DTCI Bytes & Buzz Blog

Land of the Free, Home of The Brave

July 2, 2018
It's that time of year again, when we break out the BBQ's, the water games and the fireworks, all to celebrate our great nation.  Except that this year our BBQ's cannot be charcoal and our fireworks will be light shows (check out Garfield County's Stage 2 Fire Restrictions here.)
 
Even though we are experiencing fire restrictions there are many great events happening all around our communities this week to ...

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Take A Break For Breakfast- June Winners

June 25, 2018
DTCI specializes in helping small businesses with the IT Services they need to optimize business technology.  Just as important as the services we provide are the relationships we build.  We value our customers and want to show our appreciation.  This week we are bringing breakfast to say "thank you" to these great customers: Crabtree's Autobody, Glenwood Medical Associates, S2M Construction, ...

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Strawberry Days and Summer Fun

June 11, 2018
It’s here! The unofficial start to summer in the Roaring Fork Valley-the 121st annual Strawberry Days!  Along with Strawberry Days comes the Strawberry Day Parade. We will be celebrating at our office (1010 Grand Avenue-right on the parade route) by handing out ice-cold water!  Stop by, say hi, and get refreshed!
 
In addition to Strawberry Days we have a lot to be excited about at ...

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Take A Break For Breakfast- May Winners

May 28, 2018
DTCI specializes in helping small businesses with the IT Services they need to optimize business technology.  Just as important as the services we provide are the relationships we build.  We value our customers and want to show our appreciation.  This week we are bringing breakfast to say "thank you" to these great customers: Brian Smith CPA, Cheney Plumbing & Heating, Glenwood Hot Springs Resort, ...

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Congratulations Class of 2018!

May 14, 2018
Across our valley, and across the country, students in high school and college are lining up to walk across the stage and receive their diplomas.  We want to say congratulations to all of those that are about to graduate. We especially want to say congratulations to one of our own; Janelle’s son, Joel, will be graduating from Yampah Mountain High School on June 8th!
 
In 2005 Steve Jobs ...

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Spring has Sprung! New Growth and New Skills

April 30, 2018
Spring has finally shown up on the Western Slope and we couldn't be more excited! 
 
Along with the new growth in the great outdoors, DTCI has grown as well.  We are happy to introduce you to Wayne Longhurst. Wayne joined the DTCI team in December 2017 as a Level 2 Technician.  Wayne is originally from England where he was an Infantryman in the British Army.  After meeting ...

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Take A Break For Breakfast: April

April 16, 2018
 
DTCI specializes in helping small businesses with the IT Services they need to optimize business technology.  Just as important as the services we provide are the relationships we build.  We value our customers and want to show our appreciation.  This week we are bringing breakfast to say "thank you" to these great customers: Barnes, Pearson and Associates, LLC,  Beck Building Company, ...

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Welcome Back

March 26, 2018
DTCI is happy to officially welcome back BJ Lewis to our team.  
 
It has been said that technology puts the world at your fingertips, and that couldn’t be truer than for BJ.  BJ started with DTCI back in 2009, he quickly recognized that IT was an industry he could thrive in. In 2014 he had the opportunity to work in Antarctica with the United States Antarctic Program.  He has spent ...

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Take A Break For Breakfast: March

March 12, 2018
 
DTCI specializes in helping small businesses with the IT Services they need to optimize business technology.  Just as important as the services we provide are the relationships we build.  We value our customers and want show our appreciation.  This week we are bringing breakfast to say "thank you" to these great customers:  Cheryl & Co. Real Estate,  Corey I. Johnson, ...

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We've Been Busy

February 26, 2018
DTCI has had a busy few months with a lot going on.
 
First, we want to re(introduce) you to our Network Quality Specialist, Jacy Ellis. Jacy was born and raised in Glenwood Springs. Jacy has spent a considerable amount of time abroad, she has traveled through Europe, where she met her husband, and then lived in Australia for several years.  She also enjoys painting and drawing in her free time.  ...

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Take a Break for Breakfast: February

February 12, 2018
DTCI specializes in helping small businesses with the IT Services they need to optimize business technology.  Just as important as the services we provide are the relationships we build.  We value our customers and want show our appreciation.  This week we are bringing breakfast to say "thank you" to these great customers:  Paramount Professional Services, TJ Concrete, Bookcliff Survey ...

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Lunch & Learn- Is Your Company Cyber Secure?

February 5, 2018

Please join us for this free learning opportunity:
 
February 21st, 2018
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Courtyard by Marriott, Doc Holliday Room, 105 Wulfsohn Rd, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 
 
During this seminar you'll discover…
What types of cyber threats your business faces.
Examples of these threats and how to spot them.
The necessary tools you need to protect your ...

