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Creating a strong password is one of the most important (and overlooked) security measures you can take to ensure cyber security. Luckily there are easy ways to generate passwords that are strong AND easy to remember. Read on for useful password creation tips, what to avoid when crafting a password, and helpful alternatives for password storage.
By 2013, an overwhelming 93% of organizations will offer a flexible work policy. Help your organization adapt to the modern flexible work environment by checking out the Citrix Brief found below.
There's no doubt that Facebook has become a cultural phenomenon; spawning movies, custom apps, books, and even a phone with a built-in Facebook share button. While there have been plenty of blog posts written about how and why people use Facebook, I’m more interested in how businesses – especially those on a shoestring budget - can use the service.
Windows 8, the tablet-based operating system from Microsoft, is currently available for demo. "This flowchart details the biggest changes and new features in Windows 8, alerts you to potential problems, and guides you through the array of critical decisions you'll need to make for a successful installation and deployment."
A customer recently experienced a power outage. While this may send some businesses running for the hills, they welcomed this disruption with open arms. Allow me to explain…
Hello friends - thanks to you we're nearly winning Chase's "Mission Small Business" and are currently #171 nationwide out of 45,000+ applicants. Your support could bring us a $250,000 grant to turn our Private Cloud SureOffice™ into a self service website that would revolutionize IT for small businesses everywhere.
A Russian hacker has recently stolen up to 8 Million passwords from the popular LinkedIn and eHarmony websites. Was your password one of them? Find out here.
SureTech is proud to support local small business and to be in the running for a $250k grant to help us Kick IT to the Cloud. Show your support for us and for local business by visiting MissionSmallBusiness.com, searching for "suretech" (leaving city and state blank), and clicking vote!
You would think something as critical as finding which server your website is located on or where to deliver email for your domain would be well understood and straight forward. Well, like a lot of things it is and it isn’t. When you set it up the first time, everything...
The old "phony call from Microsoft" scam is back, reports Daniel Wesemann of Internet Storm Center. By impersonating Windows Tech Department, cybercrooks are gaining access to unsuspecting computers and causing boatloads of no-goodness. Read on for more info on their tactics and how to report them.
Some of you may have heard about "Malware Monday" in the news, but what does it mean? Well, if you're computer is one of the infected, it could mean the end of the internet. When you follow this link, the DNS Changer tool will scan your machine and see if you are infected. If it shows green you are all set. If red, the DNS Changer site also offers a tool to disinfect and fix the problem for you. We are here to help, so if you have any questions please feel free to reply to this e-mail.
Russian antivirus company Dr. Web recently reported that 600,000 Mac's are now infected with the "Flashback" trojan virus. Read on to see if your machine is infected and what you can do to remove the virus and make sure it doesn't come back.
If you're looking to boost your productivity, there's no better device than the iPad. It's portable, powerful, and extremely easy to use. These 8 apps were designed to help you work smarter on the iPad, not harder.
I'm willing to bet that every smartphone user has at least one ad-run application on their phone. A new study now suggests that those addicting game and news apps end up hitting you where it hurts - your battery.
The latest version of an infamous Mac virus has reared its ugly head once again. Known as ‘Flashback’, this Trojan injects malicious code into web browsers while scanning for usernames and password information. Find out how SureTech can protect you from this "particularly insidious" virus here.
This is a really nice book outlining some important Web performance keys. The only downside is that by being almost three years old, it’s already dated. But some of the core concepts are not going to change because they are key to having a web page display and work properly.
Small businesses that are smart about leveraging technology can start to see impressive sales improvements and achieve great things. Check out this article for some easy ways to make tech work for you.
Steve Jobs may have left us a while ago, but little reminders of his legacy can be seen everyday. Check out these cartoons celebrating his life, work ethic, and quirks that made him so unique.
After Kodak's untimely tap-out, C-Net decided take a look at other products and brands that went from being the “biggest thing” to almost obsolete in the age of digital media. Check out some of our favorite gadgets throughout the years and see what’s made them extinct. Here’s a hint – it’s probably a smart phone.
Some people are fine with simply receiving and sending e-mail through Microsoft Outlook, however these tips are for the ones who like to customize, dig deep, and get their hands dirty. If you're the type who wants to streamline their Outlook experience, you'll find more than enough info here.
Everyone uses Excel, but not everyone uses it to its fullest capacity. These Microsoft videos will have you spreading like a pro in no time. Learn formulas to make your life easier and graphs to make your ideas come to life. Read more here.
Still struggling to stay productive in the age of distraction? Tony Wong recently sat down and discussed the top 7 ways in which your organization can keep productivity and focus while still staying connected.
On November 5th, SureTech took part in the Princeton Arts Councils Dining by Deisgn event. Check out some highlights from the night, including a slideshow video of the amazing art created by many of the programs participants.
If you just bought the new iPhone 4s, Apple's latest update to iOS 5 may fix your battery-draining problems - or it may make them worse. iPhone users across the country are split down the middle; some claiming "my battery life is awesome!" and some, well, aren't so lucky.
With a multitude of developers and smart phone manufacturers pumping out newer phones, it is becoming harder to update older versions. We explore the wonderful world of Android Fragmentation. Myth? Legend? Horror story told to junior software developers? Check out our post and see how these smartphones match up to one another, and more importantly with Apple's iPhone.
The new HTC Droid security flaw proves that when you download an open-source app, you're inviting the developers into your home, taking off their shoes, and giving them a foot massage (so to speak.)
Mistakes are inevitable but we strive to learn from them, making them a point of growth and not a set-back. Below is an article illustrating principles and an attitude we at SureTech.com stand behind and work to emmulate.
New systems can frustrate any user.
We like to think no user question is too small for a quality and calm answer from our HelpDesk!
The tools don't make the soul. Merry Christmas :)
We just helped Antoine Amrani Chocolates launch a new shopping cart so check it out and enjoy!
As chocolate lovers, we could not be happier to support a client that makes the most exquisite and delectable chocolate we've ever had.
Operating a successful business in todays economic times is difficult, even for a well-managed company. Now, add the complexity of the worst recession since the Great Depression. It is no surprise that commercial bankruptcies, among the nation's more than 25 million small businesses, have increased by approximately 44% from the third quarter of 2008 to the third quarter of 2009, according to Equifax Inc. So what is a business owner to do? Avoid these SEVEN DEADLY SINS!
Small Is Beautiful
I tend to like to write on my keyboard on my lap or on a lap bench...
Everybody's heard the buzz, but most people I talk to are confused about how to understand "The Cloud." Even for many that understand the buzz or work with Cloud computers, explaining The Cloud can be daunting.
Cloud Explanations and Illustrations
I usually explain it using a napkin network diagram of the internet which is ...
The NY Times magazine goes so far as to call datacenters, the cloud, which is a slightly different focus than the napkin network diagram I like to draw...
Love, Peace, Joy and all best wishes to you from Topaz Group.
Xobni which is inbox spelled backwards is an absolutely terrific plug in for Microsoft Outlook except for the small fact that it doesn't work... - view comments