Want to Streamline and Operate Your Business Smoothly? Opt for Application Integration

Posted by Asset | Posted in Business | Posted on 18-09-2013-05-2008

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In today’s tech world, business owners are inundated with various technologies and applications that are meant to help their business run smoothly. But oftentimes, it just gets overwhelming. At Asset Technology, we aim to take the confusion out and seamlessly incorporate technology into your business through use of application integration.

Application integration is a process by which your company’s software is combined with other resources available (such as CRM systems, for example). By combining the many different business systems – including CRM, time tracking and billing – into just a single system, it offers easier and seamless communication between all systems and resources. This improved communication allows for better productivity and, of course, efficiency.

Another benefit of application integration is the additional protection it offers. With the consolidation of your applications into one program, your sensitive data remain secure. Breaches of security are easily detectable since you only have one place to check, rather than several different applications.

By having just one flow of communication, it allows employees and management to access information easier. Questions are answered faster and decisions will be well-informed. Additionally, application integration can lead to increased employee satisfaction as a result of ease of use.

If you’re ready to integrate your business’s applications, contact Asset Technology to get started!

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Three Important Considerations for Virtualization

Posted by Asset | Posted in Tips & Tricks | Posted on 14-08-2013-05-2008

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Virtualization has become a hot trend in today’s business world. Businesses far and wide are opting to move their office IT solutions to a virtual environment. But what is virtualization and how can it reduce spending and consolidate IT infrastructures? By definition, virtualization is the process of using software to run multiple operating systems on a single machine. By increasing the number of operations a single machine can handle, it reduces the overall number of machines that an office will have to maintain.

With virtual solutions becoming more commonplace within companies, numerous small businesses are faced with the question on whether or not it is in their best interest to opt for a virtual solution. The following reasons should help provide clarification on whether or not to make the switch.

  • Size of business – If your business is running on a single server, it is probably more cost-effective to upgrade the server and get quality backups. If your business is running on multiple servers with different applications, virtualization is something to consider. By moving servers to a virtual space, you will be eliminating the cost of maintenance on multiple servers and freeing up time your IT staff would spend on maintenance for other things.
  • Software support ­– With customized software needs, many businesses have limited options when going virtual. It is important to evaluate the current software applications that your business uses to see if they will be compatible with a virtual environment. Should such detailed evaluation reveal incompatibility with a virtual-based solution, the benefits to your business will be negligible..
  • How will I maintain a virtual environment? Unless your business has an in-house IT professional that can handle the new environment, the question of who will support you will be vital. Finding a company that is familiar with the software in use and the specific needs of your business will make the transition smoother. Check a local company like Asset Technology, LLC to find someone with experience in your field and who can give you the best options in making the change to the virtual environment.

Ready to improve efficiency and consolidate your IT infrastructure by opting for virtual solution? Contact the experienced IT professionals at Asset Technology for a point-by-point evaluation of your current situation to see if it’s the right move for your small business.

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Benefits of Managed Service Providers

Posted by Asset | Posted in Business, Miscellaneous, Tips & Tricks | Posted on 27-06-2013-05-2008

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In the business world, outsourcing work is not all that uncommon, especially in current economic times. Recently, many businesses have begun to shy away from in-house IT departments and have outsourced the work to IT providers, otherwise known as managed service providers (or MSPs). They aren’t doing this for just any reason; it turns out there are many benefits to be had from outsourcing IT. Just what are these benefits and how can we help your business? Read on to find out more.

Pocketbook friendly. Instead of having to staff an entire IT team, you can count on us for your IT services. We don’t require the same salary, or vacation days and benefits. With an MSP, you have an entire team of IT experts at your disposal, giving your small to medium-sized business a large business mentality. MSP’s are continually growing with technology and learning as much as possible from different resources, such as our clients and peers. We work to keep our certifications and trainings up-to-date – IT is constantly growing and changing and so do we! Most MSPs also operate on a flat monthly fee, meaning you will be able to plan your budget around it.

Increased uptime and productivity. Instead of focusing on your actual line of business, you may find yourself running around the office putting out multiple IT fires. With Asset Technology as your MSP, we will combat the fires for you and put them out quickly. Your uptime will increase, as well as your employees’ productivity so you can keep your clients satisfied.

Proactive approach. Asset Technology operates with a proactive approach to MSP. Instead of waiting for something to go wrong—then fixing it—we constantly monitor your network. This way, if there is a potential problem on the horizon, it can be caught and detected before causing major downtime.

