During an ice storm, I needed to use my AT&T Mobile Data card, but I kept getting a funny “connecting to 188.8.131.52” message for every site I attempted to visit. After 2 hours of “troubleshooting” with AT&T support, the solution was to disable the Acceleration feature.
Using an Email Gateway Service keeps spam and virus threats away from your email server and inbox, and it reduces the amount of bandwidth needed for your company.
Keep your email server’s reputation as clean as possible by (a) monitoring blacklists using an automated service; (b) make sure you have SPF records defined; and (c) always defined the special email accounts for postmaster@ and abuse@.
Your old copier might “leak” sensitive information if you do not take proper precautions. The liability could be substantial if your business is subject to regulations like HIPAA, GLBA, etc.
If your small-to-medium business or organization needs to schedule a meeting with 3+ people, Doodle.com has a free online service that will help you reduce the time needed to find an agreeable meeting time.
A client called today to report a “fake anti-virus” on her screen. Luckily she left it on her screen so that I could remote in, see the problem, and fix it. Here is a quick how-to on defeating this right when it occurs so that the “malware” does not get installed on a Windows machine […]
Frequently, I respond to questions about “hosting” and quickly find out that everyone has a different view on what is included or intended. Here are the terms and concepts as I see them. Web Hosting – hosting a web-site. Frequently, this also provides for email and FTP hosting. It is important to know that web […]
This will be a place for business and technical advice for folks in small and medium businesses, with the primary focus on how to make technology improve effectiveness. While most of this will be developed over time while working with clients, I will be happy to allow other knowledgeable authors and bloggers to contribute. However, […]