Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle, Replace or put it in a time capsule? Should you Repair or Recycle your Electronics?

Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle, Replace or put it in a time capsule? Should you Repair or Recycle your Electronics?
We have all had issues with our electronics. They start glitching, will not start, and cause a level of frustration like the long bathroom line during the World Series. So, what is the best thing to do with your failing personal device? Your first thought shouldn’t be to recycle or replace the device as you will probably end up spending money you don’t need to. The bes...
Friday December 15th, 2017Read More

Razer Kraken USB Headset - An Armor Review



Razer Kraken USB Headset: An Armor Review

Price:
$60 (RazerZone)
$60 (Newegg)

Features:


Advanced 7.1 Virtual Surround Sound Engine
Unidirectional analog microphone
Padded headband and ear cups
Fully adjustable headband
Driver Suite that allows for pin-point audio profile creation
USB Connection Interface


With the volume of calls we receive on a daily basis, the developers at Armor Techs needed to make a quality of life shift to using a softphone, or a phone that ...
Thursday December 7th, 2017Read More

Inbound Marketing and You

One of the most challenging hurdles for businesses to overcome in our experience seems to be keeping a consistent sales flow – no matter the industry. Finding good, consistent leads to convert into customers for your products or services can be a major headache because you typically wind up chasing several potential clients, but only converting a fraction of those you're after. Luckily, with inbound marketing, your job is made easier since the leads come directly to you – and opt...
Saturday December 2nd, 2017Read More

Why Choose Arrow Over WordPress?

One of the most common questions I get asked by new clients and consultants is why we use a custom Content Management System (CMS) in 2017 when there are widely available free and Open Source frameworks like WordPress. The answer is that Arrow is built from the ground up for marketing your business, and WordPress is not. Let me explain:

WordPress is quite possibly the most popular CMS solution, bar none. It’s equipped with a relatively easy to understand What You See Is What You Get (WY...
Tuesday November 21st, 2017Read More

The Logitech G710 Keyboard - An Armor Review



Logitech G710 Mechanical Keyboard: An Armor Review

Price:
$120 (Newegg)
$90 (Amazon)

Features:


Cherry MX Blue, high-speed mechanical keys
Adjustable dual-zone backlighting
Six programmable G-Keys, 3 Macro settings
26-Key rollover, 110 anti-ghosting keys
Removable palm rest, durable tilt legs
Wired USB Keyboard (2 USB Ports needed)
Keyboard-mounted USB passthrough


A few months ago, we decided it was time for a keyboard upgrade for our developers. We decided to g...
Tuesday November 7th, 2017Read More

Inbound 2017 - Armor Goes Outbound to Boston

Inbound 2017

Armor Goes Outbound to Boston
 



Last month Armor had the opportunity to travel to HubSpot’s Inbound 2017 Marketing Conference in Boston. With several sessions, big name keynote speakers, and the chance to meet thousands of other marketers, this was something we knew we couldn’t miss.
 

Aside from the mega-celeb keynote speakers, Inbound offered various sessions hosted by speakers from successful marketing companies. Some of these sessions were ve...
Friday October 27th, 2017Read More

A Short Guide To Password Security

All of the online security in the world can be useless if it depends on a weak password. Statistically speaking 95% of users use an insecure or repeated password that puts them at much greater risk for breach of data.

In 2015 2 in 5 people had their information compromised



To help you from becoming another statistic in the news, we’ve put together a few tips on creating strong and unique passwords, as well as how to keep them secure.



1. Do not use any easily identifiable...
Friday September 29th, 2017Read More

Clear Text Login Discontinued

On Monday October 2nd at 6:00pm we will be changing the password transmission policies of our server.


Up until this point we have permitted cleartext logins and logins with older encryption protocols, while adding support and recommending newer more secure protocols. We did this to ensure support for older and non-standard email and ftp clients, as well as web browsers.



In light of recent events, locally, nationally, and globally, we feel it would be irresponsible to continue to take...
Friday September 29th, 2017Read More

Heartbleed Bug

The Heartbleed Bug is an exploit, on servers, that can be used to get random chunks of data to return from a server.  Most servers have all passwords encrypted, such as banks, social network sites, web hosting companies, and a wide range of security companies.  The odds that the small amount of hackers that used this exploit were able to get your information are as good as you winning the lottery. 

Here at Armor Technologies, we are responsible for Secure Hosting System, the web ...
Saturday November 5th, 2016Read More

The End of XP or is IT?

As most of us know Windows XP will stop support on April 8th, 2014.  This operating system had a good 14-year run and will still keep going until some systems finally suffer from hardware failure.  Do you need a new computer now? Probably not.  Here is a list of questions with answers that should fit your needs.



Do I need to update to Windows 7?  If your computer is at least a dual-core processor and has 4GB of RAM then you should.  Your computer can handle it and you...
Friday November 4th, 2016Read More