What is a CIO and How Can I Get One?
What Is A CIO And How Do You Benefit From Hiring One? Just as its nearly impossible to imagine living without a smartphone or Internet access in the 21st century, operating a business without a dedicated information technology department is a step that cannot be overlooked. However, treating IT like an analysis or productivity tool
Psychology and Passwords; Who’s at Risk?
It feels like almost every day there’s another data breach in the news, or a case of user credentials up for sale on the Dark Web. Despite the headlines, and repeated warnings from experts about weak passwords and the dangers of password reuse, users have yet to change their online behavior. We at ITConnexx are fans
Simple RDS Rule for Backing Up Files
What is RDS? Good question! “Remote Desktop Services (RDS), is one of the components of Microsoft Windows that allows a user to take control of a remote computer, or virtual machine, over a network connection.” Okay, a fancy way of saying you can log on to a server from your desktop and utilize all of the server’s resources and software. There is one very
PUPs, Not the Furry Cuddly Things
PUPs are not our furry cuddly little animals in the IT world. PUP stands for ‘Potentially Unwanted Programs’ PUPs represent a way for software vendors to make money when you download and install their programs. In fact, for free software, it can be a significant source of revenue. It is part of what allows
Recently I was talking with my seventeen year old daughter about her “college car”. Keep in mind she doesn’t have a car yet, but she is working Dad for a new car, and using college to bolster the need for one and continue with the conversation. Oddly enough, the first concern my daughter had was
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Top Reasons Why Businesses Need to Backup Their Data
Data is the information backbone of any given business venture or organization, and as such should really be treated like the Precious Commodity, GOLD, that it is. It needs to be stored in such a way that makes it easily accessible to those who have the strict access permissions to view, and use it, and
Online Shopping is Really More Safe?
Online shopping has become so ubiquitous in our present day lives, yet some avoid it completely. Why are some people afraid to shop online when it’s arguably safer than offline? With regular news of identity theft, credit card fraud, and database hacking, many people are understandably concerned about the security of their information online, particularly
Is It a Legitimate Email or a Scam?
You probably go through hundreds of emails per day. Some work related and others personal. Most of the senders are familiar, but some are unfamiliar or new. Some emails you just read, and others require action. For the most part, the problem arises when the action required will actually cause harm to your system. But