DTCI Bytes & Buzz Blog

SAVE THE DATE!

June 22, 2017
Will your employees be working from home during the Glenwood Springs Bridge Project?
 
 
 Learn about 6 things you should know before employees 'remote in'.
 
 
 
 
Date:  Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Glenwood Springs Community Center
 
Join the conversation and learn:
What’s the best way to ‘remote in’?
What ...

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Be Aware of Recent Attacks!

June 16, 2017

Hidden Cobra Cyberattack warning from Department of Homeland Security as well as "Crash Override" Malware notification.  Stay tuned!



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SaaS Statistics

June 15, 2017

 

 



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Recent Entries

Saas - The Basics, Part 1 of Series

June 19, 2017
SaaS has become increasingly popular in the business community.  SaaS is defined as any software applicaiton that you run and is not located on your premises (it's in the cloud). Here are some interesting stats on Saas.
 
SaaS modernizes business, can maximize customer outreach and drive customer engagement.  The DTCI Tips** series on SaaS aims to provide some interesting and valuable ...

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GET READY YETI WINNER!!!

June 16, 2017

ARE WE THERE YETI!! The cooler is filled and ready to go home with the winner. Come take a peek at the cooler and grab a complementary bottle of cold water during Stawberry Days parade, Saturday June 17th!

 

You know, it's not too late to enter the contest.  Click here for more details.  



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Announcing the Winner on Monday!

June 14, 2017

We will be announcing the winner of this YETI filled with goodies on Monday, June 19th.  More to follow…………..Enter Now!



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Strawberry Days Parade DTCI free bottled water

June 14, 2017

Come visit Team DTCI on Saturday, June 17th, during the Strawberry Days parade for FREE, cold bottled water……..while they last!  Find us at 10th and Grand.



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Lunch & Learn - SIX THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE EMPLOYEES ‘REMOTE IN’

June 9, 2017
 
 
 
July 18th, 2017
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Glenwood Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Rd, Glenwood Springs
 
Join the conversation and learn about things you should know before your employees 'remote in'
 
 
Will your employees be working from home during the bridge project? 
 
Here are 6 things you should know before employees ‘remote ...

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BITCOIN, how does it work?

June 5, 2017
As I research and learn more about Ransomware and its ugly demand of payment to an unknown recipient through BITCOIN I wonder how does BITCOIN work?!  How can so many be paying so much and none of it is traceable? 
 
Actually, BITCOIN is not anonymous, each transaction is stored on the network and can be seen by the public.  But, all you see is the transaction to and from the Bitcoin addresses – ...

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DTCI Welcomes Bishop Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning

May 31, 2017
Welcome Bishop Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning as a new DTCI Flat Rate Partner! 
 
Bishop Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning has built a reputation for leadership in the comfort service industry in the Roaring Fork Valley and Vail Valley by providing uncompromising service. Bishop can help with almost any plumbing and heating service you can think of from installing ...

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Don't CRY over lost data!!

May 24, 2017
It was only one week ago that the world was reeling over one of the most severe ransomware outbreaks in history, WannaCry. Businesses of all sizes in over 150 countries were impacted. How were so many businesses affected? The biggest loophole was outdated versions of MicorsoftOS and patches not being installed!  Proactive management where were you?
 
Now, another virus called  Adylkuzz has ...

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WannaCry Ransomeware Alert!!!

May 15, 2017

Homeland Security warns of a worldwide attack.  Click here for more information on the current event.



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DTCI - Windows 10 Keyboard shortcuts

May 8, 2017
It’s been some time since the Windows Keyboard Shortcuts DTCI Tips was published (though still current). Let's dive into some new WINDOWS 10 Keyboard shortcuts!  These are some of my favorites, but more can be found here.
 
-WinKey* +M                         Switch ...

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12 @ 12 Networking Lunch - Spam, Scams and Computer Security

May 1, 2017
Sponsored by Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce
Featuring a Presentation on Spam, Scams and Computer Security
 
by DTCI – Desktop Consulting, Inc.
 
