A New MSA Support Offering

Expanding upon our managed service programs, we’re pleased to announce ClearSupport Plus, a service we believe will provide your business even better value, while still bringing you the same level of enterprise-grade, yet personalized & relationship-focused, support that you’ve come to expect from Cleartech Solutions!

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Why is my WiFi so slow?

A common complaint these days is “why is my network so slow” … which, since most folks are using wifi to connect their computer or tablet, can be translated to “why is my wireless network so slow?” There are three typical reasons for experiencing “slow” connections on a wireless network: Wireless interference Distance from Access […]

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Outlook and Google and Office 365

If your business uses Outlook for email, calendar, contacts, etc, you will likely be better served with Microsoft Office 365 as your hosted email provider, rather than Google Apps for Business.

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The Death of the Password

Password’s are dead. Why? Typical passwords are trivially easy to crack, even “strong” password can often be cracked within hours, if not minutes, by a hackers using a standard “dictionary attack.”

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3-2-1…Backup!

We all know we should backup our data … yadda/yadda, I’m preaching to the choir, right? But there’s a RIGHT and a WRONG way to handle backups; this cautionary tale may make you rethink your backup strategy.

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Useful tech tools of which you’ve never heard…

There are a glut of tech tools (apps and websites, both) out there, so many that it can be overwhelming! Let us help you sort wheat from chaff and tell you of some tech that will save you time, perhaps even make your life a bit easier!

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MS14-066 is a critical security update for Windows servers – patch as soon as possible

Yesterday (11-Nov-2014) was patch Tuesday and Microsoft released 14 security bulletins.  As is typical, each bulletin describes one or more vulnerabilities in one or more Microsoft products. One of these bulletins, MS14-066, looks to be extraordinarily important as it describes a vulnerability that can be exploited by a malicious actor simply by sending carefully designed […]

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File Sync (e.g. Dropbox) is NOT Backup

Recently, friend and WordPress developer par excellence Bradley Charbonneau at Likoma penned a piece about how Dropbox has allowed him to do away with his backup application. File synchronization applications like Dropbox are a huge boon to those of us who have multiple devices. Being able to access the same set of files across all your […]

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Why finding an EXE in your mail is a terrible thing

The humble email attachment … arguably the most useful, yet most harmful, electronic communication development of the late 20th century. Once a novelty, email attachments are now as ubiquitous as … well, email itself! There’s no denying how convenient it is to share files with clients, colleagues &  friends; unfortunately that very utility has made email […]

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[ALERT] Heartbleed – What to do and what NOT to do

  Late on April 7 news came out that a key piece of software used by a majority of websites for secure transmission of information including logon passwords was broken.  Since that time websites and organizations have been scrambling to put in place a fix.  For the majority of major websites that work has been […]

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