Congratulations to Karim Beldjilali!

It's with great excitement that we announce that Karim Beldjilali has been promoted to Director of Operations for RoundTable Technology!  Karim has an excellent rapport with our clients, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the unique technology needs that are specific to non-profit organizations.

Replacing Microsoft Security Essentials

Many nonprofit organizations use Microsoft Security Essentials (MSSE) for antivirus because it is a free product, by Microsoft, with a history of working well.

Unfortunately, it no longer works well.

Each quarter, independent antivirus testing labs report on test results for the performance of the most common antivirus products on the market, both free and paid versions.

RoundTable Technology – Heartbleed F.A.Q.

Q: What is Heartbleed?

A: If you haven’t heard, Heartbleed is a security vulnerability that may have exposed usernames, passwords and other information from literally millions of websites across the Internet.

Q: How can I know if I’m affected?

A: Mashable is keeping a list of known services that are affected AND whether or not they have fixed the vulnerability yet.

Save Offline Storage with Selective Storage in Google Drive

Here is a helpful overview of how to use selective storage in Google Drive by Joshua Peskay, our resident Google Guru.

Since Google Drive is based in the cloud, you can access the files that are important to you from any device. If you choose to store your files locally (say, on your home computer) then you might be worried about your Google Drive taking up too much space on your hard drive.

Cryptolocker

Information and How to Protect Your Organization

Why is this important?

We have seen the Cryptolocker malware strike multiple organizations the past two weeks and it has proven significantly disruptive.

What is malware?

Malware is software that is designed to perform malicious activities.

How the RoundTable Technology Website Was Built, Part 2

In part 1 of this post, I gave an overview of how the RoundTable Technology website was built. In part 2 of this post, I’ll break down the project from start to finish.

Stage 1:

Jessica, Ethan and I had an initial conference call lasting about an hour to discuss the project and determine whether we were all a good fit for one another.

How the RoundTable Technology Website Was Built, Part 1

Building the RoundTable Technology website went about as well as I could have imagined. The process was fun and educational, the people I worked with were awesome, and the final product exceeds my expectations completely. I thought it might be useful to write up a case-study of what I learned, which could also serve as something of an outline for how a website like this gets built, how much it costs, how much time it takes, what sort of people are needed, and what tools are used.

How the current NY flu epidemic is yet another argument for cloud computing

The current flu epidemic (yes, it's been declared an epidemic) in New York demonstrates yet another reason why organizations should be actively seeking to implement cloud computing.

Why? Simply put, if your organization can reach a point where your staff can access all your organization's important data and applications via the web (let's call it "web nirvana"), then they can work from anywhere they have Internet and a web browser.