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Life is What Happens When You are Busy Making Other Plans

The above phrase has stuck with me since my early career days. I always applied it to me and not to business, until I started doing Consulting. Repeatedly I run into current and potential clients who are too busy to plan their company, their revenue, their hiring and forgetting that life can apply a huge…
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Its Phishing Season!

It is the time of the year that we see a HUGE increase in email scams with our clients. I want to make sure you all double check on any of the following before opening links, pictures, or sending back information:     Wire transfers. If you receive an email to do any sort of…
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Do Your Backups Have Backups?

In my many years of IT, I've seen dozens of companies with NO backups. They don’t seem to understand that hardware fails, viruses or ransomware encrypts files, employees mistakenly (or purposely) remove data, natural disasters happen, etc. If any of those (or other variables) occurs, they can go out of business within a day. With…
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Ignoring the Pain

As a runner, I have a schedule to keep for making certain paces for half and full marathons. Many times during my training I feel an ache in a knee or foot. Instead of addressing the issue and either stretching more or running less (heaven forbid), I try and run through it. More often than…
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Print Your Way to Disaster

The last few months have been busy for printers. A number of organizations and schools had their printers hijacked. Luckily the perpetrators sent warning pages to those places. The issue stems from many companies keeping printers hooked up with access to the internet. This allows businesses to easily print when away from the physical office.…
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BYOD – Bring Your Own Disaster

  It seems like every organization has a policy on using personal devices for company business. Some don’t allow it. Others have rules in handbooks on what is or is not allowed on a laptop or device. Some just don’t seem to care. There is no right answer, but before opening up the floodgates, consider…
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Being Cheap Will Cost you More

When meeting new clients I often see frustrated employees. They struggle with slow computers and networks. Looking at their environment, machines being used as file or application servers are woefully underpowered. When confronted, the owner is proud that they paid so little for the server. They seem to be happy at cutting corners for technology…
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Check Your Ego at the Internet

Don’t think for a minute Microsoft, Comcast, Apple or Google care about you. If one of them called you about an ‘issue’ with your computer, would you give them access? If a Pop-up window shows that Microsoft found a problem with your machine, would you call the 800 number shown on that screen? One of…
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If You Can’t Trust Your IT, Who Can You Trust?

A report came out yesterday about Geek Squad, a division of Best Buy. Being the only nationally known Tech Center, they made $1.5 billion in revenue. While people have reported bad or misleading service from them in the past, the latest news is disturbing. Tech workers could make $500 if they found items on someone's laptop…
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Lucky 7 Years for Renascence IT!

Seven years ago, a company was started from my love of computers and to be able to pass that passion to businesses. Through the years I have seen dramatic improvements and threats to companies. Each day my team drives through new projects and isolate issues to make each of our clients better, faster and the…
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