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How to Safely Move Computers to a New Office

When moving to a new office, you have a lot to plan. Not only are you boxing up your belongings, you need to move the furniture and computers. With some patience and a plan, you can successfully move your old office to a new office easily and quickly.

If you have old office furniture and don’t want to bring it to the new office, then consider selling it or placing it in storage. If you think you may want to use that old desk again, then wrap in nicely in storage wrap and store it in a storage unit. If you don’t want to use that bookshelf in your new office but it cost you a lot of money and you’ll never find one like it again, move it to storage. A small storage unit for office furniture can be purchased for under $100 a month.

Moving computers can be done if you take the proper steps. Don’t just toss computers into a box for the move. First, turn off all computer equipment and unplug them. Wait until the computers have cooled down before doing anything else.

If you are moving a lapt…

Preventing a Vulnerable Network with Good Patch Management

Every admin knows the importance of good patch management, but not every admin knows the tips and tricks that make for a great patch management strategy. There is so much more to patching than just running Windows Updates, and in this article we’ll share with you the nine tips for great patch management to prevent your network from having vulnerabilities.

1. Stay informed

You can’t fix it if you don’t know it’s broken, so staying informed is the right place to start. Subscribe to the security and patch bulletins from your operating system vendors and your critical application vendors. You really want to consider subscribing to a third party alert like the ones offered by SANS, Bugtraq, or others so you are aware of vulnerabilities even when there aren’t patches yet, and also to cover the smaller but no less important applications that are on your network.

2. Test your patches

I’d rather deploy an untested patch than not patch at all, but I’d really prefer to test all patches first. Whet…

Pros & Cons of Shared Web Hosting

Shared web hosting is a source where multiple websites share the resources and space of a web hosting server, keeping website partitioned from each other while creating a secure environment for multiple sites. The Web hosting company charges variates in accordance with the space and bandwidth requirements of client, as each site operate on its own space and bandwidth. When one purchase/ hire a shared web hosting, domain name is included and added to server which enables to develop / upload website and allows getting it online.

As a general rule, it is a good feasible idea, to go for shared web hosting specially when in small business scale with limited sources and budget. Before making any hosting decision, the concept of shared web hosting and it’s all pros and cones must be kept in mind.

Pros of Shared Web Hosting

The main advantage of shared web hosting is that you are free from worries, to up-keep of complicated server technology and proper technical maintenance. That’s the whole p…