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Show Your File Extensions To Avoid Malware

A common tactic with malware involves a file naming scheme. By default, Windows hides file extensions of known file types. A file will show as “Resume” for example. If this is a Word document, it will display a Microsoft Word icon. If it’s a PDF file, it will display an Adobe icon. The icon displayed, […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

Email Security for Milwaukee Area Small Businesses

Mullarky Business Systems offers the Barracuda Email Security Service to Small Businesses. Now there is a ‘big-business’ solution to email security at a small business price.   There’s an initial setup fee, then the service costs $1 per mailbox per month thereafter. Obviously, we’re not going to make a lot of money doing this – that’s not the point. This […]