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March 21st, 2018 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
This blog post was authored by Erin Chapple, Director of Program Management, Windows Server.Today is a big day for Windows Server! On behalf of the entire Windows Server team, I am delighted to announce Windows Server 2019 will be generally available in the second half of calendar year 2018. - Read More
March 17th, 2018 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
Microsoft has an event Webcast: Microsoft Security Intelligence Report Volume 23—Breaking Botnets and Wrestling RansomwareThe security threat landscape is constantly evolving, and Microsoft has spent over a decade tracking and analyzing software vulnerabilities, exploits, malware, - Read More
March 15th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
I got a memo from my friend Jim Roddy over at WorldPay (Vantiv). They've released a three-part report on their annual 2018 Point of Sale Channel KPI Study. One more installment will be posted next week. Here's what we have so far.Part 1: Resellers report robust sales and profits in 2017, expect - Read More
March 13th, 2018 | Jay Ferron | My information Resource
 Over the past few years, Fourth Generation Long Term Evolution or 4G LTE has become the standard for cellular communications. Security vulnerabilities affecting 4G LTE need to be taken seriously as any disruption to the network can have serious consequences to life in 2018 and beyond. - Read More
March 13th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
The Unbreakable Rules of PSA- IT Service Delivery in the 21st CenturyInstructor: Manuel Palachuk- Five Tuesdays - March 20 - April 17, 2018 -- Register Now- All classes start a 9:00 AM PacificYou're guaranteed to learn something that will make or save you the price of admission! - Read More
March 12th, 2018 | Karl Palachuk | Small Biz Thoughts
So I've been thinking about creating a new online community. Actually, I've been thinking about it for years. But I wanted to make sure that I felt I had enough "stuff" to make it worthwhile.I've always tried to fill a void. So I want to do more than just have a place to distribute information.One - Read More
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