A “neutral” look at net neutrality

May 29th, 2014

There is quite a bit of discussion about net neutrality these days, as the FCC is expected to set new policies for Internet use that may allow cable and telephone companies the right to charge content companies like Netflix, Google, or Facebook for speeding up transmissions to people’s homes.

The Consumerization of Enterprise IT

May 29th, 2014

Over the past year, more small businesses and nonprofits have selected to divest from some of their hardware and traditional software and replace them with cloud solutions. A recent New York Times article, “The Consumer Revolution of Enterprise Computing,” points out the role that consumer web businesses, such as Google and Amazon, have played in helping tech companies see the value in developing similar solutions for enterprise.

Sinu Now Provides Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS)

May 29th, 2014

By John Christie, co-founder and COO

Hardware-as-a-Service (HaaS) is growing in popularity as businesses rethink their IT investments. Many small businesses and nonprofits have found that they no longer want or need to make large investments in technology hardware that must be replaced on a faster and faster schedule.

Protecting yourself from the risks of obsolete technology

May 6th, 2014

By Larry Velez, Sinu founder and CTO

According to a recent New York Times report, on April 28, Microsoft issued a warning about a security hole that affects various versions of Internet Explorer. The flaw allows attackers to steal data from computers after they persuade people to visit websites with malicious code.

Are you a ‘yes, but’ or a ‘yes, and’ company?

April 28th, 2014

A segment on NPR’s Morning Edition (4/7/14) covered the personalities and philosophy that drives a new tech startup called Re/code. And, in many ways, it challenges even the most established businesses to “think like a start-up.”

Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg have launched Re/code, what the NPR describes as a “hybrid of a news and a conference organization.

How one small business uses cloud technology

April 28th, 2014

There is a growing number of small businesses using remotely-accessed cloud technologies for most, if not all, of their solutions. As we have mentioned in a previous blog post, cloud technologies can often reduce IT costs and increase productivity. In addition, the cloud can offer solutions that support a remote workforce, which in turn allows a company to hire from a larger pool of qualified employees who don't have to live within commuting distance from a physical office location.

Heartbleed underscores need for data security and password policies

April 28th, 2014

By Larry Velez, Sinu founder and CTO

By now, many websites have completed the patches necessary to fix the Heartbleed bug. On April 7, a serious flaw in the OpenSSL encryption code was discovered with nearly half a million sites vulnerable to hackers looking for passwords, credit card information, and other personal data.

The Yin and Yang of Business Technology

March 31st, 2014

"Silcon Valley's Youth Problem," in this Sunday's (3/16/14) New York Times Magazine, outlines the tension between the old guard and the new guard in tech companies today.

The article quotes Gayle Laakmann McDowell, the chief executive of the website CareerCup: “The older crowd does a better job of building things that feel substantial.

Updates for Windows XP end soon

March 31st, 2014

If you have a computer running Windows XP, you are not alone, almost 30 percent of the world's desktop computers run on this operating system that was originally introduced in 2001. But, beginning April 8, Microsoft will stop all technical support for the software, which means no updates or security patches.

The Sinu Store is now open for business!

March 31st, 2014

By Larry Velez, Sinu co-founder and CTO

As part of our commitment to supporting your business by providing seamless technology solutions, Sinu has created a private store for our customers’ technology needs.

The Sinu Store streamlines the complex process of purchasing technology by offering a select assortment of appropriate IT solutions that we have prescreened to work within your business environment.