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See What Everyone is Saying about Alura!

See What Everyone is Saying about Alura!

May 26, 2015

In our times, it really is a blessing to have the success and great reputation with our clients that we’ve obtained. However, it hasn’t been easy; it’s taken hard work more...

Alura Protects Against Almost A Million Threats a Day

Alura Protects Against Almost A Million Threats a Day

April 27, 2015

It sounds like a made up number or exaggeration. Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth, and the internet is more unsafe than ever, especially from a business standpoint more...

Alura Business Solutions Featured in CIO Review Magazine

Alura Business Solutions Featured in CIO Review Magazine

April 3, 2015

We’ve been hard at work here at Alura Business Solutions – Our “3S” Principle of Service, Support and Solutions is the core foundation on which we’ve grown more...

Cyber Security Insurance and Cyber Security

Cyber Security Insurance and Cyber Security

December 17, 2014

There are many reasons why you should care about Cyber Security Insurance and Cyber Security. According to some Bureau of Justice Statistics, Cyber-attacks identify as “crimes in more...

Shedding Some Light on Net Neutrality

Shedding Some Light on Net Neutrality

November 20, 2014

Lately, you may have heard mutterings of “Net Neutrality” throughout the net, but when you ask about it, all you get in return are varied opinions, unreliable definitions or more...

Know The CryptoLocker Ransomware Trojan & Protect Yourself

Know The CryptoLocker Ransomware Trojan & Protect Yourself

October 21, 2014

What is it? CryptoLocker is malware, or malicious software.  It monitors your computer’s activity through use of a botnet, and then encrypts your files, holding them for ran more...

Improvements To Our Remote Backup and Disaster Recovery Platform

Improvements To Our Remote Backup and Disaster Recovery Platform

September 26, 2014

Hello Everyone, We have some exciting news to share!  Alura Business Solutions is one of the very 1st in our industry to offer a fixed price, unlimited retention cloud backup an more...

Understanding Password Safety, Avoid Your Private Cloud from Being Hacked

Understanding Password Safety, Avoid Your Private Cloud from Being Hacked

September 17, 2014

As industry leaders in IT services, it is our job at Alura Business Solutions to answer the tough questions surrounding the recent celebrity “cloud-hacking” incident that ha more...

How to Protect Yourself Against the Heartbleed Bug

How to Protect Yourself Against the Heartbleed Bug

April 17, 2014

First of all, don’t panic. it’s still unclear whether any information has been stolen as a result of Heartbleed, but security experts are particularly worried about the bug more...

What You Need To Know About Heartbleed

What You Need To Know About Heartbleed

April 17, 2014

As it turns out, that little lock icon in your browser’s address bar might not be all that great at protecting your private information after all. The Heartbleed bug — here more...

The Benefits of a File Transfer/Collaboration Software Solution

The Benefits of a File Transfer/Collaboration Software Solution

February 27, 2014

There are several reasons you should use an alternative to email for sharing files online: It removes content from email servers. Eliminating email traffic means more responsive email more...

Email Is Not the Best Solution for File Transfer and Project Collaboration

Email Is Not the Best Solution for File Transfer and Project Collaboration

February 27, 2014

In the more than two decades it has been available to the public, email has become the primary communications medium in most organizations, the dominant method for sending electronic fi more...

Stay Current With Updates

Stay Current With Updates

January 30, 2014

Think of your CMS as a luxury automobile, a complex, finely-tuned machine that works well as long as it is maintained. But miss an oil change or forget to rotate the tires or pass on th more...

Secure Your Passwords

Secure Your Passwords

January 30, 2014

Splash Data recently released its list of the worst passwords of 2013. The good news is that “password” is no longer the most-popular password on the Internet. The bad news more...

6 Financial Apps Every Business Person Should Have

6 Financial Apps Every Business Person Should Have

January 10, 2014

In the ever-growing world of mobile technology, there seems to be apps out there for just about everyone. Some apps are fun but there are tons of apps available that actually serve a pu more...

The Case For Backing Up

The Case For Backing Up

January 7, 2014

By now, most savvy business owners understand the importance of backing up their data files. Whether it’s a natural disaster like a hurricane or tornado, a man-made calamity like more...

Introducing Cirrus+, Our Premium Disaster Recovery Service

Introducing Cirrus+, Our Premium Disaster Recovery Service

January 7, 2014

Over the next few months, we’ll be rolling out an optional upgrade to Cirrus, our already popular disaster recovery service. By partnering with StorageCraft, we’ll be able t more...

Deadly Links You Should Never Click

Deadly Links You Should Never Click

November 12, 2013

You’re innocently surfing the web when click on a link that leads you to an unfamiliar website, exposing yourself to hackers, malware and clickjacking. It’s more common than more...

Cloud Storage on Your Desk

Cloud Storage on Your Desk

October 21, 2013

Last year TechCrunch estimated there would be 500 million cloud storage users by the end of the year and 625 million in 2013. The cloud has become a preferred storage medium, especially more...

What If I Can’t Make the Switch?

What If I Can’t Make the Switch?

September 18, 2013

While we are not recommending them, there are fallback measures for diehard XP users, who either don’t want to make the switch. Some estimates suggest nearly 20 percent of organiz more...

Why Windows 7 Professional for Business?

Why Windows 7 Professional for Business?

September 18, 2013

In an earlier newsletter, are argued the pros and cons of sticking with Windows 7 or upgrading to Windows 8. We’re recommending Windows 7 Professional for Business for those migra more...

Why Should I Update My Windows XP OS?

Why Should I Update My Windows XP OS?

September 18, 2013

It’s all about security. After April 8, 2014, there will be no new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options or online technical content upda more...

