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When you just want IT to work!

There are a lot of computer shops out there that you can call up to fix an issue or install a piece of equipment. They might be able to get you out of crisis mode, but they aren’t looking at the full picture.

At Techworks Consulting, we understand business. We consult. We provide solutions to solve everyday challenges. We just happen to fix computers as well.

We believe (and have proven) that if you proactively manage technology, run maintenance religiously, and monitor a business network, everyday issues and downtime will be greatly reduced.

This is what makes us different than your typical tech support company. Sure, we can fix computer issues when you have them, but our specialty is preventing them in the first place.

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        Your engineer was excellent in helping me resolve an outstanding issue at one of our remote sites. He was extremely knowledgeable, and very courteous and polite as we worked to resolve the issue. Every time I work with Techworks, I receive top-notch service, and I have always been satisfied with the outcome. I wish working with all my other vendors and consultants was as easy.

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      Latest Blogs

      Tech Term: Router

      An Introduction to the Router
      It’s been nearly 50 years since the router was developed. Today’s router technology has matured to become an integral component in all types of communications. From data to voice to video, the router is a core piece of technology for almost everyone.

      The first router was developed by BBN in the late 1960s. Called the Interface Message Processor, it was built for use on the ARPAnet, which was an early predecessor of the Internet. It was quickly improved upon and in 1981, Bill Yeager, of the Stanford Knowledge System Laboratory, developed the code behind the first multiple-protocol router. Interest in Yeager’s concept led Len Bosack and Sandy Lerner to develop the first Local Area Network (LAN) and in 1984 the pair launched Cisco Systems, which is currently the largest networking company in the world.

      What Is a Router?
      The simplest definition of a router is: a device that acts as a tunnel to the other devices on a network, supplying them with the means to communicate with each other. Today, most routers have wireless capabilities allowing this to be done without connecting the machines to the router.

      Despite being called a wireless router, there are typically two wires that will always be connected to it. One is obviously the power cord, while the second comes from the modem. The modem, of course, is the piece of hardware that allows connection to the Internet.

      How Does It Work?
      Once all the wires are connected, your router will emit a signal that usually travels between 90 and 300 meters; it is device-dependent. When you connect a device to a Wi-Fi connection, the signal is sent from the router. Many products, including smartphones, laptops, and tablets have Wi-Fi connections built in, but more than that, these days a lot of consumer goods now come with connectivity. Internet of Things devices continue to grow in number, so when picking a router, you’ll likely have to take that into account.

      Options and Features
      Like every other piece of technology, the more features and options a router has, the better it is. Here are a few options and features that modern routers have aboard that can make a difference for your data dissemination and protection.

        1. Dual-band Wi-Fi - Today most wireless routers have dual-band Wi-Fi, since the traditional 2.4GHz frequency is used in so many places that it can be a problem. Today’s routers come with both 2.4 and 5GHz.
        2. Wireless On/Off Toggle - There may be times when you have to disable your Wi-Fi network (i.e. troubleshooting interference) and having a dedicated on/off button can come in handy.
        3. Detachable antennas - Many routers come without visible antennas, instead opting for internal antennae. Sometimes you need more range, however. That’s why buying one with detachable antennas give you more flexibility and signal coverage.
        4. IPv6 Support - The Internet’s supply of IPv4 addresses has been exhausted, so having support for IPv6 sites is mandatory if you plan on keeping your router for any length of time.

      If you are looking for help with your organization's wireless network, start by calling the IT professionals at Techworks Consulting at 631-285-1527.

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      How the CLOUD Act Will Affect Your Security

      The basic gist of this law is that U.S. officials and others involved with them could potentially obtain digital information that isn’t hosted on their home turf. This law garnered overwhelming support from both the U.S. Department of Justice and major technology companies, prompting Congress to push it through.

      What Does This Mean?
      At a glance, this law represents a significant loss for the individual. It’s now easier than ever before to conduct criminal and civil investigations. Part of this law also allows for access to personal information and communication as well. Prior to the passing of this law, foreign governments would have to go through the proper channels in order to access information from U.S.-based technology companies.

      Naturally, these companies wouldn’t necessarily consent so easily. Due to the multitude of nations that the United States deals with on a regular basis, before submitting to a request for information from a foreign entity, there would be much thought put into factors such as records of human rights abuses and other pressures placed on the company to make the decision. As a member of the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty, or MLAT, the United States is hesitant to provide any information that could place human lives at risk, but the CLOUD Act can potentially shake these responsibilities up.

