Wi-fi Issues and Connectivity Issues
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Wi-Fi issues and connectivity issues

With so many mobile devices wireless connectivity has become more important than ever.  Our phones are wireless, our laptops are wireless, our printers are wireless.  When these devices work well we are happy and go about our daily lives oblivious to all the technology that goes into their function. When these devices do not work that is when these common problems can come into play.
Often times a simple reset of your wireless router or wireless access point can cure wireless connectivity issues. Making sure you are close to the wireless device that is transmitting is also a good idea. Sometimes people can accidentally disable their wireless card on their laptop or mobile phone and this can cause issue.  If these simple tips do not resolve your wireless connectivity problems there may be issues with your Internet service provider or you could have a bad router/access.  It is typically recommended to make a quick phone call to your Internet service provider and they can diagnose connectivity remotely to make sure you are connected to their network.  If a response is that everything looks okay on their end then it is probably a bad piece of equipment on your side.  These issues and more can arise in our modern wireless world.
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File encryption and emailing encrypted documents

One of the biggest topics today is file encryption and email encryption.

These two items are becoming requirements in certain industries. Essentially in a nutshell what they are is advanced layers of protection against unwanted users gaining access to data. By using these technologies you can ensure that a stolen laptop or a compromise email stays safely encrypted and unavailable to whomever falsely possesses it. These two technologies are becoming more and more important as hackers target large repositories of critical information.  By employing encryption on both your hard drive in your email can ensure safe transmission and storage of data.
One of the easiest and most common types of encryption is available with Microsoft Windows 10 professional. It is called BitLocker and it is easily enabled.  By using this hard drive encryption you can ensure that if someone ever took physical possession of your system they would be able to get absolutely no data off of it.  There are several options when it comes to email encryption but the two we prefer are Zixmail and Barracuda.  These two options have their pros and cons but will allow the user to send and receive encrypted email.  Encrypted email is a process in which the recipient receives essentially an email inviting them to log into a secure website and then download the intended document.  This allows for a second layer of protection should that email be compromised.
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Proper security and protection from viruses

Viruses have been around for decades now and having proper security is absolutely essential. Virus protection is even essential now for the Mac environment.  They are now facing the growing threat of viruses, spyware, adware and other malware.  It is an unfortunate necessity but having proper protection is an absolute must in today’s technological world.  We prefer and deploy Webroot Secure Anywhere protection above all else. This lightweight, cloud-based, effective antivirus has proved itself against today’s biggest threats.  This antivirus can usually be had relatively cheap but provides amazing protection as well as optimizing system resources.  With proper security in place the user can navigate the Internet, email and files with a greatly reduced risk of infection.  This first line of protection can save you hundreds of dollars in repairs as well as countless hours or days of frustration.