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Posted: February 1, 2017

Getting an email certificate error?

Are you getting an error message similar to this: "Certificate not valid - pop.att.yahoo.com" ? It's ok, this is an easy fix.  Simply open your outlook email program, click on "file" then click on "Account settings" In the new window that pops up, highlight your ATT or BellSouth email account and click the "Change" button Change your Incoming mai...
Posted: January 26, 2017

Business Security and Your Anti-Virus Software

When you're the owner of a business, one of the most important aspects is making sure that the workplace is secure. Not only is it important that you educate your employees on the dangers of cyberspace, for example, but you need to be sure you're doing your part as well. Don't share you password(s) with anyone, and always make sure to keep them updated. With that said, do you have anti...
Posted: November 27, 2016

Questions to ask when hiring an IT support company

Without a doubt, security should be a major concern for all businesses, no matter the size. Nowadays, cyber criminals are targeting small businesses just as often as they do large businesses. If you're interested in hiring an IT support company for business security, here are a few questions you should ask during the interview process. What Is Your Experience with Disaster Recovery? Whi...
Posted: October 12, 2016

Securing Wireless Networks

Undoubtedly, Wi-Fi has made it very easy for organizations to connect to the Internet from a number of devices, such as desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones. While Wi-Fi networks are certainly more convenient than wired networks, Wi-Fi networks do pose a greater security risk. Here are a few tips that will help you secure your organization's Wi-Fi networks. Open the Router's Sett...
Posted: August 28, 2016

How a VPN can add to your business security

How a VPN can add to your business security Being able to work from home is a wonderful benefit for employees and can keep them productive while reducing their stress. It can also be a data security risk if not handled properly. Fortunately, if you have a local network, it's not very hard to bring telecommuters into it. A network with this capacity is called a Virtual Private Network (VPN). ...
Posted: August 21, 2016

Why are software updates important?

Why are software updates important? When you are working on your business laptop or desktop you will receive prompts to install software updates (also known as a patch.)  These annoying pop-up notifications interrupt work and productivity, so many wish to ignore them. These updates provide fixes, patches and enhancements to make your programs and operating systems run more smoothly. More imp...
Posted: August 16, 2016

Is Your Business Due for an IT Assessment?

Is Your Business Due for an IT Assessment?   It is critical for businesses to conduct thorough IT assessments regularly so they can identify security violations, monitor performance, and document network developments. IT Assessments can also help firms to ascertain the ways in which technology can enhance productivity and improve profitability. IT assessments can be executed using various a...
Posted: August 15, 2016

Our heart goes out to all the flood victims in our area...

Back in March our home & office flooded and we're finally getting back to normal.  So, we know what you're going through and want to help!  Please read below about all the specials were currently running to help get you back in business... Phone Special - We'll help you forward your business number, setup an auto attendant and voicemail for you all free of charge.  ...
Posted: August 8, 2016

The Benefits of Using a Network Proxy Server

The Benefits of Using a Network Proxy Server   One way to reduce the risks associated with business Internet activities is to use a network proxy server. A proxy server can be considered as the guardian of your network. It sits between your internal and external network servers and works to filter and monitor incoming and outgoing traffic. What do Proxy Servers Do? Caching: Proxy servers c...
Posted: February 29, 2016

Spring Cleaning - 5 easy computer maintenance steps

Just as it’s a good idea to periodically clean out closets and other areas of your home as part of Spring Cleaning, your computer needs decluttering attention as well. This not only makes it easier for you to find files when you need them, but can also speed up the computer performance. Check for Viruses: If you do not have an antivirus installed and set to regularly check your system, mak...
Posted: January 14, 2015

Protect your business from Cryptolocker and other related malware

It’s been estimated that the ransomware known as Cryptolocker extorted a whopping three million dollars from its victims over the 2013 – 2014 period. The malware, which took infected machines hostage and demanded payments from their reinstatement, was shut down by Operation Tovar but not before causing major problems for computer users and businesses all over the world. Unfortunately,...
Posted: January 5, 2015

Server 2003 end of life

Server 2003 end of life - Windows Server 2003 replacement Unfortunately we’re losing another great business operating system.  Similar to the way Microsoft phased out Windows XP they’ll be soon doing the same to Windows Server 2003.  As of July 14th, 2015 the popular business server operating system will be no longer supported.   What does windows server 2003 end of l...
Posted: August 16, 2014

Why hiring a professional IT company is wise for your business

It's quite evident that data breaches are becoming much more frequent and widespread lately.  In the link below you can see a graphic displaying this fact with breaches dating back to 2004.  If you notice most of these were hacker related.  These threats can be greatly reduced by hiring the right IT partner for your business. Too often I run across a small business owner who in...
Posted: August 1, 2014

Making Headlines...

Our president, Ethan Chabert, recently participated in a New Orleans City Business interview along with the staff of Northshore Technical Community College about the state of technology and internet connectivity in our region.  In the interview we discussed how our partnership with NTCC has helped CORE Networks, NTCC and our community.   Be sure to check out the full New Orleans Ci...
Posted: July 15, 2014

Device overload - Health affects...

Many people are seeing the affects of Nickel allergies from using their electronic devices.  As many of you know these devices can have a hard outer shell made of aluminum or other metals.  The problem is that there are trace amounts of Nickel in some of these devices (iPad has been mentioned.) So, if you're starting to notice rashes and/or skin irritation try stepping away from the...

The CORE Networks technicians are so patient & their turnaround time is incredible. They are always willing to go the extra mile. I would recommend CORE Networks to anyone needing a "help desk"!

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