Four Ways Your Computer Gets Infected and Why Not Even Symantec Can Save You

December 13th, 2011 by William Reyor

Installing software directly from an untrusted or source:

uTorrent
BitTorrent
Shareaza
BitComet

When users of file sharing networks (such as the above-mentioned) download software from these networks, there is no way to verify that the software you are downloading does not also contain malware, adware, rootkits, or viruses.
Many users believe that simply having updated antivirus software will protect them, but [...]

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Free Cloud Computing eBook

December 6th, 2011 by Michael Giuffrida

After an overwhelming response and more questions about our series on Cloud Computing, we decided to wrap it all together and add some extra content in this free eBook.  This eBook contains all of the great information that was in the individual posts in the series but valuable, additional content has been added by our [...]

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Are These 3 (Common) IT Issues Draining Your Bottom Line?

October 25th, 2011 by Tracy Fox

ForeSite sees many small businesses (and even medium-sized businesses) not taking the time to plan their IT growth. Using “Band-Aids” for common IT issues (without realizing the ramifications to the network) is common practice. And it’s negatively affecting the bottom line.

We’ve identified three common IT issues you can look at to see if you can improve your bottom line.

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After the Storm

August 30th, 2011 by Tracy Fox

Irene came and went, and overall CT and MA fared better than expected. But how did your organization feel when the possibility of a natural disaster forced a test of what you did or didn’t have in place for protecting your network and critical data?

There are some basic best practices that you should consider BEFORE the next “disaster” strikes, be it weather, fire, theft, or the most common – hardware failure.

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4 (Positive) Reasons to Welcome Negative Feedback

August 1st, 2011 by Thomas Clifford

Let’s face it.
No one wants negative feedback.
We cross our fingers, hoping everyone loves everything we say and do.
But the fact remains:  negative feedback happens.
Let’s pretend we ignore negative feedback
What might happen?

Complacency creeps in
Customer engagement weakens
Innovation fizzles out
Credibility is challenged

Clearly, not healthy signs for any business.
The fact that someone took time to (legitimately) comment on our [...]

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Do your employees use technology? What’s considered “Acceptable Use”?

February 23rd, 2011 by Michael Giuffrida

There is so much technology available to us for both business and personal use which can be great for productivity, but also raises concerns.  What do you consider acceptable use of these tools by your staff during business hours?  Traditional thinking would have you create a 30 page Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) which restricted anyone [...]

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iPad – New toy, or productivity tool?

December 29th, 2010 by Michael Giuffrida

So the iPad is cool, nobody is disputing that.  Let’s face it, what has Apple developed since the birth of the Apple IIe that wasn’t cool?  But in business you have to decide, “cool new toy, or valuable business tool?”.  Our recent purchase of iPads for the ForeSite sales team has helped us formulate an [...]

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Plan for next year’s technology tools

November 10th, 2010 by Michael Giuffrida

Believe it or not, it’s the end of the year again.  Time to not only see where we have been, but to think about where we are going.  Our clients look to us at this time of year to help them plan for next year’s technology initiatives and budget.  This is an important [...]

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Does your eWaste contain valuable company data?

August 30th, 2010 by Michael Giuffrida

Most people consider deleting their files from the hard drive of a computer they replace, but did you know you how easily that information can be retrieved unless it is deleted with a special program that restricts recovery?

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5 Key Questions for Reflection

August 24th, 2010 by Tracy Fox

You probably have a handle on how much you rely on your email, internet connection, certainly the data about your clients and financials. Maybe you even recognize how powerful a tool your website can be. What else should you be thinking about?

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