Getting a new server can be a costly headache, but dealing with a failing one can cause even bigger issues. Old hardware doesn’t just slow down your productivity — it leaves you vulnerable to hackers and malware.
There are usually obvious symptoms that you will begin noticing when it’s time to upgrade your server. We’ve assembled a list of the top three warning signs and why upgrading to a new server sooner rather than later is the best option for your company.
A malware program called Satan was recently discovered within the internet’s dark web. Its primary purpose is to spread ransomware to as many computer devices as possible. Hackers offer it to each other at no cost and claim that anyone can use it. They only ask for a share of the extortion money one may obtain by using it. Individual hackers can alter the behavior of the program as well.
What is appropriate email etiquette in the workplace? Sending emails is a daily task for many employees of today’s. Managers use it to send memos, schedule meetings, and send documents. Like everything else, however, there is “a time and a place” and emails are no exception. Let’s explore some do’s and do not’s of email etiquette in the workplace.
We all know the frustration when the multicolor spinning pinwheel pops up in the middle of a software upgrade. Staring at a frozen screen for minutes on end while you wait for relief is enough to make you want to throw your laptop against the wall. In addition, there is a plethora of software viruses, malware, and spyware that is constantly attempting to access your device. If you have been wondering why your computer runs so slowly, you are not alone. Let’s take a look at some things you can do to improve your speed and protect your information.
You use your online passwords so often that doing so becomes second nature. It is no surprise that getting an ‘access denied’ alert flashing on your screen is cause for frustration. Forgetting your password is one thing. A stolen password is another and a much more serious situation. That is why password protection is such an important part of IT/tech support. We at OAC Technology appreciate the importance of network security.
There are dozens of anti-virus software programs available. The primary purpose of anti-virus programs is remove viruses and malware from your computer and prevent them from spreading. Over the years, virus technology has grown more sophisticated. Consequently, it has improved significantly.
You may think that because your business is located in Minnesota, you will be safer from hackers and cyber attacks. Unfortunately, because the internet knows no geographical limits, any business in any part of the country is vulnerable to online security threats
Ransomware refers to a variety of viruses that will prevent you from accessing files on your own computer. Ransomware is constantly evolving and several new versions of the infections are consistently being reported. Advances in technology have given ransomware a fail-proof locking system. In many cases, the only way to gain access to your computer’s files is to pay the hacker a “ransom”.
Your IT and support needs grow with your business. As your organization grows, you will need additional hardware and IT professionals to help handle the workload and make sure things run smoothly. One way to ease the tasks at hand is utilize outsourced IT services.
Wi-Fi is one of the most important components of modern day living. We rely on it to manage our financial accounts, conduct research for our jobs or education, close business deals, watch videos, download music and communicate with the world at large. Needless to say, having a bad or unreliable Wi-Fi connection in the office is not only frustrating; it can negatively impact the efficiency and productivity of your business. Fortunately there are a few ways that you can diagnose this Wi-Fi issue and increase its speed.
When an employee leaves an organization, whether he/she quit, was fired or laid off, that employee’s access to online company data should be immediately terminated or limited. Ensuring that former employees cannot continue to access your network(s) after their departure is critical for security. How can you, as a business owner or supervisor, safeguard your network from the threat of an ex-employee “sabotage”?
The Internet has brought with it a new level of ease and convenience that we have never known before. Smartphones and tablets are now being adopted at a staggering rate, directly translating to the proliferation of these and other mobile devices at work. The line between enterprise and personal usage has become somewhat blurred, leading to an increased risk of exposing corporate data. The apps and the programs we are using are also migrating to the cloud. All of these issues mean that cloud-based web security maybe the strongest guarantee for total protection online. Continue reading →
Ensuring adequate network security has become essential, not only for big businesses, but for small and medium-sized businesses. Although the most effective way to ensure optimal network security is to employ a dedicated professional network security team and use the latest network protection software, there are free but effective ways to boost your network security. How can you enhance your network security for free?
Keeping up with the rapidly evolving technological requirements of business processes – from customer acquisition and day-to-day management to marketing and sales force management – is often a major challenge for businesses. Here is a brief overview of why outsourcing your IT needs to a managed services provider (MSP) is an excellent option for small and medium-sized Twin Cities businesses.
Information Technology (IT) is an essential tool for successful communication and for the improvement of many important fields in our lives: education, business, culture, marketing, etc. Piles of papers on endless rows in offices are long forgotten ways of recording and storing information. Digital communication has enabled us to have abundant information on hand. Therefore, not only does IT influence the development of business management; it has a crucial role in modern society overall.
The minute you say it, the next two questions inevitably start issuing from every staff member’s mouth: “Whom do we call?” and, once the issue is resolved, “How can we keep these things from happening?” When a network goes down, however, all management is really concerned about is how soon the team can be back up and running. Continue reading →
When you experience a higher number of pop up windows than usual, a slower processing speed or passwords being changed without authorization, you might think that it is just a system error; but these are all tell-tale signs that you have been hacked. It can happen to anyone. Below are steps you can take to respond quickly and recover from a network attack: Continue reading →
Many aspects of online security have become very complex with the increase in digital commerce. As cyber protection becomes more sophisticated, simple parts of your security system – like passwords – often become more complicated. Below are some points to keep in mind when you wish to increase the security of passwords in your organization. Continue reading →
Windows 10 is the latest release of the ever-popular and oh-so-familiar Microsoft Windows operating system. It promises to bring the best of Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 together, while adding new features and tools for productivity, education, news, and entertainment. Continue reading →
We recently talked about Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) addresses, what they are, how they are different from IPv4 addresses and the additional benefits they provide. There are four types of IPv6 addresses. Three of them correspond to how they interact with the network, and one is used specifically for the transition from IPv4 to IPv6. Each network-connected device can typically support more than one IPv6 address for each address type, as well as multiple address types.