers, and symbols. And why wouldn’t we when the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) told us they were the minimum for robust passwords? Here’s why and how it involves you.

Equifax’s Leak: lessons learned

Equifax’s Leak: lessons learned

No business owner wants their customers’ data leaked, but no matter how well your prevention plan is, the unexpected can happen. And when it does, what will determine the fate of your business is how well you respond to it. So before you start planning an incident response, read the following story and recite this: Don’t walk in the footsteps of Equifax.

This Month in Video Gaming – October

This Month in Video Gaming – October

Video games have become an entertainment staple and a popular holiday gift, making October a prime month for video game releases, so we decided to devote our October "This Month in Technology" post to video gaming history.
October 8, 1992 — Controversial "Mortal Kombat" Arrives in Arcades
The arcade version of  pioneering fight game "Mortal Kombat" game is released by Midway, spawning a series of games released to nearly every home video game platform.

SMBs survive disasters with virtualization

SMBs survive disasters with virtualization

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma caused millions of dollars in damages. Some of that damage was unavoidable, but hundreds of businesses managed to stay open thanks to innovative virtualization solutions. If you’re not already taking advantage of this technology, it’s time to find out what you’re missing.

This Month in Technology – September

This Month in Technology – September

September 8, 1966 - The First Episode of Star Trek Airs
Gene Roddenberry created the ground-breaking sci-fi television series, now a mega-media franchise with 5 additional television series, 13 feature films, and numerous books, games and toys. Set in the 23rd century, the original Star Trek follows the adventures of the starship Enterprise and its crew, led by Captain James T. Kirk (played by William Shatner), his First Officer Mr. Spock (Leonard Nimoy), and his Chief Medical Officer Leonard McCoy (DeForest Kelley). Although only 79 episodes were produced and the show was cancelled after just three seasons, it became a hit in syndication.

Hurricane Season Stresses Importance of Business Continuity Planning

Hurricane Season Stresses Importance of Business Continuity Planning

We don’t worry about hurricanes in Arizona as part of Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning, but many of our partners do. Our new backup solution provider, Datto, proactively sent a crew of their top technicians to Austin, along with a truck full of business continuity and networking equipment to assist their partners and customers in need as Hurricane Harvey threatened Texas.