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Beth Cohen

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Smart Hardware Maintenance Strategies

In the interest of saving money, a client recently...

Network Services: Outsourcing Pro’s and Con’s

The hottest trend in IT today, outsourcing, has recently...

Do the Samba with Linux File Servers

Many small businesses think the servers they use all...

Database Basics &#151 A Primer

Years ago I worked as the IT manager for...

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Do the Samba with Linux File Servers

Many small businesses think the servers they use all run Windows operating systems, but many file server appliances are...

Malware, Spyware and Other Ways to Ruin Your Day

One of my SOHO clients complained that her computer was sluggish. When we could not load Windows XP SP2,...

VPN Gateway Appliances &#151 Access Remote Data Like the Big Guys

Last week while installing a system for a new client, I securely accessed my company's internal network from the...

Divorce ISP Style: Changing your Internet Service Provider

A few months ago a client called me in a panic. His Internet connectivity was gone, and without it,...

Is Your ISP Watching You?

Have you ever sent e-mail to your clients and suddenly received bounce-backs with error messages saying your mail server...

Geeks for Rent: Changing IT Support for SMBs

Since most small businesses don't need and can't afford a full-time IT person, SMBs frequently relied on Fred, the...

Data Recovery Planning &#151 What You Need to Know

A couple of years ago I came to work one Monday morning to find the disk drive containing all...

Beyond Backup – Data Protection and Business Continuity

Has this ever happened to you? A few years ago, at the small software company I worked for, the...

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