We would like to congratulate 3CX on receiving the CRN emerging vendor award once again this year.
One of the things I hear most from people who upgrade to this version the first time is how different it looks and it’s hard to find where things are. Hopefully these few tips will help.
I had spoken briefly about some of the key features of Windows next generation Server Technology called Server 8. Up until recently Microsoft decided to change the name of the operating system to Server2012, which is more suitable to Microsoft’s naming convention. From now on I will be referring to this new OS as Server 2012.
A Microsoft office file (pptx, ppt, docx, doc, xlsx, xls, odt, ods, and odp) can become corrupted by different means. Usually it happens when you are trying to save it and your computer or Microsoft Office itself crashes when you are trying to save it. Sometimes you may need some type of third party software to recover these files. A lot of times you do not need other software to do this. By default, Microsoft Office will save a temp file periodically of the file you are working on. Just follow these simple steps to open the temp file.
Network security. The age old concept that still is the underlying structure that holds any network together and keeps it safe. As time goes on, network security is becoming more and more a necessity to your business, and the thing is you can never be 100% secure. So what do you do about it?
Any business now a days needs to have some kind of backup plan. Any kind of disaster that causes you to lose your data could cripple a company if it wasn’t able to be recovered. With sometimes high costs and an economy that is not currently booming, you need to use some strategy to get the right backup for you. These are some things to think about when it comes to backup.
Windows 7 does have some good features that many people may not use. I thought I would mention a couple of them. The first is the Homegroup. You probably would not have to use this at the office if your company is on a domain, but if you are at home this could be very helpful. The Homegroup you can share media documents and even printers with other computers in your Homegroup. You do need to make sure that all of your computers are Windows 7 for it to work though. If you are a house with one PC with a printer attached and then have a laptop as well, I’m sure you have had to transfer something to the PC first in order to print it out. With the Homegroup you can share that printer and you can print your document from the laptop making things much easier and less time consuming.
Windows Server platforms have been the leading edge from Small Business to Enterprise Corporations for the past 20 years. Now with the entire world looking to Virtualization and Cloud Computing Microsoft has given us another reason to move forward, and Windows Server 8 is the answer.
Some of you may have heard that Microsoft is coming out with Windows 8, and you may be wondering what the difference is going to be. Well I feel the most important part is security. So here is a list of some of the security features that Windows 8 will offer.
SwiftecIT will be continuing their successful Lunch & Learn program in 2012. Created to provide additional resources and insightful industry information to our clients, business partners and friends, Lunch & Learns are a unique opportunity for us to connect and host you in our office for an educational lunch seminar.
Two versions of Windows 7 come with an encryption program called BitLocker Drive Encryption. It helps keep everything safe on your computer by encrypting the entire drive that your data resides on. When you turn this on any file that you save on your drive is automatically encrypted. There is even a BitLocker To Go, which you can use for devices like USB flash drives and external hard drives. First you might be wondering what exactly is encryption?
Scared of using cloud computing or not even totally sure what it is? Chances are you probably are already a part of cloud computing and don’t even know it. For example Google Docs is a form of cloud computing. You can access your files from any computer or mobile device by simply entering in your username and password.
A recent meeting of six panelists brought together by information exchange solutions specialist IntraLinks walked away with one primary conclusion: it is imperative for IT departments and CIO’s to include the cloud in their plans for the coming year. That was the consensus of six panelists brought together by information exchange solutions specialist IntraLinks in a roundtable discussion Thursday morning at the Gabarron Foundation in New York City.
There are so many threats to our PC’s out there. Threats such as viruses, malware, and hackers. You need to make sure you are properly protected. Not everyone can afford to spend a ton of money on multiple applications and intrusion protection devices. There are some nice free programs that will help you stay protected and help you keep your business running.
In a recent study done by Trustwave, a security services firm, 5% of the 2 million companies investigated used some form of the word password for their actual password. During this same investigation the firm set password-cracking tools loose on about 2.5 million passwords and was able to crack more than 2.1 million of them.The number one way hackers get into protected systems isn’t by their technological knowledge; it is simply by guessing the password.