Monthly Archives: June 2010

Critical patch for Adobe products released today

If you use Adobe Reader or Acrobat, a patch has been released today
that needs to be installed to protect against 17 new known
vulnerabilities with that program. Opening a rigged PDF file can
unleash malicious code on a user’s systems.

At Renascence IT Consulting, Inc. we constantly are on the alert for
new patches and fixes that affect businesses. We also are aware of
upgrades or hot fixes that could result in your system becoming an
unbootable mess. Email or contact us if you have concerns about this
latest Adobe threat or any others that lurk out in cyberspace.

More on the patch:

http://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/critical-pdf-reader-patch-fixes-launch-comm…

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Newest iPhone being Held causes signal droppage

Apple is looking into problems with their latest iPhone and signal
quality. They have acknowledged that holding the iPhone may reduce
call and data integrity. Apple released this workaround: “If you ever
experience this on your Phone 4, avoid gripping it in the lower left
corner in a way that covers both sides of the black strip in the metal
band, or simply use one of many available cases.”

Renascence IT Consulting, Inc. understands that the latest and
greatest technology may run into problems and that simple old school
workarounds or fixes may be required to get your company back up and
running as quickly as possible. We constantly monitor your servers,
desktops, laptops and other software and hardware to make sure they
are running at maximum efficiency, and solve any issues quickly and
effectively when they appear.

More on the iPhone 4 issue:

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9178503/Hardware_expert_explains_iPhon…

Hardware to store data for over 100 years

SanDisk has announced it has made a solid state memory card that can
store files for over 100 years. This is primarily to be used for
medical files, forensic evidence, and legal documents.

How is your data faring in the long term? Is your accounting data safe
from not only the ravages of time, but from other potentially
destructive forces? At Renascence IT Consulting, we make sure you keep
your company safe on the computers; leaving you to maintain and build
your business.

More on the new disk:

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9178428/SanDisk_s_SD_card_can_store_da…

Tips to boost your network

There are so many places to examine or worry about in your company,
the last one should be your network, server, and infrastructure. The
below article gives some pointers on how to improve the performance of
your network. At Renascence IT Consulting, Inc. we look at all aspects
of your company and how we can improve the speed, reliability, and
ease of use of the technology without costing you an arm and a leg.

Link to the tips:

http://www.itworld.com/networking/110107/10-tips-boosting-network-performance…,0

Law to offer PCs to small businesses

A new law in the works would possibly provide excess government
computers to small businesses at little or no cost. It would also
utilize the Small Business Administration to help upgrade companies to
broadband technologies.

At Renascence IT Consulting, we understand your bottom line for your
business may not include much for IT infrastructure. We can work with
you and your company in getting the most technology for the best ROI.

More on the possible law:

http://www.itworld.com/networking/111717/law-would-offer-government-pcs-small…

What is acceptable computer use at work?

With so many different outlets of social media, streaming music and
video, sports, and other potentially productivity and bandwidth
killing websites and programs, what is a company to do? Some turn to
specific policies to stem users from utilizing work time as Tweet
time. Others setup software to monitor users’ actions and make sure
they are not abusing their machine or network.

At Renascence IT Consulting, we understand that there is much more to
a technology infrastructure than just servers and firewalls. Training
users and working with each company to find a sweet spot for that
Tweet spot is essential too. Contact us to find out how we can finely
tune your infrastructure and your users for maximum potential without
killing morale.

More on computer use at work and some examples:

http://www.itworld.com/security/111246/not-safe-work-whats-acceptable-office-…

Free Buzz with your Buzz

Starbucks has announced free Wi-Fi starting July 1st. No longer will
you have to pay to use their access points when in their stores!

At Renascence IT Consulting, we love the portable nature of a
business, and being able to perform your work away from the office.
However, we can tell you of the risks of using an open network,
possibly exposing your financial and personal data at your coffee
shop!

More on the Starbucks free Wi-Fi:

http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9178034/Free_Wi_Fi_digital_content_com…

Microsoft to end support for XP Service Pack 2 in July

On July 13, Microsoft will be ending official support for Windows XP
Service Pack 2. After that, users either need to be on Service Pack 3,
or move to Windows 7.

At Renascence IT Consulting, we keep you alerted to changes to your
operating systems and can give you opinions on moving your laptop or
desktop to Windows 7, or is just upgrading to Service Pack 3 enough?
Email us if you have any questions or stuck in this quandary.

Link to XP Support ending:

http://redmondmag.com/Blogs/Doug-Barney/2010/06/Windows-XP-Deadlines-Loom.aspx

Microsoft Patches 34 Flaws in June

Microsoft’s monthly updates include the most vulnerabilities patched
this year at 34. The 10 patches affect ALL of Microsoft’s operating
systems, including Windows 7.

At Renascence IT Consulting, Inc. we are aware of the Microsoft patch
schedules and can make sure you get all of the up to date patches at
the right time without them or the vulnerabilities affecting your
business.

More on the June patches:

http://redmondmag.com/articles/2010/06/08/microsoft-releases-june-patch-targe…