What Is Dynamic DNS And How Can It Help Me?

Article (PSA-0014) Submitted by: Billy Joe Long, Member/Manager Company: Problem Solving Applications Titled: What Is Dynamic DNS And How Can It Help Me? Original release date: August 14, 2020 What Is Dynamic DNS And How Can It Help Me? If you are going to be setting up a server to host a service which you plan on offering to the ‘outside world’ (external to your network), a problem you may…

August 21, 2020
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Remote work in the age of COVID-19

Article (PSA-0013) Submitted by: Billy Joe Long, Member/Manager Company: Problem Solving Applications, LLC Titled: Remote work in the age of COVID-19 Original release date: May 13, 2020 Remote Work In The Age of COVID-19 What a strange time in world history. Who could have predicted the Wuhan Coronavirus (COVID-19) would close down the US economy? Because of this unforeseen event, many businesses have been taking precautions to reduce exposure and…

July 6, 2020
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Windows 7 End of Life – What You Need to Know

Article (PSA-0012) Submitted by: Billy Joe Long, Member/Manager Company: Problem Solving Applications, LLC Titled: Windows 7 Endo of Life – What You Need to Know Original release date: October 30, 2019 Windows 7 End of Life – What You Need to Know Microsoft will end support for the Windows 7 operating system on January 14, 2020. This includes all editions of the Windows 7 operating system: Starter, Home Basic, Home…

October 30, 2019
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Security Update – 2019

Article (PSA-0011) Submitted by: Billy Joe Long, Member/Manager Company: Problem Solving Applications, LLC Titled: Security Update Original release date: February 16, 2019 Security Update “From the sudden spread of WannCry and Petya/NotPetya ransomware, to the swift growth in coinminers, 2017 provided us with another reminder that digital security threats can come from new and unexpected sources. With each passing year, not only has the sheer volume of threats increased, but…

February 16, 2019
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Directory Structure and File Name Conventions

Article (PSA-0010) Submitted by: Billy Joe Long, Member/Manager Company: Problem Solving Applications, LLC Titled: Directory Structure and File Name Conventions Original release date: October 19, 2018 Directory Structure and File Name Conventions When storing data we, as responsible digital citizens, need to ensure our directory structures and file names are human readable and well organized. This ensures the digital information stored within your company (or home) can be retrieved efficiently…

November 2, 2018
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Introduction to Virtual Private Network (VPN)

Article (PSA-0009) Submitted by: Billy Joe Long, Member/Manager Company: Problem Solving Applications, LLC Titled: Introduction to Virtual Private Network (VPN) Original release date: July 17, 2018 Introduction to Virtual Private Network (VPN) A VPN provides a secure way of connecting to a remote network over a public network (the Internet). This remote network is typically a private network, such as your workplace or home network. A “tunnel” is created through…

August 1, 2018
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Introduction to Proxy Servers

Article (PSA-0008) Submitted by: Billy Joe Long, Member/Manager Company: Problem Solving Applications, LLC Titled: Introduction to Proxy Servers Original release date: April 17, 2018 Introduction to Proxy Servers You may not know it, but every time you visit a website or connect with someone online, your internet connection gives your “computer address” to the site or person you’re connecting with. This is done so the site or person knows how…

April 17, 2018
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What Are Managed Services

Article (PSA-0007) Submitted by: Billy Joe Long, Member/Manager Company: Problem Solving Applications, LLC Titled: What Are Managed Services? Original release date: January 15, 2018 What Are Managed Services? Managed services allow business managers/owners to offload specific IT operations to a service provider. This service provider is known as a Managed Services Provider. The managed service provider assumes ongoing responsibility for monitoring and managing designated equipment and resolving technical problems for…

February 4, 2018
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What Is A Firewall?

Article (PSA-0006) Submitted by: Billy Joe Long, Member/Manager Company: Problem Solving Applications, LLC Titled: What Is A Firewall? Original release date: October 15, 2017 What Is A Firewall? The word firewall was borrowed from firefighting and fire prevention, where the word was used to indicate a barrier used to prevent the spread of fire. In network and computer security the “firewall” serves a similar purpose by providing a barrier between…

October 6, 2017
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High availability – following the backup rule

Article (PSA-0005) Submitted by: Billy Joe Long, Member/Manager Company: Problem Solving Applications, LLC Titled: High availability – following the backup rule Original release date: September 23, 2017 Updated date: August 16, 2019 [High Availability is a characteristic of a system, which aims to ensure an agreed level of operational performance, usually uptime, for a higher than normal period. Modernization has resulted in an increased reliance on these systems. For example,…

September 24, 2017
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