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March 15, 2017

What is a computer virus?

A computer virus is a program capable of copying itself and infecting a device without knowledge or permission of the user. They are capable of attaching itself to another computer file of any sort and spreading to other devices such as smart phones and tablets. They are ver...

March 8, 2017

Be very careful of any emails with attachments or links. A hacker depends upon social engineering - making the email look so legitimate that the user clicks on the attachment or link.

Check the sender by hovering the mouse over the sender to confirm the email address and be sure that you are expectin...

March 1, 2017

Verify data is encrypted

When sending confidential information over the Internet through a browser (user names, passwords, or credit card numbers) only send it securely. To verify this look for a small lock (Internet browser security lock) in the bottom right corner of your browser window or next to...

February 22, 2017

 #1 Unplug all cords connecting your computer to the wall before the thunderstorm begins. 

Unplugging before the thunderstorm is ideal, but it may be the case that you are not near your computer when the storm is threatening. Fear not, there are other preventative measures.

#2 Use a surge protect...

February 15, 2017

What quality level should we purchase?

Selecting basic networking equipment can be difficult when faced with so many options and ranges of products. Over the years, we have become accustomed to seeing retail and home quality level equipment running small business systems. The equipment is cheap and r...

February 8, 2017

“When it fails” is a typical answer that will leave you in a tight spot and put you at risk of data loss and a crippling interruption of your business due to rushed decision making. Starting to considering a new server at 4 years is smart as a reasonable server life is 3-5 years. Please note a range...

February 1, 2017

We have received many calls and emails about someone’s computer being slow. And a majority of the user doesn’t understand what’s going on to make their computer slow. There’s a multitude number of reasons a computer could be reacting slowly. Here’s a brief list of the most common reasons for a slow...

January 25, 2017

Something that could cause your personal computer to not start up after sleeping or hibernating is a power setting that turns your hard drive off. There are just a few rare situations when you would want a hard drive on a business workstation to turn off after a certain amount of time. If you experi...

January 18, 2017

"I’ve seen this multiple times. People leave their external backup drive connected to their PC and it runs continuously forever then dies after a year or 2. You should only connect it when you want to backup your files then disconnect it." -GCS Engineer

January 11, 2017

VOIP phones are being adopted for business in increasing numbers recently and we want to share some strategy and knowledge we have gathered over the years:

There are two major directions (currently) for selecting VOIP phones: Internet Hosted phones and locally hosted phones. We have seen both work an...

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