Installing Indy’s I.T. Department’s Support Agent

Download and install the Support Agent for Indy's I.T. Department's free monitoring of your computer system. First, visit http://Indysitdepartment.com/downloads. Select, download and run the AgentSetup.exe program. Follow the images, below to install the support agent. ** If you receive this 'Fix Identity' notice, please stop and contact Indy's I.T. Department at 317-560-4443 or via e-mail [...]

By | 2017-06-07T10:40:03+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Business, Documentation, Monitoring, Policies, Services|0 Comments

To Cookie or Not To Cookie

There are a lot websites that we visit daily who put 'cookies' on our computers and into our browsers. In reality, cookies are a small slice of data stored in a file on your computer. The cookie is used as a part of tracking software that can collect valuable information about you. These valuable pieces [...]

By | 2017-06-05T13:06:11+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Business, Policies, Security, Services|0 Comments

How-To Protect Against Ransomware

Today in a networking meeting, I was asked "What is the best way to protect against these ransomware threats?" As an I.T. guy, my immediate answer was … well, sarcastic. Something about air-gapped systems with no internet access and so on. In reality, not a practical, though accurate answer. Fortunately, Stephanie understood I was giving [...]

Why WannaCry was so easily spread

This past weekend, May 13th of 2017, the WannaCry ransomware virus spread like wildfire, around the planet. Worming it's way form machine to machine, the WannaCry virus used a network vulnerability in the Windows Operating System. A vulnerability that Microsoft had already released a patch for, the previous February. WannaCry infected thousands of computers, including [...]

By | 2017-05-15T10:37:33+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Backups, Business, Business Continuity, Policies, Security, Services|0 Comments

File Replication Between Two Servers

In a small business environment backups are just as critical as in any other business. If not more critical for larger businesses with dedicated technical staff. One issue with backups is the time delay between a file accidentally being deleted or over-written and when it can be restored. Fortunately, MS Windows Server 2008 and forward [...]

By | 2017-02-09T14:20:40+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Backups, Business Continuity|0 Comments

How to Backup Single User Data on a Windows 8 Systems

A Facebook conversation today lead a contact to ask how to perform a Windows 8 backup. This lead to a few questions and answers and a promise to create this blob post. So, let's just jump into it. Before getting started, we need to recognize that Microsoft removed the NT Backup utility from Windows 8. [...]

By | 2017-02-02T18:49:14+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Backups, Business, Business Continuity, Documentation, Policies, Procedures|0 Comments

10 Reasons to get a Tune-Up

If your company has never had a Network Tune-Up then you may not realize all of the immediate benefits that you will receive upon its completion. Below are ten of the most compelling benefits to your company. As you know, a tune up will not solve all problems. The tune up catches problems early, before [...]