This is an excerpt from an email we sent out to several clients last month, but remains as good advice for many others as well. In recent months, Adobe has suffered from numerous critical flaws in their Acrobat and PDF Reader products, necessitating frequent upgrades to keep the software current and patch against these vulnerabilities. […]
In this blog post today (and one yesterday), Microsoft announced that they will be disabling AutoRun.
For many small to mid-sized businesses that have their own on-site e-mail server, it is a common practice to use a router and a single public Internet address (the one given to them as part of the basic business-level DSL or cable Internet package) to serve their entire network. Behind this router sits the e-mail […]
A few weeks ago we upgraded our internal bookkeeping system from Quickbooks 2006 to Quickbooks 2009. Summary: While Quickbooks 2009 offers a noticable speed increase, don’t upgrade unless you have to, and are prepared to dedicate a server to host your company file.
GFI, makers of several products we deploy at various client locations, has announced that they are giving away a freeware version of their LANGuard Security Scanner. This should be of interest to our micro-business clients, as this product, while not my favorite vulnerability scanner, can be used on small networks to find and fix potential […]
I just heard that Oracle intends to buy Sun Microsystems. Most of my clients are small enough that they do not (directly) use any products from Oracle. However, just about all of them use Sun Microsystems‘ Java development platform. Furthermore, just about every web site we’ve created in the last ten years has been driven […]
I have been running Internet Explorer 8 (release candidate 1) for about a month, and am now running the final release version. It definitely includes some noteworthy upgrades, and some noteworthy incompatibilities. Should you upgrade? Right now, I would say “no.” I’ll start out with the major “con” before getting into the “pros.” Many web […]
By now, many of this blog’s readers have already heard me tell them why it is bad to click on links in email. Without going in to detail, it is because links can very easily be forged in email, just like they can on a web site.
Welcome to Paradigm Consulting Company’s official blog. This blog’s target audience will be current and (hopefully) future clients of Paradigm, mostly small and medium-sized businesses throughout New England, but we offer our services to clients as far away as Florida and California. We hope that this blog will provide you with useful information to help […]