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  • While most of the changes that came with Mojave (10.14), released Monday, won’t affect the average business, there are several that will and it’s important to consider the implications. Last year, with the release of High Sierra, we focused on how the new file system, APFS, was being introduced and how it affected the Mac. In Mojave, it’s been improved and will now be installed on traditional hard drives and fusion drives (hybrids that are part SSD and part traditional spinning ...Read More »

  • Second Son has become a vital part of our team. It’s as if they are our strong, quiet business partner in the background proactively looking out for the well-being and safety of every technical aspect of our operation while reliably addressing any IT concerns that arise along the way in our day-to-day operations. Read More » Adam Hutson Principal The Hutson Company hutsoncompany.com Read More »

  • Apple is making an important under-the-hood change, as they did with iOS 10.3, and it’s important to consider the implications, especially in a business environment. There is a lot of great press about how macOS High Sierra offers improved performance, stability and new features.  One of those new features, replacing the aging HFS+ file system with a new one called APFS, is at the core of both our excitement, and our caution. Back in March, we posted Read More »

  • SWA has been with Second Son for over 7 years and they have been an amazing partner as SWA has expanded from 2 people to our current staff of 20.  They give great advice, alternatives to consider, and map out the pros and cons so that we've been able to make informed decisions. Read More » Betty Meadows Office Manager Starworks Artists www.starworksartists.com Read More »

  • During the final week of June, a malware named Petya – or NotPetya, or Goldeneye, depending on who you ask – began its assault upon computers in 65 countries. Arguably a more complex version of the attack that rampaged last spring, also called Petya (hence the naming scheme), this malware has small and large companies around the globe scrambling. According to Microsoft, the malware attack originated from a tax software based out of Ukraine, which is now under fire for ignoring ...Read More »

  • In the early hours of Friday, May 12, 2017, a hack now dubbed WannaCry began spreading like wildfire. For those unaware: Leaked alleged NSA hacking tools appear to be behind a massive cyberattack disrupting hospitals and companies across Europe, Asia and the U.S., with Russia among the hardest-hit countries.  The unique malware causing the attacks — which [had] been spotted in tens of thousands of incidents in 99 countries, according to the cyber firm Avast — ...Read More »

  • Apple will soon be releasing an update to iOS called iOS 10.3 and it has a major under-the-hood change that has us hopeful, but a bit leery. The non-geeky explanation is that Apple is changing the filesystem – the way in which all files (applications and data) are organized, stored, and mapped – with this update. This is the first filesystem change that Apple has implemented since it came out with HFS+ way back in 1998, and I had to ...Read More »

  • The easy answer is "eventually, but not yet." There is a lot of great press about how MacOS Sierra offers improved performance, stability and new features.  Unfortunately upgrading is a contextual decision.  Unless you have some super urgent business need for some of the new features (and we don't mean you want to geek out and play), hold back. Like our previous warnings, new software, including new operating systems, always have bugs, especially when first released. Apple’s current annual release schedule ...Read More »

  • I can honestly say in 18 years I have never worked with anyone or any company so diligent and knowledgeable. In my past experiences I have always had to do a lot of hand holding but with you guys I just keeping asking myself if there is something I can do to help! Read More » David DiGiacomo Enterprise Network Engineer,  Network Integration Allergan www.alergan.com  Read More »

  • The easy answer is "eventually, but not yet." There is a lot of great press about how El Capitan offers improved performance and stability.  Unfortunately upgrading is a contextual decision.  Unless you have some super urgent business need for some of the new features (and we don't mean you want to geek out and play), hold back. Like our previous warnings, new software, including new operating systems, always has bugs, especially when first released. Apple’s current annual release schedule means this has ...Read More »