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5 Tech Resolutions for the New Year

In addition to your personal New Year’s Resolutions for 2015, be sure to also set goals for your computer systems to avoid issues and reduce stress. Here is a checklist to get you started. Share it with your friends & co-workers, or print it here: 5 Tech Resolutions for the New Year. BACK UP IMPORTANT DATA Continue Reading

The Importance of Electronics Recycling

Admittedly, I was slow to adopt recycling. It really took my children to convince me of the benefits to recycling, both environmental and financial. My town offers free pickup of recyclables, and with the contracted company providing “zero-sort” recycling it’s pretty simple. Everything that’s classified as “recyclable” gets tossed in a container and put at Continue Reading

Return of the Microsoft Windows® Start Menu

Microsoft Windows has been the mainstay of computer operating systems, thanks to intuitive design and genius marketing. The operating system is the software that runs your computer, allowing hardware like mice, keyboards and printers to interact with your computer. It provides the GUI (graphical user interface) so that you can run applications, browse the web Continue Reading

The Connected Home

For some time now, experts have been touting the next great breakthrough in technology. No, it’s not a robot to do your dishes, walk the dog or drive you to work. Technology is getting less expensive, more advanced and finding its way into the home in many new ways. “Smart home” has been coined to Continue Reading

Cryptolocker danger

How to Protect Your Computer against CryptoLocker

What is CryptoLocker ? The CryptoLocker Ransomware is a software threat that affects Microsoft® Windows systems running Windows 8, Windows 7 and XP Operating Systems.  It first surfaced in 2013 and has been wreaking havoc on computers and business across the globe since that time. “[This] Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) that infects Continue Reading

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Vulnerability Scanning Solutions Now Offered

Burgess Computer is pleased to announce we now offer Vulnerability Scanning Solutions! Having partnered with a well-known provider of managed security assessments, Burgess Computer can complement our managed support services to help you better achieve PCI, HIPAA and NCUA regulatory compliance objectives. Vulnerability Scanning Solutions (VSS) are a cornerstone element of any information security program. Continue Reading


No Deal for Ransomware Hackers Thanks to Cloud Backup

A dental practice hit by CryptoLocker avoided paying ransom for its data by restoring sensitive patient records from a cloud backup. Cyber-crime is relentless and devastating, costing U.S. businesses in excess of $100 billion each year.  An increasingly common tactic employed by cyber-criminals is to steal and encrypt business data, then demand ransom for the Continue Reading


Cloudy with a chance of hacking

Straight Tech is published regularly in The Coastal Journal The IT industry continues to evolve rapidly, with new technologies and solutions emerging at every turn. Right now, cloud computing is a buzzword, and I am often asked, “What is it?” and “Is it secure?” With the recent exposure of provocative photos featuring well-known celebrities, the Continue Reading


What Data Should Businesses back up?

Whether it is a natural disaster, theft, fire, equipment failure, viruses or user error, the threats to your business are ever present. Protect your data by choosing a reliable backup solution. Test your backups on a regular basis to ensure that they are working properly and can be used successfully if needed. Also be sure to Continue Reading