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Supporting Our Community

Supporting Our Community

The IT Radix team is pleased to support great organizations like FAMILYConnections—a non-profit community based counseling and family service agency.  Recently, some of our IT Radix staff members attended a fundraising dinner.  Our Sr. IT Consultant, Mike Oster, shared that the highlight of the evening was hearing firsthand how FAMILYConnections is impacting lives.

Virtualization review: What is it again?

Virtualization review: What is it again?

Every now and then, we need to reset the conversation about virtualization and review how it works in its most basic form. With so many advances, it can be hard to keep up if you’re not a regular reader. This article not only defines virtualization and its benefits, it also includes a real-world workstation for you to experiment with!
What is virtualization?
The simplest definition is this: It’s the act of creating a virtual (rather than physical) version of something, including hardware platforms, storage devices, and computer network resources.

Five tips to prevent VoIP eavesdropping

Five tips to prevent VoIP eavesdropping

Eavesdropping is the intentional act of secretly listening in on a conversation, usually not for the best of intentions. Although today the act also includes VoIP telephone systems, it’s not a recent trend. As exemplified by the SIPtap attacks of 2007 and the Peskyspy trojans of 2009, cybercriminals have had their eye on VoIP ever since it was introduced to the market.

Be Prepared

Be Prepared

Be prepared…we all know this as the Boy Scout motto.  And candidly it could also be a motto or refrain you would hear from the many professionals at IT Radix.  We take our work with our clients very seriously and want to enable our clients to work regardless of any kind of small nuisance or large disaster that could affect their technology, their data, their location or their staff.

Making a Break for It

Making a Break for It

The keepers of the Parrot Gardens at the Vancouver Zoo thought they had it all under control in 2009. Clip the wings of all the birds and none can escape. Well, Chuva the Macaw found her way out and got pretty far down the road without flying—she found a nice spot to lounge, nestled in the engine of an RV parked in the lot.

Microsoft Word bug: What you need to know

Microsoft Word bug: What you need to know

Software developers and hackers are in a constant game of cat and mouse. When cybercriminals find new security bugs to exploit, tech companies have to quickly release a solution that secures those vulnerabilities. Just this month, Microsoft released a patch to eliminate a Word exploit designed to steal user information.