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A quick history of Spam…the 70’s In the early days of the internet, email was a safe and trusted messaging system. Sending an email to someone you did not know or have business with was almost unheard of. Email protocols were developed in a trusting environment and very little was written into the protocol as […]
cloud computing
Amongst Virtual Hosting customers, there is a misconception that moving to “the Cloud” is an easy way to eliminate the cost of IT staff. This is rarely true. Most virtual hosting providers do not offer managed hosting. If they do, it will usually be at a significantly extra cost. In the end, you may end […]

Backup Strategy

Do you have one? Backups are often done incorrectly, inaccurately or not at all. What should we do when planning our backup? Having no backup strategy is almost as bad as having no backups. Our backup strategy tells us a few things: When to backup. (not how many times a day or week, but WHEN). […]

Task Automation

Why Automation? In IT, as in most business, there are certain tasks which end up stealing all your joy by being endlessly boring and repetitive. We used to call them “character building” but with all that is available to us today, we can dispense with manually doing many of these “character builders”. What these tasks […]
Although the basics of DNS records is easy to understand, I often see badly configured DNS zones. Here are a few pointers to help keep that DNS pure and fast according to industry best practice. CNAME RECOMMENDATIONS These records are heavily overused and abused. The basic rule is that a CNAME should never point to another […]

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