      In the wake of this new law, the executive branch of the United States government will be able to control who this information is shared with, as well as who it’s not shared with. At the helm of such decisions are U.S. President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Data can now effectively be used as bargaining chips by the executive branch. Consequently, there has been a lot of power placed in the hands of appointees that haven’t necessarily been directly elected to positions of authority.

      The United States and other law enforcement agencies around the globe will have powerful new ways to seize data for any express purpose. Therefore, the average user’s private messages via email or social media can now be confiscated and looked upon without a search warrant. This puts the personal information of so many users right in the crosshairs of people who now have a legal right to view it.

      Below is a short explanation for what changes the CLOUD Act will bring about:

      • Enable foreign police to collect and wiretap people’s interpersonal communications without obtaining a warrant to do so.
      • Allows foreign nations to demand records saved and stored by American companies.
      • Allows the U.S. President to enter “executive agreements” designed to help foreign police agencies obtain data regardless of that regime’s human rights record.
      • Allows foreign police to obtain and collect data without notifying the party.
      • Gives U.S. police the right to grab data anyplace, no matter where it is stored.

      The Electronic Frontier Foundation has been a particular opponent of this new law. They issued a public statement that decreed it a “dangerous expansion of police snooping” and that it would “erode privacy protections around the globe.” They go on to state:

      “Legislation to protect the privacy of technology users from government snooping has long been overdue in the United States, but the CLOUD Act does the opposite, and privileges law enforcement at the expense of the people’s privacy. EFF strongly opposes the bill.”

      Clearly any act that limits the privacy of any technology is going to be to be controversial. Where does your business stand? Let us know in the comments below.

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      Protect Your Business from Digital Threats

      Your IT infrastructure is a key element of your business. Have you taken the steps to protect it in case disaster strikes?

      Protecting Customer Data 

      Most businesses collect customer data, using it to build positive relationships with their clients. Think of the auto repair shop that sends a reminder email when you are due for an oil change, or the hair salon that sends you a coupon to use on your birthday. These personalized communications are extremely valuable to small and medium-sized businesses that want to differentiate themselves from the competition and encourage previous clients to return.

      Your customers need to trust that their information is safe with you. Recently, news broke of a major Under Armour/MyFitnessPal data breach affecting more than 150 million customers. The story comes directly on the heels of the recent controversy over Facebook’s data use practices. What do these stories mean for your business?

      Customers may have more questions about why you need their information, how you plan to use it, and how you plan to protect it. Are you prepared to answer these questions? If not, contact Techworks Consulting. We can help you assess and improve your current data security practices so that you can answer your customers with confidence.

      When Data is Exposed 

      No cybersecurity plan is 100% effective. Hackers get more sophisticated by the day and are extremely skilled at exploiting human error in order to infiltrate business networks. Small and medium-sized businesses like yours are some of their favorite targets because they know these networks are often left minimally protected. What steps will you take if your system is attacked?

      Planning ahead is critical. Don’t get caught off guard; anticipate the attack before it happens. Work with a trusted Managed Service Provider like Techworks Consulting to create a Disaster Recovery Plan. We will run through potential scenarios so you understand where IT threats may come from, and work with you to determine the steps you will take to identify and lock down breaches as soon as possible. We will also help you develop a plan for when and how to let your customers know their data has been exposed. Techworks Consulting will be there through each step of this process.

      Preparing for Anything

      A comprehensive Disaster Recovery Plan is not limited to preparing you for hacks and data breaches. The right plan will prepare you and your employees for any other scenario with the potential to affect your IT infrastructure, from natural disasters like floods or tornadoes, to man-made disasters like ransomware or phishing attacks.

      With this plan in place, you will be able to assure your customers that you are taking every precaution with their information, and you will rest easier knowing that you are ready for any IT threat.

      This National Small Business Week, make sure your business is prepared to face IT threats. Your customer data is too important to risk. Contact us today to protect your business, your customers, and your reputation.  

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      Techworks Consulting, Inc. Recognized for Excellence in Managed IT Services

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      Techworks Consulting, Inc. announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Techworks Consulting to its 2018 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list in the Pioneer 250 category. This annual list recognizes North American solution providers with cutting-edge approaches to delivering managed services. Their offerings help companies navigate the complex and ever-changing landscape of IT, improve operational efficiencies, and maximize their return on IT investments.

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