MacBook’s new feature promises longer battery life

Keeping your MacBook plugged in at all times shortens its battery life. A new feature, called Battery Health Management, will be released with the new macOS Catalina 10.15.5 update specifically to address this issue. It maintains your MacBook’s battery life by preventing chemical aging on its battery. It does this by not charging your device […]

Best laptops for remote working in 2020

If you recently started working from home, you must have realized that it isn’t as easy as you thought it would be. Apart from setting up your home office and managing your time efficiently, a slow and outdated laptop should be the least of your worries. If you’re thinking of buying a new one, here’s […]

Tech Tidbit – Closing Time. Protocols and Processes that have to go!

For the last few years Microsoft has been talking about "Modern" this or "Modern" that.  In the quest for improved security they are agressively trying to move everyone to more modern protocols.  The impending LDAPS changes are an example of this.   However, there are more processes and protocols that they are urging you to retire.

How to know if your VoIP system is being hacked

Most businesses today have made the switch from the traditional landline telephone system to a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) system. This is because VoIP offers more benefits including cost reduction, mobility, and scalability. But just like any device that’s connected to the internet, VoIP phones can be targeted by hackers who want to steal […]

Tech Tidbit – Solving the present building access issue – Co-Managed IT

Every day I am talking to a school district remotely and the conversation goes something like this, "We can't get into our buildings" or "We have very limited access to our buildings".

One thing to keep in mind is that with our Paladin Sentinel Monitoring service we are monitoring your equipment 24x7x365.   In addition, subscribing to that service lays the foundation to allow us to provide remote support.

Secure Windows and Office for your work from home staff

Microsoft’s software offerings are filled with features that allow and even augment enterprise work from home (WFH) setups without sacrificing security. Here are some updates about the company’s applications, as well as other common third-party applications in the Windows and Office ecosystems, which will ensure data security when you’re working remotely. Before the pandemic broke […]

How much internet bandwidth do you need for remote work?

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed businesses to adopt remote work setups. But with the sudden move, employees are finding out that they don’t have adequate resources to work from home, specifically due to poor or limited internet access. So that you don’t encounter the same issue, find out how much internet bandwidth you need to […]

Tech Tidbit – Your Battle – Deny Lateral Movement vs. Momentum

I constantly harp on denying the bad guys access to your network, and if they are inside already, denying lateral movement.  At the last Tech Talk, I mentioned that I am watching many of the Paladin Sentinel Monitoring sites just RDP into all the servers with the true Domain Admin Administrator ID - just like we did 15 years ago.

Remote working: Will it be the new norm?

Flexible work setups have often been the subject of debate — employees want the option to work away from the office at least some of the time, but many businesses value well-founded methods and processes. Will the world’s largest work from home experiment change that? Enforced flexibility A pandemic is one of the most socially, […]