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guy touching cloudYou'd think the Snowden revelations about NSA spying and the steady drumbeat of data leaks over the past year would have technology companies tripping all over themselves to encrypt everything they put on the web.

Yeah, well, they're not.

Fotolia ! XSSymantec plans to close down its Backup Exec.cloud service, saying it lacks mobile and content-sharing features and wouldn't be the right platform for delivering them.  Backup Exec.cloud is a pure cloud-based offering designed to make it easy for small businesses and remote branch offices to back up their data. It was announced in February 2012.

lifepreserver dataseaAccording to Bitdefender Labs, CryptoLocker hit over 10,000 systems in one week.  In case you have not heard, CryptoLocker is a Trojan that encrypts documents on victims' computers and holds them ransom for $300. If you don't cough up the money, CryptoLocker threatens that it will delete the decryption key, rendering the infected files unreadable.  In our experience, paying the ransom does not always work. More info can be found in this PC Mag article.

fotolia remote access s 20The uniquely designed Samsung LTE Mobile HotSpot Pro offers fast cellular Internet, and can work as a charger or a juice pack for other mobile devices. The device also has a very long battery life and is easy to use.  

The router's LCD screen is not touch-sensitive and there are no options to change its settings without using the Web interface. The price is a little high and T-Mobile's national LTE footprint is still somewhat modest. CNet has all of the details.  Click here for the full article.

GS-business-gears-interlocking-blue-300wSetting up a new Lenovo Helix for a client and the first thing after updating firmware that I did was install Windows 8.1 (Took literally all night). It made the machine usable in my opinion so my hope is to only get a call about how to use this thing once a week. ;-) While viewing some youtube reviews of the device I ran across someone saying that the best feature of 8.1 was syncing the start menu with your desktop background. I didn't get it until I did it. Now the start/metro experience is so much better, makes the metro start screen look like just an app launcher which is so much better. It just feels right.

Here is a link on how to do it. 

Train your users. Don't open unknown or unsolicited attachements! They could get hit with CryptoLocker and you could lose all of your data.

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We are delighted with the service and we've received a number of comments by clients that they are very impressed with the way Tessa handles the problems and works with them. She REALLY picks up things quickly. We are continuously amazed and pleased that we only have to tell her something once and…

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Since our bank told us we need to become PCI compliant, we found lots of holes and “open doors” on our servers, hosting, website etc. Chris closed up them and Tim has helped with the all the other annoying daily problems we have had, and they both do it with a smile and a reassuring, calming tone…

Thank you for assigning Don to handle our myriad of computer tasks throughout the year. His expertise and friendly can do personality are a cherished resource within our firm. Whenever the screen goes blank or freezes up we always think "Have no fear Don soon will be here" which he is and things…

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I have been extremely happy with your service. Michael is truly devoted to his clients and has been great about working with our current vendor to get our issues resolved. The MXLogic transition was seamless. Our users barely noticed the change, which is always a plus. 

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Since we switched hosts to Network Solutions, we've had nothing but continuous problems with email and sessions timing out preventing us from opening our online store. Joel went out of his way to solve our problem. This means the world to us. Joel listened and accommodated our needs first before…

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