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CCNY Tech is proud to bring you some of the latest news and answers to your IT questions. All of our blogs are written by our IT professionals about things that matter to you. Whether you are a large or small company, have a local network or a massive datacenter, we are here to help.

What’s the difference between a Router, Switch and Hub?

While Routers, Switches, and Hubs are Network devices, they all serve different purposes. The First Ethernet Networks had no Idea of virtual LANs (VLANs).  Thus, a total network consisted of a single IP subnet.  If you wanted to connect two or more devices on the LAN using Ethernet, you would use a Network Hub. A...

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Is it Time? Signs You Are Ready For Managed IT Services

Managed Services can be generally defined as outsourcing day-to-day management responsibilities for improving operations and cutting expenses. When it comes to technology, it’s the outsourcing of continual monitoring and day-to-day administrative duties of your IT infrastructure. How do you know if your organization could benefit from managed network services? The best way to determine if...

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Network Edge Vs. Edge Computing

What is the network edge and how is it different from edge computing? The network edge, also known as the WAN edge. Edge computing is a modern take on data center and cloud computing architectures to help create efficiencies. In a nutshell, network edge is where an enterprise network connects to third-party network services. Today,...

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What Is a VPN Used For?

A virtual private network (VPN) is software that creates a safe and encrypted connection over a less secure network, such as the internet. VPNs were developed initially to provide branch office employees with safe and reliable access to corporate applications and data. Today, VPNs are often used by remote workers and business travellers who require...

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Break/Fix vs. Managed IT Services

Break/Fix is a reactive approach of providing IT support to customers. Break/Fix services are generally fee-based and rely on a customer contacting the IT services company when repairs or upgrades are needed.   While break/fix usually works where the IT Services Company charges an hourly rate plus the cost of parts (also known as time-and-materials),...

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Stop Playing The Odds

IT departments looking to save time and money shouldn’t be doing this at the expense of their data protection. A study from the University of Texas showed that 43% of companies suffering from catastrophic data breaches were forced to close and never reopen, and 51% closed within two years. Although all breaches are not the...

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Small Business Owners: It’s Time…

There are two main reasons why business owners aren’t taking appropriate actions to safeguard their networks; yet another motive is known as”security fatigue,” and the other explanation is essentially denial. Security fatigue occurs when cybersecurity gets so overwhelming that business owners abandon practices entirely. Safety is constantly changing and attacks are becoming more complex, so...

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IT Asset Disposition in 2019

ITAD or IT Asset Disposition has evolved over the years and now many companies have improved their apprach to offer a balanced alternative to simple e-waste recycling. Modern ITAD comes with a number of different strategies to keep data secure while getting a return on the company’s hardware investment. It is a fact that companies,...

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Reasons for Outsourcing Your IT Support Services

Reasons for Outsourcing Your IT Support Services

A professional IT support provider helps manage the network, users, services, and devices that are integral to a company’s operations. It helps guarantee that the organization’s network is current and that its technology provides seamless operations across all departments, hierarchies, and roles within the company. The immediate and long-term benefits of outsourcing your IT Support...

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GandCrab v5 was discovered on September 24

Beware of the Bolder Exploits

Security professionals have been trying to stay ahead of GandCrab. It has evolved to it’s 5th version and has potentially become 2018’s most prolific ransomware. Unfortunately, the criminals behind it continue to experiment with new features. Researchers announced the discovery of GandCrab v5 recently (September 2018), the latest major update to a strain of ransomware...

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The Horrors For IT Departments

With Halloween approaching tomorrow, it is an excellent time to take a look at the “Tricks” being played at the doorstep of IT Departments. From more sophisticated cyber attacks to advances in job-killing technologies, 2018 has been a truly scary year for IT Departments. Cloud Computing The Cloud has made Enterprise Infrastructure more available for...

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What is: Augmented Intelligence?

Augmented intelligence is an alternative definition of artificial intelligence that focuses on AI’s helpful role, emphasizing that it is designed to “enhance human intelligence” rather than replace it. The word augmented, which means “to improve,” reinforces the role human intelligence plays when using machine learning and deep learning algorithms to discover relationships and solve problems....

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CCNY Tech has been in the IT industry for over 25 years and has some of the most knowledgeable technicians and staff. We wanted to reach out to our customers and personally answer their questions with our best suggestions and advice. We specialize in a wide range of IT services and products, and we want to bring that experience to you.

Our blogs are meant to serve as a guide, not just for those looking to improve their network, but for anyone who wants to learn more about IT. We love helping our customers and are always happy to hear from you. If you have any questions or any topics that you are hoping to learn more about, leave us a message and we’ll do our best to create a blog that can help.

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