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How To Hire The Right IT Professional For Your Business

Aug 15, 2018
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As your company grows, there is no doubt you will need a dedicated IT professional to oversee and manage your technology – the lifeblood of any modern enterprise. In today’s ever-changing landscape, your data remains your most valued commodity, so hiring the right IT personnel to safeguard this data, avoid crippling downtime, and keep your […]

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We have had repeated reports on Netflix iOS apps not working on iOS devices in business networks since the last app update. This turned out to also be a problem in my own home network, where I found a relatively simple workaround: We use dnsmasq as our recursive DNS server in our home network. I […]

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6 Common Computer Issues You May Not Be Aware That We Can Help With

May 26, 2013
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Every day we encounter clients who are experiencing issues with their computers that they may not even be aware can be easily resolved, or aren’t aware are issues at all – which Nerds On Site can resolve on-site or remotely. Here are 12 of the most common computer issues.

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How The Onion's Google Apps Was Hacked and How to Prevent it From Happening to You

A couple of weeks ago, a satirical online publication, The Onion, had their Google Apps and Twitter account hacked. They could have simply acknowledged the attack and insisted measures were being taken to prevent it from happening again, but they took the time to describe exactly HOW they were hacked and how others can prevent […]

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Etiquette You Need to Consider When Having Online Meetings

These days, we often attend online meetings, whether it be on Skype, Mumble, GoToMeeting, or otherwise. While we enjoy the convenience, we are painfully aware of certain online meeting etiquette that others don’t seem to be aware of, and it affects the quality of the meeting for everyone else.

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Free Social Media Policy Tool for your business

Apr 10, 2013
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Does your business have a Social Media Policy? If not, you may want to take a quick look at PolicyTool.net, created by rtraction and David Canton, a technology lawyer and e-legal blogger. In addition to the free Social Media tool, a very affordable Privacy Policy tool is also available. All you need to do is […]

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How to Make Your Passwords More Secure

Apr 2, 2013
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The pursuit of better passwords is a constant uphill battle that we continually educate clients about. One of the biggest obstacles is that we’re all human, and we’re habitual by nature, so if we don’t train ourselves to use more secure passwords, we often find ourselves using insecure passwords instead because they are easy to […]

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How to Secure Your iPhone or Android Device

We often hear of the benefits of using smartphones, such as the apps, features, and capabilities that keep us connected, but we often encounter people who haven’t taken the proper steps to secure their smartphones. Here are some steps you can take to ensure your device isn’t tampered with.

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Computer Not Turning On After a Power Surge or Brownout? Try this!

Apr 1, 2013
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From time to time I get calls stating that when someone tries to turn on their computer, the ‘green’ light comes on, they can hear the fan, but nothing happens. Here’s a possible solution before calling a Nerd.

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World Data Backup Day is March 31st! Will You Participate?

World Backup day is on March 31st – mere 2 days away! It is an annual global event reminding everyone to take some time to backup your data, and to verify existing backups are working.

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