Is your business on the hunt for a managed service provider? The search is over—contact Asset Technology today!

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Pesky Virus infections

Posted by Britt | Posted in Field Notes, Miscellaneous, Tips & Tricks | Posted on 13-12-2011-05-2008

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Cleaning up virus infections is part of the normal life for many IT professionals. Sometimes you get one that is more of a pain than others in fixing. I recently had a few computers with the same ‘Fake AV’ type as the rest. Easy to clean clean up. Just log in as another user, other than the affected account. Run Malwarebytes and it will find something in the affected users appdata\temp folder that is a virus. You will then have to fix the registry EXE settings as they will be broken.

However this one was different and where real fun comes is when your AV software and the windows Firewall service no longer work. This virus deletes the Windows Firewall and BFE services from the computer registry. You could try a system restore point if you have a clean one or you could manually restore your system registry hive and hope they work. I Came up with this as an easy way to restore the services. (please see warning at the bottom of the page)

Fix Firewall service by creating a txt file called firewall.reg, edit it and paste the following code into it, save and then double click the .reg file and say yes you want to import it into the registry:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\MpsSvc]
“DisplayName”=”@%SystemRoot%\\system32\\FirewallAPI.dll,-23090″
“Group”=”NetworkProvider”
“ImagePath”=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,\
74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\
00,76,00,63,00,68,00,6f,00,73,00,74,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,2d,00,\
6b,00,20,00,4c,00,6f,00,63,00,61,00,6c,00,53,00,65,00,72,00,76,00,69,00,63,\
00,65,00,4e,00,6f,00,4e,00,65,00,74,00,77,00,6f,00,72,00,6b,00,00,00
“Description”=”@%SystemRoot%\\system32\\FirewallAPI.dll,-23091″
“ObjectName”=”NT Authority\\LocalService”
“ErrorControl”=dword:00000001
“Start”=dword:00000002
“Type”=dword:00000020
“DependOnService”=hex(7):6d,00,70,00,73,00,64,00,72,00,76,00,00,00,62,00,66,00,\
65,00,00,00,00,00
“ServiceSidType”=dword:00000003
“RequiredPrivileges”=hex(7):53,00,65,00,41,00,73,00,73,00,69,00,67,00,6e,00,50,\
00,72,00,69,00,6d,00,61,00,72,00,79,00,54,00,6f,00,6b,00,65,00,6e,00,50,00,\
72,00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,00,00,53,00,65,00,41,00,75,\
00,64,00,69,00,74,00,50,00,72,00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,\
00,00,53,00,65,00,43,00,68,00,61,00,6e,00,67,00,65,00,4e,00,6f,00,74,00,69,\
00,66,00,79,00,50,00,72,00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,00,00,\
53,00,65,00,43,00,72,00,65,00,61,00,74,00,65,00,47,00,6c,00,6f,00,62,00,61,\
00,6c,00,50,00,72,00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,00,00,53,00,\
65,00,49,00,6d,00,70,00,65,00,72,00,73,00,6f,00,6e,00,61,00,74,00,65,00,50,\
00,72,00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,00,00,53,00,65,00,49,00,\
6e,00,63,00,72,00,65,00,61,00,73,00,65,00,51,00,75,00,6f,00,74,00,61,00,50,\
00,72,00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,00,00,00,00
“FailureActions”=hex:80,51,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,14,00,00,\
00,01,00,00,00,c0,d4,01,00,01,00,00,00,e0,93,04,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\MpsSvc\Parameters]
“ServiceDll”=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,\
00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,\
6d,00,70,00,73,00,73,00,76,00,63,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00
“ServiceDllUnloadOnStop”=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\MpsSvc\Parameters\PortKeywords]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\MpsSvc\Security]
“Security”=hex:01,00,14,80,b4,00,00,00,c0,00,00,00,14,00,00,00,30,00,00,00,02,\
00,1c,00,01,00,00,00,02,80,14,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,\
00,00,02,00,84,00,05,00,00,00,00,00,14,00,fd,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,\
05,12,00,00,00,00,00,18,00,ff,01,0f,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,\
20,02,00,00,00,00,14,00,8d,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,04,00,00,00,00,\
00,14,00,8d,01,02,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,06,00,00,00,00,00,28,00,15,00,\
00,00,01,06,00,00,00,00,00,05,50,00,00,00,49,59,9d,77,91,56,e5,55,dc,f4,e2,\
0e,a7,8b,eb,ca,7b,42,13,56,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00,01,01,00,00,\
00,00,00,05,12,00,00,00

