Standing Tall with Creators Update

Standing Tall with Creators Update

This past April, technology allowed us to usher in a member of the next generation—April the giraffe and her calf!  Much like in the animal kingdom, new technology is being developed and born into the digital world every day.  New technology, much like baby animals, needs time to grow and mature into their fully developed potential.

Cleaning Out Our IT Habitats (Part III)

Cleaning Out Our IT Habitats (Part III)

Enhancing the security of your online accounts is important for staying safe online.

Turn on two-factor authentication on critical accounts like email, banking and social media.
Secure your router by making sure it has a strong password and does not broadcast who you are through its name (e.g., “the Jones Family” or “123 Elm Street”).
Make better passwords by combining upper and lower case letters with numbers and symbols.

Do You Think IM Safe? Think Again!

Do You Think IM Safe?  Think Again!

Did you know that billions of instant messages (IMs) are sent each day in the United States alone?  That means information of all kinds is being sent and received by your devices on a near constant basis.  Some of that information is simple enough, a quick “Hey!” or “Did you see that email?”, but some of that information is more detailed… “Hey real quick, I’ve got to access this report, what’s your password?” or maybe, “Hey I’ve forgotten my password, I thought it was S3curityR!$k, am I spelling that right?”

Messages like these are being sent back and forth every day so it’s important to understand the risks of having instant communication at our fingertips.

IT Wellness — Prevent the Spread of Viruses

IT Wellness — Prevent the Spread of Viruses

We all know enough to follow good hygiene and general wellness practices to avoid spreading germs…  washing our hands, coughing into our elbow, and keeping our hands away from our eyes and mouth.  Most of us working parents remember the first time dropping off our child at day care and cringing when the first thing our child did was put a toy in their mouth.