Month: September 2016

Will Your Website Be Hacked Next?

At ExcalTech we design, host, update and secure websites.  We constantly stress to our clients the importance of keeping their websites up to date in the following ways: Ensure that your CMS (content management system) is running on the latest version Ensure that your website software and plug-ins are running on the latest version Ensure …

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5 Steps You Can Take to Foil the Plans of Hackers

Hackers have the ability to cripple systems and steal important (or sensitive) data, and if you’re not careful your business could become their latest victim. Here are five ways that you can make it more difficult for hackers to infiltrate your systems and steal your data. Protect Important Security Credentials Hackers naturally target the credentials …

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According to FBI Director, Privacy is a Misnomer

There’s an ongoing debate concerning whether the United States Constitution gives the American government the right to access data held on electronic devices by its citizens. In case they didn’t make themselves heard clearly enough, the director of the FBI, James Comey, has released a statement at Symantec’s Annual Government Symposium. You might not like …

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How One Major Government Department Is Revamping Its IT Infrastructure

After implementing their current infrastructure for almost a decade, the U.S. Department of Education have plans to upgrade, directing their attention toward ensuring that the new initiative keeps mobile capabilities as a high priority. The current infrastructure, EDUCATE (Education Department Utility for Communications, Applications, and Technology Environment) was the first to move away from an …

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Latest Windows 10 Update Has Kindle Users Feeling Blue… Screen of Death

Have you have recently plugged in your Kindle and received a blue screen of death? Many Kindle users have found that Windows 10’s anniversary update is creating an issue in the way that Kindle transfers books and charges via a USB connection. Some users are reporting that connecting a Kindle to a Windows 10 device …

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4 Reasons Why You Should Quit Stressing Out About Stress

Stress is a natural part of the workplace. It’s almost impossible to make it through the workday without getting stressed out about at least one thing or another, especially when you’re a business owner. In these stress-filled circumstances, it’s important to remember that stress isn’t always a bad thing; it has some redeeming factors that …

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3 Expert-Level Search Tips To Help You Find Exactly What You’re Looking For

These days, being able to find the exact information you need online is a valuable skill. However, sometimes a website’s search capabilities aren’t robust enough to be of much use. For this week’s tip, we’ll show you how to combine a website search feature with your browser’s search tool so you can easily find exactly …

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According To Hackers, Windows 10 Security Passes The Test

Windows is perhaps the most common workplace computing tool, and hackers have been trying for decades to uncover holes in its security. In some cases, like with unsupported operating systems, they’ve succeeded. However, Microsoft’s latest addition to their OS family, Windows 10, seems to have exceptionally potent built-in security measures, many of which have the …

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Hardware Management Is Difficult – Here’s How To Do IT Right

Your business relies on intensive and expensive technology solutions, which are designed to keep your staff productive and provide them with the tools they need to perform their daily duties. Yet, small organizations often run into trouble when managing their mission-critical hardware systems. How does your business maintain its technology? Chances are that there’s a …

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