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How do i lock or log off my computer?

How do i lock or log off my computer?

Windows 10 and other operating systems store all data on a PC based on the logged in user account. It is very common, in family and in public areas, for multiple users to use a single PC. Even one person can have multiple user accounts on a same PC for carrying out...

Best Practices for Data Destruction

Best Practices for Data Destruction

Data destruction is the process of destroying data stored on tapes, hard disks, flash drives, and all other storage devices. The purpose is to delete the data and make it completely unreadable so that no one else can access your personal information. People may simply...

Don’t install the leaked version of Windows 11. Here’s why.

Don’t install the leaked version of Windows 11. Here’s why.

In case you hadn’t heard, Windows 11 is coming. Many rumors have been circulating ahead of the big Windows event on June 24, and then just a few days ago, an early build leaked out. Although it's not a giant visual change from Windows 10, there are interface tweaks...

What to do if important emails are landing in your junk folder

What to do if important emails are landing in your junk folder

At some point in your career you’ve missed an email you should have received. Perhaps it was an RFP you were waiting on, an invoice you’d been looking for, or simply a hello from an industry colleague. Likely, you found this message later in a junk folder, in...

Self-Assessment: How strong is Your Cybersecurity Plan?

Self-Assessment: How strong is Your Cybersecurity Plan?

Anyone who has a small to medium-sized business has “an” IT plan, but per a recent study, only 14% of them rate their own cybersecurity plans as “effective.”  This is alarming when you consider that 43% of small businesses are targeted by cyberattacks. It’s like...

The Importance of a PC Refresh Cycle

The Importance of a PC Refresh Cycle

Over the past 2 years, I have been investing more time and money in my newfound love/hate relationship with running. One thing I learned early on is that you should replace your running shoes every 300 to 500 miles, which equates to approximately four to six months...