My Computer Might Have a Virus! How Can I Tell and What Can I Do About It?

There are literally millions of computer viruses out there with more being produced every day.

Why do hackers create these viruses? Don’t they have something better to do?

The sad truth is that hackers get a sick sense of accomplishment and self worth from being able to do harm to computers all over the world.



How to scrub the data from your hard drive before you sell or recycle your computer

Even if you delete files from your computer and empty the Recycle Bin, your files are still on your computer. They are hidden, but they can still be retrieved. Formatting the disk still will NOT completely erase all of your information.

Obviously, this is very dangerous if someone is able to retrieve this information from [...]


Do You Really Need an Office?


This is an interesting article in Hawaii Business about how small businesses can benefit by not having a physical office, but instead, meeting at places like Starbucks or going to to a client’s home or business.

Of course, this may not work in certain industries, but many Hawaii business owners choose to run their businesses [...]


What is a Router?


We hear this question all the time and thought it would be a good topic to address on this blog.

A router can be thought of as the Traffic Cops of the internet. They take the information coming from your modem (DSL, Cable, etc.) and make sure they get to the right computer in your [...]


How Dust Can Fry Your Screen


People ask us all the time, “What is the best way to clean my computer screen?”

The first thing you should try is just a damp soft cloth. Make sure that it isn’t too wet. The excess water will get into the electronics and damage it. You don’t want to fry your monitor just because [...]


What is Cloud Computing and How Can it Help Your Business?


There is a lot of confusion surrounding “The Cloud” and rightfully so. Some commercials on TV mention it, but most of them assume that everyone knows what they are talking about. To make it even more confusing, they also mention it in conjunction with their products. For example, check out this Microsoft Ad for their [...]


The Budget Way or the Right Way?


By the sound of the title of this post, it may seem like there are only two ways to solve your business technology problems. Either you pay a lot of money to get the good stuff, or you buy the cheap stuff and suffer the consequences.

That is only partially true. Let me show you [...]


5 Tips for Keeping Your Server Room Running Smoothly


Sometimes in the course of your day-to-day business, you fall behind on a few things. It happens to everyone.

One thing that is easy to neglect is your server room. However, your servers are the heart of your business and maintaining your server room will ensure that your business continues to run smoothly.

Here are [...]


Water, Water, Everywhere…On My Computer! What To Do If This Happens


One of the most frequent problems that we see when people come in to get their laptops fixed is that they have spilled coffee or another liquid on the laptop.

In this post, we will give you a few tips on what to do if this happens and how to do some simple tests to [...]


Your Hard Drive WILL Fail (And How To Prevent It)


It is not a matter of if your hard drive will fail, it is WHEN. Here are a few tips to prevent a hard drive failure and how to tell when your drive is going to fail. See our recommended products for backing up your data and preventing a hard drive crash. [...]