XP-ired – When The System Hits The Fan

What To Do When Your OS Dumps You
You have Windows XP running on your company computers. Everything is sailing along as usual. No worries, right? Wait a minute. What date is it? You mean your current IT provider didn't let you know that XP support was ending? By now, you are probably aware (or not) that support for Windows XP ended on April 8th.

Password? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Password!

Password Management And The Art of Zen
A password or PIN number is used for almost everything these days. Each of us have (it seems like) hundreds of passwords and pin numbers to remember and manage. Social media sites, personal e-mail, music download sites, our smartphones and tablets, and even fantasy football leagues require user names and passwords.

VoIP – Four Top Moneymaking Tips Using VoIP

VoIP stands for Voice over IP (Internet Protocol). Think of it as email for phone calls — though one important difference is that the information going over the wire is not static text or attachments, but rather it’s an actual live conversation. Phone companies like VoIP because it allows the same physical wire to carry many phone calls at the same time.

System Upgrades – How Can My IT System Be The Best It Can

Where In The World Is My Money Going and Did Anyone Ever Find Carmen Sandiego?
Keeping up with your IT system is a pain, especially if it is breaking down or not operating properly. No one enjoys spending more money than they have to spend (just ask our accountant). Whether a business or an individual, all of us are looking for ways to cut back on expenses as well as saving money and time.

Cyber Crime – Protecting Your Data From the Darknet

Cyber Crime (or Luke, I Am Not Your Father's Internet!)
Cyber crime is a major threat and burden to the online community today. It seems like everyday one corporate conglomerate or another is being hacked. Target, Neiman Marcus, and even credit card processing companies are being compromised and putting customer's personal and financial information at risk.

Heartbleed Bug – Update! Links you Need to Know

Heartbleed Bug Update - 04/16/2014
In an effort to continually provide customers with the latest and most up-to-date information on the Heartbleed bug and all IT concerns, E-N Computers would like to pass on the following links.  It includes information concerning the Heartbleed bug, some tools to help you identify the need for password changes, and also a tool to warn you if you are visiting a site affected by the Heartbleed bug.

Don’t Forget about Hidden Costs in Your IT Budget

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When budgeting any business service — be it marketing, legal, accounting or, yes, IT — the key to success lies in finding the right balance between the obvious costs and the hidden costs. The obvious costs are those that show up on your statements each month — the actual fees you pay for the service and any related expenses, such as for equipment or supplies.