When doomsday for your computer hits having a plan is crucial for getting your systems back up and running with minimal downtime and little to no loss. Most people find their plan happens as a reactive state of mind but being proactive with your agenda can create a huge monetary and functional difference for your business. What exactly is a Disaster...

As a business we offer several services to other businesses and customers in the realm of the IT world but as a person we also want to offer our assistance and knowledge to people on more of a friendship level. While we can protect your systems assist with data recovery and design your network we also want to help keep you safe. With advances in technology also come advances in...

Exciting news if you are an avid Windows lover and even more exciting news if you already have Windows 7 or higher! It seems Windows 10 will become available on July 29th 2015 and even better? Its FREE! According to their executive vice president Windows 10 is a new generation of Windows designed to empower you to do great things. Sounds pretty exciting huh? It will be bringing...

Weve discussed a great deal about viruses computer hackers and staying safe on the internet but one thing we havent touched on is how to know if something is safe to download. Have you ever tried to open an article or a video and were told you needed to download Adobe to do so? The multiple screens that pop up and ask you to ok things can be a little overwhelming and...

Do you remember when computers first become accessible and how excited you were to get your own? By own I mean one for the entire family. The waiting for dial up connection? No biggie. Playing Solitaire and Minecraft? An amazing way to waste time. And when all else failed and the computer froze? Pressing Control Alt Delete. Boom. Now though? With the internet connected...

Did you knowhellip There are more efficient ways to search something than using Google or just basic text box followed by search. Like? Specific terms the minus sign and capitalizing. Want to know more? httpwww.techrepublic.comblog10things10tipsforsmartermoreefficientinternetsearching You can open links in new windows while browsing a website to broaden...

If you have a business that currently uses VoIP than you probably hopefully know what that is. But if you dont currently use it or you see the acronyms floating around on paperwork in your office then today is your lucky day because WE are going to help YOU better understand exactly what it is. And then? You dont have to worry about it again because we can also provide support...

You know when you start to feel a little under the weather and show symptoms of the onset of a cold with maybe a runny nose slight fever and overall tired feeling? Those symptoms show you that your body has been exposed to something and it clues you in to start taking proper steps towards recovery whether it be rest and hydration or antibiotics prescribed by a doctor. Much like...

Youve heard the term you know its bad but beyond that you arent quite sure exactly what a virus on your computer is and how badly it affects your computer. Or? Your life. As defined by Wikipedia a computer virus is a malware program that when executed replicates by inserting copies of itself possibly modified into other computer programs data files or the boot sector of the...

When is the last time you Googled for a cute or engaging image to use to encourage engagement on your businesss Facebook or Twitter accounts? Have you created a video or Flipagram lately and added an awesome song to set the mood and convey the right message? How about that darling GIF of the kitten just Hanging In Therehelliphellip. Odds are if you have done these things without...

We talk a lot about internal factors of IT systems and how to manage them buthellip lets focus on the outer area if you will the actual computer screen! Dust dirty fingers maybe little sticky fingers? and right now POLLEN?!? All of those things could be making a nice layer on your monitor and lets be honest it shouldnt be overlooked when it comes to spring...

Dark alleys alone at night Motherinlaws that arent quite there in the head and computer hackers with too much free timehellip All of those things? One word Frightening. While we cant exactly help you with the dark alley situation except maybe to tell you to stay away and the motherinlaw thing? Theres no escaping that one but hackers? Weve got your back. Let...

Lets chat Network Planning. What is it you ask? Well its a process that encompasses topological design networksynthesis and network realization and is aimed at ensuring that a new telecommunications network or service meets the needs of the subscriber and operator. Luckily the process can be tailored according to each new network or service which means WE tailor...

Youre very welcome. No please dont be embarrassed this is OUR specialty not yours. No putting your fist through the screen probably wont help this. Lets slow down and start at the beginning. If we were playing the game show Jeopardy we would win the category with the question What are things said to clients by a troubleshooter?...

