Network Administration

Upgrading Software: The factors to consider

2015-03-20T09:09:10+00:00 March 20th, 2015|

How to Plan for Your Next Software Upgrade There comes a time for every company to bite the bullet and investigate upgrading their systems. Regardless of whether you’re talking about hardware or software, upgrading is never so much an “if” as much as it is a “when”. In this case, we’ll [...]

Understanding IIS Bindings Rules and Practices

2015-03-09T09:15:19+00:00 March 9th, 2015|

A Helpful Intro to IIS Bindings Let’s make sure our servers are directing web traffic properly with some basic IIS Bindings rules and practices. While IIS is a powerful tool for hosting sites on Microsoft Servers, we will only be going over the “easy” stuff in this article. However, it’s safe [...]

Secure Your Business with Strict Password Regulations

2015-01-23T08:40:17+00:00 January 23rd, 2015|

Your Safety Starts With Your Password! “12345”… This, as you may have surmised, is the common password of an uninformed person, ignorant to the dangers of the world might have on their luggage or much more seriously, their company web site or email server. As we’ve entered a new year, I hope to [...]

How to Identify and Implement Processes at Your Job

2014-12-10T09:59:01+00:00 December 10th, 2014|

Once you identify the need for solid processes, it’s easy to implement them into your world  Well, we’ve all been there before. That moment when you ask, “How do we get this done?” and the answer becomes “I think we’re supposed to… (insert vague chain of thoughts)”. Kind of the same as asking, [...]

2014 State of Collaboration Security Study

2014-10-29T09:10:32+00:00 October 29th, 2014|

As we finish up National Cyber Security Awareness month, lets focus on the state of collaboration security as it pertains to organizations and their data. Recently, our partner, CipherPoint, published their second annual industry report on the State of Collaboration Security. For the 2014 State of Collaboration Security survey, they [...]

Choosing Between a Static or Dynamic Website

2014-10-17T09:05:21+00:00 October 17th, 2014|

For some, the thought of creating or, more so, recreating their company’s website is scarier than having five missed calls from their mother-in-law. And who could blame them? These days, technology changes faster than FOX programming and the devices we’re using to look at websites are evolving at the same [...]

Windows 10 Technical Preview: An Overview

2014-10-15T10:38:45+00:00 October 15th, 2014|

Windows 10 is here. So, what happened to Windows 9 you ask? Well, obviously 7, 8 (ate), 9! Sorry, just practicing my jokes for Halloween… Anyway, there’s been a lot of speculation floating around the vast internet regarding why Microsoft skipped out Windows 9. Some people say that Microsoft wanted to distance itself [...]

Not All IOPS are Created Equal

2014-08-13T09:30:54+00:00 August 13th, 2014|

Learn more about this enterprise storage solution When you need storage to save your Microsoft Word documents, organize your music collection, categorize your vacation selfies or just keep the funny email attachment that Rich from Accounting sent, you typically only care about sheer capacity. What if I told you there’s more [...]

Tips and Tricks: Mobile Phone Troubleshooting

2014-06-10T08:56:00+00:00 June 10th, 2014|

Basically, how to use your phone like a boss… In this issue of Steve writes a blog, I will be demonstrating a few extremely useful troubleshooting methods by using a mobile phone. Primarily, I focus around a rooted Android Operating system due to its ease of use and my personal [...]

DNS Records Management: Point of No Return

2014-04-30T08:11:18+00:00 April 30th, 2014|

Welcome back to our DNS records management series which highlights Domain Name Systems and how to use them. In the past we’ve covered Strange DNS Issues, then Getting Started with DNS Records and also Understanding MX Records. Our series continues with this post focused on PTR Records, otherwise known as the [...]