As your business grows, if you have more than a few people or devices connected to your network at a time, you may notice your internet getting slower, or video cutting out or “buffering” as it struggles to squeeze it’s way from the internet to your computer. This may be due to using network equipment…Details
If you operate or work at a small business, having the ability to print is vital. If your printer is simply hooked up directly to one of the computers, you may notice a bit of a delay in printing, or that you can’t print when that computer is turned off. Your computer is acting as…Details
For the past few years, many analysts have declared the death of email. In fact, over a year ago we wrote on just this subject (http://bit.ly/p92xYs), and just like early 2010, everything shows that email is alive and well! SmarterTools, a provider of email server software, recently did a review of digital communications traffic, and…Details
We’re putting together a list of Blackberry, Android, and iPhone apps that members of Nerds On Site use, which we will feature in future blog posts. Right now, though, we want to know what YOUR favorite apps are, and why you like them so much. We’ll make a random list out of the suggestions and…Details
The internet is a wonderful tool for productively connecting and communicating with others, but it can also be dangerous – and distracting. A business-class router can certainly provide protection, but it’s not always enough, and doesn’t offer the enhanced security and filtering that other solutions do.Details
I’m a privileged citizen of an incredible country: Canada. I’m naturalized, and like most who are not born here, we have a deeply emotional attachment to our citizenship. We are the most fortunate people on earth! This may sound odd, but my good-night songs to my children is “Oh Canada” (our national anthem). One of…Details
Yesterday afternoon, SpamHaus, the well known email blacklist provider, blocked a large block of IP addresses belonging to Amazon cloud services. Our shared email service uses an IP address that fell within this block of IPs owned by Amazon, and thus affected our clients. (Thankfully, it was a holiday in North America, so the effects…Details
Businesses large and small have to manage risk. They invest in measures to prevent risk, including fire sprinklers, alarm systems, security cameras, employee training, and insurance.
What is the single biggest risk businesses face? Fire – no. Break-ins, shoplifting, or other traditional crimes – no. Floods or other natural disasters – no.
For the past two years, the biggest risk faced by businesses is……..
Many keyboard shortcuts come built into Windows. Some are gimicky, like the “Aero” view in Windows 7 that shows a real-time view of open programs and allows you to quickly flip between them (Alt+Tab). Other key combinations are more practical, allowing you to quickly “lock” your computer from unwanted access, or easily zoom in for a better view of a webpage.Details