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Disaster Recovery and Why it Matters to Northwest Indiana Businesses

When you mention the term ‘disaster recovery,’ most people think about the big ground-shattering events like earthquakes, fires, floods, tropical storms, etc. While these natural events are certainly disasters and devastating in their own right, smaller things can constitute as a disaster for your business, and they aren’t seasonal. Let’s look at the definition of…

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What is your Identity Worth to You?

Your identity has quite a lot of value, especially in the wrong hands. Security firm ZoneAlarm put together some numbers in 2011 concerning identity fraud, and it even shocked us. Let’s talk about a few of these statistics and what it means. First of all, what shocked us the most is that according to the…

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Slow Computer? Increase your memory to boost computer Speeds

Sometimes when your workstation feels bogged down, a relatively cheap and simply hardware update can make a huge difference in performance. Adding more RAM (Random Access Memory, often just referred to as memory) can be a game changer for your bogged down PC. There are several factors that contribute to the speed of a PC.…

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How Safe is Your Email?

Email is (and has been) a prime method of communication for businesses of all sizes. With email comes a whole slew of issues that are essentially synonymous with the technology; spam, information overload, phishing, and information privacy. Even Northwest Indiana small businesses that only do business locally are at risk of these issues. Personal email…

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Hotspot 2.0 Heating Up

The Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), whose goal it is to develop and promote carrier-class Wi-Fi solutions, recently wrapped up its Global Congress event in San Francisco. As with all WBA events, the service provider community showed up in full force. Device vendors could also be noticed as evidenced by the appearance of MediaTek, one of the…

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THE NEED FOR SPEED: Rate My Wi-Fi

With Wi-Fi, we obsess over maximum data rates, MIMO radio chains, and bandwidth. But we seldom talk about the mechanism that switches gears. Like cars, Wi-Fi devices have transmissions too.  The transmission is called dynamic rate adaptation. Rate adaptation is the function that determines how and when to automatically change to a new data rate.…

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The CERT Guide to Insider Threats Book Published

Since 2001, the CERT® Insider Threat Center at Carnegie Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute (SEI) has collected and analyzed information about more than seven hundred insider cyber crimes, ranging from national security espionage to theft of trade secrets. The CERT® Guide to Insider Threats describes CERT’s findings in practical terms, offering specific guidance and countermeasures…

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Let’s Talk Tablets

Tablets are definitely becoming a staple in the consumer electronics world. For the longest time, the tablet PC was an expensive, clunky device that just didn’t wow consumers. Some businesses had adopted tablets back in the day, but they were difficult to use, hard to support, and they simply didn’t perform for the price tag.…

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