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Bi-Annual Computer Breakdown Day: Fall 2016 Recap

Bi-Annual Computer Breakdown Day: Fall 2016 Recap

We have a confession: we hoard broken and old computers.

Each time we complete a network refresh, or anytime we replace an old workstation, server, or UPS for a client who doesn’t want to deal with disposing of the old equipment, we destroy the hard drives and keep those machines in a secure closet (affectionately called “The Graveyard”). The old devices pile higher and higher until our Bi-Annual Recycle Day.

Success Stories: Managed Services

Success Stories: Managed Services

One of our dental clients in Charlotte had a patient that needed emergency services on the weekend. The doctor went into the office and noticed that the network was down and he was unable to pull up the patient’s information. An IRIS Solutions Technician who was on call was already working on the issue before the client contacted the office.

Backups: File-Based vs. Image-Based

Backups: File-Based vs. Image-Based

Backups are essential. Mistakes happen, and files get deleted. What can be done to recover the data, and what are the implications?

Unfortunately, backup software is not retroactive; it cannot recover data that was deleted prior to the software being installed.

Passwords, Security, and Privacy. Oh My!

Passwords, Security, and Privacy. Oh My!

To save or not to save?

Passwords are a necessary evil. Everyone hates remembering them. It’s so easy to stick to the same format of password or the exact same password for all of your logins (AKA -a huge security risk). Or you have these requirements that say your password must have an uppercase letter, a lowercase, a symbol, and a number.

I am thankful for IT geeks.

I am thankful for IT geeks.

In the spirit of the recent holiday, I started to think about what I am thankful for. Of course, we are all thankful for those in our life who are family or friends. However, this blog post is about why we should ditch our family and friends and break bread with former IT geeks.