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If you’re not on the Firefox bandwagon, you should be.

As Mozilla’s web browser, Firefox, continues to gain market share on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer, many people continue to evaluate which is better, safer, and easier to use. In my own experience, I’ve never dealt with a virus on a PC that runs Firefox as its default browser. Internet Explorer, however, has brought many a virus to my attention. Both Firefox and Internet Explorer have continued to release new versions, and Firefox remains the browser of choice. Here is what I like about it.

For all you gamers out there… Get ready

The Wii has changed the way we play video games. The motion detection of the Wii allows video games to be more real and best of all, more active.

Phishing – Don’t bite the bait!

With countless legitimate emails coming from our various lending institutions and vendors, it can be tricky to avoid falling for a Phishing scam. Read on to find out just what Phishing is and how to avoid it.

Last successful backup: November 21, 2008

When I told the Doctor he shook his head but wasn’t surprised. He suspected there was a problem but didn’t know how to resolve it or who to call on. Backing up your Practice’s data is not as easy as you may think. It often involves running pre and post commands to start and stop your database, disk space management (so the backup drive isn’t full after 1 or 2 backups), and setting up reporting so someone knows whether or not the backup is running. Beyond that, frequent testing is a great way to verify that not only is the backup running but it’s backing up the critical data successfully.

DDS Integration Raffle Winners!

Last week at the WMDDS event we raffled off a flatscreen monitor and 2 hours of free service. We want to thank everyone who stopped by to talk to us, enter the raffle, or have a cookie.

Some signs your computer is dying…or dead

When your computer’s hard drive is failing, it will often give warning signs. If you value the data on the hard drive, you may want to pay attention to them.

Offsite Backup: Easier Than Ever

In addition to an onsite USB hard drive backup solution, it’s now easier than ever to implement an offsite solution.  We’ve been using one for quite awhile now, and it works great.  It gives us the flexibility to backup wherever we want, so if we need our data back we don’t have to wait for it from California.  This covers us for data corruption or disasters at our office.  All in all, it’s a very small price to pay for peace of mind.