Wireless Networks

Posts and articles about wireless computer networks (wireless networks) for business in Vero Beach, Florida.

Using Public WiFi

on November 6, 2019 No comments

Public wifi, tech adviceYes, it is convenient to have the ability to access WiFi in public places. But is it smart? The answer is no.

It is not even a good idea to plug your smartphone or tablet into public charging stations.

Why? Because people who steal data, personal information and plant software on your very personal devices will have access to your information. Not only that. If you are a lover of smart devices, they can have access to every device in your home that is currently set up to respond to commands from your smartphone, computer or tablet.

Almost every smartphone has the ability to become a mobile hot spot, so if you really need to use WiFi outside your home, then please, call up your hotspot and log into your own WiFi network.

It is also very important you check your settings on your smart devices and make certain to disable the option to automatically connect to any available WiFi network.

Many of us will be travelling to visit friends and family in the coming months. Yes, it’s nice to be able to spend our time watching a movie, reading a book or listening to music. But a better way to do that is to prepare ahead of time and download your books, music, and movies onto your tablet before you go. And perhaps, if you have the option, kick up your data plan for the months you plan to travel. It’s also a good idea to bring your own portable charging device.

Please, in addition to not using public WiFi, install a robust antivirus program on your phones and tablets. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Stolen data can affect your life for years. Your credit can be ruined, private communications could be shared and even your home can be compromised. This is serious, don’t take it lightly.

If you think we are being alarmists, take a look at this excerpt from a post on TripWire.com:

“……WIFI HACKS FLY UNDER THE RADAR

While theft of data from unsuspecting consumers using public WiFi spots is presumed to be fairly pervasive, it doesn’t get the attention that major hacks of corporate or financial systems do. These thefts happen in dribbles – with bad guys stealing bits of information from many users and accounts – rather than a tsunami.

One contributing factor is that WiFi is so pervasive. A 2015 report by WiFi network provider iPass estimated that there were more than 50 million public hotspots worldwide – one for every 150 people, a number which is expected to grow to 340 million by 2018, or one for every 20 people on earth.

Another factor is that so many public WiFi networks are inherently insecure. Kaspersky Security Network recently analyzed some 32 million public hotspots and found that 25 percent do not use any encryption at all, meaning that anyone with an antenna can pick up the communications. Another three percent use an old form of encryption that is essentially ineffective.”

Remember, if you are going to be traveling, take some time to prepare, and for your sake, stay off public WiFi.

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Will You Still Need to Type?

on April 20, 2018 No comments

 

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Artificial Intelligence, or AI and voice recognition are gaining traction. The technology which enables us to communicate with computer and devices via voice commands has come along way in a short period of time. Today you will probably encounter more people using some form of AI, then you will people who aren’t. Don’t think YOU are? Have you said OK Google, take me to the nearest Outback Steakhouse? That’s using AI and Speech recognition. There was no typing required to get your directions or access your favorite music.

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Small Business and the Economy

on May 23, 2017 No comments

 

There are several pages on Facebook where growing companies can post employment opportunities. It seems there are positions open for people who are qualified to do the work. Most of the positions are for skilled tradesman, but there are also schools, healthcare companies and tech companies who are searching for people to fill their vacancies. I belong to a local BNI chapter, and at least once a month one of the businesses in my chapter asks for referrals to people in their field who may be looking to move to a new company.

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Drive Your Social Media Program With WiFi Facebook Check In

on April 18, 2017 No comments

Giving away free WiFi doesn’t mean you can’t get something in return.

Whether you run a cafe, a nightclub, or a doctors office your customers expect free WiFi these days, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get something from them in exchange for providing it. Unified Technology Solutions can provide you a guest WiFi system that will keep customers happy while growing your business through social media. Our solution will make your customers advertise for you.

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Windows 10 Tiles, or Start Screen?

on April 4, 2017 No comments

 

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Windows 10 is an operating system that aims to  mimic operating systems we use on our tablets and smart phones. While it takes some getting used to, as all new software does, on a touch screen computer, it’s easy to manage. You have the same swipe ability that many of us have become used to on our tablets and smart phones. On systems without a touch screen it can be more cumbersome to sift through. We have users who really became upset when the Windows 10  Operating system was first uploaded. They literally could not find anything on their laptop or desktop.

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What Does Unified Technology Solutions Do?

on March 24, 2017 No comments

Network Cloud Computing & IT Managemant Services for Companies in the Vero Beach Area

You might ask us why we named our company Unified Technology Solutions? Why didn’t we simply call your company “We Repair and Install Computers?”  We called ourselves  Unified Technology Solutions for the simple reason that we don’t just install computers, or repair computer problems, we help you manage all your IT challenges, and get the most out of your technology budget.

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Managed IT Support

on March 15, 2017 No comments

 

 

Running a business is all encompassing. When it was just you and a couple of others, keeping up with IT demands was simple. Now you have 30 employees, a layer of management and managing your IT needs is interfering with your mission.

Growing a business or non-profit adds new layers of computer and data management skills. The prospect of losing valuable information because backups are not performed is something you will need to plan for. Disruption of services due to a network problem can be very costly. Hiring just one person to try and cover a multiple number of devices can work for a while, but even if you do have an IT person, there are times when one person simply cannot do it all.

Whatever cost savings you think you get by attempting to manage your IT needs in house can quickly disappear with one bad outage. It’s still early in the year, and planning to have managed IT services through Unified Technology Solutions is something we would like for you to consider.

We also want to let you know that at Unified Technology Solutions not only can we maintain and repair your computers, we can also help to integrate your Phone service. There are some state of the art VOIP solutions for companies which save you money, but also give you tremendous flexibility.

Give us a call, let’s have a chat, see how we can help you out.

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on January 1, 2017 No comments

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