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It's Time for (Re)Introductions...

January 29, 2018
DTCI is growing and we want to take a minute to introduce, or reintroduce, you to some of our amazing employees. 
 
Our first employee we want to spotlight is Chelsea Belew.  Chelsea joined DTCI as an IT Specialist in 2013.  She takes on her tasks with confidence and efficiency, and is not afraid of complicated projects. 
 
Chelsea enjoys cooking and is an adventurer at heart.  Her ...

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Keep your eyes on the prize!!

January 24, 2018
 
For us at DTCI- that’s you, our customers.  We want to say thank you by bringing you breakfast.  Every month we will be randomly selecting five of our customers and bring you breakfast.  Our first drawing will be Friday, January 26th.  With our first breakfast being delivered February 14th.  Check out our Facebook page to watch the video of Chelsea Belew doing our first ...

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Happy New Years!!!!

December 30, 2017

DTCI would like to wish you the best for 2018!



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Merry Christmas!

December 23, 2017

 

From Team DTCI, and their families, to you and yours, Merry Christmas!  



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DTCI is voting for Haunted Mine Drop as our favorite!

December 8, 2017

Haunted Mine Drop has been selected as a top 10, make it #1!  Vote today………..

 

http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-new-amusement-park-attraction/



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Here's What Consumer Reports says about Password Managers

November 15, 2017

Everything You Need to Know About Password Managers        



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DTCI - Welcomes new help desk hire - JB

August 14, 2017
DTCI welcomes JB Sobieralski to the team, filling the Helpdesk position.  Working closely with DTCI’s team of technical experts, JB will serve as our customers’ first touch point for support and assistance. 
 
JB was born and raised in the Roaring Fork Valley.  He joined the DTCI team May, 2017, filling the Helpdesk seat. JB attended college for Computer Science and comes from a family ...

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Global Ransomware Attacks Targeting Businesses Worldwide

June 30, 2017
Massive Ransomware Outbreak: Is Your Company at Risk?
 
Just weeks after the WannaCry attack, a new wave of ransomware is infecting and locking computers around the globe, targeting companies of all shapes and sizes.
 
So here are the critical questions for your business:
Do you backup your data and is it easily recoverable?
Is all of your software up-to-date? How do you know?
Do you have antivirus ...

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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 about security ...

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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

The Potential of Blockchain

June 18, 2018
Last time in DTCI Tips we discovered what blockchain is, and how it works.  If you missed it, read about it here. Today, we will look into what it can do. 
 
Both the private sector and governmental agencies across the world are looking for ways to solve real challenges.  Due to the decentralized and secure nature of the blockchain, solutions to many of these problems are being found. 
 
Listen ...

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What is Blockchain?

June 4, 2018
You may have heard of blockchain in association with cryptocurrency...but it’s applications are so much greater.
 
According to Don and Alex Tapscott, authors of Blockchain Revolution “The blockchain is an incorruptible digital ledger of economic transactions that can be programmed to record not just financial transactions but virtually everything of value.”  In this case value can include ...

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Virtual Private Networks (VPN)

May 21, 2018
We use the Internet for everything and our top priority should be making sure we are safe while using it.  One way to achieve an extra level of security is by using a Virtual Private Network (VPN).  Whether you are an individual working from home or a local coffee shop or a business of any size, a VPN can help keep you secure.
 
Think of a VPN as a tunnel- it isolates your traffic (both incoming ...

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New Features in Windows 10 Update

May 7, 2018
Windows 10 just released their April 2018 update, with global rollout starting  on May 8th, and here’s what new:
Timeline-Keeps track of apps and activities used over the past 30 days.  It also syncs across multiple machines.
Dictation- use the windows key +H keyboard shortcut to dictate into any app.
Nearby Sharing-Allows you to share documents with nearby users.  Similar to Apple’s Airdrop ...

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Free Lunch & Learn: iOS for Business

April 23, 2018

Please join us for this free learning opportunity:
 
May 9th, 2018
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Hampton Inn & Suites, 499 Airport Road, Rifle CO
 
During this seminar you'll discover…
How your iPhone can increase your productivity.
How to stay organized using your iOS device.
Tips and tricks to get the most out of your iPhone
Have a question? We have an answer.  ...

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Our Favorite Apps

April 23, 2018
There's an app for that!  In reality there's probably 100's.  So how do you choose the best?  We asked our staff which apps they can't live without and here are their answers.  From the fun to the practical, you can't go wrong with these:
Need a map? Our favorite for larger cities is  Waze.
Need help staying organized? We like Evernote and Google Keep.
Tired of failed login attempts? ...

