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4 Steps To Stay Safe On Vacation

It’s summer time, which means traveling and vacations! In today’s day and age though, the lines between personal time and work time are somewhat blurred. Many people take their laptops, tablets, or mobile phones with them and check up on company...

It’s summer time, which means traveling and vacations! In today’s day and age though, the lines between personal time and work time are somewhat blurred. Many people take their laptops, tablets, or mobile phones with them and check up on company things while on vacation. If that sounds like you, remember these 4 steps to keep electronically safe when you go!

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How Password Policies Protect Your Business

MotherG regularly reviews our best practices to ensure we’re providing the experience our clients’ desire.  Recently we updated our security section, specifically password policies.  We are frequently asked, “What’s the best password policy for...

MotherG regularly reviews our best practices to ensure we’re providing the experience our clients’ desire.  Recently we updated our security section, specifically password policies.  We are frequently asked, “What’s the best password policy for my business? “

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How Secure Is Your Business from Hackers?

As the focus of IT moves towards the cloud, hackers are turning their attention to larger targets with a higher payoff. While it may not seem worth it for most hackers to attack small to medium businesses, more and more small businesses are being...

As the focus of IT moves towards the cloud, hackers are turning their attention to larger targets with a higher payoff. While it may not seem worth it for most hackers to attack small to medium businesses, more and more small businesses are being compromised. How is that possible? Scripts and tools are making it easier to launch basic attacks against a network. Entry level hackers can now cast a wide net when checking for vulnerabilities, which doesn’t take much effort on their part. It’s similar to an intruder walking through an apartment building or hotel. These basic attacks are basically jiggling the door knob to the rooms to see if any of them are unlocked.

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Ged Rid of Old Technology Once and for All

Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day! Uncertainty / Awareness The average person doesn’t know what to do with old technology. Can I just throw this desktop out? What about this monitor? Cell phones? That’s the reason every business has a room with...

Go Green for St. Patrick’s Day!

Uncertainty / Awareness

The average person doesn’t know what to do with old technology. Can I just throw this desktop out? What about this monitor? Cell phones? That’s the reason every business has a room with ancient PCs and other equipment. You know the one, where there’s a box of Blackberrys from the 90s on the shelf, and CRT monitors stacked in the corner. You can’t just throw this stuff out. CRT monitors contain lead and batteries that will breakdown and leak toxins into the earth. That’s terrible for the environment! Not to mention that in some states it’s also against the law. For example, in Illinois a law went into effect in Jan 2012 that actually makes throwing out electronics illegal, as a part of the Recycling and Reuse Act.

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Is Hosted VOIP Right For Your Business?

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Give your IT a Spring Cleaning

March is right around the corner, and we all know what that means...March Madness, and spring cleaning – yes, even your

March is right around the corner, and we all know what that means...March Madness, and spring cleaning – yes, even your

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4 Risks Of Deploying A Standard Image

While Standard image comes with some benefits (Missed part 1? ) it is vital to know and understand the risks you can face.

While Standard image comes with some benefits (Missed part 1? ) it is vital to know and understand the risks you can face.

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3 Things To Consider When Defining Your Standard Image

The idea of a standard image is one that is typically met with mixed views in any organization.  The executive team wants standardization, uniformity, and security on corporate assets.  End users want to be able to save their pictures, sync their...

Defining Your Standard Image

The idea of a standard image is one that is typically met with mixed views in any organization.  The executive team wants standardization, uniformity, and security on corporate assets.  End users want to be able to save their pictures, sync their iTunes, and have their kitty-cat wallpaper.  Read on to see if a standard image might be right for you!

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3 Technology Tips You Should Know

We know that __IT Happens (read more) and we’ve seen that all downtime isn’t created equal. If we’re going to be planning the obsolescence of our servers and workstations then, here are some key things to know:

3 Upgrade Tips You Should Know

We know that __IT Happens (read more) and we’ve seen that all downtime isn’t created equal. If we’re going to be planning the obsolescence of our servers and workstations then, here are some key things to know:

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__IT Happens!

We all know that __IT happens. Software freezes, servers go down, and hardware breaks - sometimes when you least expect it. Other times it happens just as expected, but the business has overlooked an aging asset, or a faulty piece of equipment,...

We all know that __IT happens. Software freezes, servers go down, and hardware breaks - sometimes when you least expect it. Other times it happens just as expected, but the business has overlooked an aging asset, or a faulty piece of equipment, thinking “ah, we’ll just reboot it and it’ll come back up and be fine for another couple months.” Those couple months turn into a couple of years, and before you know, that mission critical server is 7 years old...and don’t look now, but it just died. In the middle of the day. With the rest of the business still trying to function. Get the picture?

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