IT Support – Recent Increase in Email Malware; Protect Yourself

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IT Support – Recent Increase in Email Malware; Protect Yourself

Modern malware comes in a variety of forms, including email. Read Simplified IT’s blog post…

[August 4, 2014]  There has been a notable increase in the number of malicious emails making their rounds in people’s inboxes lately. In the IT support industry, we refer to such attacks as “social engineering” or “phishing”. These terms describe the objective of the sender, which is to get you to click on an attachment or link inside the email that will in turn launch malicious software–aka “malware”. The “malware” can then access the computer or network without further consent of the owner, invariably for nefarious purposes. Malware ranges from computer viruses and worms, to unwanted adware, spyware, keystroke loggersand other undesirable software. As a leading Colorado IT services company for small businesses, our staff is ever vigilant when it comes to computer security and data protection issues for our customers. We want our clients and readers of Simplified IT’s blog to be informed and vigilant as well. Continue reading →

Is Information Technology a “Utility” or a Strategic Asset?

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Is Information Technology a “Utility” or a Strategic Asset?

Simplified IT Solution’s provides guidance on company IT support options for modern businesses…

[July 2, 2014] One hundred years ago, many businesses generated their own electricity. Eventually however, power generating plants sprung up, and it became more cost effective for most companies to buy electricity directly from a utility plant paying them only for what they used. Similarly, most companies have created and relied upon their own data centers, rooms, or closets consisting of dedicated power circuits and backup power, environmental controls such as cooling, and IT support staff to manage it all. Recently however, with the advent of high-speed Internet, virtualization, and cloud computing, that’s all changing. Virtualization has helped bring down the costs associated with maintaining a large data center, and faster Internet connections make it viable for companies to connect to and use those data centers as they do their own. Companies such as Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and others are replacing the in-house data centers business have relied on with huge data centers where they can host the software and services that businesses in other industries need, with one very big difference: lower cost. Continue reading →

Simplified IT Solutions Welcomes New IT Consultant/Network Technician

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Simplified IT Solutions Welcomes New IT Consultant/Network Technician

Our IT network technicians are professional, experienced and certified…

[May 27, 2014] As a leader among Colorado IT services companies, we rely upon our most important asset, our team of technical support experts to meet the needs of our clients. To fill this role, we look for someone with a positive outlook who is great with people, friendly, professional, talented, who loves their work, and is eager to learn and grow with a top IT consulting company. With this in mind, a recent search for a new IT Consultant and Network Technician led us to an ideal candidate and subsequent hiring. We are pleased to announce that earlier this year, Bryan Cregger joined the Simplified IT team as the newest member of our growing IT support staff. Continue reading →

Business IT Support Services: Options for Remote Access

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Business IT Support Services: Options for Remote Access

Simplified IT Solution’s advice on the remote access tools available to businesses…

[May 6, 2014] Do you require access to files on a work computer while in your home office? While on the road, have you forgotten important presentation slides and need a way now to download them from your company network? Today, virtual network computing allows for remote access to your files from anywhere. As a part of Simplified IT’s business solutions, our IT Support staff provides managed IT services for many companies, including technical support for remote access. Depending on specific needs, there are multiple options for remote access to company systems, complete with information security built-in for data protection as it is accessed or transferred over the Internet. Here, our IT consulting experts outline 4 options for remote access and break down some pros and cons. Continue reading →

Tech Support – Data Protection, Backup and Recovery

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Tech Support – Data Protection, Backup and Recovery

Never underestimate the importance of backing up your company data…

[April 8, 2014] It is a well-known fact that technology fails. As an IT support company, Simplified IT Solutions experiences this first hand when providing computer support for small businesses. Unfortunately, system hardware and software failures are common problems we are called upon to remedy. If the unthinkable occurs, the question is, how do you recover from it without loss of work (usually data), time and other limited resources? The solution?  Our IT consulting specialists want to help you avoid failure in the first place. The first step you can take towards system recovery is to ensure that your data is not lost in the event of hardware failure, software crash, a power outage, missing files, a virus infection, etc. This means a little preparation BEFORE the failure happens. Continue reading →

The Lifecycle of Your Computer and Tips on Extending It

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The Lifecycle of Your Computer and Tips on Extending It

Your computer’s life cycle is typically 3-5 years, with a decrease in performance around year 3…

[March 5, 2014] Computing devices and supporting infrastructure are significant investments for businesses today. With the ever-increasing pace of change in technologies, the useful life of such devices is short. Simplified IT Solutions’ IT service professionals strive to maximize the usefulness of our clients’ IT products. Continue reading →

Tech Support – The Importance of Passwords to Network and Computer Security

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Tech Support – The Importance of Passwords to Network and Computer Security

Check out our blog for the importance of passwords for business network security!…

[March 3, 2014] In an age dominated by information technology and digital media, passwords have become a part of our identity. Corporate and personal information is being compromised daily. Doors are being opened to malware, viruses and other malicious code. While passwords aren’t the only layer of security necessary to protect ourselves and our businesses, often a single password is all that’s required to break in. Yet secure passwords can be a pain and hard to manage.

Passwords must balance a tradeoff between convenience and security. The ultimate convenience would be to use no passwords, but that would mean no security. Adversely, stronger security results in greater inconvenience, a hassle for most of us that sometimes leads us to use weaker, insecure passwords. So, where lies the right balance? Continue reading →

Guard Yourself Against User Vulnerability: Virus and Malware Protection

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Guard Yourself Against User Vulnerability: Virus and Malware Protection

Simplified IT Solution’s offers advice on how to protect your computer from viruses and other forms of malware…

[January 13, 2014] Protecting yourself and your company from the computer security threat of viruses and other forms of malware is more urgent now than ever. Whether for business or personal use, in the office, at home, or mobile, the Internet has become a fundamental yet risky part of our lives. At Simplified IT Solutions, our IT support services defend our clients against these threats on a daily basis. Anti-virus (AV) software is now commonplace, but no AV package protects against 100% of threats. In fact, AV cannot protect your system if you, the user, override it by allowing a download or Internet link to launch malware. Our IT security consultants urge you to keep informed and develop good computing habits, and to make personal virus protection your first line of defense. Here is our advice. Continue reading →

Simplified IT Solutions Upgrades Local Client’s Servers, Announces Addition to IT Support Team

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Simplified IT Solutions Upgrades Local Client’s Servers, Announces Addition to IT Support Team

Read Simplified IT Solutions’ update on investing in upgrades for a local client’s servers…

Colorado-based IT support services company provides business with server support to expand capability and capacity, announces recent hire of Dmitry Barsky to position of Network Engineer and Project Manager Continue reading →

Tech Support – Memory vs. Disk Space; Simplified IT Clears Some Confusion

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Tech Support – Memory vs. Disk Space; Simplified IT Clears Some Confusion

Read Simplified IT Solutions’ update on investing in upgrades for a local client’s servers…

[November 20, 2013] The influence of information technology services on our lives has become quite ubiquitous. As much as we rely on our computers and mobile devices and the modern convenience they provide, it is surprisingly easy to maintain only limited knowledge of the technology surrounding us. From an IT support perspective, this sometimes results in confusion, a lot of which is rooted in terminology. When you need IT help, this terminology can make it easier for both you and your IT support services provider. Continue reading →