Why You Need Smart Home Automation

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Smart home automation is a popular concept that’s just recently gaining traction. Experts anticipate record growth by 2025 with an estimated $88 billion in sales.  In this guide, we’ll cover the basics of home automation, including why you need it, how it works, and how to set up your own home automation system. What is […]

Here’s Why You Need a VPN

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A Virtual Private Network (VPN) is software that creates an encrypted tunnel from your device to the remote server of the VPN service. When the VPN is active, all internet traffic from your device goes through this tunnel, securing your browsing habits and data from prying eyes. When to Use a VPN It’s normal for […]

Here’s Why Antivirus Software Is Important

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Antivirus software is a critical tool that protects against various cyber-threats that are rampant on the internet today. In this article, we’ll review what antivirus software is, how it works, and how you can install it to protect your valuable data.  What Is Antivirus Software? Antivirus software is designed to search for, detect, and remove […]

Here’s What an MSP Can Do for Your Business

An MSP (Managed Service Provider) refers to a service provider that partners with businesses in need of ongoing technical support. MSPs ensure that tech applications and infrastructure run effectively, securely, and reliably. This article will discuss MSP services and how they can benefit your business.  Typical MSP Services Partnering with an MSP can ensure your […]

Cybersecurity Tips From IT Professionals

Cybersecurity issues have increasingly become a significant struggle for businesses in Florida and elsewhere. The continuous threat of data breaches, phishing, and hacking makes cybersecurity measures crucial, especially because small businesses are highly vulnerable when it comes to cyber-attacks.   As a small business owner, you may underestimate cybersecurity, thinking your data is not worth […]

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Easy and Fast Guide to Installing Microsoft Exchange 2013

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My simple Lync article did so well, I figured that maybe it’s time for a simple Exchange 2013 article. This article is intended for a simple environment, and makes some assumptions. Prepare your server Before we get started you need to install Server 2012. Make sure you have: Installed all available updates Set the clock […]

PowerEdge T110 II, Windows Server 2012 Hangs on “Finalizing your Settings”

At first I assumed this problem was related to just my build, but after doing some googling, the only other people having the issue, also have PowerEdge T110 IIs. I found this article on the Dell Forums about it. In my experience with this issue, the first time around I attempted to install the Hyper-V […]

How to Allow Microsoft SQL Server Express through the Windows Firewall, Dynamically

If you’ve just installed Microsoft SQL Server (MSSQL), and you’re looking to connect to it from outside of the server. You’re going to need to allow access in to the instance of the SQL Engine. The most common way to do this is by just allowing Port 1433 and optionally 1434 if you want to […]