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Look No Further than IT Horizons for a Wide Range of Cable Installation Solutions

Look No Further than IT Horizons for a Wide Range of Cable Installation Solutions
At IT Horizons, we strive to offer residential, commercial and industrial clients the most comprehensive IT solutions available. This means that beyond the unwaveringly awesome technical support, ongoing maintenance and monitoring, we also perform cabling and physical installations of all shapes and sizes in places that include office buildings and homes to remote job sites in the field. Whether you're moving locations, building a new facility or simply need to upgrade or add to your existing IT environment, IT Horizons is equipped with the expertise and equipment to satisfy all of your cabling and physical installation needs. Our Comprehensive Installation Service Offering Because our clients have very diverse needs, we're ready and able to provide a wide range of installation services: Structured cabling Ethernet Phone cable Coax cable Audio cable Server racks and closets Wireless access points Network infrastructure devices Environmental controls and monitoring Power management (backup generators, etc.) Physical...
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Purchasing New IT Solutions? Consider a Training Program and Your Business will Benefit in More Ways than One

Purchasing New IT Solutions? Consider a Training Program and Your Business will Benefit in More Ways than One
Last time, I talked about some of the ways businesses can use technologies like Office 365 to optimize their workflows. The first step is choosing to implement the IT solutions that will make it possible to collaborate on projects from any location, securely store data in the cloud, share documents, sync everything between the devices you use daily, and more. Learning how to leverage these technologies so that growing your business is less fishing in the dark and more of a highly strategic and well-executed plan of action, however, is of equal importance. In far too many instances, businesses invest in IT solutions only to choose not to receive training from an experienced IT consultant who can, and will, teach them how to use these tools for maximum results and return on their investment. When you fail to learn the ins and outs of these technologies and how they can...
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Kick Workplace Productivity Up a Notch with Cutting-Edge IT Solutions

Kick Workplace Productivity Up a Notch with Cutting-Edge IT Solutions
The key to business growth is finding ways to work smarter. Sure, it's going to take some blood, sweat and tears to get where you want to be, but to sustain growth over the long-term, you've got to develop ways to do what you do, only better and faster. For many small and mid-sized companies, the key to optimizing workflows is using the latest technologies to ensure the processes that make their businesses tick are as efficient and effective as possible. Just as important as the IT solutions you implement, you've got to know how to really put them to work for you, and this, unfortunately, is a step that many businesses often overlook. Office 365 for Business, Server Products & other Cloud-Hosted Services Office 365 for Business is a secure cloud-based solution that allows you to not only store and edit information but also collaborate with others, anywhere and...
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It's Time to Stop Taking Chances with Your Business' Data

It's Time to Stop Taking Chances with Your Business' Data
While everyone affected by the Ashley Madison hack is still licking their wounds, I can't help but feel truly sorry for those who fell victim to the Android Stagefright debacle. While it's never nice to find out that an online provider you trusted with your personal information, not to mention your endeavours in adultery, have been released for all the world to see, Android users' data was hacked not because they did anything, but simply because they owned the smartphone. The Stagefright Hack at a Glance The hacker sent MMS messages with video and a malware code, and even those who didn't actually click and watch the video were still affected. Here's the kicker: the Hangouts app which automatically processes the video and images sent in MMS messages ensured that the hacker's malware code was ready to start wreaking havoc from the phone's Gallery. Once the message was sent, the...
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Ashley Madison: A Warning to Businesses Everywhere that Robust Network Security is a Must

Ashley Madison: A Warning to Businesses Everywhere that Robust Network Security is a Must
In the wake of the Ashley Madison and the less scandalous but equally unnerving Android Stagefright hacking disasters, network security is - or should be - on the minds of anyone who owns a website and/or uses the web to buy or sell goods, store important business information, find dates, or anything else. While I'm sure those who've just had their dirty laundry aired by hackers are probably re-thinking what they do and say online, the can of whoop a$@ that's just been unleashed on Ashley Madison should be a warning for anyone who uses a network for business purposes. But, first, for those who haven't heard about the Ashley Madison hacking scandal, it went something like this: Ashley Madison is (or at least was) described as 'the premier cheating site' that was recently hacked and more than 30 GB of customer and company data were released (And that's only...
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