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What is “The Cloud”, and how can it propel your business to the next level?

Southeastern Wisconsin’s leading technology and business strategy thought leaders have teamed up to bring you  a value-packed workshop on improving your business strategy with cloud services.  Attendees can expect to walk away with a clear vision of how to increase their bottom line through cloud solutions.  Learn the benefits, cost savings, business strategy tips and see the latest in hosting services.  Receive a workbook with tips on transitioning your business to the cloud.

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Critical Flaw in IE Found

IE_LogoA critical flaw in Internet Explorer (IE) has been found that has left all current IE users open to a remote attack.  IE versions 6 through 11 have been identified as being vulnerable to an attack that allows someone to remotely take control of a computer.  We are recommending that all IE users use a different browser until a fix is released via Windows updates.  See the press release from Microsoft here.

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Digicorp Partners with MaaS360 by Fiberlink

maas360_logoThe other day a friend was telling me about a technological challenge he was having at home.  Many years ago, he setup a wireless network with their cable broadband connection to the internet.  They started out with a laptop and a family computer.  Recently, the family started experiencing slow speeds.  Thinking their 10 year old router had seen its better days, they sought out advice from their local retailer on a suitable replacement

As the clerk questioned him about the devices on his network, he realized just how little he had been paying attention to his home network.  Instead of two devices, his family’s network now consisted of five laptop computers, five smart phone devices, an iTouch device, a gaming system, a Smart TV, and three tablets.  No wonder they were starting to feel the pain with their 10 year old router!

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What You Need to Know About Heartbleed

heartbleedHeartbleed is a serious vulnerability in the OpenSSL library.  OpenSSL is considered to be the standard in implementing TLS and SSL cryptography,  and is used by the majority of servers and internet devices.

By now nearly every major player on the internet has updated their software or has provided a fix for the devices they support.  Some of our partners such as Fortinet, Barracuda, and VMware for example all have updates that need to be installed for some of their products.

If you have concerns about the Heartbleed vulnerability contact us and we will work with you to determine if anything on your network is vulnerable and we can assist you in resolving the issue.  Contact us by email or give us a call at: (262) 402-6105 (ask for Carol).

 

 

Still Running Windows XP?

windows-xp-350x234As many people already know, Windows XP will be no longer receiving security patches come April 8th, 2014.  But what should you do if you are still running a PC that is still running Windows XP?  The answers may seem simple on the surface but requires some careful thought before taking action.  Obviously you have two choices, you can either upgrade your OS to Windows 7 or Windows 8 or you can upgrade your PC.

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Managed Services, “The Cloud” and Trying to Make Sense of IT in 2014

cloudHow far has IT really evolved in the last 24 months? Are we prepared to scrap our data centers/computer closets for the cloud? Should we jettison our IT staffs in favor of a managed service? Are their objective criteria for deciding upon how we proceed? Depending on who you listen to, the answers to these questions and others are yes, no, maybe – but not in any particular order.

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