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Moving on and upward…

Build processes, make a good first impression, manage your numbers, make it easy for people to find you and your services, and set SMART goals.

Windows 8 First Look Preview – AndersonPC

A first look at the new "Windows 8" user interface.

Microsoft vs. McAfee: How free antivirus outperformed paid

Microsoft vs. McAfee: How free antivirus outperformed paid

What is the ‘real’ definition of a Managed Service Provider?

What is the 'real' definition of a Managed Service Provider? As our market becomes more and more saturdated with "Managed Service Providers" I find myself struggling to believe that a one-man shop can be a true managed service provider.

Backups are my friend…

6% of all PCs will suffer an episode of data loss in any given year. Given the number of PCs used in US businesses in 2003, that translates to approximately 6.6 million data loss episodes. At a conservative estimate, data loss cost US businesses $17.8 billion in 2003. (The Cost Of Lost Data, David M. Smith) 30% of all businesses that have a major fire go out of business within a year. 70% fail within five years. (Home Office Computing Magazine)

Life’s Delicate Balance

Ol’2010 has already turned into an exciting and challenging year. I find myself struggling to keep a healthy balance between work, family, and personal time.

Challenges of Sales & Marketing

Almost 15 years have gone by since I started AndersonPC. With many transitions we have made from online hardware reseller, to VAR, to break-fix contract services, to Managed Service Provider the techniques we have used to sell our products or services have drastically changed.

Google Announces Experimental Fiber Network Project

Yesterday morning Google announced plans to roll out a region and possibly national project to bring up to 1 Gigabit speeds to the home and office.

Remaining Innovative Is a Key to Business Growth

Remaining Innovative Is a Key to Business Growth Whether you are launching a start-up, or several years into operating your business, you need to continue to maintain an innovative mindset that will allow you to grow your business creatively.

Symantec Falls Victim to Y2K10 Bug

A potential headache has emerged for managed security service providers and end users alike:  Symantec has revealed the existence of a seriously embarrassing bug in their Endpoint Security products: any definition file dated later than 11:59 PM on 12/31/2009 is regarded as out of date. Symantec has a workaround, but weren’t we supposed to have learned our lesson ten years ago?

This bug, which only affects Symantec Endpoint Security products and not any of their other offerings, isn’t leaving most customers vulnerable. Symantec is simply dating all new definition files 12/31/2009 and giving them new version numbers so users stay up to date. They claim to be working on a more permanent solution.

As unbelievable as it may sound, other trusted companies are suddenly finding Y2K10 bugs in their software. Both SpamAssassin and Windows Mobile cell phones are having issues with messages being suddenly marked as from the future — and I’m sure they’re not the only ones. If a dedicated hacker could get a 20-year-old Apple Newton PDA compliant with the new year, why can’t these huge companies?

No doubt, Symantec has taken its lumps over the years with endpoint security. The company’s initial endpoint protection offerings were considered bloated and slow, though a so-called Maintenance Release 3 addressed those issues.

To combat endpoint security issues, AndersonPC recently released managed endpoint security.  This is cloud based antivirus, spyware and malware protection, as well as desktop firewall protection and can be installed on all Windows Operating Systems.

It costs less than $3/per user per month rather than annual subscription fees this is month-to-month.

Contact our office for more details at 702-735-7101 x8000 or Option 2.

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