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As your go-to IT consultants, we have a greater responsibility to not only bring you up-to-date products and increase your businesses productivity, but also to make sure you and your employees don’t develop bad habits at the computer. Articles about sitting too long in front of the computer have been around, but have you ever read them? If not, start with this one from the Baptist Health News Blog.
Sitting at the computer, watching television and playing video games are habits at both the workplace and at home that contribute to a sedentary lifestyle — or simply too much sitting.
New research suggests that this “sitting disease” increases the likelihood of developing physical disabilities after the age of 60 that include conditions affecting mobility and coordination.
The evils of a sedentary lifestyle have been well chronicled. But this recent research delves deeper into “too much sitting” as its own risk factor. This means that even individuals who exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight can feel the detrimental impact of too much sitting over the years.
We also circulated through our ranks Heal@Google: Deskbound by Kelly Starrett. With this mandatory video viewing/training requirement, we’ve all learned how sitting too long is a real problem.
There has been a lot of media attention given to a new computer exploit, nicknamed “Heartbleed”.
Heartbleed is not a security flaw of a business network, or a users workstation, but of a website. Heartbleed is a security flaw discovered in OpenSSL, used by a vast majority of websites on the internet, including Google (including Gmail), Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, & Yahoo (http://mashable.com/2014/04/09/heartbleed-bug-websites-affected/). Many more effected sites are surfacing every hour, and the ramifications of this security issue will be around for a long time. But, this is a server side issue, and can only be dealt with at the server level. There is no update for a user’s machine to fix this, thus nothing for a user to do but wait.
Most of our clients servers do not have a web interface, and thus are not effected. Microsoft Exchange, including Office 365, Sharepoint, and Remote Desktop Services all use IIS, which uses Microsoft’s SChannel technology, which is not effected (http://blogs.technet.com/b/erezs_iis_blog/archive/2014/04/09/information-about-heartbleed-and-iis.aspx).
As per usual, St. Aubin Technologies is committed to supplying accurate and relevant information to our customers and clients, as well as providing excellent and timely service. If you are a client, and have further questions about the Heartbleed security flaw, please don’t hesitate to call us.
In a mid-life crisis sort of way, Joseph St. Aubin has decided to change the name of St. Aubin Technologies to Good Old Boy’s Networking!
“While sitting outside the office, I counted the amount of pickup trucks and vehicles the company uses with good old American V-8 muscle.” Joe said in this morning’s interview. “It dawned on me that we spend way too much time handling the problems of the IT world, saving one office at a time, instead of enjoying ourselves. I renamed the company to remind us of who we are, and that we like to have fun too. The name applies to all of us, except Victor.”
We caught up with Mike, during a remote support session this morning. He was too busy comment but mentioned he likes the name and hopes it’s not just a phase, like Joe trying to be nicer to employees the other day. More on that in a minute.
I asked Joe if he was planning on redesigning the SAT logo. He started to talk about it to himself before he was side tracked when a new marine related email hit his email inbox.
We’ve opened the comments section for this post, tell us what you think! (After writing this post, I’ve been notified comments are against company policy and you should email Joe with questions or comments)