Seeing people benefit through the use of technology always brightens the day of those who work at an IT Support Company. Especially when it’s a Philadelphia IT Support Company and those that are reaping the benefits of the technology are underprivileged Philadelphians.
According to BeforeItsNews.com “President Barack Obama awarded a $6.4 Million grant to the City of Philadelphia to create or enhance 77 public computer centers. This project will greatly expand digital literacy in North, West and South Philadelphia to reach over 14,500 of the most vulnerable residents of the City. The award will expand capacity at 19 recreation centers, 10 homeless shelters and 15 other affordable housing sites, 29 community-based organization sites working with high-risk populations, and 4 mobile computing labs.”
Around half of the residents from the areas of the city where these public computers will be utilized do not have internet access. These computers will supply residents with a significant opportunity to enhance their computer literacy and the quality of their lives and their education.
This is a great example of technology and how it can truly benefit society. Trigon Technology is glad to see the local community gaining more access to technology. We wish the users of these new computers good luck, and we hope you enjoy!
Rumor 'round town is that Google is ditching Microsoft OS's for its internal machines due to " IT security
concerns". I say rumor because of conflicting reports, the use of anonymous sources, and the dancing around the bush Google PR types are doing.
Most of this is based on the recent hacks into Google by Chinese hackers which lead to the reported theft of Google intellectual property and information on Chinese humanitarian protestors. Google is blaming the hacks on the Microsoft OS and web browser used on the computer that was penetrated. In my perusing of this issue, I found several mentions that the OS was XP and the browser was IE6. The use of XP I can see as legit, most companies have not made the change over to Windows 7. The use of IE6 seems a little out of place. If IE6 was in use and not stopped that is all on Google. I suspect that the IE was probably not IE6 but something higher and it was an exploit that affected the different version of IE. I am surprised that Chrome was not being used! Heck, I use Chrome and I am a MS drone myself.
Anyway, why do we care...well probably most of us don't. If Google wants to ditch MS OS's and go to MAC, Linux, or the new Chrome OS...have fun. They will get hacked too at some point; nothing is 100% secure...ever. This is probably posturing and PR drama for the push out of the Chrome OS, the beginning salvo for the upcoming Microsoft OS vs. Chrome OS battle to be fought in the media.
Will this hurt Microsoft...maybe? Google has ~ 10000 employees, so that isn't going to be much of an issue to MS. The publicity may be an issue and they will have to spend additional dollars on PR to fight that battle, which means my Xbox games are going to increase in price...again.
I am waiting for tomorrow's headline stating that Microsoft is no longer allowing for internal usage of Chrome as a web browser and Google as a search engine due to "security concerns"
If you concerned about your IT Security, or are in need of IT Support solutions for your Philadelphia area business, contact Trigon today by calling us at 1-888-494-TRIGON or by emailing us at solutions@TrigonIT.com!
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Trigon's mission and philosophy is to provide small and midsized businesses with technology solutions that make available increased functionality and service at competitive prices. Our solutions provide features and benefits that rival those of Fortune 500 companies.
Our goal is to stick to our mission and provide personalized, tailored IT support solutions for each of our clients. Trigon enacts a unique customer service relationship when partnering with clients, ensuring that our clients know that we have become an extension of their business and aligned with their business goals.
At Trigon, our engineers are dedicated to provide the highest quality IT solutions to your small or midsized business. We offer IT Health Checks, PinnacleCare Managed Services, IT Project work, and eDiscovery Solutions to clients located near or around the Philadelphia area, and Email solutions to clients across the nation.
Finally, Trigon has experience working with many types of organizations. We have worked with law firms, accounting firms, schools and universities, medical offices, manufacturing companies and many other lines of business. For your free IT Consultation, contact us today! Call us at 1-888-494-TRIGON.
One does not have to work for an IT Solutions Company
to truly appreciate the Spring season. . . especially this one. I am quite confident that we are all overjoyed at the thought of waving ‘Bye-Bye' to this past winter - Bon Voyage - Arrivederci - Sayonara - I mean c'mon did you really want to spend your days shoveling out of the record 70.3" of white wonderment that befell the Philadelphia area?? It wreaked havoc on so many obvious things - the roads, our homes, our personal property, our sanity and , for a few, their IT equipment. Yes my friends, our poor IT equipment also suffered the wrath of Old Man winter. How effective is that VPN connection when the Network that you are tunneling to is down due to a temporary power loss and your Battery Back Up strategy was non-existent? Ah, who cares? We have another few months to prepare an effective battery back up strategy or disaster recovery solution
-Winters wrath has hit the pike and taken the bad weather and intermittent power outages with it! Sanity restored! Right??
A-Hem, you may just want to grab a chair and take a seat, for while we can say goodbye to the cold temperatures and the snow, we are in no means, free and clear of bad weather and intermittent power outages. While spring does normally conjure up positive images - more hours of daylight, warmer temperatures and fields of daisys that we can run through, please do not fail to recognize the darker side of spring's finest - torrential rains, violent thunderstorms, tornadic winds and even the occasional blackout. These WILL definitely wreak havoc on an ill-prepared computer network environment.
Fortunately, there are solutions available that your company's IT partner is more than likely familiar with that will establish power and system redundancy, and ensure that your network can be risen from the depths of a direct hit from a lightning bolt to your facility. While I am sure that your company has invested wisely in insurances to cover possible catastrophes, can you, in the same breath, say that you have done the same for your IT Network? While the premiums that you pay may cover the hardware and software replacement, can you estimate, at any given time, the cost of business that is lost because your system is down? Often the cost cutting is done at the expense of effectively protecting your network with the idea that ‘this will never happen to me!'
Pro-active implementation of IT Strategies will drastically minimize a company's down time. These solutions, though they may initially seem expensive, will prove their true worth in the event that you find yourself on the wrong end of mother nature's wrath. With a well thought out recovery plan, you will be able to more easily overcome an IT hardship and not be left to stare at potential business walk out your door while you scratch your head saying ‘I should have. . .' (Remember our friend Ben Franklin - an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure). There is no doubt that business moves at the speed of light. Business owners take every precautionary step to ensure that they hire the right staff, set up shop in a manner that will be profitable and offer more than one solution to accommodate their clientele. If you are a business owner, small or large, ask yourself if you have taken the time to truly invest in your number one client - yourself and your business -especially when it comes to protecting your IT Network. If you haven't, you may want to consider an IT consultation from a trusted IT Services Company today, not tomorrow or next week but TODAY! Is that thunder I hear in the distance?