COVID-19 and changing business needs and how IT can help

The business environment has changed considerably since January, 2020.  There isn’t a single business which has not been negatively impacted in some way by The novel Coronavirus and the Covid-19 pandemic.  Having the right Los Angeles IT Provider and Los Angeles Managed IT Services to guide the state of your digital affairs is critical at this time.  Imagine not only…

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Changing IT Providers

Ditching your old IT Provider for good is like peeling off a bandage.  It hurts more if you do it slowly.  So just tear it off and go to a GREAT Los Angeles Managed IT Services Provider like TRA Consulting Inc.  We are the IT Company you keep.  We combine both price and quality into…

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Coronavirus and Telecommuting

How do we create safe and secure distributed networks? Hello and my name is Thomas Andersen, President of TRA Consulting Inc. and today I wanted to talk about Coronavirus – a very serious issue, a global health pandemic.

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IRAN AND CYBERSECURITY

This is not a political treatise…  By Thomas Andersen  President TRA Consulting, Inc.  In the regional conflicts involving superpowers, a lot of companies large and small get caught in the mix.  If you have been following the news at all, you know that the USA and Iran have been in an escalation of words and actions…

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O365 SUPERIORITY OVER GSUITE

I’m a little partial, but that doesn’t change the fact…  By Thomas Andersen  President TRA Consulting, Inc.  In the war of email providers, let’s get real.  If you are running G-Suite, you are doing your company a disservice.  It really just isn’t that good.  Let’s go through some of the technical basics.  Security: By default, O365 has SPF…

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MINI COMPUTERS OR WORKSTATIONS?

Do you like to save money?  By Thomas Andersen  President TRA Consulting, Inc.  Let’s talk bottom line.  As a guy who is a technician at heart, I want you (my customer) to have THE BEST experience possible at work.  I want you to work efficiently.  I want to decrease downtime.  I want to boost your productivity.  But as…

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WINDOWS 7

WINDOWS 7 End of Life Jan 14, 2020 I like Windows 7.  I’m old fashioned!  By Thomas Andersen  President TRA Consulting, Inc.   Look, I really hope this isn’t the first time you are hearing about Windows 7 End of Life (EOL); but it may be time for me to throw my voice into the ring.  You have to give…

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Tips to Secure Your Network

This is by no means a be all, end all guide…  I am writing this blog article because I want to give whoever reads it a few easy-to-implement tips to secure their network against attack. You can implement some of these strategies yourself, if you are a do-it-yourselfer and feel confident in your abilities; or you…

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Learning and Constant Improvement 

As an IT professional, I spend most of the year working within my comfort zone.  Mitigating realized threats and potential threats; training and coaching my staff; developing relationships; doing project work; working with vendors and partners.   I really enjoy what I do.  The life of an IT Pro never gets dull.  On the flip-side, it is…

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Do I Know You?

Insider Threats There are a lot of opinions about hackers – who they are, what they want, where they come from, how they do what they do, what recourse we have.  But what kind of thought is given to the “Insider Threat”?  What’s the big idea?  It used to be that the only thing between…

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The UNLV-UNR Cooperative Farming Project 

Giving Back To The Educational Community   The UNLV-UNR Cooperative Farming Project   Not a case study, but a brief overview   A few months ago, TRA Consulting, Inc. participated in a project to retrofit a cooperative agricultural venture of UNLV-UNR with a modern and robust outdoor WiFi system which would cover 13 irrigation timers scattered around the property.  They had previously…

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