Testimonials
  • Nick has guided us through the process of getting our app from launch to a fully-functioning platform serving millions of customers. He and his team have helped us manage the growing pains, including issues with scale and changing configurations. They are proactive, reliable, and go above and beyond what is asked of them. We feel very fortunate that Red Wire Services has been part of the PromoSimple team!
  • Assign AWS Elastic IP (EIP) With Windows Powershell

    After many Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud (AWS EC2) projects involving Linux, I’m finally working on a Windows EC2 project. With that we need a variety of maintenance scripts, such as assigning a static IP at boot (Elastic IP … Continue reading

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    Postfix SMTP Relay Via GoDaddy Alternate Port (and others)

    Configuring a relayhost in postfix with the appropriate authentication setup can be tricky, this post will help you set up postfix correctly to relay through GoDaddy’s smtpout.secureserver.net using an alternate port (3535). Continue reading

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    Online Remote Backup: A Viable Offsite Data Backup Strategy for Your Business?

    Most organizations recognize the need for offsite or remote backup, but with so many vendors and solutions in this market, choosing the right system for your business can be overwhelming. To complicate matters, the majority of salespeople at data backup and … Continue reading

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    Prevent Data Loss During Relocation (Checklist)

    Like many accidents, data loss is more likely to occur when organizations go through changes in their routines such as relocating to a new office or upgrading to new systems or hardware. Changes in a system increase chances of problems … Continue reading

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    Photo Backup For Professional Photographers (And Serious Amateurs)

    Our latest research project at Red Wire Services involves backup solutions for professional photographers and advanced amateurs (videographers stay tuned). Our intent is to discover if the photography market is well served with reasonable backup solutions, and if not come … Continue reading

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    Office Fire: It Can Happen To You!

    I just got an email this morning from a new client that their office suffered a fire today! It’s really sad to hear this, and even more unfortunate that all of the data protection steps we were to implement for … Continue reading

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    Strong Passwords Made Easy: Passphrases

    Recently I got the following note about password security and how to make a strong password from Seattle Search Marketing Consultant Mark McLaren (edited for brevity): My clients are having more trouble with hackers these days. WordPress is susceptible to hackers … Continue reading

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    Disaster Recovery Plan: Does My Business Need One?

    Every business should at least take basic steps to be prepared for disruptions, and the Disaster Recovery Plan (DRP) accomplishes that for your computing systems.  It’s not just being prepared for the next “big one,” it’s about being prepared for eventualities such as … Continue reading

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    What Is A Disaster Recovery Plan?

    A Disaster Recovery Plan is a comprehensive, well thought out, and tested process document that maps out how to respond during disaster scenarios including events such as fires, floods, earthquakes or other disasters. The plan also addresses more mundane situations … Continue reading

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    Tape Backup Is Still Great

    When asked recently where I didn’t agree with the status quo in IT, it came to me almost instantly:  tape backup.  It seems that tape backup has many more enemies than friends these days, but it still has its place … Continue reading

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