May 1, 2015



For businesses, my general recommendation is to plan to EoL (End of Life) hardware after 4 years on average. For Laptops, a 3 year plan is more oftenadvisable. Costs of maintaining hardware for longer than 4 years begin to outweigh benefits of not replacing the hardware.


Things over 5 years old begin to become active problems for doing...

April 28, 2015

Welcome to the second post in our "no bull" email security series. 


Phishing. Funny name. Serious topic.


The best way you can protect yourself from phony phishers is to understand what legitimate financial service providers, government agencies and shipping companiues will and will not do.


Most importantly, legitimate entities will not ask you to p...

April 28, 2015

Welcome to the first post in our "no bull" email security series.


Phishing. Funny name. Serious topic.


“Phishing” involves the use of fraudulent emails and copy-cat websites to trick you into revealing valuable personal information or installing a virus. The fraudsters who collect this information then use it to steal your money or identity or hold...

May 1, 2014

The time has come to say goodbye. On April 8 2014, Microsoft officially ended support for its aging operating system, Windows XP.



You really, really need to dump Windows XP. No, really. Windows XP was great, and many users still love the operating system (me included!),’s more than a decade old.


Although it may still appear to work f...

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