Data File Storage System

External Hard Drive Manual Back Up Methods

        External hard drives either a portable or stationary unit depending on your preference are excellent for storing your local backups. There are many options for external hard drives today with interfaces that accommodate fast data transfer rates such as USB 3.0, eSATA, FireWire, or Thunderbolt drive. Choose an option that works for your needs, most drives …

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Data Back Up Solutions – Best Practices to Avoid Disaster

           If you have never experienced a hard drive failure without having your data backed up, consider yourself extremely lucky. Trust us, losing your data can be a gigantic, costly, headache, and it is something you want to avoid at all costs. Data loss is an inconvenience and expense that can be avoided by taking a …

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OS X Yosemite Software Update 10.10.3 Features

    Apple recently released the OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 update on April 8, 2015. This was a significant update that included the new Photos app from Apple in addition to the usual stability, compatibility, and security improvements for your Mac system that comes with them. This article will go over all the new features of the Yosemite 10.10.3 update, …

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What is the Best Way to Integrate Cloud Services for Business IT?

Cloud services can be a lifesaver for businesses that need to increase IT capacity or capabilities quickly without the expense of purchasing additional network infrastructure, licensing software, and training staff. New research from Virtustream, an enterprise focused cloud computing company reports that the majority of U.S. businesses are currently using some form of cloud service. Small to medium sized businesses …

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Parallels 10 vs Fusion 7 vs VirtualBox4

Apple switched to using Intel processors in 2006, and since then, users have been able to run Windows on Mac hardware. Prior to switching from the PowerPC architecture to Intel, Macs running Windows required software emulators for Intel processors resulting in slow computer functionality. Since this change to using Intel processors Mac hardware can boot directly into Windows using Bootcamp, …

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How to Configure a VPN Connection in Windows 8.1

A VPN is one common method of extending a private network across the Internet and gain access to network resources from a remote location in a secure manner.  A virtual private network (VPN) is a private network that uses public telecommunications infrastructure, usually the Internet, to connect to a private network, such as a company’s internal network infrastructure. A VPN …

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Lenovo Laptops Pre-installed with Superfish Security Breach

Lenovo Laptops Come with Superfish Security Breach Pre-Installed   Any Lenovo laptop purchased since August may have come with a prepackaged adware bundle that includes malicious software. One specific adware included in the bundle is known as VisualDiscovery by Superfish, it monitors web traffic while the user is shopping, this data is then used to serve up similar ads to …

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Harnessing the Benefits of A Hybrid IT Network

In today’s rapidly changing technology environment, cloud computing has proven to be especially valuable for small to medium sized businesses. Small businesses can now capitalize on the benefits of cloud services by avoiding deployment of expensive, physical network infrastructure. Traditionally, IT services such as data and communication management, as well as software installation and upgrades were implemented by onsite file …

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Yosemite Fixes For Distorted Video in Adobe, Safari Performance Issues and More

The have been a rash of problems with Apple’s new Yosemite upgrade. These will eventually get ironed out with software updates or with recommended workarounds. We will be going over the most common problems that some Mac users who have recently upgraded to Yosemite are experiencing. Additionally we will go over some fixes to these Mac OS problems.     …