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April 6, 2018

Hello, all. I wanted to share with you my latest project. I have been working on setting up a branch office for a non-profit organization here in St. Louis County that provides job training, placement, and career development services. This new office will provide a big expansion to the services they can offer!

I've set up a nicely appointed HP ProLiant M...

March 20, 2018

I am happy to announce that IngenuIT is now a Bitdefender Bronze partner!

Bitdefender is a global security technology company that provides cutting edge end-to-end cyber security solutions and advanced threat protection to more than 500 million users in more than 150 countries. Since 2001, Bitdefender has consistently produced award-winning business and co...

November 20, 2017

It takes a lot to start and run your own business. There are dozens of decisions to make before you can open your doors, even down to the color scheme on your business cards! It can be overwhelming. It's little wonder then that so many small businesses go with who they know and use a friend or family member for their IT support needs.

It makes some sense....

August 28, 2017

System monitoring is a critical, but often overlooked component of IT. Proper monitoring can alert when issues arise, preemptively alert before an issue becomes critical, and record historical performance and change data for reference.

With monitoring and alerting, you'll know when storage is running out before your users tell you they can't save files! Yo...

August 15, 2017

For years IT professionals have been using a common baseline for determining how to implement password and authentication standards in their networks. This document, NIST 800-63 [1], suggested using passwords with enforced complexity rules (such as: at least one letter, one number, one symbol, etc.), frequent changes, minimum length, and so on.

In June, NI...

August 7, 2017

Cyberattacks against small businesses are on the rise. Symantec reports that 43% of all spear phishing attacks in 2015 targeted SMBs, versus just 18% in 2011. Ransomware attacks quadrupled in 2016 and are expected to double again this year. How do you protect your valuable business data against this?

There are plenty of security products today that every s...

August 2, 2017

Virtualization has become a linchpin of IT. It's a foundational technology that caused a seismic shift in how networks are designed and deployed. It's a force multiplier for business that brings great flexibility and power into your computer system.
 

Virtualization, at its core, is the ability to run multiple independent servers on a single physical syste...

July 25, 2017

Most of us hate change. Your shoes are broken in just how you like them. You know right where the coffee is at your favorite grocery story. Comfortable. Familiar. We don't really want things to change unless there's a clear benefit. And so it goes with your IT system. Everyone already knows how to use the software that drives your business. It works! Why...

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