• April 06, 2022

    Sophisticated Bank Scam

    Sophisticated Bank Scam On a recent call with our C12 IT Affinity group, one of the companies shared a client story that we just had to share with you! At the client, the financial person’s account was compromised. The hacker was able to change the password to the bank, and the only Two-Factor (Multi-Factor) Authentication […]

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  • March 29, 2022

    Time to Laugh

    We’ve been recording our short video updates for several years now. Larry had a little fun putting together a ‘blooper’ reel a while back and it started circulating at Syscon recently. In honor of April 1st, we thought we’d share some of the fun with you!

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  • March 22, 2022

    Outlook Calendars, Phones

    Outlook Calendars, Phones I pulled up my calendar on my phone and it had many entries for the one day I was looking at. I also noticed that some of those appointments belonged to others on our staff—very odd. Turns out that other mailboxes were checked on my phone (thanks Chris), which is why they […]

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  • March 16, 2022

    MFA – True Story!

    MFA— True Story! We recommend all our clients roll out Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). We have written some articles and even have a PDF summarizing what it is, why you need it, and how it works. If you need any of these, just call the office and we’ll send them. Basically, MFA means you provide multiple […]

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  • March 09, 2022

    The Leaders We’re Grooming

    The Leaders We’re Grooming And Changing Technology We see a growing phenomenon in our long-time clients and some of our newer clients, and we’re pretty excited about it. There’s an openness to technology solutions that hasn’t been there before. Don’t get me wrong—everyone seems to like the latest cell phone, bigger screens, and cars with […]

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  • March 02, 2022

    What’s a Firewall Anyway?

    What’s a Firewall Anyway? I was on a call with a client and we asked if they understood what the role of the firewall was in their network. They replied honestly, which we appreciate, and said ‘not really.’ I responded that it works like an actual firewall in construction, and they commented they had never […]

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  • February 16, 2022

    The Microsoft Story; Book Review

    The Microsoft Story; Book Review The subtitle to this book is ‘How the Tech Giant Rebooted Its Culture, Upgraded Its Strategy, and Found Success in the Cloud.’ That’s not how I’d describe this book. It definitely gives the timeline and history. Many of the facts are very interesting and the timeline is really amazing. When […]

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  • February 09, 2022

    The Changing Face of AV

    The Changing Face of AV Security used to be so simple (we’ve been around a while). Install anti-virus (AV), train employees not to click on unknown links, and keep the software, hardware, and websites up-to-date. Throw in a firewall with some country-filtering and what more could you need? Those days are gone! Many of us […]

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  • February 08, 2022

    Leadership – What’s Changed, and What’s Next

    In 2021, I signed up for the Hero’s Journey with Darren Hardy. This is a year-long training course with a weekly call and homework, targeted to business owners and those in leadership positions in their company, in their community, or their family—so anyone who has a desire to learn and grow, bringing their best to […]

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  • February 02, 2022

    WBE Certification for Syscon

    We’ve just wrapped up celebrating our 35th year in business. Larry and I have had changing roles since we started the company and these changes continue. Recently we went through the application process to become Certified as a Women Business Enterprise. We’re excited and honored to have earned this status!

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