 

The do the same thing for the BFE service using a different file name such as bfe.reg:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BFE]
“DisplayName”=”@%SystemRoot%\\system32\\bfe.dll,-1001″
“Group”=”NetworkProvider”
“ImagePath”=hex(2):25,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,72,00,6f,00,6f,00,\
74,00,25,00,5c,00,73,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,73,\
00,76,00,63,00,68,00,6f,00,73,00,74,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,65,00,20,00,2d,00,\
6b,00,20,00,4c,00,6f,00,63,00,61,00,6c,00,53,00,65,00,72,00,76,00,69,00,63,\
00,65,00,4e,00,6f,00,4e,00,65,00,74,00,77,00,6f,00,72,00,6b,00,00,00
“Description”=”@%SystemRoot%\\system32\\bfe.dll,-1002″
“ObjectName”=”NT AUTHORITY\\LocalService”
“ErrorControl”=dword:00000001
“Start”=dword:00000002
“Type”=dword:00000020
“DependOnService”=hex(7):52,00,70,00,63,00,53,00,73,00,00,00,00,00
“ServiceSidType”=dword:00000003
“RequiredPrivileges”=hex(7):53,00,65,00,41,00,75,00,64,00,69,00,74,00,50,00,72,\
00,69,00,76,00,69,00,6c,00,65,00,67,00,65,00,00,00,00,00
“FailureActions”=hex:80,51,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,03,00,00,00,14,00,00,\
00,01,00,00,00,c0,d4,01,00,01,00,00,00,e0,93,04,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BFE\Parameters]
“ServiceDll”=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,\
00,74,00,25,00,5c,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,33,00,32,00,5c,00,\
62,00,66,00,65,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,00,00
“ServiceDllUnloadOnStop”=dword:00000001
“ServiceMain”=”BfeServiceMain”

