The following is a reprint of a Technical Support Bulletin (TSB) from Comsift about an issue they noticed with a blocked, poorly-written, software update program effectively crippling a client’s network … and how to diagnose and resolve it. We are syndicating it on our blog, because Maverick Solutions recommends and has many clients who rely [...]
ATTENTION WINDOWS NETWORK USERS It appears that in Microsoft’s Automated Update Service this week, Internet Explorer 8 was forced out as a priority update. For many recipients, it’ll simply be nice to have the latest version. However, we had refrained from deploying it for our clients who have domain-based networks, as there are bugs in its [...]
You may have received email from Comsift, and we wanted to make you aware of the implications. If you have a Comsift Internet content filter and if you subscribe to the update service for it, Comsift has decided to make an important change which may affect you. Until now, they have blocked many Websites where individual [...]
In these lean times, people shop for less expensive connectivity choices, but business networks aren’t as simple as home networks. Changing Internet Service Providers (ISPs) can cause connectivity issues on a business network if the new modem isn’t configured properly. Even without changing ISPs, similar problems can arise when replacing your router or even just a wireless access [...]
So you want to publish a Website, eh? The end result you see on your screen when you type a Website address into your browser actually requires a lot of components, and unless you’re planning to hand the whole project over to someone to handle for you, you’ll need to bring those pieces together yourself. [...]
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is all the rage nowadays. Rather than waste money traditionally advertising to people who probably have no immediate interest in your products or services, SEO allows businesses to present ads only to people who are more-likely on the verge of buying their goods or services right then. How can businesses get more free, organic listing impressions? This is what Search Engine Optimization (SEO) addresses, and the more sweat equity you’re willing to put in, the lower your cost of implementation will be. This article presents a few tips and tricks to get you started.
Lots of companies employ some sort of Internet firewall, but schools have a unique obligation to provide more extensive Internet content filtering on their student-use workstations. Content filtering can be applied in a variety of methodologies, and most content filtering technologies use a combination of multiple methodologies. Content filtering may be used to block access to pornography, games, shopping, advertising, email/chat, or file transfers, or to Websites that provide information about hatred/intolerance, weapons, drugs, gambling, etc.