Archive for July, 2015


Windows 10 Is Here – Additional Useful Info

Posted July 31, 2015 by
Microsoft’s latest PC operating system arrived with fanfare yesterday, and has received overwhelmingly positive reviews so far, but is it ready for your business? Let’s take it for a spin and find out. Is Windows 10 Free? First, let’s talk about how Microsoft is handling the licensing/upgrade model. This has caused a lot of confusion…

Beware – Ransomware As A Service

Posted July 31, 2015 by
As if you did not have enough to worry about with your network security…now comes Ransomeware As A Service.  Much like Hosted Servers, Internet Backup, Office 365 and other legitimate services, RaaS is a way for your average criminal to cash in on the Ransomware cash cow.  One of the most famous examples of Ransomeware…

Your Computer Can Identify You Based On How You Move Your Mouse

Posted July 31, 2015 by
Any user of technology knows that it’s important to optimize security on all fronts of your business. The only problem with this is that passwords aren’t as secure as they used to be. Many businesses have moved in the direction of two-factor authentication, which requires a secondary credential in order to access an account. Did…

Microsoft Releases Windows 10 Today – Upgrade or Wait?

Posted July 29, 2015 by
Today is the day!  Microsoft has made Windows 10 available to everyone.  Some new PC’s are already shipping with Windows 10 installed.  Our clients are asking us – “should we upgrade?”  The quick answer is “NO!”…because although developers and software companies have had Windows 10 to work with for months, all of your software, hardware,…

Take Advantage of Notepad’s Text-to-Audio Feature

Posted July 29, 2015 by
Some people talk to their computers, but not like they would speak to another human being. We coax it into doing it what we want, or we curse it out when it doesn’t. A day may come when artificial intelligence has progressed so far that we won’t be able to distinguish a computerized conversation from…

Be Sure To Take These 4 Actions Before Leaving Your Desk Unattended

Posted July 28, 2015 by
We’ve published several blog articles about enterprise security technologies, but it’s equally important to focus on the other side of the security equation and make sure people know how to properly log off, lock, and walk away from their workspace. To that end, even something as seemingly-mundane as forgetting to lock your computer can leave…

Introducing The 3-2-1 Formula To Effective Data Backup

Posted July 27, 2015 by
While there are several options your business has for a backup solution, how much thought have you really put into it? As one of the most mission-critical functions of your IT infrastructure, you need to be sure that you’re getting the best solution for your money. More importantly, you need to know that you can…

Try the 52-17 Rule To Get The Most Productivity Out Of Your Workday

Posted July 22, 2015 by
There are countless ways to boost your productivity in the office… at least, that’s what the Internet says. How do you separate the productivity champs from the chumps? It’s simple, really; just look for the tried and true methods that have been backed by thorough research. One such study, performed by Julia Gifford of Draugiem…

Excalibur Technology Newsletter – July 2015

Posted July 21, 2015 by
We invite you to read the latest edition of our newsletter, by CLICKING HERE. Be sure to check it out! Highlights in the July 2015 Edition Include: – These All-In-One Tech Solutions Can Help Your Business Flourish – 4 Reasons SMBs Are Flocking To Remote IT Support – Where Hackers Go To Shop For Malware…

9 Reasons Not To Upgrade To Windows 10 — Yet

Posted July 21, 2015 by
Windows 10 will be here in a matter of days.  Excited?  We are too…but we are not recommending that business owners jump onboard right away.  Computerworld agrees.  As with any new OS and major upgrade, there will always be issues.  Start slow, with home PC’s first, test on one or two PC’s in your office,…


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