Does your document retention plan include your digital data?

If you have a document retention plan you probably focused on the paper files.  Even with all the hype about the “cloud” most firms still have a lot of paper.  And surprisingly most firms don’t take into account all the digital data they have. Firms…
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All those versions

IT professionals know it’s important to keep up on software versions. Clients however hate it. If you’re like me and support QuickBooks you know this struggle. Rita Keller, one of the most influential people in the CPA industry, has a great take on this. Check…
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Who Holds the Keys to the Castle?

Having the domain level admin password to your network is like the skeleton key to your castle.  It opens so many doors.  And that’s just one of key credentials needed to manage today’s complex technology systems.   Every key piece of equipment has an admin login,…
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Independent IT Assessment

Technology gets more and more complicated every day.  And it’s only going to start moving faster and faster.  Keeping up is constant struggle for IT professionals to keep up.  As a business owner your know your business but have to trust your IT professional to…
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Aliens have taken your building – what do you do now?

One of my favorite topics to talk about is disaster recovery and business continuity.  Most people assume this is an IT issue.  While IT plays a big part it’s a business issue and involves more than your IT professionals.  Not sure where to start?  Try…
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Happy President’s Day – “I cannot tell a lie….”

“I cannot tell a lie…I did cut it with my hatchet”.  George Washington is the president every 5-year-old knows.  But what if George had access to the technology we have today.  Would we remember him as the hero of the Revolutionary War and our most…
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How to tell if you’re infected with malware.

Convincing end users that they need to be doing regular virus/malware scan can be like telling yourself you need to eat more vegetables.  You know you should, but if you don’t listen to your own advice, how can you expect them to listen? The problem…
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Why you need 5 email accounts, My personal views on email

We all have an email address.  I have a few, five actually.  As an IT professional I’m always preaching about email clutter, junk, spam and protecting our end users.  For the most part I practice what I preach, but even the best effort gets your…
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What are the Great Jobs?

What is a great job?  Is it a big salary, a big office, great benefits or interesting and challenging work?  Only you will know if you have a great job.  Everyone’s definition is obviously different.  But salary always factors in somewhere.   See what Robert Half…
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