WannaCry makes those infected “wanna cry”

If you haven’t heard of the new cyber-attack called WannaCry, here’s what you need to know.

On May 12, hackers launched a global ransomware campaign worldwide affecting tens of thousands of corporate and governmental agencies. Fox news reports over 200,000 victims in more than 150 countries by Monday morning.

What is VCIO (Virtual Chief Information Officer) and Why Should Every Business Have One?

If your organization has 10 to 500 employees, and they use computers to accomplish their daily work, you’ve probably had a rude awakening at some point to the realization that modern business computing has progressed far beyond the point of buying a few computers at Best Buy, plopping them on a desk, and saying “there you go”. In today’s world of HIPAA laws, PCI compliance requirements, Crypto-Locker viruses, and the ever increasing number of hackers out to steal your assets, doing a poor job with your IT infrastructure can put you out of business in no time at all.

How tall is Bill Walton? (former NBA star)

One of our vendors holds an IT conference every year, providing education and partner support to businesses around the world like Micro Doctor IT.  This year the event was held September 28-30 in Boston, MA and featured former NBA star Bill Walton, who staggers a mighty 6'11" (see pictured above).

One of the reasons that Micro Doctor IT travels to these type of events is to stay ahead of the technology, and be able to better protect your business and its assets.

Should I consider Windows 8?

Well, Windows 8 has a number of advantages over Windows 7—for example, Superior multiple monitor support, account synchronization, and faster startup times, but most people just can't get past Windows 8's radical shift in user interface. Some may even want to ditch Windows 8 altogether in favor of Windows 7 after spending a few days with the new OS.

The good news is you can buy a PC loaded with Windows 8 Pro, try out the new OS, and then downgrade to Windows 7. Unfortunately, the downgrade to Windows 7 can be confusing and full of twists.

DNS Services – Fake Invoice

It has been brought to our attention that your customers may have been recipients of letters that appear to be renewal notifications and/or invoices for DNS services related to their existing domain name(s). This particular notice is a deceptive sales tactic and not unlike other deceptive notices we have seen from third parties for domain name renewals.

Micro Doctor adds new functionality to its service offering

Micro Doctor Client Communicator

The Micro Doctor Client Communicator is a powerful tool that we deploy to every desktop for our Managed Care customers. The Client Communicator is a system tray icon that can be used by each end-user to provide a wide array of self-help modules as well as easy access to system information, and our service and support website for creating service requests.

The Difference between Backup, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity

If you think "data backup" is synonymous with "disaster recovery" and aren't sure what "business continuity" means, you're not alone. Most of the business owners we talk to make the mistake of not knowing the difference and end up paying the price when data is lost, a network goes down or a disaster prevents them from accessing their physical office and the server inside.

Micro Doctor To Attend Annual HTG Summit 2011 in Dallas as HTG PeerGroup Member

Your Ohio IT Support team at Micro Doctor is handed an opportunity of a lifetime and invited to attend the HTG 2011 Summit to be held May 2 to 5 in Dallas, Texas.

The HTG 2011 Summit is a unique get-together for like-minded Global HTG Members who are part of an élite group of high-caliber SMB-focused Value Added Resellers (VARs) and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to get together in Dallas, TX on May 2-5, 2011 at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Las Colinas for their annual summit.