Tech trends and news relevant to small and midsize businesses.

Windows 2008 Server End of Life

Mon, May, 06, 2019 @ 11:05 AM

Windows 2008 and 2008 R2 End of Life

Windows 2008 servers are fast approaching their end of life date in January of 2020. End of life simply means that Microsoft will no longer be supporting the product. As that date approaches here are a few...

Home Cybersecurity Q&A: IoT Toys, Home WiFi Security & Safe Browsing

Wed, Mar, 28, 2018 @ 11:03 AM

1. What are the benefits and drawbacks to Internet of Things (IoT)-connected toys?

There are pros and cons to IoT-connected toys, but for now, we think the cons far outweigh the pros.

3 Reasons To Install Software Patches Immediately

Tue, Feb, 13, 2018 @ 11:02 AM

What is a software patch, and why should I take time out of my busy day to install one?

Software patches are much more than pesky reminders to update and restart your computer. These often-ignored acts of regular PC maintenance frequently mean...

Small Business IT Support: The Importance of Routine On-Site Maintenance

Tue, Jan, 30, 2018 @ 11:01 AM

Summary

Gas is expensive, and there’s already too much gridlock out there as it is. So it’s a good thing that managed IT support providers, such as Sagiss, can deliver the majority of their IT support services remotely. Using tools such as ...

Small Business Tech: Three Reasons You Need Proactive Tech Support

Tue, Jan, 16, 2018 @ 12:01 PM

Summary

IT folks tend to wear a lot of hats. Between monitoring servers, workstations, switches, routers and WAPs and creating data backups, updating old software or simply recovering a lost password, there is often no shortage of fires for the...

Business Tech Blog: Spectre & Meltdown

Fri, Jan, 05, 2018 @ 11:01 AM

Summary

You may have seen in the news recently that a major vulnerability has been discovered in several computer processor manufacturer’s chipsets, currently referred to as "Spectre" and/or "Meltdown".

The “Meltdown” and “Spectre”...

Alteryx Data Breach: What You Can Do

Wed, Dec, 27, 2017 @ 14:12 PM

Summary

Here’s a fun question to pose to the family dinner table: Have you ever heard of Alteryx?

Scam Alert: Phishers Target PayPal Users With Fake "Failed Transactions" Emails

Wed, Dec, 06, 2017 @ 11:12 AM

Summary

Scammers are pushing out fake PayPal emails that use the premise of an unverified transaction to phish for customers’ personal and financial information. Use PayPal? Here's is what you need to look out for!