Hermetic’s PC Buying Guide: Pt.2

Hermetic’s PC Buying Guide: Pt.2

Picking up from where we left off last time, there’s a great deal to be said about how manufacturers price, build and sell their hardware. We’ll start by giving you an idea of the differences between a consumer-grade PC and a business-grade computer...
Hermetic’s PC Buying Guide Pt.1

Hermetic’s PC Buying Guide Pt.1

As many of you already know, we’re very happy to be able to offer small businesses discounts on computer hardware from a slew of different vendors, such as Dell, HP and Lenovo. Typically we know our clients and what their needs are, so when they need new...

SOPA Blackout: Our Take.

There’s a great deal to be said about SOPA and its repercussions on public discourse within the realm of IT. Never has a single legislative proposal created such an uproar throughout the information security community and high-tech corporate enterprise at the...

2011’s Most Common Passwords

Crappy passwords… We’ve all had at least one. And we may have used it on more sites than we should have. But 2012 introduces a new chance to get rid of that old password and start fresh! Below is a list of the 25 most commonly used passwords from 2011...
Expect More Mac Malware in 2012

Expect More Mac Malware in 2012

Research group F-Secure recently released their findings for the spread of malicious code on Macintosh computers for quarters 2, 3 and 4 of 2011, revealing 58 new threats released throughout the time period. Charting a total of 58 new variants found, it’s still...
Securing Your Wireless Network Round 1

Securing Your Wireless Network Round 1

Wifi is everywhere these days. It’s rare to hear of a computer or device coming to market without wireless capabilities that make networking with other home or business assets a breeze. Wireless can also be great for extending network coverage to places that...
The Rise of Cloud Music: A Mixed Bag of Awesome

The Rise of Cloud Music: A Mixed Bag of Awesome

It’s been a busy few months for the big tech players, Google, Apple and Amazon. Each has introduced new cloud-based music services poised to change the way you purchase, listen to and share music. The initial offerings are fairly similar to one another and aim to move...
Hard drive shortage continues to drive up costs

Hard drive shortage continues to drive up costs

If you aren’t heavily involved in tech purchases at your organization, you may not have heard, but recent flooding in Thailand has caused all major manufacturers of platter-based hard drives to run low on inventory, sending prices skyrocketing. With prices...