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BFE\Parameters\Policy]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BFE\Parameters\Policy\BootTime]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BFE\Parameters\Policy\BootTime\Filter]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BFE\Parameters\Policy\Persistent]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BFE\Parameters\Policy\Persistent\Filter]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\BFE\Parameters\Policy\Persistent\Provider]
“{decc16ca-3f33-4346-be1e-8fb4ae0f3d62}”=hex:01,10,08,00,cc,cc,cc,cc,f0,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,d0,00,00,00,04,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,d0,00,00,00,01,10,08,00,cc,cc,cc,cc,c0,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,02,00,ca,16,cc,de,33,3f,46,43,be,1e,8f,b4,ae,0f,3d,62,04,00,02,00,08,00,\
02,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,0c,00,02,00,18,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,18,00,00,00,40,00,46,00,69,00,72,00,65,00,77,00,61,00,6c,00,6c,00,41,00,\
50,00,49,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,32,00,33,00,35,00,30,00,31,\
00,00,00,18,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,18,00,00,00,40,00,46,00,69,00,72,00,65,00,\
77,00,61,00,6c,00,6c,00,41,00,50,00,49,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,\
00,32,00,33,00,35,00,30,00,32,00,00,00,07,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,07,00,00,00,\
6d,00,70,00,73,00,73,00,76,00,63,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
“{4b153735-1049-4480-aab4-d1b9bdc03710}”=hex:01,10,08,00,cc,cc,cc,cc,f0,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,d0,00,00,00,04,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,d0,00,00,00,01,10,08,00,cc,cc,cc,cc,c0,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,02,00,35,37,15,4b,49,10,80,44,aa,b4,d1,b9,bd,c0,37,10,04,00,02,00,08,00,\
02,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,0c,00,02,00,18,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,18,00,00,00,40,00,46,00,69,00,72,00,65,00,77,00,61,00,6c,00,6c,00,41,00,\
50,00,49,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,32,00,33,00,35,00,30,00,31,\
00,00,00,18,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,18,00,00,00,40,00,46,00,69,00,72,00,65,00,\
77,00,61,00,6c,00,6c,00,41,00,50,00,49,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,\
00,32,00,33,00,35,00,30,00,32,00,00,00,07,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,07,00,00,00,\
6d,00,70,00,73,00,73,00,76,00,63,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00
“{1bebc969-61a5-4732-a177-847a0817862a}”=hex:01,10,08,00,cc,cc,cc,cc,58,02,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,d0,00,00,00,04,00,02,00,68,01,00,00,\
08,00,02,00,d0,00,00,00,01,10,08,00,cc,cc,cc,cc,c0,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,02,00,69,c9,eb,1b,a5,61,32,47,a1,77,84,7a,08,17,86,2a,04,00,02,00,08,00,\
02,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,0c,00,02,00,18,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,18,00,00,00,40,00,46,00,69,00,72,00,65,00,77,00,61,00,6c,00,6c,00,41,00,\
50,00,49,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,32,00,33,00,35,00,32,00,31,\
00,00,00,18,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,18,00,00,00,40,00,46,00,69,00,72,00,65,00,\
77,00,61,00,6c,00,6c,00,41,00,50,00,49,00,2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,\
00,32,00,33,00,35,00,32,00,32,00,00,00,07,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,07,00,00,00,\
4d,00,50,00,53,00,53,00,56,00,43,00,00,00,00,00,68,01,00,00,01,00,04,8c,50,\
01,00,00,5c,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,14,00,00,00,02,00,3c,01,09,00,00,00,00,10,\
18,00,ff,07,0f,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,20,02,00,00,00,10,18,\
00,ff,07,03,00,01,02,00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,2c,02,00,00,00,10,28,00,\
ff,07,03,00,01,06,00,00,00,00,00,05,50,00,00,00,f1,41,10,b8,36,fc,4d,57,a8,\
ae,0b,70,25,21,04,42,84,4f,11,31,00,10,28,00,ff,07,03,00,01,06,00,00,00,00,\
00,05,50,00,00,00,49,59,9d,77,91,56,e5,55,dc,f4,e2,0e,a7,8b,eb,ca,7b,42,13,\
56,00,10,28,00,f4,03,02,00,01,06,00,00,00,00,00,05,50,00,00,00,44,3e,41,bb,\
45,ba,a8,7a,6c,bd,92,68,f4,ad,64,8f,d5,e6,70,e9,00,10,28,00,ff,07,03,00,01,\
06,00,00,00,00,00,05,50,00,00,00,79,09,78,b5,af,a1,ed,d8,54,5e,32,f4,ff,1b,\
c4,5f,fd,d9,e0,4a,00,10,28,00,ff,07,03,00,01,06,00,00,00,00,00,05,50,00,00,\
00,0a,d8,62,3a,d9,c6,0f,18,1b,65,b5,eb,d6,6d,2f,8b,78,83,39,5c,00,10,28,00,\
f4,03,02,00,01,06,00,00,00,00,00,05,50,00,00,00,6e,bf,1b,bb,45,ef,d2,b1,4a,\
3b,45,db,50,5b,43,27,04,58,d8,6b,00,10,14,00,50,00,00,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,\
00,01,00,00,00,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,05,13,00,00,00,01,01,00,00,00,00,00,\
05,13,00,00,00
“{aa6a7d87-7f8f-4d2a-be53-fda555cd5fe3}”=hex:01,10,08,00,cc,cc,cc,cc,50,02,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,c8,00,00,00,04,00,02,00,68,01,00,00,\
08,00,02,00,c8,00,00,00,01,10,08,00,cc,cc,cc,cc,b8,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,02,00,87,7d,6a,aa,8f,7f,2a,4d,be,53,fd,a5,55,cd,5f,e3,04,00,02,00,08,00,\
02,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,0c,00,02,00,14,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
00,14,00,00,00,40,00,70,00,6f,00,6c,00,73,00,74,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,2e,00,\
64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,35,00,30,00,31,00,33,00,00,00,14,00,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,14,00,00,00,40,00,70,00,6f,00,6c,00,73,00,74,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,\
2e,00,64,00,6c,00,6c,00,2c,00,2d,00,35,00,30,00,31,00,34,00,00,00,0c,00,00,\
00,00,00,00,00,0c,00,00,00,50,00,6f,00,6c,00,69,00,63,00,79,00,61,00,67,00,\
65,00,6e,00,74,00,00,00,68,01,00,00,01,00,04,8c,50,01,00,00,5c,01,00,00,00,\
00,00,00,14,00,00,00,02,00,3c,01,09,00,00,00,00,10,18,00,ff,07,0f,00,01,02,\
00,00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,20,02,00,00,00,10,18,00,ff,07,03,00,01,02,00,\
00,00,00,00,05,20,00,00,00,2c,02,00,00,00,10,28,00,ff,07,03,00,01,06,00,00,\
00,00,00,05,50,00,00,00,f1,41,10,b8,36,fc,4d,57,a8,ae,0b,70,25,21,04,42,84,\
4f,11,31,00,10,28,00,ff,07,03,00,01,06,00,00,00,00,00,05,50,00,00,00,49,59,\
9d,77,91,56,e5,55,dc,f4,e2,0e,a7,8b,eb,ca,7b,42,13,56,00,10,28,00,f4,03,02,\
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Now the BFE Service needs some registry changes to assign the proper permissions using regedit. In Regedit go to ‘HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\BFE\Paramaters\Policy’ and change the permission on this and all sub keys by adding ‘NT Service\BFE’ (on a domain computer make sure to change location to the local computer rather than the domain) to the permissions list and making sure the special permissions of “Query Value” “Set Value” “Create Subkey” “Enumerate Subkey” “Notify” and “Read control” are assigned like the following image.

