What We’re Thinking

We’re passionate about technology, and we want to share that with you! Read our thoughts on technology, the latest security threats and business trends along with our ideas for ways you can incorporate new and future technologies into your life and business.

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Surface Pro 3

My Experiment with the Surface Pro 3

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When I am in my home office or ADNET office, I rely heavily on my “mobile work station” laptop with its full size keyboard, 16” screen and a second monitor. However, the concept of having a lighter device to carry around was intriguing, so I agreed to take a shot at the Surface.

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Apple Watch

Smart Watches: Productive or Not

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I wonder, am I better served by training myself to leave that smartphone in the purse or even the car while giving my full attention to another person? Will having my wrist vibrate be even more distracting than the smartphone? I’m torn. It’s a common question nowadays: how connected is too connected?

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Email At Sign

Why Email Breaches Are a Big Deal

 |   |  Security

As we’ve been discussing this issue, some people have asked “Why is this such a big deal? So what if your email address gets out there?” Why? It comes down to two things.

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Foundation

A Strong Foundation

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Many organizations spend a great deal of money on their servers, applications and workstations without reviewing the foundation that holds everything together.

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External Hard Drive

Beyond the Bare Minimum Backup Strategy

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Have you ever considered backing up some of the other components on your network such as phone systems, network appliances, firewalls and routers? Each one of these devices can be just as critical to your business as your data.

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Watch

How Fast is Fast?

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​It used to be that I could install a server OS, get it patched, and get it connected to a client’s network in about 4 hours on a good day. That was pretty quick. But if I can’t get it done today in 2 hours, I’ve been slacking.

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Gift Box

Have I Mentioned That We Really, Really Need This?

 |   |  Business & Strategy

IT is a key component of what needs to be done to run a business and to provide service. Many times, the investments we need to make are not optional, they’re not about things we wish for or think would be fun to play with, they’re things that make possible the level of service our clients are expecting.

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Gift Box

Feedback is a Gift

 |   |  Business & Strategy

Personally and professionally, it can be difficult to ask for feedback; it is far less uncomfortable to operate under the assumption that all is well. All too often, we choose not to ask the question out of anticipation that the answer will be something negative; this is simply human nature.

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