Jul 01

Microsoft takes down several botnets

Microsoft is continuing their war on the cyber criminals. This week they took down several botnets by taking over domains owned by the well known free dynamic DNS provider “NO-IP”. No-IP stated that they were not notified of the malicious domains by Microsoft. As a result of the takeover, several legit no-ip customers have apparently suffered down time and blockage related issues.
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Jun 20

CTOBOB Technology Podcast 009 – Windows XP migration with Acronis

CTOBOB TECHNOLOGY PODCAST

Host: Bob Pellerin

Guest: Patrick Hurley, General Manager at Acronis

Topic: Backups

Episode 009

Description

In this 9th episode of CTOBOB podcast Bob Pellerin discusses Windows XP and how to migrate to Windows 7 or Windows 8.

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June 2014 Forbes article by Patrick Hurley

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May 09

CTOBOB Technology Podcast 008 – Hiring and getting hired with Lou Adler

CTOBOB TECHNOLOGY PODCAST

Host: Bob Pellerin

Guest: Lou Adler of The Adler Group

Topic: Hiring and getting hired

Episode 008

Description

In this episode of CTOBOB podcast Bob Pellerin discusses the various ways of finding candidates. They discuss Lou Adler’s latest best selling book “The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired”.

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Mar 17

Disaster Recovery Planning

Getting started in a disaster recovery plan may seem difficult. We’ve assembled a simple list to get the ball going.

We highly suggest having an emergency plan in place. Small companies can get started simply by creating a binder that is to be opened and used in case of an emergency. A typical binder will include:
1. A list of all hardware, software and service providers along with their emergency phone numbers and your corresponding account numbers.
2. A list of all personnel to contact in case of an emergency (executives, IT support)
3. A list of all critical systems to the firm and the order in which they should be rescued or recreated. (Get management buy in as to the order)
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Mar 08

CTOBOB Technology Podcast 005 – Effective business communications with R. Harris

CTOBOB TECHNOLOGY PODCAST

Host: Bob Pellerin

Guest: Ric Harris

Topic: Business relationships and effective communications

Episode 005

Description

In this episode of CTOBOB podcast Bob Pellerin discusses effective business communications with Ric Harris.

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