Windows 95 is Back, and I Couldn’t Be Happier!
If you’re like me, you feel that the cutting-edge features and layout of Windows 10, awesome as they are, are missing something. What precisely that “something” is can be difficult to describe, but I can safely say that Windows 95 had it.
(And if you’re not like me—if you’re too young to be like me—you’d better read on and see what Windows 95 was all about; what a real operating system is made of.)
Although Windows 95 was released less than 25 years ago, it feels as though an entire century has passed since I was able to experience the operating system in all its unimpeded glory. Its sounds, wallpaper options, and default programs and content made for a unique and exciting browsing experience. It’s not that I don’t like talking to Cortana on Windows 10, but I do miss the magic of 95. Windows 95 couldn’t answer my questions or respond to most of my basic inputs in a timely manner. It did, however, always seem to know what I was thinking.
Read more “If you ever miss Windows 95, I’ve got good news!”
One of the essential assets of a company in the contemporary business environment is data. Storing, managing, and protecting such data are some of the hallmark activities of successful companies in the modern economy. Data collected and stored by the organization may include credit card records, personal information, customer preferences, and records of user activity. Such data is highly confidential, and it is imperative that organizations prevent it from falling into the wrong hands. Innumerable organizations report data breaches, in spite of the importance of data. The large and damaging data breaches demonstrate the scale of the challenge involved in data management from Equifax, the credit bureau, to the Office of Personnel Management.
Read more “Why Is Scheduling a Data Management and Breach Inspection So Important?”
Don’t you hate it? You start adjusting a document and you accidentally saved over your good copy. All of your hard work just flashes before your eyes. Luckily Windows 10 has a nifty feature you might not know about. Windows 10 File History can back up older versions of your files as you work on them. In addition, it can store them onto external hard drives. As time passes, you slowly grow your library from the various past versions, and you can recover files from many different points in time. Let’s say you liked the formatting from one of the first versions of a file. Unfortunately, you deleted it. With File History in Windows 10, you can retrieve the correct version of the document. Read more “Here’s Why You Should Be Using Windows 10 File History”
Keeping Your Small Business Data Safe
Protecting your small business against a data breach is one of the more important aspects of your business. Whether you need to protect intellectual property, medical information, or financial records, it is important to secure your IT infrastructure against being vulnerable to data breaches.
Data breaches can be extraordinarily expensive and in high profile cases, cost a company millions of dollars. For instance, the recent Equifax breach is expected to reach a price tag of $600 million this year according to Reuters. For small businesses, the cost can be overwhelming.
Securing your computers and networks can feel like an afterthought when you manage your own small business. In a lot of cases, the normal day to day operations can leave you with little free time to devote to IT security. Even then, it may feel like a daunting task. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to protect your business.
Start by conducting an internal audit of how you interact with your computer systems. Here are a few key subjects to focus on: Read more “How To Protect Your Small Business From A Data Breach”