October 30, 2013

Cryptolocker: Malware Just Got a Bit Nastier!

Traditionally the kinds of virus and malware we see on client computers is fairly benign. While it may disrupt the flow of business, it is generally […]
October 24, 2013

Is Bad Tech Costing Your Company?

I was reading an interesting article that asked the question “Is Bad Tech Costing Your Company” and it really brought home the reality of ‘old school’ […]
July 29, 2013

One Security Lesson Microsoft Learned Well

Last week, a group of hackers were all over the web for taking Forbes staff reporter, Andy Greenberg, on a joy ride in a Ford Escape and Toyota Prius (check out the video below). The purpose of this joy ride: To highlight the security vulnerabilities found in many of the most common cars. And the more that are connected, the more this will become a critical issue. An issue that has been mostly ignored by the auto industry.
June 12, 2013

The Impact of BYOD on IT Complexity

In the world of technology, the methods of delivery change over time as technology evolves, but the goal has remained the same - to produce valuable information and data in as efficient and cost effective a manner as possible. The goal of workplace computing is enhanced productivity. Cloud and mobility are simply tools that further enable this goal. But, as with all seemingly simple concepts comes complexity.
May 15, 2013

More BYOD Considerations

As we continue on our discussions around BYOD, one topic that comes up time and again is the potential issues around these mixed use devices. The mixing of personal and professional data creates some questions and issues that really do bear some analysis and discussion before making any final decisions regarding BYOD in your business.
April 9, 2013

BYOD Considerations

BYOD. Bring your own disaster? Bring your own disruption? The fact is, when it comes to bring your own device, resistance is futile, and most of the concerns we hear about can be remediated with a little planning. In reality, BYOD is not a technology challenge so much as it is a business question, and I think that fact is overlooked far too often due to the overwhelming noise in the space regarding security fears, viruses, CONTROL, etc.
November 19, 2012

Cloud Simplified

One of the most challenging aspects of the current push towards cloud computing is the confusing marketing aspect of it. The answer to every question is 'cloud' and there is little clarity around what is meant. 'Cloud Computing' has become as much a marketing buzzword as it is a technology.
November 9, 2012

Windows 8 Part 2

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
October 29, 2012

Windows 8 Is Great!

So, Windows 8 is out, and Microsoft is making their big push to make us all aware of it and hoping we all love it. I've been using it a bit, and certainly reading all of the various reviews, and I have to both agree, and disagree with what I am reading.
October 23, 2012

Goodbye Windows SBS – Hello Windows Server 2012 Essentials

This is the final year that Microsoft will be selling its SBS server, a product tailor made to the needs of the 36 million or so small businesses (up to 25 users and 50 devices) which needed a cost effective method for deploying a Microsoft computing environment including Exchange for email as well as all the basic management tools needed for a computer network.