Entries by Pat d'Entremont

Managing Your Desktop or Laptop Computer

A few months back I wrote an article about keeping computer networks safe and secure. Now it’s time to write about desktop computers. That shiny new piece of gear you just got for Christmas will be a source of frustration if you come to depend on it and it fails you. So here are some […]

Holiday Mixture of Advice

Some advice is good even if it’s not necessarily precise. Just the common sense behind it is enough to be worthwhile. Here is one example: A while back, an article on email management stated that if you opened an email message and decided you could deal with it in two minutes or less, then do […]

Online Purchasing Systems Safe, Secure if Built Correctly

What happens behind the scenes when you enter your credit card information online? Is it safe? For answers, I turned to the experts at Skipjack Financial Services, a Cincinnati-based company whose Canadian office is in Halifax.  I know them well because my employees at Nicom IT Solutions often use Skipjack when they create web sites […]

Database Replication Moves Data Efficiently Over Internet

We now have this huge computer network called the Internet and we usually think of it in terms of Web pages, but it has potential for a lot more than just providing online marketing material for us to look at. Organizations with offices across multiple locations can make use of high-speed Internet connections and replicated […]

How Healthy Is Your Computer Network?

Your office has grown to 20 people. You have a server that holds your accounting system, proposals and other files that you all share. Your office administrator runs a backup every night and your nephew comes in on the weekend to make sure everything runs well. Life is good. Or is it? How do you […]