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Location – Location – Internet Service!

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You’ve got the perfect office!

Does your office have Everything you need?

Having a good reliable connection to the internet is worth a lot in the business world. Small businesses hanging onto old DSL (or worse) T1 connections may not realize the cost accrued in lost productivity. We’re not just talking about doing more, better, faster. It’s about having the bandwidth to take advantage of tools that bring efficiency to your business. These tools include cloud based services like Dropbox, web apps, G Suite, and other other essentials.

We had a client who was hamstrung by their internet connection. They needed an offsite backup to meet compliance requirements. Not meeting this requirement jeopardize their livelihood. They wanted to take advantage of an offsite, cloud storage provider. Companies like BackBlaze, offer secure, offsite backup that is easy to setup and relatively inexpensive. However, when their server backed up their precious data to the cloud, everyone was virtually kicked offline. Mail stopped going out, webpages failed to load and folks got grumpy!

Marin Mac Tech worked with its partner at Comcast to get high speed internet installed for all of the tenants in the building. This wasn’t just a good for our client, it made the whole building more desirable for other businesses. It was a “win” for the landlord and the tenants.

Don’t underestimate the amount of data it takes to run your business. Having a good internet connection is a lot like having enough hot water for the house. Sure, you can take a cold shower, but you wouldn’t want to do it that often.

Don’t get caught with low bandwidth. Call Marin Mac Tech for an assessment of your internet needs. We can help find the right service to make your business work well!

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What’s Lurking on Your Mac?

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Your Mac isn’t as safe as it use to be. Computers and websites are now more universal than ever; and that’s a good thing! You can run complex sites for real estate and finance just as easily on a Mac as you could on a PC. But because of this great interoperability, vulnerabilities such as malware and browser hijacks can hit Safari uses just as easily as those using Internet Explorer (if anyone still does).

How do I know if I have a virus or malware?

You know you are infected with something when your search bar that, usually says suddenly says something like It’s troublesome because these compromised search pages can look like your Google page. But they can take you to sites that have been hacked and host malicious code causing even more trouble for your mac.

Clean it Up!

If you’re at all concerned about malware there are a few things you can do to find it and clean it up. Malwarebytes offers a free tool called Adwaremedic. It’s a great stand alone app that searches for adware and malware and does a great job of cleaning up threats once they’re installed.

An Ounce of Prevention

The cool kids at Sophos Labs (Thanks Tyler) have created a low maintenance product that works well and doesn’t hog your computer’s resources. Sophos Home is a cloud managed product that scans and prevents malware and virus from showing up on your computer. Being cloud managed means you can keep an eye on up to three computers.

Get a Check Up

Securing your computer is more than just running apps. It’s whole approach that looks at your behavior, your risks and password hygiene. Marin Mac Tech provides complete security assessments that look at all aspects of your digital life, identify risks and make recommendations to help protect your activities. Setup up an appointment to find out more.

Cracks in your wireless foundation?

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Spotty internet throughout your home or business is like being without hot water. Sure,… you can still take a shower, but it’s going to be uncomfortable. Suffering with poor wireless internet coverage can be equally uncomfortable with buffered movies, spotty Spotify, and fractured Facetime.

Setup your wireless environment with the tools services that deliver ample and consistent bandwidth needed to run your digital life. I’ll layout the three main components to solid network:

Your internet connection

The way you connected to the rest of the world has everything to do with how well your world runs. For the home or business, Comcast delivers internet over coax cable. Among the different ISPs Comcast provides a stable high speed connection the greater internet. For the price, you get incredible bandwidth and speed.

Your Network

Once you have have a big pipe into your office, don’t choke your traffic with old network hubs or routers that connect your devices. Gigabit ethernet provides you the capacity needed for your everyday demands.

Wireless Coverage

When you have more than one wireless access point it’s likely you’d benefit from a centrally managed system. We use the Unifi line from Ubiquiti Networks. Marin Mac Tech offers remotely managed wireless that keeps your network safe and up-to-date.  With multiple access points throughout your business, we can test and insure that you’ll have consistent and strong coverage wherever you’re working.

Don’t suffer any more with poor buffered movies or terrible video calls. Let us conduct a free network assessment to develop the best solution for your needs.