Category: GURU Insight

Top Tips for a Secure and Productive Remote-Work Environment

With many companies forced into remote working without any preparation, many are struggling to ensure their remote-work environments are secure and productive. Remote work does offer many benefits to companies and their employees, but it creates security and productivity challenges that you don’t have to deal with in an office ...

How We Ensure Our Business

Risk management is a term that people usually associate with various forms of insurance. I pay this company X amount of dollars each month and they insure (with an “I”) that in the event of “calamity A” they then pay me “amount B” so that I might afford “care C.” ...

Does Your Cloud Have a Backup?

[img src="/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/06/Depositphotos_7920050_m-600.jpg" class="aligncenter"] Most businesses are talking about the cloud these days. There are pros and cons to the cloud just as with all things and you need to consider them in comparison to other solutions. Today I specifically want to address the concern of backups. The general rule of ...

GURU Insight: Lessons for SMBs From The Dark Side of Security

While reading through the article, “Black Hat: Lessons For SMBs From The Dark Side of Security”, we noticed that the author Robert Lemons used the scare tactic approach to persuade SMBs to take a serious look at their own security measures.  We noticed a lot of the concerns and the ...

Things to Consider When Using Biometric Technology

[img src="/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/12/biometrics-iphone5s.jpg" class="aligncenter"] I was recently reading the article, “Why fingerprints, other biometrics don’t work” and a thought occurred to me. As we evolve every day so does the complexity of passwords. Today many people are trying to jump on the biometrics band wagon by implementing this in laptops and ...

Top 5 Technology Secrets To Build Your Small Business

There are a plethora of articles out there focusing on technical advances to look for, but we wanted to take some time to give you a GURU analysis of the Top 5 Technology Secrets to Build Your Small Business. 1. Move your Business to the cloud. As with any change ...

Lessons on Home Maintenance Can Help Manufacturers

[img src="/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/02/home-remodel.jpg" class="aligncenter"] So, I was cleaning out my basement today to get ready to put in more storage for our newest member of the family that is coming soon.  The world is changing in the Ellingson household; new furniture, new crib, new floor, new paint, new cabinets downstairs, and ...

How We Plan I.T.

[img src="/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/03/Depositphotos_5283154_original.jpg" class="aligncenter"] However large or small your business is, it is necessary to regularly assess the tools you use, and plan for how to keep them relevant for the coming years. Computer hardware is a relatively easy example. For most reputable computer manufacturers, a business class PC will come ...

When To Call It Quits

So you're sitting there, in front of that old XP workstation that is used by someone rather important, and the machine just won't boot. Or it takes 20 minutes to boot. Or it boots but it's been infected by a virus that has taken out Microsoft Word. You're 3 hours ...

The WSJ says Apple Rumors Larger Screens

[img src="/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/07/iphone-5-large-display.jpg" class="aligncenter"] In a recent article from the Wall Street Journal, Apple is rumored to be exploring larger screen sizes for their mobile devices.  It's interesting to note that even my own father would appreciate a larger screen size on his iPhone.  Personally, I think there is a large ...