MANAGEMENT BLOG

The Internet Innovations Group website blog is a collection of management or technical insight gained from daily consulting or support calls with our clients.  The content of this blog is directed by our client's request for help, so we presume that what one client needs, most likely others will as well.  Via this free technology diary we will inherently share what should be valuable and timely information to our client base at large.


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Turn Off Xfinity Hotspot

Comcast has taken it upon themselves to quietly turn on the WIFI on your Comcast modems to serve as a Xfinity Public Hot Spot.  So with the above in mind, you may want to turn off your Xfinity Hot Spot.  Here are the steps

Caution: Malware Email - Sertec LLC

Do not open fake email Invoice from Sertec LLC, it is Malware!!!

Employee and Computer Monitoring

The software I typically recommend for clients who want to be able to see the screen activity is SpectorSoft software, specifically SpectorPro.

Google Announces Mobile Friendliness Requirement

On April 21, 2015 Google rolled out its "Mobile Friendliness" requirements.  As per Google "The mobile-friendly update will boost the rankings of mobile-friendly pages -- pages that are legible and usable on mobile devices -- in mobile search results worldwide. (Conversely, pages designed for only large screens may see a significant decrease in rankings in mobile search results.)"

Organize Your Outlook Email

Excellent article and video, "Tame Your Outlook Inbox with Subfolders, Rules and Filters" by Bob Fisser, that provides exactly the steps to organize your Outlook email

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 End Of Life

Effective July 14, 2015 Microsoft will no longer support Windows Server 2003 and that product will officially reach its End of Life status.  Although there are various implications and considerations, the main consideration is security and privacy compliance, specifically HIPAA.  The End Of Life means there is no support for the operating system, and no critical security updates.

If you have not seen them yet, Squarespace released a set of SuperBowl XLIX (2015) commercials based on Jeff Bridges "Sleeping Tapes".

It never fails, every time a new version of Internet Explorer is released my phone starts ringing with technical support calls for clients that can no longer work with a website critical to their business.  It is for this reason, that I turn off Internet Explorer updates on many of my client's workstations.

With the end of Windows XP coming on April 8, 2014, the recommendation to many of my clients is to upgrade to Windows 7 Pro.  However, before purchasing an upgrade license and going through the upgrade process, it is important to first check your computer hardware to see if it will actually support Windows 7 Pro.

It is not uncommon for s server to require a reboot after a Windows Update, Malware Protection install, backup software install, or pretty much any third party software that runs as a service.  However, most businesses prefer any Network downtime to occur after hours.