Sounds like a cheesy movie on the Thriller Channel huh? Tales of the CryptoLocker... Sadly its far more serious and far more frightening in real life.. The CryptoLocker was actually a ransomware trojan which was targeting computers that were running Microsoft Windows and was believed to have first posted to the Internet on September 5 2013. The CryptoLocker would...

You may or may not be familiar with Juveniles hit song Back that thing up but one of the lines in the chorus goes a little something like... Girl you look good wont you back that thing up.. While he may mean it in another context it totally applies to the technological world and just how important and appealing backing things up is. So with that said lets talk backups. Unsure what...

The month of March is upon us and in the world of Olive Branch I.T. that screams one thing Runaway Country!. Thats right friends the 5th annual Runaway Country Music Festival is scheduled to take place March 20th22nd along the beaches and lakes of Melbournes Wickham Park I95 to exit 180 or 188 12 miles south of Cocoa Beach. Its a Spring Tradition around these parts and also...

One of the biggest concerns both consumers and businesses seem to have is how much will this cost me followed closely by what exactly am I paying for?. The unknown can be a terrifying thought especially when it comes to your budget and your finances and at Olive Branch I.T. we understand that our customers have an expectation for both reliable services as well as realistic pricing...

With all of the advancement in techonology and anonymity of web relationships we at Olive Branch I.T. want you to know not only that you are in good hands but also exactly whose hands youre in! Let us introduce you to the man behind the mask if you will mask of the computer that is.... Mr. Jason Daniels! Born and raised in Florida Jason currently is the proud papa to...

We dont just call ourselves experts for fun. We ARE experts and being experts we understand not only how crucial information technology is for your business but we understand the insandouts of that information technology from how its set up physically to how it functions daily for you and your employees. In the event that your system crashes we are here. But we...

When it comes to Information Technology and Technical Support the staff at Olive Branch I.T . has got you covered. Serving the greater Brevard County to include but not be limited to Melbourne Palm Bay and Cocoa Beach we understand that the backbone of any corporation is the information technology it relies on every day in order to keep its business up and running. With a vast amount...

Do you ever feel like you need a Crystal Ball to analyze and understand your business data? Well we cant give you a crystal ball but maybe what you really need are Crystal Reports. At Olive Branch IT we can help you and your employees make sense of your data and present it efficiently using Crystal Reports. You may be wondering What are these mythical and powerful Crystal Reports of...

Weve touched before about the topic of internet safety and some tips on how to keep yourself and your children safe while online but what about decoding what they are doing on online and having insight in to what theyre REALLY saying to their friends? You may be routinely checking their messages and inbox but if you dont know what you are looking at then its honestly...

I just love sitting down at my computer to begin a full days work only to find that my internet connection isnt quitehellip wellhellip connected. lt Said NO ONE EVER.Its no lie the world has come to be dependent on the internet for pretty much everything howtos directions and even talking to other people a phone call? Whats that?...

Do you find yourself saying Ive got 99 problems but a computer aint one? Probably not because honestly we are pretty sure everyone has some sort of issue with their computer at some point and thanks to the new age addiction to smart phones and social media the frustration and anger that amounts from not being able to connect or reload can paint a VERY ugly picture for...

How much could a slow network REALY be costing you? Our research has led us to the following statistical information that may or may not directly reflect your current business standings but can give you an idea of just how costly an inefficient system can truly be! So imagine this If youre sitting in front of a laptop or desktop that is running exceedingly slow and youre...

LAST MONTH UNITED Airlines grounded nearly 5000 flights when its computer system crashed. The culprit a faulty network router. Later on the same morning another computer glitch halted trading on the New York Stock Exchange for over three hours. Some saw the sinister hand of a hacker in these outages but they are far more likely to be a coincidence an intrinsic feature of the system rather...

Youve Got Mailhellip anyone born before 1995 probably remembers those exciting words from the AOL email program that was considered ultra new tech for the masses of regular folks at the time. There was also a particularly sweet Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan movie of that title but we digress. Now email or electronic mail is such a prevalent part of life some younger...

