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The Smartphone Phenomenon

I’ve been meaning to write up something about smartphone usage relevant to our customer base.  It’s a very diverse topic and we will probably be posting more about it in the future.  But for today I wanted to mention some general information and recommended resources. We have experienced  a steady rise in smartphone related helpdesk calls.  With the success of Continue Reading...
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Shared Web Hosting

Recently, one of our shared web hosting servers fell victim to a defacing tactic. You can read the RFO on our status page  here. We wanted to take the time to discuss shared hosting platforms and the advantages and disadvantages. The following snippets of information are from Wikipedia’s definition of the Shared Hosting Environment. The original article can be found Continue Reading...
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Keeping Scope In Mind

I had the occasion to make a couple of trips down to North Carolina’s Triad area over the past few weeks.  Instead of taking the normal I-95 route down the coast and then west into NC, I went by way of Harrisburg PA (Route 76 to 81 to 220).  The scenery was spectacular and I probably saved at least $25 Continue Reading...
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Stay Connected With MegaNet

blog.meganet.net we hope to bring you more current news, informative articles written by staff, and a new place for you to connect with MegaNet. Other Places To Stay Connected Stay connected with us on Twitter for quick and up to date announcements for all of our news.We’ve been using Twitter for a while now and feel it’s a great outlet Continue Reading...
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Essential Tools For Today’s Start-up

We started MegaNet almost 15 years ago.  Back in those days we were working off 6ft banquet tables with our 486 PCs and 13” monitors.  We kept the overhead florescent lights in the office off most of the time to avoid screen flicker headaches.  We were in start-up mode, sending out direct mailers, putting brochures under windshield wipers, and most Continue Reading...
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A Word On Evaluating IT Investments

Being week four of the regular NFL season I thought this quote was appropriate to today’s blog. “They want you to cook the dinner, at least they ought to let you shop for some of the groceries.”— Bill Parcells (former coach of N.E. Patriots) There is often a disconnect between ownership and coaches when pivotal decisions are in play....
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Security Breach Notification Laws

The National Conference of State Legislatures has a handy online list of individual state notification laws concerning security breaches. It’s interesting to note that for the most part Massachusetts and Rhode Island statutes read very similar until you reach the penalties and enforcement sections.  RI law stipulates “each violation of this chapter is a civil violation for which a penalty Continue Reading...
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Archives and Electronic Discovery

< ![CDATA[When thinking about email backup, think Electronic Discovery Wikipedia defines Electronic Discovery (or e-discovery, eDiscovery) as the discovery in civil litigation which deals with the exchange of information in electronic format (often referred to as Electronically Stored Information or ESI). Data is identified as relevant by attorneys and placed on legal hold. Evidence is then extracted and analysed using Continue Reading...
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Small Business WISP

We hope everyone had a great summer, we certainly did. As the season sadly comes to a close, now is the perfect time to review your data security compliance. Along with the physical security measures you’ve put in place to safeguard your customer’s PII (personally identifiable information), to reach full compliance with 201 CMR 17 you must also have a Continue Reading...
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Network Monitoring

When your business uses high speed Internet connections as part of  your daily business plan, the last thing you need to do is worry about potential bottlenecks and security intrusions that will drastically decrease network performance. Our network monitoring will give you peace of mind, knowing that you can check your entire network status at a glance, and concentrate on Continue Reading...
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