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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|

Book Review – Quick and Nimble plus the latest from Walter Isaacson

Last year, we reviewed Walter Isaacsson's book on Steve Jobs, a betseller and fascinating read. Isaacson is currently working on another book on the origins of the personal computer age. We will be reviewing it as soon as it is [...]

March 11th, 2014|Book Review|

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, [...]

February 13th, 2014|Tech Tips|

Future in the Cloud: Remote Services as a Solution for Entrepreneurs and SMBs

Cloud computing has become an integral part of IT and is increasingly important to individuals and businesses. It is an especially appealing solution for entrepreneurs and SMBs, because it is cost-effective and efficient. Cloud computing can offer an on-demand infrastructure [...]

February 6th, 2014|Tech Tips|

Can You Fix Your Phone?

I had the unfortunate experience lately, as I am sure many of you have had, of dropping my iPhone. Unfortunately, this phone was dropped into a tub of water for less than ten seconds. On a day where bad was [...]

January 27th, 2014|Tech Tips|

Windows XP – End of Life – What You Should Know

In case you haven't heard, the official date that Microsoft will cease to offer support for Windows XP was April 8, 2014, otherwise known as "end of life" for Windows XP. While you can still use your Windows XP, Microsoft [...]

January 15th, 2014|Tech Tips|

The Circle by Dave Eggers

This is the first time we have included a work of fiction in a book review, but since we are listing ideas for the holidays, this novel complements our review of Hatching Twitter. It is about life in the near future [...]

December 16th, 2013|Book Review|

Book Review – Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal by Nick Bilton (columnist and reporter for the New York Times.)

If you are interested in social media, technology, entrepreneurship, the world around us or just a plain good juicy story, this book is for you. Put it on your wish list or give it to your Uncle Dave or buy [...]

December 14th, 2013|Book Review|

Buying a Laptop

Whether for your business or for holiday gift giving, the end of the year is a time when people often consider purchasing laptops. The choices right now can be overwhelming. There are many options in various price ranges, but it's [...]

December 14th, 2013|Tech Tips|

Holiday Tech Gifts

We love to offer good tech gifts for the holidays and here are a few that might interest our readers: Amazon Kindle Fire HDX  (around $229)  -  The Amazon Kindle Fire has been a favorite on past lists, but it [...]

December 13th, 2013|Tech Tips|

IT and Your New Employees

Many companies are back to hiring and while most tend to have handbooks and first-day procedures to ease the onboarding process, many fail to give enough time to the IT transition. A recent report in the Wall Street Journal (10/21/13) highlighted some [...]

November 18th, 2013|Tech Tips|

Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds For The Better by Clive Thompson

Clive Thompson, a science and technology writer for Wired and The New York Times, has written a book that takes an opposing view of the effects of technology on us today. Where most of what has been written warns that technology is doing [...]

October 24th, 2013|Book Review|

The Devastating Cryptolocker Virus and What You Need to Know

Below is our blog posting on the Cryptolocker Virus. Unfortunately, since our post last Fall, the virus has not gone away and its continued growth warrants another look at our article. This week, MSPmentor, a resource for Managed Services providers, [...]

October 9th, 2013|Tech Tips|

The Future of Passwords

We have written previously about password protection and how to keep your password secure and also how to make use of password managers, which are very useful for home and business. There has also been a lot of buzz recently around [...]

September 25th, 2013|Tech Tips|

The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business

If you are looking for an alternative, or an addition, to the light summer beach read, it would be worth taking a look at The New Digital Age - Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business by two top [...]

July 11th, 2013|Book Review|

Summer Travel Tech Tips

With summer and travel season upon us, we are re-visiting the topic of your IT safety while traveling. These tips are critical to your personal and business IT security. It is practically impossible to travel without a tech device to [...]

June 17th, 2013|Tech Tips|

Revisiting IT for your Company: The Conversation around Cloud and IT Support That Your Company Should Have

Two recent articles from the Harvard Business Review The IT Conversation We Should be Having and Huffington Post Tech Is Your Company Cloud Ready? 10 Factors for the CIOs to Consider centered around the changing role of the CIO or [...]

June 3rd, 2013|Tech Tips|

Inexpensive Tablets

Our blog has had many posts on the rise of mobile IT in business and the move towards using phones and tablets in support of business needs. We also have written on the increasing necessity for managing mobility in business [...]

March 28th, 2013|Tech Tips|

Read it Later?

No time to read that article now? How about saving it for later? One of my favorite writing apps is Evernote, which allows you to use either your finger to hand write (yes, that's right!) notes on your tablet rather [...]

March 12th, 2013|Tech Tips|

To Sell is Human by Daniel Pink

We have reviewed Daniel Pink's best-selling books in previous blogs, and his latest book, To Sell is Human, is another look at motivation and business in an ever evolving and techological world. It is also a book about the salesman in all [...]

February 26th, 2013|Book Review|

Is the New BlackBerry for You?

At the end of January, came the announcement of the launch of the new BlackBerry, which went on sale in the UK and other countries at that point and in Canada on February 5th. All major carriers in the US [...]

February 6th, 2013|Tech Tips|

Mobile Touchscreen Tips

Although technology keeps moving to smaller and more convenient devices, there are still a few glitches when it come to typing on tablets and mobile phones. In a recent WSJ article (Jan. 16, 2013), Katherine Boehret noted optimal solutions available for better [...]

January 21st, 2013|Tech Tips|

Cyber Security and IT Management

In the past few days, the Wall Street Journal, and other publications have published articles on businesses taking another look at cyber security and government regulations in 2013. Businesses have long rejected government interference in company cyber security policies, but [...]

January 10th, 2013|Tech Tips|

Holiday Tech Gift Tips

It is that time of year again to think about tech gift ideas for the holidays. The offerings get more exciting each year and some of our suggestions are improvements and newer versions of products that you may already have [...]

December 6th, 2012|Tech Tips|

Disaster Protection and Hurricane Sandy

As a New Jersey (and tri-state) company, we watched the Monster Storm Sandy and its devastating effects on parts of the area. It brought home the concern we always raise with our customers about the need for complete IT coverage [...]

December 6th, 2012|Case Study|

The Makers

An interesting book choice this holiday season for the person interested in tech, history or business is The Makers by Chris Anderson, the Editor in Chief of Wired Magazine and founder of 3D Robotics, his company based on the philosophy [...]

December 6th, 2012|Book Review|

SMBs Allowing Personal Phones and Computers

A WSJ article (Nov. 12, 2012), "Many Gadgets, Many Risks," focused on the growing trend of SMBs allowing employees to use their own personal laptops and smartphones for work, which saves the employer on hardware but brings up many security [...]

November 13th, 2012|Tech Tips|

Windows 8!

Not that long ago, we had a blog post on Windows 8 and the news or rumors surrounding the new OS. Now that we are getting much closer to its arrival, October 26, we thought we would offer updates on [...]

October 22nd, 2012|Tech Tips|

Google Drive

If you are a user of Google Docs, you may have noticed that the tab for Google docs no longer exists and has been replaced by Google Drive. Interestingly, there hasn't been a lot of buzz from Google to the [...]

October 11th, 2012|Tech Tips|