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Watching the Storm, Watching your IT

With today's Nor'easter going into Friday, please be aware that there could once again be power outages and internet outages that could impact your daily business activity. Email services could be affected due to power outages along the northeast corridor, [...]

January 21st, 2016|Tech Tips|

Just When You Thought You Were Safe – The Newest Ransomware of 2016

The New Year has barely begun, and we already have a new ransomware, known as Ransom32, very similar to the Cryptolocker virus and just as devastating. What makes this ransomware unique is that it is the first JavaScript ransomware that [...]

January 13th, 2016|Tech Tips|

Holiday Book Gifts – For the Techie and Entrepreneur in All of Us

1.  Thing Explainer - Randall Monroe Monroe is the author of last year's popular What If? and the science-oriented question and answer blog of the same name. After building robots at NASA, he went on to author the popular webcomic xkcd. Monroe [...]

December 7th, 2015|Tech Tips|

Tech Gifts for the Holidays

Here it is - Our annual recommendations of holiday tech gifts. Whether for business, home or pleasure, these gifts should be at the top of your list. 1.  The Apple Watch - No surprise that this smartwatch makes the list. [...]

December 7th, 2015|Tech Tips|

Upgrading Your Hard Drive to SSD Technology

Until recently, most businesses have had no other choice than using the traditional HDD hard drive for file storage for their laptops, desktops, etc. Solid State Drive (SSD) was first introduced on ultrabooks, but it is now a choice for [...]

December 2nd, 2015|Tech Tips|

Updates on the Cryptolocker Virus and More: How to Protect Your Business

Over a year ago, we wrote a blog post on the infamous Cryptolocker Virus and how to take precautions against it. Since then, the virus and others have morphed and continue to wreak havoc on businesses. We have seen the [...]

November 10th, 2015|Tech Tips|

Fall Book Recommendations

Cooler weather evokes thoughts of warming up by the fire, maybe with a good book. Here are a couple of book recommendations that would be interesting to the businessperson or entrepreneur. The Startup Playbook: Secrets Of The Fastest Growing Startups From [...]

October 7th, 2015|Book Review|

Is Your Business Cyber Secure? 7 Steps to Keep Your Business Cyber Safe

Here are some steps that your business should take in ensuring cyber safety: Change default passwords regularly. Use a proper password policy, such as having your employees select a good password with a comination of words, numbers and proper nouns [...]

September 28th, 2015|Tech Tips|

Is Your Company’s Technology Ready For The Pope?

Is Your Company's Technology Ready For The Pope? - Going on More Than A Prayer: How To Ensure Your Business Technology Can Deal With Major Events Since, Waytek is a Managed Services Provider for the technology of SMBs in the [...]

September 21st, 2015|Tech Tips|

Tablets and Laptops: Their Future in Business

There is an on-going argument in the blogosphere and other media on the future of PCs and laptops versus tablets and smartphones in business. Trending thoughts seem to put tablets and smartphones in the forefront for the future. Back in [...]

July 30th, 2015|Tech Tips|

Five Books to Read this Summer

In scanning recommended summer reading this year, we came across a good group of books to read while on the beach, in an airplane or under a tree in your back yard. Most of the five books we are recommending, [...]

June 22nd, 2015|Book Review|

Summer Travel Tech Tips

While the main goal of summer travel and vacation is to unwind and unplug, most of us still need to be in touch at some level. So, give yourself designated time to be free of technology on vacation and when [...]

June 18th, 2015|Tech Tips|

Pogue’s Basics

This book could end up being the tech bible you keep nearby to answer those tech questions that come up and the frustrations you encounter when you are using your devices. It is called Pogue's Basics and is written by David [...]

April 25th, 2015|Book Review|

8 Tips For Keeping Your SMB Cyber Secure in 2015

Each year brings incredible innovations in technology, but with those innovations come more sophisticated threats to your business' security. Here are steps to keep in mind when assessing your IT security. These are tips we often share with our customers. [...]

