Archive | News

RSS feed for this section
Veterans Day

Veterans Day

On Veterans Day, we honor those who have served in our military. Well-meaning people often confuse Veterans Day with two other holidays. Memorial Day honors those who died in service of their country.   Armed Forces Day honors those who are presently serving.    If you want to “Thank A Vet”, this is the day! 2018 […]

Cytracom Logo for Mullarky Business Systems Partners page and post

See the new Mullarky Business Systems Partners Page

We have a new Mullarky Business Systems Partners page.    Find the page (much like this post) at https://www.mbswi.com/about/mullarky-business-systems-partners/ Mullarky business systems is proud to work with many fine global, national and Wisconsin firms – all there to help us do a better job of serving you, our clients.  Here’s a sampling of Mullarky Business Systems Partners:Datto – […]

photo of laptop - HP ProBook450G5 - part of our computer buying guide.

Computer Buying Guide: Minimum Standards for Business PC Purchases

Computer Buying Guide – August 2018 My friends and relatives, as well as clients, look at us as their “computer buying guide.”  They often ask for advice when buying a new desktop or laptop/tablet.   Here are some general guidelines that I go by: Here are the main elements to consider in a computer buying guide:   […]

Comments Off on Computer Buying Guide: Minimum Standards for Business PC Purchases Continue Reading →

2018 Wisconsin Sales Tax Holiday

2018 Wisconsin Sales Tax Holiday Hi everybody, and welcome to the 2018 Wisconsin Sales Tax Holiday!      By now, you should have heard about the Wisconsin sales tax holiday.  From August 1st, 2018 through August 5th, 2018, certain sales within Wisconsin are exempt from sales tax. Clothing – $75 or less per item School supplies […]

Avoid Common Passwords and Improve Your Security

One of my favorite things “found on the web” is the list of 10,000 Most Common Passwords compiled by Mark Burnett at Xato.net That list is six years old as I write this and since then, Mark has complied a new list of 10 million passwords.  He did not actually publish them on his site, or provide […]

Spectre / Meltdown Processor Flaw

A flaw in Intel processors, and at least some AMD processors, results in a giant security hole. The name “Spectre” comes from the processor’s speculative execution feature. This is what is exploited. “Meltdown” is the method of exploiting the flaw. If your computer has a processor, you are affected. The fix is to update your operating […]

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 […]

Comments Off on Computer Security Seminar – Protect Yourself and Your Business! Continue Reading →

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 […]

Comments Off on Business Continuity Beats Data Backup For Manufacturing Client Continue Reading →

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 […]