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Finding the Best High Speed Internet Service in Baltimore Map
November 16, 2017
By Heather Gwaltney
Finding high speed Internet can be challenging because buildings are not equipped for fiber -- particularly in Baltimore where the City’s infrastructure is aging.  So, what if you’re a business or non-profit and need high speed Internet?  This mini blog is intended to help you find what you need, especially in...
Verizon’s Copper Loop Retirement - What this means to you image
November 14, 2017
By Heather Gwaltney
Verizon is converting their network from copper to fiber The FCC recently passed a regulation allowing Verizon to retire (i.e., “eliminate”) copper services from their facilities in the State of Maryland. Verizon has started this process and will continue to switch over their services throughout 2017 and 2018.  Learn...
Say No to “Tech Support” Phone Scams Graphic
October 25, 2017
By Heather Gwaltney
Most are aware of the common phone scam where a stranger calls you at home to tell you you’ve won something, and therefore need to give them your social security number and/or credit card information.  Fewer people are aware of a relatively new phone scam where you do a search on Google for “tech support phone number...
When a Traditional Firewall Doesn’t Go Far Enough Diagram
October 2, 2017
By Joel Njoroge
There’s a new wave of enterprise firewall on the market called a next-generation firewall (NGFW). Next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) have developed out of necessity of today’s computing environments, where malware attacks have grown in sophistication and intensity, and have found ways of exploiting weaknesses in...
Cyber Security: Traditional vs. Next Generation Firewall Graphic
September 28, 2017
By Heather Gwaltney
While your employees are emailing co-workers and customers and browsing the Internet, hackers and spammers are diligently trying to access their data, email and credit card information.  In 2015, IBM’s CEO stated that ‘Cyber crime is the greatest threat to every company in the world.’  Now, two years later, “global...
Info Grahic of Smartphones are changing the way we work
August 24, 2017
In an increasingly mobile world, more and more workers in industries of all kinds are spending time away from their desk and computer, thanks to the widespread use of mobile devices. Whether traveling from place to place for business, working from the comfort of home, or simply moving about the office, our...
How to Protect Your Company Against Cyber Attacks image
January 25, 2017
By Dror Mei-Tal
Most companies invest significant resources into furnishing their offices and purchasing the right computer and business systems to run their operations smoothly.  In order to protect their investments, they will often place sophisticated locks on their doors and equip their office with an advanced security system.  ...
How to Get Higher Speed Internet and Fiber Service
September 13, 2016
By Dror Mei-Tal
For most small businesses, price is the primary decision-making factor in selecting an Internet provider.  While Internet providers promise low pricing for predetermined Internet speeds, in reality speeds are calculated on educated guesses. In order to keep costs down for both you and the provider, most will...
Remote data backup and network security
August 2, 2016
Guest Writer: Dr. David Maimon, Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland, College Park, MD.
Although most computer users in the U.S. and around the world are familiar with the risks associated with malicious software (i.e. viruses, worms and Trojans), relatively few users are aware of the hazards of Ransomware and its potential consequences for an attacked computer system and its users. Since several...
Image of person using a mobile phone
June 27, 2016
By Heather Gwaltney
Most of us are familiar with mobile apps, but few realize that mobile apps fall into three different categories: Native, Web and Hybrid.  In this blog, we describe these three apps and address their pros and cons. Mobile Apps Before we describe the types of apps, let’s first review what a mobile app is.  A mobile app...

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