April 7th, 2015|Tech Tips|

Every Business Is A Technology Business

If you read the Wall Street Journal, you may have noticed that it changed the section formerly called "Marketplace" to "Business and Technology." Why would the publication do this? The answer was in the first line of the article Feb. 16, [...]

March 23rd, 2015|Tech Tips|

iPad and iPhone Tech Tips

The Wall Street Journal, along with other publications has taken a closer look recently at tips for using the iPhone and iPad. This blog and the next will focus on useful tips for your business and home use. We will [...]

March 11th, 2015|Tech Tips|

Falling for Phones and Phablets!

It's Going to Be a Mobile Fall! Fall is here and a hot topic in the tech world is the buzz around new smartphones recently released, along with a new "phablet," the combination of a phone and tablet, which we [...]

March 10th, 2015|Tech Tips|

Working Wirelessly: Keeping Your Company Safe

A recent article in pcmag.com reminded small businesses of the steps to take to ensure security for the company and its employees when working remotely. At Waytek, we often like to remind our Managed Services customers of the measures they, too [...]

January 22nd, 2015|Tech Tips|

Books for the Tech Lover

We usually offer a book review in our newletters, but for this holiday issue, we are giving you some gret suggestions for books to give this holiday season. Along with books about technology, we are also featuring some good books [...]

December 9th, 2014|Book Review|

Holiday Tech Gifts

Our Fall newsletter contained two articles on new tablets and new smartphones. Hopefully, these gave you a head start on gift giving for the holidays or a gift for yourself in the new year. Here are some more intersting ideas [...]

December 9th, 2014|Tech Tips|

The Innovators by Walter Isaacson

A couple of years ago, we reviewed Walter Isaacson's fascinating biography of Steve Jobs and recommended it as a good read of histosry and technology. Now, Isaacson has shifted his perspective from the account of one person's influence on technology [...]

November 19th, 2014|Book Review|

Newest in Smartphones

Since the early Fall, there have been quite a few new smartphones on the market. With a lot of new releases, this is a good time to assess what new phone or new version works for you. Here is a [...]

November 19th, 2014|Tech Tips|

Fall Tablets

There has been a lot of buzz about new tablets this Fall, especially from Apple and Google. Here are the offerings from those companies along with other options. They are a good start to updating your devices for the Fall [...]

November 18th, 2014|Tech Tips|

Website Down? What to Do

A recent article in Inc.com raised the question of what a business should do when faced with the disaster of its website going down. There have been many high profile accounts in the news recently of big name websites being [...]

September 9th, 2014|Tech Tips|

Things a Little Bird Told Me by Biz Stone

You may have read our book review on Hatching Twitter by Nick Bolton, a fascinating take on the founding of Twitter and the men behind its creation. Hatching Twitter was, at points, a dark read on the infighting and personalities of a little [...]

July 8th, 2014|Book Review|

Your Tech and Summer Travel

Every summer, we write a blog article on technology and travel, since many of you will be traveling in the coming months. No matter how much we want to unplug and relax, many of us still need to be connected [...]

July 3rd, 2014|Tech Tips|

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 – Replace your Laptop?

The new Surface Pro 3 has gotten a lot of attention in the last couple of weeks, mainly because it raises hopes that a tablet can actually replace a laptop. With the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft's aim is to replace [...]

June 5th, 2014|Tech Tips|

Microsoft Internet Explorer Bug

Here we go again. On the tail of the Heartbleed bug comes news of a bug with Microsoft's Internet Exporer. We are strongly urging all of our customers not to use Internet Explorer until the bug is fixed. We will [...]

April 29th, 2014|Tech Tips|

Heartbleed Revisited – What You Should Know About the Heartbleed Bug

Update to our Heartbleed Posting: A recent article from zdnet.com revisited the Heartbleed bug, which was discovered by a Google engineer and caused worldwide panic a couple of months ago, due to the security kink that impacts OpenSSL and can leak [...]

April 16th, 2014|Tech Tips|

Office 365 – What to Know

We are often asked about the benefits of Google Apps vs. Microsoft Office, and the answer is not clear cut. We are certified to offer support for both of these services and advice on which is best for your business, [...]

March 17th, 2014|Tech Tips|