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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.

Snapchat is dropping the chat and adding Spectacles

The company has been renamed Snap Inc. and is set to release video-recording sunglasses called Spectacles. Spectacles will contain a 115 degree-angle lens, allowing the wearer to record up to 30 seconds of video. If you are an avid Snapchat-er this will change the way you snap indefinitely. Taking the

Cisco PIX firewall and IOS software security vulnerabilities

Cisco has released reports that a high priority security hole in its IOS software could have allowed hackers access to memory contents, and therefore confidential information, from more than one product in their lineup.

Cisco has pinpointed cause of the vulnerability toย  โ€œinsufficient condition checks in the part of the code

Teenage hacker grabs massive data from 800,000 open FTP servers

Not all teenagers are sneaking out in the middle of the night, one is sneaking into nearly 800,000 open FTP servers.ย The story begins with a security researcher, Minxomat, scanning IPv4 addresses to find nearly a million open FTP servers needing no authentication for access. This scan revealed that not only

Take Back Privacy with Windows 10

Windows 10 offers an option to help protect third parties from tracking your movements based on your connections to Wi-Fi networks. Under Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi, turn on the Use random hardware addresses setting. This will keep third parties from matching your Wi-Fi adapter’s hardware address with

Top 3 Identity Management Solution Recommendations

ย Identity-Management-as-a-Service (IDaaS) provider aids with identifying individuals in a system (such as a country, a network, or an enterprise) and controlling their access to resources within that system by associating user rights and restrictions with the established identity.

Okta Identity Management
Okta comes highly rated for identity management, and for good reason.

Turn Voicemail into Text with iOS 10

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Apple hasย always had a productive approach to voicemail, first with the visual listing of voicemails with the contact name, date and time attached, making it easy to browse past or go directly to the voicemail you would like to hear. The upgrade to iOS 10 takes this a little further,