Blog Entries

September 13th, 2014 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
You may have heard that Robin Robins is hitting the road to do some highly focused Marketing training for MSPs, VARs, and IT Service providers.I'm sorry I'm late to getting this out for the Show in L.A. But if you're in Boston, Orland, Chicago, or DC, check it out.I had lunch with Robin in San - Read More
September 13th, 2014 | Susan Bradley | The SBS Diva 09/10/2014- Thecus Technology Corp. today announces another world first: Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials is now available for NAS users. Available this October, the 2-bay W2000, 4-bay W4000, and the 5-bay W5000 offer a host of - Read More
September 12th, 2014 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
The Network Documentation Binder is exactly what it sounds like. Originally, this was simply something that emerged from the way I ran my consulting business. Then it emerged into the Network Documentation Workbook. After that, we literally used that workbook and the forms in it to maintain our - Read More
September 11th, 2014 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
Suddenly, it's a big news week. All I had to do was to go out of town for four days. :-)Our friends over at Bigger-Brains are running a special Kickstarter campaign to raise money for some new training courses. Chip Reaves from Bigger-Brains was on our Odd Tuesdays podcast in March. You can here - Read More
September 11th, 2014 | Susan Bradley | The SBS Diva
USB External Hard Drives Become Write Protected In Windows 7 – Page 2 – Windows 7: Have and encrypted usb hard drive.  Today it suddenly started indicating it was - Read More
September 11th, 2014 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
At the GFI Max 2014 conference in Orlando on Monday, General Manager Alistair Forbes announced that GFI was going to separate their MSP-focused product line from their private cloud solution line.Starting October 1st, 2014, you'll see messaging from LogicNow for the MSP products (RMM, email - Read More
September 9th, 2014 | Susan Bradley | The SBS Diva
Reading The Hacker Playbook, Practical Guide to Penetration Testing by Peter Kim (Book and Kindle versions) and reading it and thinking about how many firms would not / DO not protect themselves. So many times in small to medium businesses, a client will say they want a pen test and they - Read More
September 8th, 2014 | Arlin Sorensen | Peer Power Blog
By Israel Lang, Executive Consultant, HTG Peer Groups I can remember the day I had to go into my team’s normal meeting room and deliver the news that we had been acquired.  I had a prepared statement that we division leaders had prepared with the acquiring company which made the first 7 - Read More
September 6th, 2014 | Susan Bradley | The SBS Diva
Trying out the 4 in one lens for my iPhone 5 from There’s a version for the iPhone and a version for the iPad.  The one thing to watch about the version for the iPhone is that you either need to buy the special case for the phone that allows you to slide a - Read More
September 5th, 2014 | Susan Bradley | The SBS Diva
Performance issues or delays when you connect to Exchange Server 2013 that is running in Windows Server: Bottom line:  If you’ve installed .net 4.5 on that server, make sure you do a registry entry if you have - Read More