Have you ever had that call from a client… you know the one that starts off with “Well we’ve got that new LOB application being installed today, and the guy from their company just installed it and rebooted our server… now we can’t get on to anything”… You know the call – it send chills down your spine. So you drop everything to take a look at what the guy has done. You … [Read more...]
No–I don’t want Chrome with my Flash Player Upgrade
One of my pet peeves is software such as Adobe’s various IE addins, that try to force upon me other browsers such as Chrome / Firefox. This mornings latest thing is that Adobe Flash Player has released an update. When I attempt to install the update, as you can see below they have decided that the default is that “Yes – I want Chrome and not only that, I must want … [Read more...]
Can you trust the cloud when vendors do stupid things?
A news article I read yesterday has me wondering. The news article here talks about how certain Cisco/Linksys routers have last week automatically upgraded their firmware using a factory default setting. That in itself is not bad. What is bad however is how Cisco have chosen to tie the router into the Cisco Connect Cloud so tightly that they now control it and can … [Read more...]
What NOT to do with ShadowProtect.
Let me start by saying that StorageCraft ShadowProtect is not in the slightest way at fault for the story I’m about to relay. The customer who should know better is entirely at fault. Let this be a warning to users of ShadowProtect, that there are things you do not understand and you should not mess with at all. We’ve got a client at Correct Solutions who has a … [Read more...]
Do you want your PC fixed for free?
It used to be that if you were a car mechanic that had friends with problems with their cars asking you to “take a quick look” at their problems. It would only take a minute… but in the end you ended up spending more and more time on this “only take a minute” problem. In todays world however, it’s the IT Geek that gets this now. All too often I’ll be at a BBQ … [Read more...]