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Spyware

April 06, 2011 Tech Tips

Although the first recorded use of spyware was on October 16, 1995, as recently as 2005, studies showed a considerable 61 percent of surveyed users’ computers were infected with some form of spyware.  Of those 61 percent, 92 reported they were unaware of its presence.

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Rocco on Keeping Kids safe on the Internet

February 16, 2011

The Junior Master of Disaster Learns How to Surf Safely

Your response to my daughter Rocco guest hosting The Master of Disaster has been overwhelming. Rocco is the World's Youngest Corporate Video Blogger. Today, she interviews Jarrett Edwy, the Head of Help Desk Services for Connections for Business. Jarrett shares with Rocco his top three tips for helping your loved ones surf the Internet safely. Full directions for implementing Jarrett's ideas are linked below the video. I know you will want to use these powerful, free tools and share this blog with family and friends.

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Rocco on Personal Passwords for Kids

February 07, 2011

Rocco's Safety Tips for Kids: Personal Passwords

Rocco is the World's Youngest Corporate Video Blogger, a chip off the old Master of Disaster block. You do NOT want to tangle with this plucky six-year-old. In this episode, she shares with kids and their families how to create a Personal Password for security and kidnapping prevention. This is one video you will want to share with your friends and family.

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Leadership Interview Series: Randy Hall, Worldlan Technology

January 16, 2011

The Master of Disaster interviews Randy Hall of Worldlan Technology

Earlier this month, I was privileged to interview a number of leaders in the Managed Services Provider (MSP) Community (basically, our peers.)

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The Top 5 Worst High-Tech Habits to Break This Year

January 12, 2011 Tech Tips

Admit it; you have some bad habits when it comes to maintaining the security and “health” of the high-tech tools you dearly depend on.

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How Dirty is Your Qwerty?

January 12, 2011 Tech Tips

Since there’s a holiday or month for just about every cause imaginable, it should come as no surprise that cleaning your PC now has its own official month, awarded by none other than “The Vinegar Institute.”

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Red Flags Rules Apply to You—Yes, You

January 06, 2011

While many companies think the federal Red Flag Rule applies only financial institutions, if you invoice customers for your goods or services, it applies to you, too.

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Tape Backup Won’t Cut It

December 28, 2010

What's the truth behind tape for Data Backup?

Watch my latest episode of the Master of Disaster and find out!  Tape Backup has been a standard for businesses for many years. However, the technology is both dated and flawed. Find out the truth about Tape Backup and how to think about backup in your Continuity Strategy. 

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The Shocking State Of Data Security In Business: Are You Making These Terrible Mistakes?

December 10, 2010 Disaster Recovery

According to a survey of 2,100 businesses conducted by Applied Research and commissioned by Symantec, the vast majority of businesses are frequent victims of cyber attacks, data loss and non-existent backup and recovery systems.

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Six Reasons to Choose Hosted Solutions over Traditional IT

December 10, 2010 Cloud

If you want to save your organization a good amount of money on hardware, software and support, you ought to be looking at the various hosted IT solutions that are available.

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