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Do You Have Spyware on Your Network?

Spyware is one of the most common network infections. It infiltrates your system in a variety of ways and can often do its dirty work behind the scenes without being noticed. How is spyware different from a virus? Both spyware ...

Casino Hacked Through Aquarium Thermostat and the Internet of Things

In April 2018 Business Insider reported that a casino was hacked through their lobby aquarium “smart thermostat.” The thermostat gave the hackers a doorway into the casino system allowing them to pull the high-roller database out and up into “the ...

Phishing and Other Social Engineering Concerns

Almost every day there is a news story about this company or that individual having their personal or confidential information hacked.  Because we live in a connected world, with so much data being stored about us on the Internet and ...

Exciting News - Stimulus Technologies Acquires Anderson PC

We are pleased to announce our acquisition of Anderson PC.  It is scheduled to officially take place on October 1, 2016.  Our combined team will continue to operate as Stimulus Technologies. I founded Stimulus Technologies in 1995 with the goal ...

Building Better Network Security

Securing a business network has become more challenging over the years as the threats to a small business has increased.  Small businesses used to think that hackers were not interested in their data, so it is not as important for ...

Internet Speeds Start to Change the Cloud Landscape

One of the largest hurdles for businesses is to move their computer infrastructure to the cloud -- essentially moving their servers to data centers -- has been the speed and reliability of the Internet connections serving their offices.  Users are ...

Adding Value to Your Business with Technology

I attended a conference recently on the topic of adding value to your business.  Every business will have to transition ownership at some point in it's life and a business owner is going to want to create as much corporate ...

Office 365 Review

Due to high pressure from other online service providers such as Google and Apple, Microsoft released Office 365 in June 2011.  It's flagship business design of running an onsite Windows Server, Windows desktop software and Office application suite was quickly ...

Local Network Security

Most of the news stories recently about computer security relates to Internet hacking, but there is generally a root cause of all hacking, and it often comes from internal network policies.  There are ...

What is broadband?

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is proposing major changes to Internet services.  One of these changes is the definition of "Broadband".  For the last several years, that benchmark has been 4 megabits a second ...

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