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Helpful iOS Features

April 2, 2018
A phone isn’t just a phone anymore.  It can be overwhelming trying to unlock your phone’s full potential- so here are a few features in the iOS system you may not know about:
Use a more secure alphanumeric passcode- Just head to the Settings app > Touch ID and Passcode > Change Passcode and when prompted to enter a new passcode, tap 'Passcode Options'.
One-handed keyboard- this ...

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Data Backup 101

March 19, 2018

 
It is common knowledge that we should backup our computers on a regular basis. It used to be that you stick a CD or DVD in every now and then and be ok, but let’s face it...that’s outdated thinking.  In today’s world of more complex technology and reliance on that technology, periodic backups aren’t enough.
Depending on your needs and budget there are various types of backups available.
External ...

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Standing Desks- The Latest Trend in Office Furniture

March 5, 2018
Over the last few months we’ve had several customers ask us about standing desks and their benefits.  While the benefits are still being debated in the scientific community, some studies have correlated sitting too long with diabetes, hypertension and anxiety, while others have shown standing may lead to an increase in back, shoulder, neck and even foot pain.  What experts seem to agree on is that prolonged ...

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DTCI Lunch & Learn Security Recap

February 27, 2018
Lunch & Learn Cyber Security: What You Need To Know Recap
 
Thank you to all those who attended our Cyber Security: What You Need to Know Lunch & Learn on February 21st, 2018. We covered a lot of information regarding personal and professional safety while online. 
 
Below is a review of what was covered:
 
 
 
Security 101
Look for https://
Make sure your Wi-Fi is secure
Use ...

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Deep Web and Dark Web: What’s the difference?

February 19, 2018

We’ve all heard of the deep web and the dark web… but do we really know what they are?   They are two different things.  You might have heard a statistic reported in the media along the lines of “90 percent of the Internet consists of the dark web”.  This isn't true.  Let’s take a quick look at what the entire web looks like:
The Surface Web: Also known as “the ...

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5 Types of Social Engineering Scams to Know

February 15, 2018
Employee awareness of social engineering is essential for ensuring cybersecurity. If end users know the main characteristics of these attacks, it’s much more likely they can avoid falling for them.
 
5 Types of Social Engineering Scams to Know:
 
Phishing: is the leading tactic leveraged by today’s ransomware hackers, typically delivered in the form of an email, chat, web ad or website ...

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Is Your Information As Secure As Is Could Be?

February 5, 2018
It will never happen to me. I’m careful online.  I never open an attachment from someone I don’t know.  I’ll know a scam when I see it.  Have you ever made one of these statements?  How confident are you in your Internet security practices?
 
Hackers are gaining access to technologies that used to belong only to the government.  They are finding new ways every day to fool ...

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Lunch & Learn- Is Your Company Cyber Secure- February 21st, 2018

February 5, 2018

Please join us for this free learning opportunity:
 
February 21st, 2018
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Courtyard by Marriott, Doc Holliday Room, 105 Wulfsohn Rd, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 
 
During this seminar you'll discover…
What types of cyber threats your business faces.
Examples of these threats and how to spot them.
The necessary tools you need to protect your ...

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Top 5 Worst Password for 2017

January 15, 2018
DTCI Tips** has spoken to password protection in the past.  We believe, because security surrounding passwords is so important, it won’t hurt to circle back around password protection – passwords NOT to use. 
 
The top 5 worst passwords - - the ones most commonly found in leaks on the Internet in 2017 are as follows:
         1. 123465
    ...

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Gain a competitive advantage in 2018!

January 8, 2018
What have you got slated for 2018?  Looking at ways to make your business more competitive?   Sure, why not!
 
Fast and free guest WiFi can give you a competitive advantage on a very basic-level.  WiFi - not just a cost of doing business.
 
There are WiFi-based products that allow you to gather information about your customer. A few examples are to collect contact info and include them in ...

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Protect online reputation with these 6 tips

December 18, 2017
Yes, practice and encourage local shopping, but we know that online shopping has simply become a way of life as well.  Many will “online shop” for the local business they want to frequent.  
 
Have you ever gotten a less than favorable online review?  Worried about your online reputation or lack thereof?  Most business owners and managers can answer yes to at least one of these questions.
 
Your ...

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iPhone - improve performance!

December 4, 2017
If you've upgraded your iPhone to iOS 11, there are some handy tricks to help you free up storage space and prolong battery life.  Here's a few (of many) tricks from DTCI Tips**
 
   *Shoot pictures in high efficiency mode - HEIF photos can consume up to 80% less space than JPEG!
   *Lower screen brightness and dim the flashlight to prolong battery life.
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Are Password Managers Safe?

