Here at UniVista, we’ve spent many years cultivating best practices and procedures that surpass our needs. This means, they are more than likely capable of suiting your business needs as well. Because of this, we want you to have access to these same processes we have internally. Cultivating your relationship with us gives you access to our library of policies, procedures and more. This way you can build off our tried and tested internal processes to better yours!
As the year draws to an end and the holidays are upon us we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being a customer with UniVista. Our mission is to provide a quality service and our personal best to you each and every day. We do this by following specific processes, maintain technical structures, and build close-business relationships with our customers.
To continue our month of Cybersecurity Awareness, we want to remind you of the importance of keeping your WiFi-enabled devices secure in both your home and business setting. Last week we talked about the the most important skills to keep you safe in the cybersecurity age. Now, how do you keep your devices safe?
*Special Alert* – Problems with a Google Chrome Automatic Update
It has been brought to our attention that last night Google pushed an update to a significant amount of Chrome users. This update prevents you from browsing websites with the error: “Aw, Snap! Something went wrong while displaying this webpage.” This issue is being reported by many people across the globe, but Google has yet to address the issue.
Have no fear! Our team of technicians has a workaround to get you up and running.
Please give us a callif you need help immediately; we’re here to help!
If you’re already up and running in Firefox or Internet Explorer but need Chrome fixed with a lower priority, you can also submit a ticket by emailing [email protected].
Did you know that October is National Cybersecurity Month? This seems appropriate since Cybersecurity exploits and hacks have kept the news buzzing through the summer. That’s why we’re going to take this time to remind you of the best cybersecurity practices you can implement to keep yourself safe.
The need to easily share data, controlling security, and easily manage all the devices on a network are all common among every one of today’s modern business. The best way to meet all of these needs is a server. What is the purpose of a server, you might ask. “Servers perform functions ranging from file storage and managing printers to offering database services. Large companies often maintain individual servers dedicated to one task, such as email,” – Houston Chronicle. A server is a system that runs software designed to accomplish all of these tasks, and more. Sometimes a server will run programs that all the workstations on a network will log into and access. Simply stated, a server is the hub in a business’ day-to-day operations.
In our last article, The Ping: How Does a Network Work?, we explained that a network “….allows all your devices to communicate and share data/resources with each other, either wirelessly or wired in a secure environment.” A Switch is the core of this environment. Switches allow the computers on your network to talk directly to one another. What if you want your computer to get to the internet or another network? You need a router for this. A router “routes” data from within your network to and from outside networks like the internet. If you’ve never heard of a router you’re not alone. Most small to medium sized businesses do not use plain old routers any more. Instead they use the routers more sophisticated cousin, the Firewall, to do the same job.
From outside the IT field, most people would define a network as a combination of all computer devices. That answer is more of a high-level overview. So, what is a network? Simply stated, a network is an infrastructure or an environment which allows all your devices to communicate and share data/resources with each other, either wirelessly or wired in a secure environment.
With kids back to school there are a lot of things to worry about. Getting them to class in time, making sure they have something to eat, and their homework is in their backpack. Unlike in our youth, kids have technology at their fingertips and are quick to explore the cyber world on their phones, but are they staying safe?
As school starts for kindergarten to college, the amount of the cars on the roads every morning starts to nearly double. Your morning commute increases exponentially, and you must spend a large chunk of your morning in stop-and-go traffic. Imagine your longest morning commute is the one from your bedroom to your kitchen to get your morning cup o’joe.