Its amazing how dependent a society can become on gadget that a decade ago they probably wouldnt even have believed would exist yet here we are the generation that cant get their head out of their appshellip. And relies far too heavily on a pocket computer and a stranger named Siri that I must say has quite the sense of humor. Have you ever forgotten your smart phone at home...

With technology evolving almost every day the chances of your system being outdated are pretty high however while there may only be a slight increase in accuracy or speed when comparing daytoday stats if its been a significant amount of time since youve done anything about updating you might be falling drastically behind the power curve. What does that mean to you? It could mean...

Its no surprise that most people rely on the web for almost all of their daily needs. Whether its directions recipes status updates or entertainment the World Wide Web is Americas best friend. But have you ever wondered what the most frequented sights visited are? Could it be Yahoo for mail Google for searches or maybe even YouTube for online video obsessions? Well...

Are you the type of person who just has to have each new iPhone when they come out? Well it so you arent alone! It seems as always the iPhone 6s release was just as bit as any other release and the anticipation was just as exciting! But with a new iPhone coming out every year what possibly could be getting better? In my opinion it seems like the phones are getting bigger and the iPads...

You see the term firewall pop up on your home screen from time to time or maybe you hear it casually mentioned in a conversation regarding computer security but do you know exactly what a firewall is or what it does? Or what about the importance of it? In a nutshell a firewall is a security system for your network that controls what you allow in and out of your network traffic based...

Are you new to Olive Branch? Maybe you happened to stumble upon our website through a search for advise on tech issues of network security? Well while you are here let us tell you a little bit about who we are what we do and how we can benefit you! Didnt know you get poets in your search did you? Clearly we are an IT company specializing in technical issues for both small and large networks...

Lets get back to basics and start from the beginning with what may be the most generic widespread question when people see Olive Branch I.T. What is I.T.? Well I.T. or Information Technology is the application of computers and telecommunications equipment to store retrieve transmit and manipulate data1 often in the context of a business or other enterprise. The term...

Weve spent a lot of time warning about potential risks to your computer system and data from natural disasters to hackers holding your information hostage. But while all of those external threats are to be taken serious and prepared for properly did you realize that you are also at an even greater risk for an internal hack? Whether it be a bored employee an angry recently let go...

You put a passcode on your iPhone you install an alarm system in your house so why wouldnt you secure your data in a computer? According to Wikipedia Computer security also known as cybersecurity or IT security is the protection of information systems from theft or damage to the hardware the software and to the information on them as well as from disruption or misdirection of the services...

Do you see the name hacktivist filling up your newsfeeds on social media? While this catchy play on word hacker activist sounds intriguing the reality behind this movement is a bit eye opening. While the incidents seem to be taking place in Alabama the effect is spreading world wide. The hacktivist group Anonymous has begun publishing personal details of members of...

When you hear the term system integration what comes to mind? If you are an engineer you might think of it as the process of bringing together component subsystems into one system while ensuring that the subsystems are able to correctly function together. When it applies to information systems or computer systems it follows the same principle though its linking together different...

The term hacker seems to be used so often nowadays that sometimes people forget to give attention and rightful concern to what the true meaning of the word entails especially when it has to do with a business and the data it prefers and promises to keep confidential. While an amateur hacker may do things such as post inappropriate things to your social media account or share personal...

First of all the staff at Olive Branch I.T. would like to wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving! We know we have an abundance of things we are grateful for and a thriving company with dedicated customers and a staff that we consider family are just a few of the items on our list! With that said as we would warn our family we want to extend a warning to you...

Its hard to believe the year is coming to an end with Christmas only days away 2015 is on its way out and 2016 will be here before you know it. With the new year comes a new batch of cyber threats to watch out for. Each year before a list of the top 5 cyber threats that we faced was released with 2014 bringing us back to the dreaded experience with Target and the stole PIN codes...