Chimera: A New Kind of Ransomware

Posted
12/30/2015
IN

Security


There are numerous types of malware out there, but one really bad one is ransomware. While this destructive software has been around for a while, a newer, more dangerous upgrade called Chimera was recently discovered.

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Signs Your Business has Outgrown QuickBooks: Managing the Books & Cash Flow isn't as Easy as It Used to Be

Posted
12/23/2015
IN

Microsoft Dynamics NAV

It wasn’t too long ago that general ledgers and other financial data were kept by hand in notebooks or in simple spreadsheets on the computer.  Basic accounting software soon followed, much to the pleasure of accounting departments everywhere.  QuickBooks was among the leaders to capture the accounting software marketplace and is used by many small businesses today.  While QuickBooks is great entry-level accounting software, it has its limitations and these limitations may now be hindering your overall business efficiency, profitability and growth.

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Secure Cloud Measures for the Small Business

Posted
12/14/2015
IN

Cloud

If you're considering transitioning your business to the cloud, have you considered the security of the platform? While providers would like us to believe that the friendly fluffy cloud image used to market the service means it is automatically secure, the truth is that the reality is far different. Just ask one of the nearly seven million Dropbox users who had their accounts hacked. This is not meant to scare you, but only to make you aware that having secure cloud measures needs to be taken seriously – especially if you're a business owner. To help you take the correct precautionary measures as you transition to the cloud, we've put together a list of actions you can take to ensure cloud security.

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Share Information with Microsoft Dynamics NAV ERP

Posted
12/11/2015
IN

Microsoft Dynamics NAV

When you started your business, everyone was probably working in the same room – or at least the same building. Collaboration was a given, and communication didn’t need much support.  As your business grows, a more dispersed workforce needs help to keep them connected. Dynamics NAV can provide the foundation to share the information across departments that keeps employees working in synch.

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Adding FILESTREAM to an existing table in a database in SQL 2008 R2, SQL 2012

Posted
12/01/2015
IN

SQL

FILESTREAM is a great feature of SQL Server. It alleviates some of th eproblems of storing large unstructured data files such as documents, PDFs, and images, (BLOBs) in a structured database. It is very easy to enable FILESTREAM on a database/table when you are creating them. Most of us, however, get to inherit these things and then are then told to "fix it."

When initially presented with the problem, I searched the Internet for a solution and could not find something that is complete, so after a lot of tinkering with different things found online, and some help from a colleague, I came up with these steps to follow to enable FILESTREAM on an existing database and then convert an existing BLOB table into a FILESTREAM table.

There are three steps needed to enable FILESTREAM on the database.  You need to turn on the FILESTREAM feature on the instance, turn on the feature on the database, and then let the database know where to store the data on the file system

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