WWDC 17: Everything Apple Unveiled

Last week, Apple held its annual World Wide Developer’s Conference. It’s specifically designed for, you guessed it, developers to preview upcoming software changes and meet with one of 1,000 Apple engineers. WWDC’s first day, however, is the day all Apple fans look forward to the most.

Microsoft's New Surface Pro: 10 Things To Know

Today, Microsoft unveiled their new Surface Pro tablet / laptop hybrid. The first thing you will notice is the lack of a number. Microsoft's most popular surface device is simply the Surface Pro from now on. Provided images show a device that looks a lot like the old Surface Pro 4. Yet, it is important to know that the meaningful changes are inside the device.

Meet our new Marketing Strategist

May 10, 2017 Articles

In April, SWAT Systems received our first full-time Marketing Strategist. For that, we’d like to take time to congratulate Gabriel Castro on his new role! This introduction, however, is more for our newer TotalCare clients, since many probably know Gabriel as one of our System Engineers.

What is the Cloud?

March 2, 2017 Articles

Everyone loves a good buzzword: mine is the almighty “Cloud.” That word is such a broad term, but the common theme is off-site, physical resources. To boil it down, the cloud is many computers housed in warehouses all across the globe. Cloud software and applications are gaining popularity by omitting redundancy and enhancing cost effectiveness for all parties involved.

Email Spoofing

December 5, 2016 Articles

Email spoofing is when someone with malicious intent sends an email to your organization and makes it look like it is coming from a legitimate sender.

How to Upgrade to Windows 10

July 1, 2016 Articles

If you are ready to make the upgrade to Windows 10 (free upgrade until July 29th, 2016), here are some instructions to help guide you along. The entire process is pretty straightforward. Microsoft embraced much more of Apple’s clean, simple and intuitive approach to the design and implementation when they designed Windows 10.

Please note that although Windows 10 is fairly stable now, there are many software companies that are only pushing out “Windows 10 compatibility” updates to their latest software.

Windows 10 Pros and Cons

July 1, 2016 Articles

While anything new and free can typically be seen as a great thing, when it comes to your computer, that isn’t always true. For most of us, our computer holds precious documents and software that help us operate and run our role.

Too Much Screen Time?

June 2, 2016 Articles

If you are anything like us, chances are you spend a large portion of your day in front of a digital device. Whether it may be a computer, a tablet, or a smart phone our eyes are getting an exhausting endurance workout from hours of focusing on digital screens.

The Power of the Password

June 2, 2016 Articles

Almost everyone hates passwords; that’s a fact.

But, unfortunately they are a necessary evil, and EVERYONE should have a secure password. Without one, you are potentially exposing yourself to some HUGE problems such as Data Loss/Theft, Viruses, Identity Theft or possibly even worse.

Security Breach

May 30, 2016 Articles

The following is a short story of the security breach of two Time & Materials clients.

In both cases, the attack originated through the Remote Desktop server penetrated by a common, easy-to-guess username. The password was hacked by brute-force attack by pounding the server with guesses until it cracked the code.