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Amaxx has been serving the Dublin area since 2002, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Tip of the Week: 4 Easy Tips to Boost Your WiFi Signal

Tip of the Week: 4 Easy Tips to Boost Your WiFi Signal

Your wireless router is both an integral part of your business’s online infrastructure, and a critical part of your home computing environment. Therefore, you need to make sure that your router is broadcasting a clear signal. Here are some tips on how to keep your wireless signal as strong as possible, regardless of where you are in the office.

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How Exactly Can a VPN Benefit Your Business?

How Exactly Can a VPN Benefit Your Business?

The purpose of your company’s information technology is to create, access, and share the data that your business needs to get the job done. One challenge that stems from exchanging such valuable information is the chance of it getting intercepted by the prying eyes on the Internet. Taking advantage of a Virtual Private Network (VPN) is the best way to safeguard your organization from this risk.

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3 Technologies That Will Give Your Remote Workers the Edge

b2ap3_thumbnail_remote_working_400.jpgMore businesses than ever before are finding value in allowing their workers to work from the comfort of their own homes, rather than have them drive all the way to the office to do a job that can be done from anywhere with an Internet connection. More importantly, it’s much more cost effective for businesses to allow for remote workers. How can you make it as easy as possible for remote workers to get their jobs done?

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Tip of the Week: Spot a DDoS Attack Before it Takes Down Your Network

b2ap3_thumbnail_d_d_o_s_400.jpgDirect denial of service attacks are a major problem for businesses. On one hand, they’re difficult to prevent entirely, incredibly annoying, and costly. Hackers are realizing just how annoying DDoS attacks can be, and are capitalizing on them in order to both make a quick buck, and to take jabs at organizations that aren’t necessarily doing anything wrong.

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What if Your Worst Threat Comes From Inside Your IT Department?

b2ap3_thumbnail_network_security_issues_400.jpg“The call is coming from inside the house!” This memorable quote is from the 1979 horror classic When a Stranger Calls. In the movie, this chilling information is presented to a woman after she has her call traced to locate the whereabouts of a stranger who was harassing her. To be sure, this would be a scary situation for anybody to experience; it would almost be as frightening as a network security breach--originating from inside your IT department!

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Is Your Network Overburdened by Day-to-Day Operations?

b2ap3_thumbnail_network_issues_400.jpgIn order for an organization to maintain operations, a strong network that’s capable of handling internal traffic is necessary. These networks handle the deployment and access of mission-critical data, applications, and other important tasks that businesses depend on. Sometimes, however, a business can push their network too hard, which can have a profound effect on its functionality, and an even greater effect on that organization’s ability to continue operations.

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Tip of the Week: Use This Security Checklist to Protect Your Network

b2ap3_thumbnail_security_checklist_400.jpgAs a business professional, you have a responsibility to ensure that your company’s network and data is protected from hacking attacks. It can be difficult to remember to take all of the necessary precautions, but with our help, you can easily outline all of the measures that should be taken to maximize security for corporate data.

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Don’t Let the Printer Make a Mess of Your Network

b2ap3_thumbnail_printer_server_mula_400.jpgWhen a print job doesn’t go exactly how you need it to, it’s normal to call your printer some choice words, which may include one of the many colorful synonyms for excrement. Perhaps this stems from a printing network and a toilet having a lot in common. How’s that you ask? Let’s clear the air and find out.

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Keyboard, Video, Mouse: How to Choose a KVM Switch for Your Business

b2ap3_thumbnail_keyboard_video_mouse_400.jpgA business's IT infrastructure is complex and confusing. Just like a puzzle, it is made up of several vastly different pieces that come together to perform a particular function. One of the things that ties an IT infrastructure together is a KVM switch. Without a quality KVM switch, your network might fail to operate properly. Here are a few tips to help you choose the right KVM solution for your business.

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A Botnet Attack Can Ruin Your Day

b2ap3_thumbnail_botnet_risk_400.jpgOne of the worst hacks that can hit your computer is called a botnet attack. If a hacker is successful with it, then they can literally take control of your PC. Once your PC is compromised by a botnet attack, it's safe to say that your day is ruined.

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3 Ways Your House and Your Network are Related

b2ap3_thumbnail_househome400.jpgYour house and your company's IT infrastructure have more in common than you may have realized. Both infrastructures contain multiple systems that interact with each other, and both require proper maintenance in order to keep overall operations running smoothly. Here are three things we can learn about network maintenance from comparing the two.

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How Playing With Puzzles Enhanced Our Business

b2ap3_thumbnail_wallpuz400.jpgRunning an IT company involves a lot of analytic thinking, problem solving, and seeing how the different pieces work together to achieve goals. It takes a lot of patience, skill, and vision. So do jigsaw puzzles.

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Save 25% on IT Costs by Simplifying Your Network

b2ap3_thumbnail_network400.jpgIn the endless quest to save expenses around the office, there are many new products that make promises to save you money; sometimes, the easiest option to save money is to downsize. According to research from Gartner Inc., you can save 25% of your IT costs by simplifying your company's IT network.

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3 Mistakes that Can Slice Through Your Security

b2ap3_thumbnail_lockgrn400.jpgOne technology misstep a business will make is to think that having one good anti-virus program is all they need. Having strong security software is just one part of the security equation; the habits of the user are equally important and are often neglected. An inexperienced user can void even the best security software.

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Improve Your Wireless Signal With a New Router

b2ap3_thumbnail_2router400.pngHow long has it been since you installed your last wireless router? Finding it hard to navigate your way around and find efficiency with your slow wireless connection? With the ever growing market of mobile capabilities, you most likely need a wireless router upgrade. These days, you have to think beyond just a couple laptops using your network. Employees come to work with mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, media players and e-book readers and your business has probably adapted to the technology with wireless printers, and these days, even televisions.

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Meet Officer Active Directory, The Traffic Cop for Your Network

b2ap3_thumbnail_adirect400.jpgThe purpose of setting up a computer network is to allow multiple users the ability to access the same files and programs. With all the different people accessing the same information on your server, it can make for some pretty gnarly network traffic. Giving people up-to-date permissions with different levels of access is the job of the Active Directory.

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