November 21, 2017
In a recent SPAM, SCAMS AND COMPUTER SECURITY training I was providing to a local business we were discussing password management.  It’s widely understood that’s strong, unique passwords for every account that are changed 3-4 times annually is best practice.  Understood but not necessarily implemented.  Why?  That level of password management is difficult to………..well……&helli...

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Lack of training fuels attacks

November 7, 2017
Read these recent statistics that drive home the seriousness of cyberthreats:
 
* AT&T reports 62% of businesses acknowledge experiencing some sort of cyberattack, 81% were SMBs.
* One in five small businesses will suffer a cyber breach this year.
* The FBI says cybercriminals collected over $1B in ransoms during 2016.
* Cybercriminals are expected to collect $4B in ransoms in 2017 – 4 times ...

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Managing employee internet access

October 23, 2017
I think we can agree, employees are good and honest people.  But occasionally they may waste time on the 'net'.  Facebook, Twitter, chatting or shopping are some common time drains.  But, your business may depend on employee web engagement for types of marketing and PR.  Employees might also rely on Internet access to perform job related research. Balance can be found through Internet access ...

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DTCI Cloud Lunch and Learn Recap

October 13, 2017
DTCI’s 5 things to know about using The Cloud In Business Lunch and Learn – October 10, 2017
 
A beautiful fall day in a beautiful space provided by Hotel Denver with a fantastic crowd.  DTCI’s Lunch and Learn garnered nearly 20 local business professionals (representing industries including engineering and construction, Hospitality/Golf, Dentistry, Auto Body, Legal Aid, Insurance, ...

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SMB Cloud Adoption

October 9, 2017
Did you realize that 63% of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have adopted a cloud-based system?  27% plan to shift to a cloud-based Customer Relationship Management service with 38% doing so within the next 6 months.
 
Software as a service (SaaS) is enabling SMBs to manage payroll, HR, marketing, finances, supply chain, customer engagement and more in "the cloud".  Likely a trend that ...

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8 tips for mobile device protection

September 25, 2017
Are you or your employees accessing business data through a mobile device?  Mobile device security is imperative to protecting business data as well as safeguarding personal information.  Some of the below suggestions are fairly obvious reminders but all are must implement protective measures.
 
8 DTCI Tips** for mobile device protection
 
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Do Everything You Can to Protect Your Customer

September 13, 2017
Are you aware of the Equifax Security Breach?  Millions of consumers are potentially impacted. Here's what Exquifax has to say.  There's a lot more info out there regarding this breach, Google it.
 
Plain and simple, customer information must be protected to the best of the business' ability.  Are you looking out for your customer's information as best you can?  We'd be happy to help ...

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Lunch & Learn - Five Things to Know About Using The Cloud in Business

September 1, 2017
 
Date: Wednesday, October 11th, 2017
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: The Hotel Denver - The Loft Conference Room
 
 
Join the DTCI and learn 5 Things to Know about the Cloud in Business
 
 
 
 
Does your business data live in The Cloud?
 
 
Here are 5 things .......
 
* What is the Cloud?
* Who's taking care of backups?
* Is Cloud ...

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Local email robbery for BIG money

August 28, 2017
Do you lock your doors at home?  How about your car?  Heck, we live and work in a small, friendly community, no need, all is good.  
 
A lot of business people I talk to have this local lax mind set when it comes to computer security.  We are remote, we are less vulnerable, it won't happen to us.  Email scammers robbed our local Town of Snowmass Village for nearly $60,000.  We ...

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Uncork this, servers do not age well, 5 years tops

August 14, 2017
You know, one of the business aspects behind DTCI’s Managed Services is tracking the age of our customers’ assets and consulting in replacement projections.  We strongly recommend server replacement at 5 years.  Why?  Read on......
 
Studies show that a 5 year old server requires 13 additional support hours per quarter.  This not only correlates to additional support costs but lost ...

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DTCI - Co-hosts Carbondale Chamber Business After Hours

August 4, 2017

Carbondale Chamber Business After Hours
Hosted by the Chamber LEADS GROUP
Wednesday, August 16, 2017
 
 
Avoid the traffic and the bridge detour, and join us for our monthly BAH networking, light bites, and live music on Wednesday, August 16, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM hosted by Carbondale Chamber LEADS GROUP!
 
AS ALWAYS - SOME AWESOME DOOR PRIZES AT THE LEADS BAH!
 
Two ...

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Fruitfly says Yes, Macs are just as vulnerable

July 31, 2017
There’s a common misperception that Macs are less vulnerable to malware attacks than Windows devices.  The recent discovery of Fruitfly malware, which went undetected for years, emphasizes no one is exempt. 
 
Fruitfly gives an attacker the ability to remotely spy on and control the infected Mac.  It will even send an alert when the user is not active so the attacker can then access the computer ...

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