Bart's Blog

News and updates from RFX

We here at RFX like to share some of what's going on around our house. Not only updates about the latest technologies that we're using, but also updates on what is going on in our lives. Bart’s Blog is a culmination of articles contributed by a variety of RFX Team members. We hope that what you read will be informative, funny, thought provoking and more. Enjoy!

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Tech the Tool
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Posted by: Mia Wilson and James Bushong
on: 26 April 2019
in: business , technology

With the ever-increasing mobility offered by today’s technology, working is no longer restricted to the confines of the office building. You can easily get things done on a laptop anywhere you can find an internet connection, so why not seek out the comfort of your local coffee shop for a change of pace every once in a while? Before sipping that fresh cappuccino, however, you should...

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Going Remote Is it a good fit for your business?
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Posted by: Mia Wilson
on: 29 March 2019
in: business

In modern businesses, remote working is becoming more and more common. At RFX, we have several of our own remote workers and we’re certainly not the only ones! According to a 2017 report on the state of remote work, 52% of employees across the globe work remotely at least once per week—not only that, but of those who currently don’t work remotely, 65% would like to do so at least once a month. As such, it may be wise to consider whether your company could benefit from adopting this practice...

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4 Questions to Prepare for a Software Development Project
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Posted by: RFX Staff
on: 23 December 2014
in: business

Each year when Mother’s Day rolls around I always like to preach about love because when moms have been great moms, the greatest gift they pass on to their children is the meaning of unconditional love. Jesus called this love “agape,” and it is a no-strings-attached, nothing to earn, “I will always love you” kind of love. We don’t experience that kind of love very often in our lives. When we do, it is often our moms that share that kind of love best.

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5 Reasons to COnsider a Website Resdesign
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Posted by: RFX Staff
on: 21 November 2014
in: business

Today, when the internet is the first place many people look when they want to find a service provider or product, company Web sites are more important than ever. When was the last time you had a refresh of the design of your company Web site? If it has been more than a few years, you may be overdue for a new site. Here are some reasons you may want to consider a Web site redesign...

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Why Do You Need a Firewall for you Business?
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Posted by: RFX Staff
on: 22 October 2014
in: business , security

It happens frequently: network professionals are hired to install security devices or fix network issues and learn that the system has been breached by a hacker. They find malware is already on the customer’s server. Once the malware has started to cause issues with the network, it may have been in place for quite some time without anyone being the wiser...

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Going Mobile For Small Businesses
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Posted by: Bart Bushong
on: 22 August 2014
in: business , productivity

More and more businesses are finding that mobility is the key to their growth and success. Forbes says, “Mobility combined with cloud computing is changing business – to make it more immediate, more relevant, and more intelligent.” From the minute you wake up, you can be connected to your business just as if you were in the office. Technology can take your business to the next level...

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Business Backups 101
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Posted by: Bart Bushong
on: 21 July 2014
in: business , security

Imagine a guy in a short-sleeved button-down shirt and tie sitting at a desk near a large computer. Every hour, an alarm sounds and he takes a tape out of a tape backup system and replaces it with a new tape. Using a felt tip pen, he makes a careful note on the outside of the tape with the date of the backup and the number of the tape so that, if the data ever has to be restored, the tapes can be used in the proper order. This guy might spend hours on this task every single night just to ensure that the company he works for always has a good and current backup of their critical data...

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How to Choose the Right Technology for Your Business
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Posted by: Bart Bushong
on: 11 April 2014
in: business , productivity

Many folks may start the process of buying new technology with the wrong questions. For instance: “Should I get a computer or some kind of mobile tablet thing?” or “Where should I look for the computer?” or “Should I buy a Mac or a PC? Apple or Android?” While it’s true that there are several things to consider when introducing new technology to your business environment don’t make the mistake of trying to decide which device to buy, before you understand the need to be filled...

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Training: A Necessity In A Technology Support Provider
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Posted by: Crystal Christy
on: 21 January 2013
in: business , rfx

By the time you finish reading this article 1,080 hours of video will have been uploaded to YouTube, 347 domain names will have been registered, and IBM, Microsoft, or Samsung will likely have applied for at least one patent. Additionally, it took radio nearly 38 years and television over 13 years to reach 50 million people; however, it took only four years for the World Wide Web to accomplish the same feat. Furthermore, it is estimated that by 2016 over 10 billion mobile devices will be connected to the Internet...

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The Importance of Customer Satisfaction
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Posted by: Bart Bushong
on: 20 September 2012
in: business

Feel free to disagree with me, but customer satisfaction is probably the most important thing for your business. No matter how well your product works, no matter how many degrees your CEO has, no matter how nice your office is, if your customers don’t feel respected and appreciated, they’ll probably be heading somewhere else. A Harvard Business Review study found that a 5% increase in customer loyalty can increase profits from 25% to 85%. Going the extra mile to impress your clients doesn’t have to cost a lot, but it’s clear the extra effort is worth it. Here are some tips to keep your customers smiling...

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Small Businesses Are Often Easy Prey for Hackers
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Posted by: Bart Bushong
on: 10 April 2012
in: business , security

Sometimes being a small business can give you an illusion of safety. You may think hackers won't concern themselves with small businesses. But according to a PC World article, small businesses can be very appealing to hackers...

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4 Ways to Keep Smart Phones from Compromising Business Security
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Posted by: Bart Bushong
on: 4 January 2012
in: business , security

Malicious software for smartphones is on the rise, especially during the holidays. As mobile users increasingly use one smartphone for personal and business use, smartphone security is becoming an important business concern. Once compromised, hackers can use a smartphone to get behind corporate firewalls and wreak havoc on your business's Wi-Fi. With more and more consumers shopping on their smartphone, the smartphone becomes an increasingly lucrative prey...

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