Posts by Michael Griffin

Data Replication – Don’t lose your stuff!

Caution

Data Replication – Don’t lose your stuff! Losing important data is one of the scariest and potentially costly things that a business could endure. This can be anything from Quickbooks files, that important spreadsheet you need for the presentation tomorrow, and anything that may have impact on your business functions. Data Replication is an integral part…

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3 Things You Need to Consider With Your IT Budget

Merit Technologies LLC

Technology Budget. By now, your fiscal year for 2018 may have already started. However, it is not too late to change the game on your technology budget. Consider the three things below before putting the seal on your 2018 budget. Outsourcing Outsourcing your technology spend to a Managed IT company, such as Merit Technologies, can…

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What You Need to Know about Meltdown/SPECTRE

You may have seen that there has been a lot of information in news outlets lately regarding the Meltdown and SPECTRE vulnerabilities. To be clear, this could potentially impact every device out there. This sounds like a big deal, because it is. This website includes papers on each of the vulnerabilities, their impact, and the answers…

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IT Risk Assessments – Why do them?

IT risk assessments are an integral part of the Business Continuity process. Even more than with Business Continuity, risk assessments can help determine vulnerabilities for several different industries. The below industries are among the ones to whom risk assessments are most important: -Healthcare The healthcare industry is riddled with compliance and safety regulations, especially when…

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Business Continuity – What is Redundancy?

Redundancy is as important of a cog in the wheel of Business Continuity as any. It guarantees that when something happens, interruption of service and software is minimized. Having two or more solutions in place for the below can help keep your business running and free of worry and excess cost in the event of a…

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Business Continuity – What is Disaster Recovery?

Disaster Recovery can mean many things to different people. In the technology realm, it is the plan you need to have in place to be prepared for disaster, either human-induced or natural disaster. Disaster recovery is often overlooked for small- to mid-sized business, but the importance is paramount nonetheless. 3 things (at minimum) your Disaster…

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5 Important Aspects of Business Continuity

Business continuity. Maybe you’ve heard the term recently. What it means in technology is the ability to recover from disaster scenarios with minimal fallout and cost to your IT budget. The following five aspects of this practice will help you determine if you are ready for a disaster scenario.   -Disaster Recovery Plan A disaster…

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Apple Having Issues with Office 365?

Outlook

So I spent all day trying to figure this out–at 8:30AM my Outlook stopped updating completely. I was able to get into the Office 365 Portal and access my email, so nothing was wrong with my account. Very frustrated, I began to look around for solutions. Our MSP Director suggested a full uninstall of Office–Who…

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Tips for an Easier Install of Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 and Up

Are you ready to install Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 and up on Windows 10?  Use this quick hack guide to avoid headaches and problems!  What is Microsoft .NET Framework? Microsoft .NET Framework is a set of libraries that are used in Windows applications.  Microsoft releases regular updates and service packs to provide fixes and security updates…

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