JOIN US FOR A GREAT PRESENTATION, LUNCH AND PLENTY OF NETWORKING!
May 12, 2017
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Grand River Hospital
 
- Knowing what anti-virus protection to have in place
- Educating users about ransomware ...

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DTCI Tips - wait, a local laundromat's security camera was hosting a virus?

April 27, 2017
Do you recall a recent DTCI Tips** about the IoT (Internet of Things)?  It featured some good “before you buy” questions centered around security of IoT.  At that time you may have thought, “not here - - not me”.  Keep thinking……..
 
No joke, even a security camera install invites unwanted malicious software through the internet.  The ...

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Recap of iOS Business on the Go Event

April 24, 2017
What a great event at The Element Basalt.  It was a new venue for DTCI where all enjoyed learning more about their iPhone and iPad.  
 
Attendee feedback includes…………
“Love DTCI”
“Thought I knew pretty much everything about my phone - but learned a few new things!”
“always a great speaker and provides a ton of beneficial information”
“I ...

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DTCI Tips-the day I messed up company data

April 14, 2017
You may or may not have been there…….the microsecond after clicking on something you knew was bad.  Panic, sick stomach, sweating, wanting to hide under a rock – these are just a few experiences I faced when I messed up company data.  Good thing I powered down my machine right away……..but, now what!?
 
For me, having to go to someone and say, “I messed up”, ...

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LUNCH & LEARN - IOS BUSINESS ON THE GO

March 29, 2017
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Location: Element Basalt, 499 Market Street, Basalt
 
Join the conversation and learn about iOS Business on the Go:
 
- Security
- Cloud and local storage
- Remotely connecting to office machines & other business application
- How to sync your office email to your device
- Conference calls
- Do not disturb
- Becoming a wireless hotspot
 
Live and interactive iPhone presentation ...

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DTCI TIPS-Viruses and Smartphones

March 29, 2017
During a recent DTCI Malware training session at a local business the question about a smartphone’s vulnerability to viruses came up. 
 
With DTCI’s iOS Business on the Go Lunch and Learn right around the corner, it seemed a good time to investigate if iPhones can get a virus.  It is possible, but unlikely, for now. 
 
The biggest threat is related to theft of your ...

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DTCI Tips - Breaking News! Learn About Recent Online Attacks...

March 14, 2017
Cyber attacks are coming at us from so many different directions these days. Knowledge is a powerful way to minimize vulnerability. Below are a couple recent examples of tricks being used to gain access to unsuspecting responders account information.
 
Prospective Netflix customer looking to get something for nothing
PayPal users targeted in a phishing attack
 
Did you realize that one of the most effective ...

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DTCI Offers a FREE 1-hour Malware Training for Small Businesses in the Area

March 9, 2017
How much do you know about the dangers of cyber-attacks? Did you know that the leading causes of ransomware infections include triggers pulled by your own staff? Knowledge is power and employee education is key.
 
Discussion Topics Include:
 
-Knowing what anti-virus protection to have in place
-Educating users about ransomware & phishing
-Understanding the importance of backing up your data
-Properly protecting ...

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DTCI's Jan McNutt Delivers Goody Bags With Much Needed Items to "Feed My Sheep"

March 8, 2017

Our own Jan McNutt, as a local Rotarian, delivers bags to the homeless community at 'Feed My Sheep.' A ministry, providing basic necessities for the homeless in and around the surrounding counties. Jan visits them once a month, providing lunch and monthly birthday gifts to the clientele there. 



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DTCI Tips - Malware Risk Tolerance - You Decide

February 28, 2017
Here’s the beauty of Malware threats – you proactively decide preventative actions. How safe do you want to be? Considering the top three most severe consequences of a network outage as being productivity loss, reputation loss and lost revenue, ask yourself, how much downtime can I tolerate?  Check out this calculator that helps pinpoint valuable data about your system and costs you can minimize.
 
Downtime ...

