Power Outages Hurt Businesses – Unless You’re Prepared!

It’s stormy season in the pacific northwest again, which means lots of power outages! Power outages are a normal part of everyday life for us in Washington. But many people don’t consider the possibility of losing high priced electronics such as computers, televisions, and network gear during these outages. Nearly every time a power outage…

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15 Tips to improve your Cyber Security

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month – Yes, this IS a real thing! It was launched in October 2004 by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It was created with the intention of giving everyone access to resources to stay safer online. This is the perfect time to implement…

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Cable Management & Network Diagram – Why Are These Needed?

Cable management refers to how the cables in your networking closet/area are organized. If you have a mess of tangled, unorganized, and unlabeled wires your network performance will not be at its highest possible level. Cables left tangled and without labels can lead to stress and longer down time when troubleshooting your network. Simple “fix…

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Hardware month – is it time to replace/upgrade my equipment?

The decision to purchase a new computer depends on many factors. At Kitsap Networking and Sequim IT we recommend replacing your computer every five years. There are many reasons for that, but the main reason for the 5-year cutoff is productivity. Technology is constantly evolving – because of this, computers become outdated after five years.…

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Reasons You May Want to Use a Managed Service Provider (MSP)

You shouldn’t rely on break-fix services alone to help you with technical problems at your business. Break-fix alone just solves problems after they come up – it does nothing to prevent problems. This is why you should sign up for Managed Services through Kitsap Networking & Sequim I.T.! There are so many benefits to becoming…

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Why You Need a Backup and Disaster Recovery Plan

Do you have a plan in place at your business for when things go wrong? If you suffered a hack or data loss, how would you continue? If you have a disaster recovery plan, you know that you’d recover in these scenarios. Here are some reasons why you need to get regular data backups set up as part of…

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When to Redesign Your Website

If your website was made a while ago, it’s probably time to start thinking about refreshing it. We’ve compiled a list of some of the most common reasons you should give your site an upgrade:  1) Your Design is Dated  Website design trends change fast. If your website was made a long time ago… chances are it doesn’t look great when compared…

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What You Can Learn from the SolarWinds Hack

It seems like we’re hearing about large, devastating data breachers increasingly often. A recent cyberattack on IT vendor SolarWinds was one of the biggest attacks of recent memory – here’s the basics you should know.   What is SolarWinds?  SolarWinds makes network management software. Basically, it keeps things running smoothly in a work environment with multiple computers. Their specific product that got hacked is called Orion,…

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Getting rid of an old PC? Do this first

Do you have any old computers that you need to get rid of? Before you donate or recycle them, you must make sure that the data on them has been properly wiped.    Why is it important?   If the data isn’t wiped properly, someone with malicious intentions could get you or your clients’ personal information off an old, discarded drive. To…

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