A Note From Michael’s Desk…

August 29th, 2012

Back to Focusing on Business

It is hard to believe that summer vacations have ended and once again we are refocusing on our business goals and objectives for the final stretch of 2012.  If you are like me, the summer ended much too quickly and I haven’t accomplished all I set out to this summer.

What Should You Do If Your Network Is Compromised?

July 30th, 2012

Back in June, 6.3 million passwords were reported stolen when a hacker was able to access LinkedIn’s servers. The news made headlines instantly and everyone in the office (and online) was talking about it. Clearly this is a public-relations nightmare for the company and one that will, for sure, have a ripple effect for months, possibly years, as they deal with the fallout from their clients and potential lawsuits.

A Note From Michael…

July 30th, 2012

XPERTECHS goes Office 365!

Here we go again!  Microsoft announces a major price reduction in Office 365 and everybody is considering making the move to the cloud based Office solution.

Here are three reasons you should switch to Office 365:

Cost – Office 365 now starts at $4 per month.

Alert: The Internet Has Run Out Of IP Addresses!

July 25th, 2012

Although it sounds like a Nigerian Internet scam, it’s true. With millions of people coming online, the number of IP addresses is exhausted and a new standard for identifying computers and devices has come online: IPv6. So what is an “IP” address anyway and what will this NEW addressing system mean to you? First, let’s start at the beginning:

Every computer or device on a network has a unique identifier known as an IP address.

Is Your Business Ready For Another Storm?

July 2nd, 2012

We Are! XPERTECHS’ Cloud Maintained 100% Uptime
During The Weekend Storm!
I hope that the recent storm over the weekend did not affect your business, too much. Luckily, businesses that are using the XPERTECHS’ Cloud did not experience any downtime.

Are You STILL Using Outdated Tape Backups?

June 20th, 2012

If your computer network and the data it holds got erased or corrupted because of a virus, hard drive crash, fire, flood or some other random, unforeseen disaster, how confident are you RIGHT NOW that your business could be back up and running again FAST?

If your answer to that is, “I don’t know,” or “I’m not sure,” you are taking a HUGE risk with your company’s most important asset—the data on your network.

A Note From Chris

June 20th, 2012

Many clients have asked me if we know anyone who can design a new website for their business. It makes sense too, because in many peoples’ eyes, a website is part of their technology. Since we want to be a one-stop-shop for all things technology, XPERTECHS is now offering website services to all of you! Now, you can turn to XPERTECHS for all of your technology and web needs.

Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter: Can Employers Demand Employees Give Up Their Login Info

June 20th, 2012

Here’s a new question that’s being discussed in the courts: Do employers have the right to ask new hires for their username and password to various social media sites? According to the state of Maryland, the answer is, “No.”

Recently the Maryland General Assembly passed legislation that prevents employers in the state from asking prospective employees for their login information for various social media sites, including Facebook and Twitter.