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Shadow IT
October 18, 2016

Shadow IT

In the age of the cloud, it’s become easy to find software to solve any problem. Further, it’s generally really easy to setup and begin using cloud applications without any help. Making this type of decision without discussing it with your company’s IT department can be a grave mistake, though. In the industry, this is […]

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6 Creative VoIP Uses, That You’ll Actually Use
October 18, 2016

6 Creative VoIP Uses, That You’ll Actually Use

Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) is changing the way businesses handle communication everywhere. Along with saving tons on your phone bill, VoIP gives you access to features unheard of with traditional phone lines. Businesses already using VoIP for communications are probably well-aware of the numerous practical benefits, but what about some of the more creative […]

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October Employee Spotlight: Michael Chernay
October 17, 2016

October Employee Spotlight: Michael Chernay

Sierra has been proud to be named one of the Best Places to Work in PA every year since inception. One of the biggest reasons that Sierra is a great place to work, is our outstanding team. We’ve been very lucky to have multi-talented team members like this month’s featured employee, Michael Chernay, Server and […]

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Security In-Depth: Passwords
October 12, 2016

Security In-Depth: Passwords

There is a lot of advice floating around the internet about picking passwords. A quick search will yield thousands of articles about the dangerous prominence of weak passwords. Most websites have password requirements before setting up an account. Generally, it’s become well known that it’s important to pick a strong password. There seems to be […]

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Maintenance Window Basics
October 4, 2016

Maintenance Window Basics

In information technology, everything revolves around uptime. Uptime is the percentage of time that systems run without interruption. High availability (HA, meaning all services are available), is essential for the majority of businesses’ core functions. This study by Emerson Network Power and Ponemon Institute suggests that the average cost of a single minute of data […]

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