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Content filters don’t just keep employees on task, they keep your company data safe

Content filters don’t just keep employees on task, they keep your company data safe

Recently, a shocking report was released on a topic every business owner prays will never need to be addressed: pornography in the workplace. The report revealed that more than 100 federal employees were regularly visiting adult websites at the office, some for six hours per day, while others were downloading tens of thousands of images to their hard drives.

Get More From Your Existing IT Network Through Virtualization

Get More From Your Existing IT Network Through Virtualization

In its simplest form, virtualization is tricking computers into thinking hardware and software exist where none actually does. Sounds simple enough, right? Not quite. No matter how you design your virtualized infrastructure, you’re in for a long road of incredibly complex hardware purchasing decisions, software administration, and frequent revisions to your system.

5 of the most authentic Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations in Rochester

5 of the most authentic Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations in Rochester

We’ve had our fair share of cold Saint Patty’s Days over the years, but 2017 will be one to remember for the Flower City. The windstorm from last week, combined with the persistent cold weather now, nudged families into watching this year’s parade from the comfort of their own homes.

Great golf courses in Rochester and Buffalo, NY

Great golf courses in Rochester and Buffalo, NY

At Capstone IT, we love our golf. Rochester and Buffalo both have long histories of great golfing, and we’d be remiss not to use one of our local blog posts to discuss some of our favorite courses.

Rochester courses
Golf.com ranks Rochester, NY as the 10th best city in the country for hitting the links.

Why you need secondary backups, even for cloud platforms like Microsoft Office 365 and Google Doc Files

Why you need secondary backups, even for cloud platforms like Microsoft Office 365 and Google Doc Files

Designing a bulletproof backup solutions is as easy as “3...2...1.” That simple mnemonic device has been around for ages, but the recent availability and relatively low cost of cloud storage has given this tried and true rule a bit of a facelift. It states that every business needs:

3 copies of data backups, in…
2 different formats, with…
1 offsite copy.

Teams with clear objectives make the impossible happen

Teams with clear objectives make the impossible happen

A couple of us at Capstone IT recently had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet an American hero: Buzz Aldrin. Just over 50 years ago, he and Neil Armstrong were among the first to walk on the moon.

And although Rochester is a long way from The Sea of Tranquility, hearing Mr. Aldrin share his incredible story reminded me just how much I depend on my team to keep our business running.

4 Keys to fun and engaging HR training sessions

4 Keys to fun and engaging HR training sessions

When departments within your organization don’t talk to each other, you’ve got a problem. It doesn’t matter whether your sales department goes out for drinks every night and the account department opts instead for team lunches; if the two teams don’t gel together, their camaraderie is worthless.

Malware and phishing: everything you need to know about DNS-layer security

Malware and phishing: everything you need to know about DNS-layer security

You’ve been lied to. The most popular social media platform in the world is not actually “located” at www.facebook.com. Your daily dose of family photos and political rants actually come from 31.13.71.36. That’s because whenever you enter a web address into your browser here in Rochester, NY, your computer is reaching out to servers across the globe to translate that text into internet protocol (IP) addresses through something called the Domain Name System (DNS) protocol.

Capstone Is Giving Away A FREE Phone System!

Capstone Is Giving Away A FREE Phone System!

“Ringing in the New Year is taking on a totally new meaning for us this year. From now until March 24th, 2017, Capstone IT will be considering submissions for our Extreme Phone Makeover contest. Any business within a 25 mile radius of Rochester or Buffalo, NY, that has ten or more phone lines is eligible.

Simple Ways To Protect Yourself Against Online Criminals and Hackers – 19

Simple Ways To Protect Yourself Against Online Criminals and Hackers – 19

IT Security Tip #19 - A WARNING if you handle, process or store client credit cards

If you handle, process or store credit cards in any manner, you are required to comply with PCI DSS, or Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards. This is a set of LEGAL requirements you must abide by to maintain a secure environment.