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What is a firewall and why do I need one?

A firewall is a system that is designed to prevent unauthorized access to or from a computer network. It is universally acknowledged as a foundational technology component of a network security strategy. Ideally all communication between your computer and internet...

Network Security – Real Life Example

SCA recommends a few key best practices to protect our clients from the deluge of threats lurking in cyberspace. These best practices include but are not limited to a network firewall appliance, patched and updated operating systems, patched and updated software...

Why are you holding onto your in-house IT?

In a recent article for Current Accounts, entitled “Should You Outsource Your IT?,” J. Carlton Collins gives a list of reasons why companies today are abandoning the long-held belief that to support their organization, they need an IT department. Among his reasons are...

Backup and Disaster Recovery Solutions

Data loss is one of the most disastrous instances that a business or individual can face. Once data is lost, only an advanced data recovery center can attempt to get your data. That can be very costly and in some cases, such as theft or encryption malware, […]

Microsoft Office 2016 has been released

Microsoft just released Office 2016, which is available for Windows and Mac. This is the first time that the Windows and Mac versions are released together on a consistent platform. They did not reinvent the wheel. The interface remains mostly unchanged. […]

Why Antivirus Software is Not Enough

We hear this lament often: “I have antivirus software. Why did I just get a virus?” It’s a valid question that deserves some attention.
Before getting to the nuts and bolts let’s go ahead and say it: Antivirus software will never be enough to protect you from […]

Windows 10 Release

We wanted to provide you and your users with some initial information about the new Windows 10 operating system. On July 29th, 2015, Microsoft will release Windows 10. Users of Windows 7 and later qualify for the free upgrade. You may have seen a notification icon on the bottom […]

SCA Celebrates 20 Years, With You

September 5th will mark our 20th anniversary here at SCA, and we’re very excited to reach that milestone. As I reflect upon this accomplishment you, our clients, come to mind first, and our employees follow closely behind. We wouldn’t be here […]

Office 365 is now available for Android

“Office 365” is a subscription based set of applications from Microsoft that enable Microsoft Office productivity services (Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Exchange Online, etc.) to be enabled over the internet (cloud service). Many of the Office 365 plans […]

No Contracts, No Required Fees

SCA offers IT support on an as-needed, month-to-month basis. Unlike many IT support providers who require a long-term contract and fixed monthly fee for support, our typical support arrangement is an as-needed, hourly approach […]

Reasons to Purchase Business-Class PCs

SCA’s recommends and sells Dell’s business-class systems, but we’ll work with whatever PC you choose to purchase. The Dell business-class systems are OptiPlex and Precision desktops and Latitude and Precision laptops. Twenty years ago […]

Network Audits

Many times when SCA begins working with a new client, there is a lack of network documentation, and often there is no one on staff with familiarity of the network’s components and status. This may be because an IT person left the company without leaving behind any documentation […]

Windows Server 2003 support is ending July 14, 2015

After July 14, 2015 Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003. If you are still running Windows Server 2003 on your servers, steps should be taken now to plan and execute a migration strategy to protect your […]

Linux & Unix Server Consulting

In addition to Microsoft Windows Server consulting and support, SCA offers Linux and Unix server consulting and support: We employ a team of Linux & Unix support engineers with experience with various Linux distributions. If your business runs Linux, consider SCA for any design, migration […]

Are Cloud Solutions Right for Your Business?

Ask ten people what the term “Cloud Computing” means and you’ll likely get ten different answers. Let’s define it as the use of computing resources (hardware and/or software) that are delivered as a service over the Internet. […]