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Can the new tax laws help your business?

Darren McBride was at Thursday’s presentation, learning how to maximize savings as the country transitions into the new tax era.  The owner of Sierra Computer Group says his business will see immediate gains. “The overall, over the next couple of years, lower tax rate puts more money back in the business, which let’s us buy more inventory and hire more people,” McBride said. “It’s going to save me several thousand …Read More

Sierra Computer Group’s Darren McBride in his own words

Our CEO Darren McBride was recently interview by the Northern Nevada Business Weekly, please click on the link below to get to read the interview and get to know our CEO and company better.  http://www.nnbw.com/news/sierra-computer-groups-darren-mcbride-in-his-own-words/ ”Setup a network in your home and have passion for knowing how it works. We tend to hire people who think computers and networks are so cool they’re willing to invest in owning them.” – …Read More

Having issues with Windows 10 upgrade?

Did you finally decide to click upgrade to Windows 10 only to find that your computer crashed or keeps freezing after the upgrade? Or your profile is completely missing? Why did it do that!? What do I do now? There are some theory’s as to why Window’s 10 installations are not always successful. One is that some applications need to be uninstalled because they cause problems with the upgrade process. …Read More

Email encryption made easy

We’re all nervous about the security of our email. It’s so convenient to send documents via email but it is sometimes best to encrypt or password protect sensitive data. This is especially true for documents such as tax returns, W2’s, or other sensitive financial documents. Did you know that whoever has admin rights on mail servers or workstations on either end can see documents sent and received from either side …Read More

Suffering from antiquated Category 5 cabling?

Does your business suffer from antiquated Category 5 cabling? New bandwidth-intensive applications are calling for speeds greater than 100 and 1000 Mbps, and the demand is only going to increase. There’s also an increasing amount of wireless devices, an influx of transferring of high-res images, streaming, and surveillance footage that are all part of a business’ daily routine.  Whether its your line of business applications or your devices creating more …Read More

Ten IT questions to keep your business safe

It can be tough to narrow down all the security risks on a network. So we’ve complied a list of our favorite questions to gauge a networks stability and security level. What do you currently use for backup and disaster recovery. What is the password complexity, how often is it changed, and lockout policy on your network?  How is your end user education regarding use of email, rogue websites, viruses …Read More

Best Defense is a Knowledgeable Offense

A new report out has discovered that Cryptowall  has become the most financially successful piece of malware in history. Maybe your business hasn’t been hit and you think “I have a firewall or Antivirus this couldn’t happen to me”.  But it does happen to reputable businesses with many precautions put in place on a daily basis. Just recently a hospital in southern California had to pay $17,000 ransom (Bitcoin) to …Read More

How Much RAM do I need?

How Much RAM do I need? Deciding how much RAM you need will depend on two key factors: Which applications will be used most often. How fast will you need to get the work done. The more RAM your system has the faster it can open programs and handle them simultaneously. Users will require different amounts based on the types of programs they are opening. For instance: a giant Excel …Read More

Network Security

You likely turn on your alarm system and lock up before you leave your office. But do you have the same security in place to protect your computer network? Having the proper network technology in place guards against viruses and the theft of data. You are at risk for unauthorized intrusions, noncompliance, downtime and even legal action without a good network security system. Network security should consist of many layers …Read More