Remote Workers May Pose a Security Risk to Your Business

Remote Workers May Pose a Security Risk to Your Business

August 27, 2013

Employers are discovering the advantages of having employees work remotely. According to the Huffington Post, at least 63 percent of employers now allow some remote work, and the number more...

The Importance of Enterprise Mobility at Small Companies

The Importance of Enterprise Mobility at Small Companies

August 20, 2013

The latest trends show mobile devices crossing into employee’s 9-5 workday. More companies are embracing the use of personal mobile devices for work purposes. Companies that pract more...

Virtualization Software can Make Your Life Easier

Virtualization Software can Make Your Life Easier

July 17, 2013

Virtualization software has a number of useful applications, from creating a private cloud, to setting up aVPS server for your personal or business needs. Up to 66 percent of busin more...

Why Cloud Computing Makes Sense

Why Cloud Computing Makes Sense

June 25, 2013

According to Roger Borek, here are some of the most compelling reasons why cloud computing may make sense for your business: No Server Maintenance – You no longer have to man more...

Why Premise Computing Makes Sense

Why Premise Computing Makes Sense

June 25, 2013

In some instances, an on-premise deployment may be right for your company. Kent Roberts and Richard Norwood explore some reasons why: Outages — The servers are out of your ha more...

What is Cloud Computing?

What is Cloud Computing?

June 25, 2013

The folks over at Cloud Computing Professionals do a nice job breaking down what is a complicated subject. Using the Wikipedia definition of cloud computing, they divide it into four ke more...

Five myths about online backup that just won’t go away

Five myths about online backup that just won’t go away

May 14, 2013

“The great enemy of the truth is very often not the contrived lie but the persuasively persistent myth.” ~ John F. Kennedy The above quote from President Kennedy endures to more...

Grow Smart Actionable Ideas for Small Business Owners

Grow Smart Actionable Ideas for Small Business Owners

March 12, 2013

As a small business owner, it's vital you take care of the day-to-day operational details while keeping an eye on the big picture. Keeping up with the daily demands of business and plan more...

You Need a Policy!

You Need a Policy!

February 27, 2013

Writing recently on a Microsoft-sponsored blog, Kim Komando says every company that uses computers — from the smallest to the largest — should have a written policy on compu more...

Why is Good Digital Citizenship Important?

Why is Good Digital Citizenship Important?

February 27, 2013

In a recent blog post, Vala Afshar, chief marketing officer for Entersys Networks, suggests businesses could learn a lesson or two from K-12 educators when it comes to teaching their em more...

Going Green: What Your Business Can do to Save Money and the Earth

Going Green: What Your Business Can do to Save Money and the Earth

February 13, 2013

Minneapolis-based restaurateur, Kim Bartmann has made a living of being green. Not only does she serve sustainable cuisine at her establishments, she’s embraced green construction more...

Before You Adopt A BYOD Policy

Before You Adopt A BYOD Policy

January 28, 2013

If your company is considering a BYOD policy, there are several key factors to consider. On the surface, it has the potential to be a win-win-win proposition. However, depending on how more...

Why You Should Consider a BYOD Policy

Why You Should Consider a BYOD Policy

January 28, 2013

Remember the good ‘ol days — back in 1998, say — when companies issued pagers to their employees in the field so they could summon them in an emergency? It was a clean more...

How IT Innovations Help Grow Virtual Learning

How IT Innovations Help Grow Virtual Learning

January 17, 2013

A dozen or more years ago, the idea of home schooling usually conjured up visions of a conservatively-dressed mother sitting at the kitchen table, patiently teaching arithmetic to more...

How Hurricane Sandy Forced IT Professionals to Rethink Cloud Computing

How Hurricane Sandy Forced IT Professionals to Rethink Cloud Computing

November 28, 2012

Rebuilding the East Coast after Superstorm Sandy on Oct. 30 will be an expensive proposition… New estimates of the cost of the storm now reaches about $30 billion in “econo more...

Upgrade to Windows 8? Definitely Yes!

Upgrade to Windows 8? Definitely Yes!

November 15, 2012

Windows 8 is by far Microsoft’s most significant improvement in its operating system since the leap from 3.1 to 95. What’s not to like about it? It looks good, performs well more...

Upgrade to Windows 8? No Way!

Upgrade to Windows 8? No Way!

November 15, 2012

Big deal. Microsoft comes up with another “upgrade” and everyone wants to jump on the bandwagon. Save your money, folks. Avoid the headaches. Windows 8 is no big deal. If yo more...

Emergency Weather Alert

Emergency Weather Alert

October 26, 2012

October 26, 2012 Dear Customers, As many of you are aware the National Weather Service has predicted that Hurricane Sandy is looking to have the potential to come up the Eastern seabo more...

Managing Remote Employees like a Pro

Managing Remote Employees like a Pro

October 10, 2012

When BusinessWeek wrote back in 1995 that "The Internet changes everything" the publication's editors might not have guessed that Americans' work habits would drastically change as well more...

Alura and Dell Plant a Forest

Alura and Dell Plant a Forest

August 16, 2012

Working together for the benefit of our Planet Since 2007 Alura Business Solutions and its customers have been contributing to Dell Plant a Tree Program to offset the emissions associa more...

What’s Holding Us Back From Embracing Cloud Computing?

What’s Holding Us Back From Embracing Cloud Computing?

July 9, 2012

The clouds are rolling in. The cloud computing industry is seeing rapid growth and demand from consumers. Cloud computing providers are some of the most innovative and fastest grow more...

Alura Announcement – June 2012

Alura Announcement – June 2012

July 4, 2012

June 4, 2012 Dear Customers, Since day one, we at Alura Business Solutions have focused attention on exceptional customer service and long-term business relationships. As technology b more...

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