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Since 1993, BVA has delivered the highest quality in serving the IT consulting needs of small- and medium-sized businesses in Arizona and the greater Phoenix area, supporting them in maximizing the value of their information technology investments. We understand the impact that technology and computer networking services has on your business, and we are committed to your success.

Microsoft Issues – Be Mindful

Microsoft has released security updates that are impacting some security AV vendors, causing some of their customers using Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 2008 R2, and Windows 2012 to occasionally experience system fails or hangs during boot up after application of the update. Many AV vendors are working very closely with

Being Diligent Pays Off: Upgrading your Database

Database technologies are often overlooked forgotten about because they typically do not take that much manipulation at an administrative layer…legacy systems are just expected to work and IT personnel are expected to keep them working. With data changing so rapidly and databases being so heavily relied upon, it would make more

HP recalls 78,500 Laptop Batteries

Last month HP has announced a recall of over 75k laptop models the bad batteries that have the potential of causing fires.  The batteries were shipped between December, 2015 and April, 2018.  This issue deals with over 50,000 batteries and affects the following models:

HP ProBooks (64x G2 and G3 series, 65x

Cisco Changing Business Model from Hardware to Software

Cisco has made the determination with new leadership to move their business model to more Software-based as opposed to pushing so much hardware.  This is far away from their normal form of business practice.  The new CEO is shifting the company’s offerings toward software-based networking, security and management products, which customers

Google Revealed a rare Mac security flaw- BuggyCow

Google has uncovered a rare security flaw for Apple’s computer operating system MacOS…it was a bug that was known by Apple…they are aware and have been notified that it has to be fixed in the next 90 days.  The Google folks are calling the bug, “BuggyCow.”
The bug allows malware already running on a Mac,

USB 4 Finally Here – 40GB Throughput

Finally USB 4 is out and should be something to consider when purchasing your next computer.  The new standard is based on Intel’s Thunderbolt protocol and supports a range of features, including data transfer rates of up to 40 Gbps, display interfaces, and power delivery.  Its support to be released

Is Your Office365 Environment Backed Up

It is a great misunderstanding that your email is backed up in the cloud with Microsoft when you leverage their service for email.  This is not the case and something that organizations should be mindful of depending on compliance or overall legal requirements via liability.  In many cases if there

Security is Build in Different Layers

Network and Computer Security is build in different layers of solutions to ensure you are truly protected. Too often I walk into meetings with CEO/CFO’s that claim they are secure due to being on a single security platform of products. Of course all of this is in a single interface

Dangerous USB Cable – Hacker Tool

Some hackers are getting creative in getting into people’s system by leveraging USB cables that have a Wifi Card in them which hallway the hacker the ability to access remotely and be in your local system.  Once in the hacker can browse the network and servers at their leisure to