Security Alert: Many Secure Websites Found Vulnerable

On April 7th, the computer security community had its hair set on fire with an announcement of a new website security vulnerability called the Heartbleed bug. This is not a…

All You Need to Know About Data Recovery and Computer Backups

“Computer backups are important.”  This is so obvious and well known that it’s almost not worth writing.  But I would like to shift the conversation here, because data recovery is…

The Death of Windows XP and Office 2003

It is an ominous title, but very important.  According to a recent survey, more than a quarter of all the computers out there are still running Windows XP.  That is…

Should I Turn Off My Computer at Night?

It’s the age old question: Should I turn off my computer at night, or leave it on? We’ve always been told that it’s “bad for the electronics” to keep turning…

Disaster Planning I – Backing Up and Restoring Data

Planning for a disaster is something we all know we “should be doing” but few of us are.  This is the first in a series of posts that will provide…

Disaster Planning II – Telecommunications & Actions During a Disaster

Planning for a disaster is something we all know we “should be doing” but few of us are.  This is the second in a series of posts that will provide…

Disaster Planning III – Replacing Hardware and Reinstalling Software

Planning for a disaster is something we all know we “should be doing” but few of us are.  This is the third in a series of posts that will provide…

Clearing the Clouds – Making Sense of Cloud Computing

Laptop floating in clouds[/caption]I read a blog article recently in which a well known computer scientist said that “The computer industry is the only industry that is more fashion-driven than…

How Long Should A Computer Last?

Last week, we wrote an article regarding the top 5 things to consider when purchasing a new computer.  Now, we would like to discuss when to buy a new computer. …