bfe service permissions

bfe service

Reboot your computer and the Firewall and BFE services should work correctly now and your AV software should be happy. I know that ESET Smart Security, ESET NOD32, and AVG are all affected by these services not running and assume there are more.

Please be warned that you can break your computer and that I nor Asset Technology take any responsibility if you break your computer  trying these repairs.  This is just documenting how I fixed some computers and passed the information along to my co-workers with good success.

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Are You Listed?

Posted by Zary | Posted in Business, Internet Marketing | Posted on 03-06-2011-05-2008

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When you’re promoting the services, products, or influence your company provides, it’s important to remember that your target audience is going to be “checking you out”.

Whether you’re posting an event on Facebook, sharing a particularly delightful event on Twitter, or managing to enter another blog post (ahem!), people will often do a bit of searching to find out more about your business. Your visibility and the things people find about you and your firm will sometimes mean the difference between a closed sale or a missed opportunity.

This is the part where we tell you about how our Internet Marketing services are the greatest thing ever, right?  Nope.

This is where we tell you the even the most insignificant bit of information published about you and your company can be a great boon to your credibility. Asset Technology markets itself across many platforms, many sites, and uses many methods. We like to think we have our “ducks in a row”, so to speak.  Occasionally, however, we miss something, and it reminds us to pay more attention to minute details. Here’s a perfect example:

In today’s case of “how did we miss this?”, I discovered we weren’t listed in one of the biggest directories for businesses that you can find on the ‘net. This directory comes up in the top 10 in almost any search for a known business, big or small. As a matter of fact, this site is so big, it crawls the Internet and finds you, lists you in its directory, and publishes the info whether you’re an active participant or not.  So you’d think we’d be actively involved in listing our company with them, right?

Nope.  Didn’t even think of it.

I found out we missed this opportunity quite by accident.  I was “ego-surfing” for our company name, and discovered the listing by catching an odd keyword in the search results. Clicking the link, I discovered we hadn’t taken time out to research the reason this site had inaccurate information about us in its listings, and decided to fix it.  Here is the result:

http://www.manta.com/c/mtgpztq/asset-technology-llc

Now you can clearly see we’ve put some effort into this, simply to clarify what we do and where we are, but also to touch on the key element of marketing: Give them a reason to contact you.  I believe we’ve accomplished that by simply highlighting our affiliations, our skills, our products, and the areas we service.  The rest is gravy.

As you can learn from our oversight, there are plenty of places to brag about yourself and the wok you do, and there are even more where you can fly the company colors. But none of that can happen if you aren’t diligent about checking your company’s information out on the web.



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Odd product flaw HP 4650 color laser printer

Posted by Britt | Posted in Miscellaneous | Posted on 03-05-2011-05-2008

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I was trying to print an image full page and the printer jammed. The paper was stuck as it was exiting the fuser, about a half inch of paper crumpled up. I remove the paper, make sure there is no pieces in the fuser cartridge, close the printer and it proceeds to automatically reprint. Once again a jam, same situation, the paper is jammed at the fuser. I removed the fuser, the drum clean everything, blow out with air, check all of the rollers and cannot find a flaw. Auto reprint when I closed it back up and yet again a total fail. After a little while of doing some searching on Google, I found reference to this series printer having problems printing heavy/dark images at the top margin of the page. Turns out the toner sticks to the fuser roller and starts to wrap around rather than exiting the top of the printer. I cancel the print job and print a normal text page, no problem. I edit my image and cropped the top of the picture off which was a dark area of brown and black which I did not need, and what do you know, the image printed just fine.

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We Don’t Know What’s Worse – You Tell Us!

Posted by Zary | Posted in Business, Field Notes, Miscellaneous | Posted on 07-04-2011-05-2008

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We’ve had some requests recently to get involved in the servers of a few medical/health care firms, as well as some publicly-traded companies’ networks and storage systems, both of which require certain protocols for compliance with federal laws.

