SOVLED: Next Generation AntiVirus – Signatureless Endpoint Protection Product Evaluation

We are constantly telling our customers that traditional anti-virus programs that rely mostly on ‘signatures’ from previous attacks will no longer keep a company safe.  Attackers are now sophisticated, well funded and often government controlled.  This means they rely less on exploiting known security holes and more on developing those holes. A ‘zero day’ exploit is something that has been developed to take advantage of a security hole but has not been applied to other…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Everything You Need To Know About Inexpensive 3D Printing

If you are interested in 3D printing you likely looked into it a few years ago and decided that it was both too expensive and too difficult.  Back then you needed to understand Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D printers cost thousands of dollars.  This has changed. We just purchased a ‘da Vinci Mini’ 3D printer though Amazon for just CDN $260.  Note that we paid full price and were not paid a commission or…

SOLVED: WordPress WARNING REQUIRE FAILED TO OPEN STREAM Error – aka, How To Fix A Broken WordPress

If your WordPress site displays an error like: Warning: require(/home/content/22/7568022/html/partisanissues/wp-includes/load.php): failed to open stream: No such file or directory in /home/content/22/7568022/html/partisanissues/wp-settings.php on line 19 Fatal error: require(): Failed opening required ‘/home/content/22/7568022/html/partisanissues/wp-includes/load.php’ (include_path=’.:/usr/local/php5_6/lib/php’) in /home/content/22/7568022/html/partisanissues/wp-settings.php on line 19 the problem is likely that your WordPress installation is corrupt.  I have only seen this occur with failed automatic upgrades. Fortunately, there is an easy fix. FIX WORDPRESS Surf to wordpress.org/download and download the version of WordPress you think the system was using.  That…

SOVLED: McAfee Removal Tool / Uninstaller

If you have a McAfee product that is stuck on your computer, there is a tool that McAfee developed to solve the problem.   The McAfee Endpoint Product Removal tool will forcibly remove: McAfee Agent McAfee VirusScan Enterprise McAfee Host Intrusion Prevention McAfee SiteAdvisor Enterprise McAfee Data Loss Prevention McAfee Active Response McAfee Endpoint Security McAfee DAT Reputation McAfee Client Proxy MVISION Endpoint McAfee Policy Auditor Agent McAfee Endpoint Intelligence Agent McAfee File and Removable Media…

SOLVED: What is the Difference Between the Seagate BaraCuda Pro and IronWolf Pro & Why is IronWolf Cheaper?

For the last few days we have been banging around the idea of large 14TB disks and we wanted to source the fastest, most reliable, least expensive disks possible.  We know the Seagate BaraCuda is targeted to desktops / workstations and the Seagate IronWolf is targeted at disk arrays, wanted to know the physical difference between these two. When the IronWolf was released under Seagate’s new branding strategy a few years ago, the difference was…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Jabra Speak 710 Unboxing Setup Twinning & Comparison to Poly Callisto 600 & 7200

The Jabra Speak 710 Bluetooth wireless AND cabled USB external speaker is a very solid product. It is a nice improvement on the Jabra Speak 410 and 510 sound pucks but when compared to the Plantronics Calisto 7200, Calisto 600 and the Polycom VoxBox it really shines. In this video we unbox, configure and demonstrate the Jabra Speak 710 features including how to twin two 710’s to act as one thereby supporting a room of…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Configure & Mount Crestron TSS-7 Room Booking Connect Directly to Office 365 Hosted Exchange Online

If you are looking for a room booking screen to sit in front of a Boardroom / Huddle Room / Focus Room … and you want to avoid middleware servers or monthly subscription expenses and complexity, you can use the Crestron TSS-7.  The TSS7 is easy to configure to display calendar information directly from Hosted Exchange (like Office 365), On-Premises Exchange or even GMail. If the video below, we unbox a brand new Crestron TSS-7,…

SOLVED: Comparison of Aruba 2930F, 2930M 3810 & Juniper EX3200 EX3300 EX3400 Series Switches

Below is a comparison of HPE Aruba and Juniper mid-range Gigabit switches we had to build for one of our customers. All of these switches can be happily used in medium sized offices or branch offices and offer a full range of features.  If you are interested in Aruba, you will likely want to skim through our article: Is HPE Killing Aruba & What is The Main Difference Between Aruba 2930F and 2930M Switches? Of…

SOLVED: Veeam Cloud Storage Backup Costs Drop Dramatically

Two years ago it was normal for Cloud storage of Veeam backups (backup copy jobs, mostly), to cost between $100 and $125 per Terra-byte.  I had negotiated a rate of near $80/TB with my cloud provider on about 15TB of space.  However, the new Veeam 9.5 Update 4 enhances its ability to store data on Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure blob storage so Veeam partners need to react if they want to keep…

SOLVED: Pricing and Details of How To Select a Boardroom Reservation System

If you are interested in a room reservation system for your office there are more products to sort through than most people would suspect. We recently need to replace some Crestron hardware and servers for one of our clients and so we investigated quite a few products to make sure we were going down the least cost TOTAL Cost of Ownership road. What to Look For In a Room Reservation System: There are three things…

SOLVED: Bad Handshake – MySQL Workbench Failed To Connect To SQL

If you see FAILED TO CONNECT TO MYSQL – BAD HANDSHAKE in MySQL Workbench, your database is likely unsupported.  MySQL Workbench only supports MySQL databases version 5.1 and newer. Fortunately there is an easy way around this.  Use the old MYSQL ADMINISTRATOR tool as shown below.  In my case I was trying to open a MySQL 5.1 database for a clients WordPress installation with MySQL Workbench 8 and that did not work out :). You…

SOLVED: Backup Database Greyed out in MySQL Administrator

MySQL Administrator has been replaced with MySQL Workbench but many people still the Administrator and if you are one of them and find that the BACKUP or RESTORE options are greyed out, you need to either : Click the NEW PROJECT button at the bottom middle of the Window and then enter a PROJECT NAME, OR Select a project from the bottom left list of existing projects. As you can see in the screenshot below,…