R.I.P. Windows XP (October 25, 2001 – April 8, 2014)

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here to say farewell to a dear old friend, Windows XP. Born October 25, 2001, this operating system was a reliable computing friend through the dawn of the Internet revolution. She introduced us to “the ...

Have You Heard This Before?

•  “March comes in with an adder’s head, and goes out with a peacock’s tail.” Richard Lawson Gales •  “Up from the sea, the wild north wind is blowing under the sky’s gray ...

Why You Can’t Use Home Routers In Your Business

This past Christmas, a hacker reportedly stumbled upon a back door to Linksys and Netgear DSL modems that allow an attacker to reset the router’s configuration and gain Admin access. Not good! Some routers have this “back door” open to ...

Knock Down The Walls That Block Communication

To be a successful executive you must know how to knock down walls. I don’t mean the walls of brick and steel that hold up buildings; I mean the bureaucratic barriers that hold up communication. In many companies, communication flows ...

Protect Your Home Quietly

Shiny New Gadget Of The Month: Nest Protect The Nest Protect Motto: Safety shouldn’t be annoying. We have all experience it. That annoying low-battery chirp that 9 times out of 10 wakes you from a ...

Tom’s Corner - The Cat and Mouse Game Continues

The cat and mouse game continues...  Last fall I was witness to a couple of the worst, most vicious virus attacks I’ve seen in my 23 years as owner of Fairoaks.  These businesses ...

How to Thwart Cyber-Criminals That Are Eying Your Business

If We Knew A Dozen Or More Ways That Cyber-Criminals Could Steal Thousands Of Dollars From Your Company’s Bank Account, Damage Your Reputation And Cripple Your Operations Wouldn’t You Want Us To Tell ...

Are you Paying Your Employees To Surf The Web? How To Find Out

Recently, we have seen a dramatic increase in the number of local businesses suffering significant financial and productivity losses due to employees inappropriately using their Internet access during work hours – and much of this is fueled by social media ...

Flood-proof your business technology now

In 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and certain parts of Louisiana the hardest. In the same year, Hurricane Irma devastated companies in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. During uncertain times, a disaster ...