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March 9th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I've seen a number of posts on social media recently that mention hourly tech support rates well below $75/hr. I find that shocking for a competent technician. Of course no one calls themselves out and says, ". . . I'm a total noob and have no idea what I'm doing."When I started my first technology - Read More
 
March 3rd, 2018 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
Last month Adobe released a Flash security update to remediate the zero-day Remote Code Execution (RCE) CVE-2018-4878 vulnerability that was most visibly being utilized by the North Koreans to spy upon the south. The South Korean CERT team noted that the exploit was being actively used by the North - Read More
 
March 3rd, 2018 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
Software piracy has been an issue for about as long as there has been software to pirate. Companies are constantly developing new Digital Rights Management (DRM) solutions to protect their products, while software pirates, known as crackers, are constantly finding new ways to bypass these - Read More
 
March 3rd, 2018 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
Original release date: March 02, 2018March 4–10 is National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW), an event to encourage people and businesses to learn more about avoiding scams and understanding consumer rights. During NCPW, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and its partners highlight free - Read More
 
February 27th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
PLEASE mark your calendar for a very different kind of public meeting for MSPs, CSPs, VARs, resellers, computer consultants, and everyone else in the SMB/IT and managed services communities:Hear Ye, Hear Ye!Live Community Meeting (online)February 26th1 PM Pacific4 PM Eastern9 PM GMT8 AM the next - Read More
 
February 27th, 2018 | IOTSSA | IOTSSA Security Blog
Tighten the Weakest Link: Why End User Education Should Be Mandatory – No matter how many layers of protection your clients add to their networks and computer systems, there’s one “wild card” vulnerability that isn’t as easy to neutralize. Employees, guests and other - Read More
 
February 27th, 2018 | IOTSSA | IOTSSA Security Blog
Tighten the Weakest Link: Why End User Education Should Be Mandatory – No matter how many layers of protection your clients add to their networks and computer systems, there’s one “wild card” vulnerability that isn’t as easy to neutralize. Employees, guests and other - Read More
 
February 27th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
In 2017 I literally traveled the world teaching my Cloud Strategies in dozens of cities across Europe, North America, and Australia. That was a wonderful experience. But I can reach more people over the Internet than I can in person.So I got together with Mark Smith over at EH Media (parent company - Read More
 
February 26th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I am happy to announce some very special guest speakers on the SMB Roadshow. NOTE before you get the wrong impression. There will be ZERO selling at the SMB Roadshows. You are paying for education that change your business for the better. You are not paying to sit through sales pitches.More - Read More
 
February 22nd, 2018 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
The Olympic Games have always been a symbol of global unity and cooperation, mixed in with friendly competition of course. However, this can also mark the games as a target for groups that don’t share that worldview. This year, the Winter Olympics opening ceremony was targeted by a - Read More
 

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