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Why Schools Should Use Amazon Web Services

March 11, 2018

Uniquely cyclical schedules - from hourly class periods to semesters to only being open nine months of the year - combined with limited budgets make schools districts the perfect candidate for an on-demand cloud hosting service like Amazon Web Services (AWS).

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Creating Strong Passwords That Are Easy to Remember

December 23, 2017

Think your password is secure? Think again. To make a strong password you need to do more than replacing a couple letters with numbers and add a special character, but it doesn't have to be hard to remember! Here's how to create passwords that are both strong and easy to remember.

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Post Mortem Photo Recovery

May 16, 2015

I've recently have several requests to help people recover photos from dead or stolen smartphones, but not just any photos, photos of lost loved ones. Photos that were not saved anywhere but the now defunct phone. Photos that may have seemed like silly snapshots when they were taken, but are now far more valuable than the phone itself. Here are a few things you can do to protect your photos now, and prevent future heartbreak.

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School Website Redesign

February 15, 2015

To put it mildly, my district’s previous website was plagued by problems. An outdated content management system dictated how we organized content, resulting in a maze of drop-down menus and unruly sidebars. The search didn’t work (except to find outdated […]

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