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ExaDrive DC100 Solid State Drive is the Fastest in The World!

Computer storage technology has progressed by leaps and bounds in the last few years.  Gone are the days when you would wait for a considerable amount of time during the loading of large applications, like video or Netflix.  The startup time for modern computers has reduced to a few countable seconds.  All this has become possible

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Hackers Use Stolen Tools From the National Security Agency

Hackers Use Stolen Tools From the National Security Agency DIY (Do-it-Yourself) antivirus and malware threat protection strategies are limited in protecting your personal computer, business computer or network.  Most DIY’ers use software or a program.  In many cases, an antivirus program can find and get rid of a computer virus or malware.  When it alerts

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Integrate VPN for Personal or Business Use Today

In my November blog post, http://rbsmn.com/blog/page/3/, I touched on using a VPN, “Virtual Private Network,” as an option to protect against hackers when using a public Wi-Fi.   Several local customers and business owners inquired whether a VPN made sense to have at home or for their business needs.  In this blog, I’ll delve into more

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Wi-Fi Router Innovation Changes the Landscape for Speed in 2018

Wireless connections keep getting faster.  In 2018, the options for internet users to connect to the internet faster keeps expanding. In the near future, users can be expected to connect to the internet using LED lights, or gain wireless access to the internet by connecting to a micro-satellite orbiting the Earth.  (Versatek website blog, December

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2 Proactive Steps to Prevent Ransomware Crippling your Business

Last summer I wrote two awareness blogs about Ransomware and attempted to provide a sense of urgency for local businesses to take it seriously.  A local business in the medical field was hacked and paid a ransom to get their computer network unlocked.   To read them visit these links; http://rbsmn.com/blog/page/5/ & http://rbsmn.com/blog/page/6/.  In this post

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6 Ways to Protect Yourself and Business Using a Public WiFi

In July I dedicated my blog to write about a massive ransomware attach affecting individuals and businesses worldwide and offered solutions protect against them (see http://rbsmn.com/blog/page/4/ for complete post).  However, most people that were not exposed to that attack are vulnerable to a hack coming through a different door; using public WiFi at your local

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Outsource your Office Network’s IT Management

If you are in the market to change, update, upgrade or protect your office network system and computers, determining where to start and what makes the most sense for your business often seems complex.  For even the sharpest CEO and small business owner, figuring out what is the best fit usually means spending hours wrapping

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Solid State Drives (SSDs) will increase productivity & save you $$$

When people start coming into our shop requesting something with regular frequency, it is usually the time to devote a blog post to.  More are more people are asking when they purchase a custom built computer or a previously owned commercial grade desktop or laptop about getting an SSD (Solid State Drive).  Other people have

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Back to School Computer Qualifies for Tax Credit

Back to School is here.  A custom built computer or previously owned commercial grade desktop or laptop might be a perfect gift to get your student off to a good start this year.  In addition to the education tax credit, businesses too could explore with their accountant or CPA, tax deductible possibilities as 3rd Quarterly

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Did the June 27th Ransomware Attack Get Your Attention?  It should.

A new ransomware attack brought many businesses to their knees on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. This PetrWrap virus is a strain of Petya ransomware, discovered by Kaspersky Labs in May. (Russell Brandon, A new ransomware attack is affecting airlines, banks, and utilities across Europe, June 27, 2017, https://www.theverge.com/2017/6/27/15879480/petrwrap-virus-ukraine-ransomware-attack-europe-wannacry). Businesses closed across the globe.  Once again, they

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