Anyone who’s been working with a specialty practice or something as large as an HMO network knows that governmental requirements for storage and access to patient data are more stringent now than they have ever been – and that’s good.

The problem, as we see it, is not that there aren’t “cheat sheets” or access to the necessary information to be “in compliance” with the associated regulations, rather, that there are SO MANY different rules to follow, depending on the industry.  And that’s what bugs us.

So much, in fact, that we’re interested in what YOU think the most challenging compliance regulation is, and we want you to fill out the poll on our Facebook page:

http://www.facebook.com/AssetTechnology?sk=wall

Oh, and if you can, see if there’s a way to get all these government-types to play nicely with each other. It would really make this IT guy’s day.

 

 

 

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What AA Battery Lasts the Longest?

Posted by Zary | Posted in Tips & Tricks | Posted on 31-03-2011-05-2008

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Have you ever wondered which brand of battery will last the longest?  In a test of AA batteries from several different makers (such as Rayovac, Energizer, Duracell), a test conducted at Worcester Polytechnic Institute concluded several very interesting things.

Dealnews features this article about it here:

http://dealnews.com/features/Test-Results-That-Will-Change-the-Way-You-Buy-Batteries-Forever/449005.html

While some manufacturer’s tout how great their battery is and how long it will last, the report indicates a couple of eyebrow-raising differences between battery types, including alkaline and lithium.

Our opinion notwithstanding, it’s sometimes just a matter of how you store your electronics when not in use that will dictate how long the batteries last.

 

 

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Asset Technology Witnesses Drive-By Shooting in Phoenix…

Posted by Zary | Posted in Business, Miscellaneous | Posted on 29-03-2011-05-2008

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ASSET TECHNOLOGY JUST HAD A DRIVE BY!!!

That’s right – our Phoenix office on Sheridan Street was passed by on multiple occasions this morning by a car that never stopped shooting. Fortunately, no one in the line of fire was hurt, and the driver and her car has been clearly identified.

Now, we know these pictures aren’t the best, but you can clearly make out the suspect vehicle’s camera on top (it’s painted Red), and the unmistakable vehicle wrap that delineates it as a vehicle that means to stick out while cruising neighborhoods.

The suspect is no other than the notorious Google.

You’ve heard of Google’s “Street View”, right?  You know, the army of fuel-efficient cars with a long pole and “soccer ball” on top that drive around your city snapping photos of where stuff is?  You can read more about the concept and technology here and here, but the bottom line is that we’ve been caught in the crossfire of Google’s assault on lack of visual proof that the Asset Technology office is part of Phoenix’s Coronado District. (They’re making a concerted effort to capture the view of the neighborhood that surrounds our renovated 1930’s church-turned-studio that houses our architecture partners as well as our IT team!)

In an effort to provide proof that the elusive Google cars DO exist, here are other photographs to prove it:

This car's shooting for you!

Look out! Here comes Google's best shooter!

This car is begging to shoot you!

Screamin' around the corner to take another shot!

 

What does this mean to us? Well, for one thing, we know we’re not the only ones being stalked, here.  It also means our Tucson office on Broadway Boulevard will also be a prime target since Google mentions it’s in several of our Arizona counties right now with their fleet of photo-taking machines.

If you see one in your neighborhood, be aware, and be fast with the photos!

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Another Informative Seminar by Robin Robins…

Posted by Zary | Posted in Business, Miscellaneous | Posted on 27-03-2011-05-2008

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We’re saddened to see another year’s conference come and go.  We had the opportunity to meet some great IT professionals, learn from industry leaders of IT and non-technology businesses, and gain insight into up-and-coming trends, which will be the talk of the business community in a very short time.

The Robin Robins Big Seminar (called “Boot Camp” and “Technology Marketing Speedway”) is our chance to get outside our business and understand that we’re not the only ones trying to keep our company headed in the right direction during the tumultuous events unfolding right now.  It’s been an odd decade, with many major companies disappearing and smaller ones being gobbled up by conglomerates interested primarily in the bottom line. Our goal is not just to survive, but thrive.

Our business is growing because we allow ourselves the opportunity to attend events and trainin that makes us better business owners and Technology Specialists.  Sure, we could use that money for other things (such as new laptops or cushy chairs), however, we’ve discovered there’s more to gain from investing in ourselves than in things that don’t return an investment.

That being said, if you are in the Information Technology field and own your own business, then you should consider attending events like this so you can become a stronger, more resilient company for the future.

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