Wheelhouse Solutions Blog

This Independence Day, we would like to express our sincerest appreciation for your business. We value the trust you have placed in Wheelhouse Solutions to help you with your company's IT Services.  We will be closed Tuesday, July 4th to enjoy the holiday with our families. On Independence Day, we thought it ... Read More
July 4, 2017Chris Torbit
In the current era of data, we face an ongoing risk of data loss, be it through hacking or system failures. The data you hold on your computer systems is crucial for your business; as such, it is critical that you protect yourself against data loss. Why should you care about ... Read More
August 23, 2016David Schnardthorst
With the multitude of web-hosting companies, it can be very difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff. Of the various factors, you may consider when choosing a web-hosting provider, three stand out: cost, support, and protection against malware. Cost The cost of web hosting ... Read More
August 16, 2016David Schnardthorst
One way to reduce the risks associated with business Internet activities is to use a network proxy server. A proxy server can be considered as the guardian of your network. It sits between your internal and external network servers and works to filter and monitor incoming and outgoing traffic. What ... Read More
August 15, 2016David Schnardthorst
It is critical for businesses to conduct thorough IT assessments regularly so they can identify security violations, monitor performance, and document network developments. IT Assessments can also help firms to ascertain the ways in which technology can enhance productivity and improve profitability. IT assessments can be executed using various approaches; however, ... Read More
August 12, 2016David Schnardthorst
With cloud storage being used more and more often for personal and business purposes, it’s normal to wonder how secure your files are in programs like One Drive and SharePoint Online. While it is possible for a hacker to access such secured cloud storage, it is highly unlikely to occur. ... Read More
June 30, 2016Rich Weber
Despite frequent and incessant calls to safeguard email and other online accounts, many do not realize the significance of such protective actions. Because it is nowadays convenient, people often use their Google accounts for a number of business and personal activities spanning from checking email to financial transactions, and these ... Read More
June 7, 2016Rich Weber
A Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack prohibits access to a computer resource. This kind of assault rarely happens alone but rather occurs in waves once an attacker realizes they have been successful in the first attempt. Using the same method of attack on a business’ computer system, such cyber-attackers ... Read More
June 2, 2016Rich Weber
First introduced last November to First Release customers, Microsoft has now rolled out access to Office 365 Connectors to the general public. If this sounds like Greek to you, know that you are not alone. Office 365 Connectors deliver relevant content to Office Groups in a real-time and interactive way. ... Read More
May 26, 2016Rich Weber
With most business operations tied to the internet, it is important to consider a backup plan in the event that your internet connection goes down. A host of things can cause issues with Internet service from natural disasters to provider caused issues, and unfortunately, those are beyond your control. Choosing ... Read More
May 10, 2016Rich Weber
If you have concerns about the security of your business documents on Office 365 or on-premise servers, Azure Rights Management (Azure RMS) may be the solution. This new and innovative technology ensures you have a complete control over your business documents that is extended even after these files are shared ... Read More
April 18, 2016Rich Weber
With some reports estimating over seven million incidents of cybercrime and online fraud occurring in 2015, it would be a mistake to discount the risks associated with using a wireless printer. After all, anytime data is transmitted wirelessly, there is a chance it could be intercepted. When you think about ... Read More
April 14, 2016Rich Weber
As we become more and more connected to the internet in our day-to-day lives, the days of having dedicated devices to one purpose are fast disappearing. Our means of getting online are most often portable and take on ever-increasing forms, including laptops, tablets, and smartwatches. For WiFi networks, this onset ... Read More
March 30, 2016Rich Weber
Especially now that the coveted .com and .net domain names are dwindling, URL addresses are hot real estate. If you have one or more domain names that are associated with your business, you want to ensure nothing happens and no one snatches them from you. You may initially wonder how ... Read More
March 29, 2016Rich Weber
Although a sizeable number of users have installed the new operating system Windows 10, not all of them know its full capabilities. Multitasking is one feature: this latest Windows version allows users to easily switch back and forth between projects. Task View is a virtual desktop feature that creates a ... Read More
March 25, 2016Rich Weber
In the past, business intelligence was a luxury small to medium businesses couldn’t afford. It meant hiring a team of IT and data experts to collect and analyze tons of information, then condense their findings into reports which the average person could understand. Today; however, there are many technologically automated ... Read More
March 18, 2016Rich Weber
Just as it’s a good idea to periodically clean out closets and other areas of your home as part of Spring Cleaning, your computer needs decluttering attention as well. This not only makes it easier for you to find files when you need them, but can also speed up the ... Read More
March 14, 2016Rich Weber
Microsoft recently made the announcement that it will no longer offer support for Internet Explorer versions prior to Explorer 11. It is also only through Explorer 11 that users can receive updates for the following operating systems: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10. While this does not prevent users ... Read More
March 12, 2016Rich Weber
In further proof of how the digital age has transformed daily life, you no longer have to make tough decisions about where to go when you access Google Maps from an Android device. Google Maps now has a new feature that predicts where you would like to go and weighs ... Read More
March 11, 2016Rich Weber
Since most Windows 10 users obtained their version of the latest Microsoft operating system as an upgrade from a previous version, there isn’t a built-in recovery system, if your PC or other device is disabled. You would have to revert to that previous operating system and re-download Windows 10. Unfortunately, ... Read More
March 11, 2016Rich Weber
It may sound like the stuff from science fiction, but there is much untapped potential that lurks at the bottom of the sea, and underwater data centers may well be a common thing in the near future. In fact, there already is one. Last year, Microsoft sent an ultra-secret, portable ... Read More
March 11, 2016Rich Weber
With unlimited mobile data plans being few and far between these days, it is imperative to monitor and accordingly manage your data usage to prevent outrageously high cellular bills. Even if you have an unlimited plan grandfathered into your service, there are other benefits to cutting down your mobile data ... Read More
February 8, 2016Rich Weber
As we place growing importance on digitizing our important personal and business information, it is vital to realize the risks that come with these activities. While storing our data on hard drives makes it easy to access, manipulate, and organize, hard drives don't last forever. In fact, a stationary hard ... Read More
February 2, 2016Rich Weber
Now that Windows 10 has been released and tried worldwide, it's time to understand how to make the most of Microsoft's newest operating system. This most recent incarnation of Windows attempts to combine the best of Windows 8 with the beloved parts of the original Start Menu, which users can ... Read More
December 7, 2015Rich Weber

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