When Clouds Fail

Even the big guys make mistakes from time to time. Fortunately, I’m not talking about us. I’m referencing a memo issued concerning a Cisco product called Meraki, which is used for setting up security networks backed with cloud technology. The memo addresses a system policy change that deleted some information stored to the cloud. This did not disrupt secured systems or the ability to maintain a network, but it...

August 18, 2017 by James Edwards 0 Comments
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How Greenville County’s Law Enforcement Is Tackling Crime in a New Way, Thanks to IoT

(Please note: Information provided in this blog are the expressed opinions of Merit Technologies and are not necessarily reflective of the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office.)   There’s a term for the multitude of devices that connect to the Internet on our behalf: Internet of Things (IoT) goes beyond the traditional server, laptops, and cell phones. IoT includes any other devices like TV’s, refrigerators,...

August 01, 2017 by James Edwards 0 Comments
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We are all targets!

We all have digital lives these days even if we never wanted to.  The Internet has disrupted the way we live.  The Internet and connectivity of everything is great and creates numerous advantages, but unfortunately with everything meant for good, people do use it for bad.  Yes, believe it or not we all have to consider ourselves targets when it comes to our digital lives.   We are targets for hackers, both...

December 02, 2016 by James Edwards 0 Comments
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Windows Makes a Big Announcement

Yesterday, Yusuf Mehdi / Corporate Vice President for Windows and Devices Group, blogged about the exciting news.  He writes: “New solutions are required as it’s a unique time for all of us. We’re in the midst of a digital revolution – overwhelmed with data, with increasing risks to the security of our information, and confined inside a 2D world of monitors and pixels as technology takes over every aspect...

July 13, 2016 by Kacie Reed 0 Comments
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The Basics of Computer Viruses

One of our engineers, Charlie, created a slide deck to clearly present the basics of computer viruses. This is the perfect explanation if you don’t know where to start but want to understand what technicians are talking about when they talk about viruses!   [slideshare id=62305734&doc=computervirusesblog-160523144521] Thanks, Charlie!

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Productivity

Losing Productivity—How Do I Prevent It? As your business grows, one thing becomes increasingly difficult to keep a handle on—productivity; specifically productivity within your IT department. If you have multiple sites at your company, keeping a handle on tasks will become more and more impossible without an effective system in place. Merit Technologies is here to provide you with the remedy for your technology...

April 18, 2016 by Kacie Reed 0 Comments
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Help Resetting Windows 10 Password

Reset Windows 10 Local Password We like to get practical tips from our engineers on the blog fairly often. Today Adam talks about how to reset a password in Windows 10- a common question. We hope this helps! If you forgot the password for your Microsoft account and you were unable to reset the password with Microsoft’s online recovery methods, the best way is to create a new local account so you can sign in...

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