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Author: Teltek Blogger

We have blogged before about the importance of information security and measures that can be taken to prevent the loss of data, but we wanted to provide you with more specific guidance and resources. Datto Inc., a strategic partner of ours, is an award-winning provider of hardware-based on-site and off-site backup and disaster recovery solutions. Their backup, disaster recovery and complete business continuity solutions are available exclusively...

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  Betsy in Washington, DC asks: "Why is a firewall necessary and how does it work?" A firewall is critical as a line of defense between your computer and the internet. It can either be software-based or hardware-based and it protects the resources of a private network from users in other networks. Personal firewalls are installed on each computer to monitor internet traffic and block anything that seems suspicious....

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This past Labor Day weekend was the second annual Grand Prix of Baltimore and although we don't know much yet about ticket sales or economic impact, it was still a very exciting event for the city to host. The race course covered two miles of downtown streets and the winning car was driven by Ryan Hunter-Reay. On September 8th, Nielsen Media released figures that showed that the national...

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Google Wallet is a free payment service that facilitates online and offline shopping. The payment system developed by Google allows users to store debit cards, credit cards, loyalty cards and gift cards on certain mobile phones manufactured by Sprint or Virgin Mobile. Users can also store multiple addresses so they don't have to keep re-entering shipping information. The app was released almost a year ago on September 19, 2011. Google Wallet uses Near...

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This past Labor Day weekend, Teltek was featured in an article published in the Carroll County Times titled, "Diversification and Expansion are Keys for Tech Industry." Kelcie Pegher, a CCT staff writer, interviewed Chris Nicoli and Carrie Green of Teltek and authored the story. Kelcie approached Teltek at the suggestion of Tracy Turner of the Carroll Technology Council to find out how businesses in the technology industry are...

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The Labor Day holiday signifies many different things, depending on where you are in life and what's important to you. For some, it means a day off work to spend with family and friends at a picnic or the opportunity to buy summer clothing at bargain basement prices. It's also the fashionable time of year to stop wearing white. Wikipedia defines Labor Day as "an American federal holiday observed on the...

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If you live in a rural location or in an area with a weakened telecom infrastructure, you might have difficulty finding reliable phone service via a land line. With rate plans starting under $10, AT&T's Wireless Home Phone lets you keep your current phone number and home telephones. The AT&T Wireless Home Phone provides a home phone calling service using your existing phone equipment. This device allows you to complete...

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  Yesterday, Carrie Green of Teltek was one of the 250 people who attended the Baltimore TechBreakfast Meetup event hosted by DLA Piper LLP at their office in the Mt. Washington Conference Center in Baltimore. TechBreakfast is a meetup group that organizes monthly morning gatherings that are free of charge to attend thanks to their sponsors. In addition to Baltimore, these early meetups are also hosted in Columbia...

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On June 28th of this year, Verizon introduced their Share Everything Plan to offer savings to Verizon customers who have several users on a plan (like families and businesses). Before this plan, users of Verizon cell phones had to pay about $50 per phone per month to have a data plan (internet, email, etc.). Under this plan, you can select one smartphone and up to nine...

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  Donald in Fairfax, Virginia asks: "A co-worker suggested that I map my network drive. What does this mean and where do I begin?" Donald, this is a quick and easy task and I'm happy to walk you through it. A network drive is commonly a file folder located on a remote computer that has been configured for sharing over a LAN. This can also be an entire hard drive that is shared....

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