Global Asset Blog

Jul 24

User Security

When it comes to securing your technology are you doing enough? How much is enough, and how do you know when you’ve reached that threshold? When it comes to IT security, I’ve always held the belief that you can spend as much or as little as you like based on the level of risk you’re willing


May 9

One Little Checkbox

Experience and persistence in technology are often what separates the good troubleshooters from the not-so-good troubleshooters. Every once in a while, you come across an issue that comes down to one little checkbox, and finding that checkbox can take a long time. There is a disconnect between those who manage technology and those who use


Mar 23

Cat 5e: A Second Life

What if I told you that you could get 2.5X – 5X’s the bandwidth out of your existing category 5e cable plant infrastructure? Would you believe it? Well if the NBASE-T Alliance partnered by industry leaders like Cisco and Intel has anything to say about it, you should. The NBASE-T Alliance is a conglomerate of


Mar 5

Net Neutrality – Good or Bad?

Ringing up customers at the register isn’t the only way stores can make money. Manufacturers are willing to pay a premium to get their products in just the right place within a store. You want an endcap? No problem, but it will cost. When it comes to the Internet is a similar concept a part


Feb 23

My Azure, Bitnami and WordPress Experience

It wouldn’t be hard to do a couple of quick look-ups on this site to see it is a WordPress site, created with a Bitnami image hosted on Microsoft Azure. When it came time to update our website, I volunteered to provide the new platform because I had never really used Microsoft Azure services before,


Feb 13

What are Managed Services?

“Global Asset is a managed service provider.” When I make this statement people usually follow up with the question, “What is a managed service provider?” The simple answer is that managed service providers bridge the technology gap between what an organization needs, and what expertise, tools and time it has available. This is where a


Feb 4

Windows 10 First Impressions

Windows 10 is Microsoft’s bet on a unified platform for phones to PCs and everything in between. It is a big bet and in today’s constantly shifting device landscape it is hard to say how it will fare. I loaded the OS on an HP Elitepad 900 G1 to take a look at the new