Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Protect your online passwords

Many times when fixing a clients computer I ask for a password and then they say, "I use that password for everything". Why let yourself be venerable to theft.
These days everyone has a LinkedIn account, a Facebook profile, Twitter feed an does online banking.
It's a one-stop shopping for identity thieves!
Having a unique password for every site is unrealistic, but use a series of several passwords and save your best for the most critical sites.
Password managers can help.
KeePass is a free open-source password manager or safe which helps you to manage your passwords in a secure way.

With the ability to put all your passwords on a single computer or a removable drive. All passwords are stored in a database with secure encryption algorithms currently known (AES-256 and Twofish).

Imagine all you need to do is remember the Master password, it's that easy.
Why You Should Care: There is no excuse to say I can not remember my password. One password and they have access to all your information.

KeePass is simple to use. And FREE.

All-ways remember to backup the Database.kdb file.

Steven Jarvie
IT Consultant

Steven Jarvie

Monday, 1 November 2010

Office 2010 and Cloud Computing

Use Microsoft Office 2010 anywhere to manage your business- from a PC, phone, or browser.
Imagine being able to instantly broadcast your PowerPoint presentation to virtually anyone who has a browser. Also you can easily post you documents on windows sky-drive and share them easily with friends and colleagues.

• Respond faster and better when you’re away from the office.
Work better together and stay connected to customers.
• Broadcast presentations instantly.
• Get your e-mail under control.
Bring ideas to life and empower individual impact.
• Create professional materials that set you apart.
• Create powerful data insights.

All this technology can be accessed from anywhere you can get internet access, if you take it to the next level and have a small business you could have access to your home computer, just like you are sitting at the office in front of it.
Having the freedom of a mobile office with all of your office resources at your fingertip.
Microsoft SBS Aurora Marketing Brochure - to help Microsoft partners educate customers about SBS Aurora. Of course, Aurora isn’t shipping quite yet. So what’s missing. Several Microsoft partners say they expect Aurora to integrate with a range of third-party online backup and cloud security security services.

Steven Jarvie
IT Consultant
Steven Jarvie