Computer Security Seminar – Protect Yourself and Your Business!

I’m proud to be presenting at the Wisconsin Business Owners Lunch & Learn, Friday, May 26th, at the Best Western Midway in Brookfield.  Details below.  I’ve been an Organizer of Wisconsin Business Owners for some years now, and heartily recommend the group.  Great people, a fine venue, awesome food and drink and excellent topics and […]

Business Continuity Beats Data Backup For Manufacturing Client

Good business continuity includes real-time data backup. On a recent Sunday night, I was home with my wife, watching a show, when a client texted me and said “Hey, I think our e-mail is down”.  I checked my remote monitoring tools and sure enough, their in-house Exchange server was down. I was unable to reach the […]

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Business Continuity vs. Backup – Datto Comes Through

Planning for Business Continuity For the sake of business continuity, we often plan for a disaster that never comes. In the case of your server backups, you should be doing a test-restore periodically to make sure your backup procedures actually work.  Though, like an insurance policy, you hope you never need it. One of my larger clients […]

Facebook Privacy Settings

The classic Facebook privacy hoax made a comeback recently.  While posting some “declaration of  privacy” doesn’t do diddly, there are some steps you should take to be relatively safe.  If you really want to keep your information private, DON’T join Facebook!  In fact, don’t use e-mail either, but that’s another story. Facebook Privacy Settings in detail: […]

Clever Crooks Attempt Email Fraud

Email Fraud Recently, an employee at one of my clients received an e-mail from one of the company’s owners.  It said a wire transfer needs to be made and details would follow. It was signed with just a first name. This attempted email fraud looked very legitimate – luckily, the recipient noticed a dash in the […]

Windows 10 – Should You Upgrade?

Windows 10 Coming Soon January 30, 2016 Editor’s Note:  This post was published on June 9, 2015.  Please see our latest post on the subject at https://www.mbswi.com/2016/01/windows-10-upgrades/ If you have even a casual interest in computers, you have likely heard about the release of Windows 10. There is a lot of hype about this release and […]