6 reasons why your Internet is slow

The Internet is a magical thing; a gateway or connection to the rest of the world. Currently, the Internet is quick enough to do nearly anything without delay, and as such, companies have come to expect Internet connections to always be fast. The truth is, connection speed varies widely, and this can create problems for…

Make your sales department social

There are many different ways a company can sell their products to customers, and one of the most underutilized is selling through social media. From one-man operations to multinational corporations, social media should be an integral part of marketing strategies. For many small businesses, social media is a new frontier that they can use to…

VMWARE vRAM – “A big mistake”

Last week we blogged about VMware’s change to their vRAM licensing model. While the information we provided was accurate, VMware was tight lipped about the whole affair. Rather than announcing such a major disruptive change at VMworld the CRN Xchange conference was used as a platform for the announcement. Today VMware revealed their strategy and…

An atmosphere of change

Did you know that we spend hundreds of hours per year in formal technical training? We have a serious commitment to ongoing education! In addition to all of the technical training we complete our executive team maintain relationships with their peers in key vendors. One of the most exciting times of the year is in…

Cloud security, a mixed bag

One of the main issues that puts off a large number of businesses is how secure their data is in the cloud. If a company uses a cloud service they have no choice but to trust the provider with their data, and recent attacks have shown that some cloud provider technology isn’t as secure as…

Silent Mac trojan found, watch out

Macs, long touted by Apple to be the safest and most secure computers available have been coming under increasing attack lately, with a growing number of Mac specific malware infecting systems. This has caught many users off guard and they have been scrambling to ensure their systems are secure. There is a new threat that…

Learn from Spaceballs; secure passwords

There’s a scene in Spaceballs, a movie by Mel Brooks, where the evil Spaceballs are trying to steal air from the planet Druidia. To do so, they force the king of Druidia to give up the password – 1,2,3,4,5 – to the airlock. After you hear the password, one character exclaims, “That’s the stupidest combination…

Dropbox confirms some accounts hacked

The cloud and all related services are making large inroads into businesses around the globe, with many utilizing at least one form of cloud. One of the most popular categories of cloud in use is cloud storage. Until recently cloud storage has been relatively secure, but, a major cloud storage provider has recently had an…