In order to protect sensitive online data, it's likely the passwords you use have become incredibly complex. Many tech-savvy users now use password managers to keep track of them all—but too many users also rely on those “remember me” checkboxes that auto-populate password fields, which can expose sensitive information to potential vulnerabilities. Fortunately, more and more users are skipping passwords entirely by using secure facial recognition tools.
For over forty years, The Computing Center has been providing computer and repair services to our clients. In the early days, we repaired terminals and dot matrix printers. Later on we repaired desktop PCs and the early laser printers. Today, we repair and maintain all sorts of laptops, desktops, printers, and servers. Although we can work on most computer equipment, we specialize on Hewlett Packard, Apple, and Dell equipment.
As important as the technical training, skills, an experience needed to properly repair computer equipment, so is understanding how clients feel about having their equipment being out of their procession while the repair takes place.
By mid-August, we will see an influx of new people joining our community, typically to attend or be employed by Cornell, Ithaca College and TC3. So our repair departments gets quite busy with new people and regulars. However, in every situation, we work hard to have all clients feel important and special.
In today's circumstances, we've had to add procedures to keep our clients, ourselves, and your equipment safe and secure.
For those of us who are working parents, the office closures that have forced us to work from home since March have had an added wrinkle: Our children’s schools and daycares closed their doors as well. We’ve been thrown into a crazy mix where we are expected to be good employees, good caregivers, and good substitute teachers every day…during the same hours of the day.
Have you been late to your 9 am stand-up meeting every day because you’re logging your kindergartener into their 9 am Zoom with their class? Is your toddler video-bombing your one-on-one meetings with your boss? Have you been able to get even half your normal workload done while working far more hours in the day?
You’re not alone. And you’re not just working from home. You’re at home, during a crisis, trying to work and parent your kids at the same time. So if you’ve gotten this far, you deserve all the socially-distanced pats on the back we can give you. Here are a few tips and techniques that we hope will restore a little sanity to your life (and help you get a bit of work done, too).
As of today the Southern Tier of New York State that includes Tompkins County is in Phase 4 of Reopening and Recovery after many businesses needed to be shutdown in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. For all of us in business, the shutdowns were incredibly disruptive, even for those essential businesses that needed to remain open. Essential companies and organzations literally had to figure out new ways of doing business, interacting with customers, all the while keeping their employees safe and healthy on the fly.
Our community did incredibly well:
- We have one of the lowest infection rates in New York State and the northeast.
- Cayuga Medical Center devised and executed a drive-thru Covid-19 testing center that has successfully and safely tested tens of thousands of people.
- Thousands of masks were made and distributed throughout the community
- Rheonix, a local biotechnology company, pivoted its business and developed an approved Covid-19 test in weeks that's now being successfully used locally and throughout Upstate NY.
- Dozens of volunteers made sure that our neighbors were safe, fed, and healthy.