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DTCI HIRES MARKETING COORDINATOR

February 14, 2017
DTCI has hired Audrey Allen to join their team as Marketing Coordinator. She will be working closely with Suzanne Emery, to broaden visibility and expand DTCI’s network in Glenwood Springs and the Roaring Fork Valley. 
 
Audrey has 15+ years experience in marketing, with an emphasis in real estate/development. Her approach is warm which promotes a positive outlook.
 
“I’m very excited ...

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DTCI Tips - SPAM, much more than canned meat!

February 14, 2017
The recent lock out and closure of local schools is likely attributed to a spam threat.  Back in the day, Spam was simply canned meat.  Not so simple now.   It’s an awful online message that can lead to disruptions on large and small scales.
 
Your next several DTCI Tips** will provide information on recent spam scams, what to look for and best practices on defense through ...

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iOS Business on the Go - Lunch and Learn

January 24, 2017
DTCI’s Lunch n Learn was chalk full of great information!  If you missed this one, be sure to come to our next event!
 
Attendee feedback includes…………
“Awesome!”
 “Could have gone all afternoon”
“Great info and tips”
“Answered a lot of questions I had.  Thank you!”
“most helpful was email and sync”
“great ...

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DTCI TIPS - Tech Trends for 2017

January 17, 2017
2017 looks to ring in IT intelligence that will transform techniques of technologies as well as how we interact with technology.  Here’s to looking ahead not so far into the future – hold onto your hat!
AI and Advanced Machine Learning – Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Advanced Machine Learning (ML) will give technology the ability understand, learn, predict and potentially operate autonomously. ...

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DTCI Tips - What word will drive you in 2017?

January 1, 2017
Happy New Year!
 
Today’s DTCI Tips** shares a tip I received several years back and have implemented with success.  Here ya go - instead of a New Year's resolution, pick one word that motivates, inspires, and drives positive growth for the upcoming year.  For example, my 2015 word was “COURAGE”……..which inspired me to make a professional leap.  2016’s ...

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5 Reasons SMBs should Budget for Technology in 2017

December 30, 2016
As 2016 winds down and 2017 revs up, businesses are hunkering down and preparing budgets, looking at resources and carving out new plans for the year ahead.  Often, one of the major areas that gets left out of all this important planning is technology.
 
To say it’s important for businesses to take into account their technology needs is an understatement.
 
In truth, it’s absolutely vital.
 
Creating ...

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DTCI Free Lunch and Learn - iOS Business on the Go

December 21, 2016
January 24th 2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Marriot Courtyard, 105 Wulfsohn Rd, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Join the conversation and learn about Ios Business on the Go:
 Security
 Cloud and Local Storage
 Remotely connecting to office machines & other business applications
 How to sync your office email to your device
 Conference Calls
 Do not disturb
 Becoming a ...

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Technology as an Afterthought - a bad choice for SMBs

December 13, 2016
Making technology an afterthought is easy to do.
 
For some reason, likely due to the rise of technology as a function of daily life, we have found that business planning around technology infrastructure hasn’t yet become a pivotal activity for  a lot of SMB’s  Just 15 years ago, , most functions happened without the reliance on technology. Files were stored in filing cabinets, conversations ...

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DTCI TIPS - Consider these tips with IoT devices

December 6, 2016
You may recall that not so long ago DTCI Tips** featured the IoT (Internet of Things).   
 
This holiday season’s ads promoting IoT control devices, like Google Home and Amazon’s Echo, drives home the popularity and rapid growth of the IoT.   Don’t rush that IoT device into your home without recognizing that there are security risks involved. 
 
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DTCI Tips: Holiday Shoppers Beware of Fake Retail Apps

November 22, 2016
Celebrate!  The holiday season and all of its splendor is upon us.  Thanksgiving stages gratitude as the star of the show.  One of the many gifts in my life is being part of Team DTCI where we all agree that serving the customer and the community comes first.     
 
DTCI Tips** is a source of information we hope you find helpful.  Today’s tip comes in the ...

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