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Consultant or Amateur? · 1Y ago

The Three Biggest Mistakes Non-IT People Make When They Plug Things In

This might sound silly at first, but it's not. If you're not an IT Professional, you may b...
Consultant or Amateur? · 1Y ago

Signs Your IT "Guy" is an Amateur

Strangely enough, no one has ever asked me why I called this blog "Consultant or Amateur?" So I'll tell you!I came from a professional I.T. background. I managed large-scale computer systems across several states. I managed large teams of people. I m...
Consultant or Amateur? · 1Y ago

Reusing Passwords Will Kill Your Business

Do you reuse passwords? If so, it's just a matter of time before the bad guys break into y...
Consultant or Amateur? · 1Y ago

Don't Go Phishing - An Email Safety Tip

I am preparing a training for my clients on how to avoid problems that show up in email. Whether it's work email or home email, certain "bad" emails will always get through. If you have a good anti-virus program and a good spam filter, you shouldn't ...
Consultant or Amateur? · 1Y ago

Beware Budget Bifurcation

Humans have an amazing capacity to isolate various pieces of our lives and treat each independently. Perhaps we have to do this in order to make decisions at all and not be overwhelmed with ...
Consultant or Amateur? · 1Y ago

If You Get Viruses, Fire Your Technician - Or Yourself

There's a simple formula for avoiding viruses on your computers. I am extremely frustrated when I go to professional conferences hear people talking about Cryptolocker and other viruses.Ther...
Consultant or Amateur? · 1Y ago

DropBox is Not Your Friend

Let me start out by saying that DropBox CAN be the perfect solution for many small businesses - IF it's the solution to the right problem!There's an old saying among people who work with the...
Consultant or Amateur? · 1Y ago

Windows 10 Strategic Deployment Advice

Memo to Businesses about Windows 10:On June 1st, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will ...
Consultant or Amateur? · 1Y ago

It's Surprisingly Easy to Opt Out of Ad Tracking

One of the "truths" of modern life is that advertisers track everything you do on the Inte...
Consultant or Amateur? · 1Y ago

NOW is a Great Time to Change Your Passwords!

Guess what time it is?It's password time!Whether you like it or not, you need to change passwords - a lot.In the last year there have been thousands of stories about passwords being stolen and accounts being compromised. That's not an exaggeration.He...