We are occasionally asked how we manage to keep our hosting service and related systems secure from outside attack.
We don’t only welcome this type of question but in fact we encourage it because everyone associated with Information Technology, both service providers and customers need to be constantly aware of the need to think about security. Read More
If you are running a PC or system with Windows on it, then usually by holding down CTRL-ALT-DEL at the same time you will be taken into something called the “Windows Task Manager”.
Here at Server Sentry we occasionally get calls asking questions about this piece of software due to the fact that the customer concerned has read that it’s something worth opening up if you are having problems with your PC. In practice though, the situation is rather more complicated and we’d advise against expecting to see immediate easy answers from the Task Manager unless you are relatively IT literate. Read More
“If you have reason to believe that you have an IT virus or that your system is being ‘hacked’, you need to take fast and effective action to protect your interests. A list of recommendations is given below but always contact an expert asap. “ Read More
Leaving aside the horrific thought of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) from a nuclear explosion, your IT infrastructure probably isn’t massively at risk of total devastation due to electromagnetic radiation.
Even so, many IT system components can be very vulnerable to a number of different forms of what we can crudely here call ‘interference’. Read More
“Just like any other activity involving focusing on something close to your eyes for extended periods of time, working on a computer screen can in some cases lead to eye strain. Here are a few tips that may help to reduce the severity or avoid it altogether. “
One of the oldest and most debated topics in health and safety relating to Information Technology is that of eye strain. Read More
“A major crackdown in the United Kingdom on computer hackers has provided a timely reminder that you can never pay too much attention to this subject and the importance of protecting yourself from such criminals. “ Read More
Some of our clients point out that the IT industry in Australia seems to have entered something of the doldrums in terms of radically new products being brought to the marketplace.
To an extent, We have some sympathy with that view point. Read More
What does ‘scalable’ mean?
Scalability – protecting your investment
In the past and sadly even today, many a business owner has been caught-out and hit with a very large and unexpected bill for replacing elements of their IT solutions infrastructure. This is usually followed up rapidly by outraged expressions such as “we spent a lot of money on our system not long ago!” Read More