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Jason Lathrop

We’ve worked with numerous businesses throughout the years who lost everything due to bad backups or lack of a disaster recovery plan. It’s not unusual, but the results can be devastating. In fact, about 75% of small businesses have no disaster recovery plan objective in place, which is why so many fail after a disaster....

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Jason Lathrop

A lot of talk these days surrounds Mobile Device Management, why you need it and how you can use it to help control your mobile workforce.  But did you know that if you work with a recent version of Exchange server, you have some portion of the control for mobile devices that sync to your...

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Jason Lathrop

Part of keeping your device secure is making sure that if it is lost or stolen, other people cannot access your data. Both IOS and Android have built-in device encryption which renders the data on the device useless if the password is unknown. To encrypt an iPhone or iPad (3GS or later): Touch Settings, this...

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Jason Lathrop

Most mobile cloud apps are aimed toward consumerism.  News organizations like CNN have mobile apps to get the latest headlines, Netflix lets you watch the latest movies, Pandora and Spotify help you enjoy music from wherever you have 4G. It’s tougher to find applications that help you do your job in the same way. We recently...

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Jason Lathrop

One of the biggest frustrations we have run across with the release of Windows 8 is how to shut it down.   It used to be fairly simple, but now it takes a series of hot-keys or find some magical area of the lower right portion of the screen that will bring up the “Charms” menu.  From there you can...

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Jason Lathrop

We recently received an email from a reader asking what seemed a relatively simple question:  “How do you perform a complete system backup in Windows 8?” The immediate answer that came to mind was, “click on the Windows key, and type ‘backup’ and it should be there!”  But as you may have found, when you...

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Jason Lathrop

If you have been working with Windows 8, use Outlook.com or have a Windows phone or Surface tablet, you might be familiar with a service from Microsoft called OneDrive.  It is a cloud application built into Windows 8 that allows you to store up to 7GB worth of documents or pictures and have them be accessible...

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Jason Lathrop

Lots of talk about Windows 8 recently (not surprisingly). As I blogged earlier, I am a fan, but there are considerations that need to be considered when determining if you want to move to the new OS

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Jason Lathrop

Pre-orders have begun for the Microsoft Windows RT tablet. However, the Windows 8 tablets are not yet available. But wait... isn't Windows RT windows 8? Well, yes, sort of.

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Jason Lathrop

There are many scary things in life: taxes, death, spiders and the newest one for the list...

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