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Passed Cisco CCNA4 Class – On to the Certification Exam

I just passed my Cisco CCNA4 final exam with a score of 99%!! Next I need to take Cisco’s certification test.  By the end of September, I should have Cisco CCNA4 certification.  I’ve been taking Cisco certification classes at Waukesha County Technical College for just over a year. It feels good to be done with that. […]

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Time to Say Goodbye to Sprint?

I’m a pretty patient guy.  For all of last year, I waited for Sprint to announce when Milwaukee would be getting 4G service. After all, I have a 4G phone I bought from them a couple years ago. Milwaukee doesn’t even SHOW UP on Sprint’s LTE schedule. Not a good sign. I don’t understand how […]

Microsoft to Revamp Windows 8 Interface

Windows 8 has gone over like a lead balloon. Users find the Windows 8 interface difficult to navigate and have trouble finding their applications. Surprisingly, Microsoft made a drastic change to the operating system and didn’t give users a way to hang on to the older interface from Windows 7.   Ok, maybe that’s NOT […]

New Partnerships

New Partnerships – Mullarky Business Systems is now partnered with HP (Hewlett-Packard) and Cisco, providing improved support for business networks. We are now an HP partner and a Cisco partner.  This gives us better access to technical support, better pre-sales support, and better prices!

Internal Improvements

First of our internal improvements:  MBS has just signed up for a software package that’s specifically tailored to our business. Implementation will take place over the next couple of weeks, as time permits. Right now, we run Outlook for Contacts, Calendar, and E-mail. We use Quickbooks for everything financial. Quotes are Excel spreadsheets and Word documents. […]

Technology Review

Annual Technology Review Technology review time!  January is an excellent time to think about the advances in technology that you’ve made over the past year and what you want to accomplish in the coming year. Start by thinking about the changes you’ve made in 2012 and what the benefits are.  When you take stock, you’ll find […]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all. We hope everyone takes some time to celebrate and spend time with family and friends.  

Problem with Trend Micro Software

Apologies in advance – I usually don’t get too technical, but this is hard-core geeky stuff. I hope this will help someone who’s having the same issue, because it was a bugger to figure out! Today I was called to a company in New Berlin whose owner was at his wit’s end. For the last month and a […]

The 10,000 Most-Used Passwords – Upgrade Yours for Security!

10,000 Most-Used Passwords Simple passwords are a bad idea.  It’s one thing if you have a simple password to log onto your computer at home (still not a good idea).  It’s quite a different thing to have a simple password to get into your e-mail… or your Amazon account… or your bank!! There are two […]

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Android Voice Commands

In my last post, I urged Android users (all phone users, really) to go hands-free in their vehicles. In this post, I’ll give you some Android voice commands to use with your Android (Google-type) phone. These are from Google’s Android site. To use these commands, you need to use the “Voice Search” app. Be careful […]